The ultimate glossary of contaminated land acronyms

If you’re working with a Remediation Specialist, it’s likely they’ve used a few acronyms that you weren’t  familiar with. At Jackson Remediation, we’ve taken a stand against over complication of issues and specialists taking advantage by obscuring opportunities and over-stating risks.  Clarity is key which is why we’ve created a glossary of contaminated land acronyms to make remediation works a lot clearer for you. Bookmark this page for future use!

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6F2 – A material classification (Site-Won Crushed Concrete) as defined by the SHW

A

ACM – Asbestos Containing Materials

AMP – Asbestos Management Plan

ASB1 – Notification to the HSE of NNLW

ASB5 – Notification to the HSE of NLW

B

BAP – Benzo(a)Pyrene

C

CCC – Continuous Compaction Control

CLEA – Contaminated Land Exposure Assessment

CLO – Contaminated Land Officer

CLTR – Contaminated Land Tax Relief

COC – Chain of Custody

COC- Contaminant of Concern

COD – Chemical Oxygen Demand

CSM – Conceptual Site Model

D

DNAPL – Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

DoWCoP – Definition of Waste – Code of Practice

DQRA – Detailed Quantiative Risk Assessment

DTS – Desk Top Study

E

EA – Environment Agency

EHO – Environmental Health Officer

EIL – Environmental Impairment Liability (Insurance)

EWC – European Waste Catalogue (Code)

F

FID – Flame Ionization Detector

FRA – Flood Risk Assessment

FRA – Foundation Risk Assessment

G

GAC – Generic Assessment Criteria

GAC – Granular Activated Carbon

H

HSE – Health and Safety Executive

L

LA – Local Authority

LARC – Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor

LCRM – Land contamination risk management

LFT – Landfill Tax

LNAPL – Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

LOI – Loss on Ignition

LOW – List of Wastes (European)

M

MMP – Materials Management Plan

MTP – Mobile Treatment Permit

N

NAPL – Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid

NLW – Notifiable Licensed Works (Asbestos)

NNLW – Notifiable Non-Licensed Works (Asbestos)

NRW – National Resources Wales

NQMS – National Quality Mark Scheme

P

PAH – Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons

PCBs – Polychlorinated biphenyls

PFA – Pulverised Fuel Ash

PID – Photo-Ionization Detector

PM10 – Particulate Matter less than 10 microns in diameter

PM2.5 – Particulate Matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter

PPB – Parts Per Billion

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

PPM – Parts Per Million

PRA – Preliminary Risk Assessment

Q

QLRE – Qualifying Land Remediation Expenditure

QP – Qualified Person

QP – Quality Protocol

R

ROA – Remediation Options Appraisal

RPE – Respiratory Protection Equipment

RTC – Remediation Target Criteria

S

SEPA – Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SGV – Soil Guideline Values

SHW – Specification for Highways Works

SI – Site Investigation

SPR – Source-Pathway-Receptor

SPZ – Source Protection Zone

SRP – Standard Rules Permit

SSTL – Site Specific Target Level

SVE – Soil Vapour Extraction

SVOC – Semi-volatile organic compounds

T

TOC – Total Organic Carbon

TPH – Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons

V

VOC – Volatile organic compounds

W

WAC – Waste Assessment Criteria

WTW – Water Treatment Works

X

XRF – X-Ray Fluorescence

 

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