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This is a quick guide to commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used in conjunction with the Individual Permit for Storm Water.


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  • P.O. Box 1663 MS M996
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-0216
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List of abbreviations and acronyms

  • AOC: Area of Concern
  • ATAL: Average Target Action Level
  • BMP: Best Management Practice
  • CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
  • CWA: Clean Water Act
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPRR: Electronic Public Reading Room
  • HE: High Explosive
  • IP: Individual Permit: NPDES Permit No. NM0030759
  • LANL: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • LANS: Los Alamos National Security
  • MQL : Minimum Quantification Level
  • MTAL: Maximum Target Action Level
  • NMED: New Mexico Environmental Department
  • NNSA: National Nuclear Security Administration
  • NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
  • PCB: Polychlorinated biphenyl
  • PF: Permitted Feature
  • PPT: Pollution Prevention Team
  • RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • RFI : Remedial Facilities Investigation
  • SDPPP: Site Discharge Pollution Prevention Plan
  • SMA: Site Monitoring Area
  • SWMU: Solid Waste Management Unit
  • TA: Technical Area
  • TAL: Target Action Level
  • TMDL: Total Maximum Daily Load

Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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