No NBAF in Kansas

Real Biosecurity for the Heartland


Here is an abbreviated list of acronyms adapted from the DHS EIS referred to by the GAO, just in case you need to translate any.

APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

ARS Agricultural Research Service

AST Above-ground Storage Tank

ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials

BMBL Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

BRI Biosecurity Research Institute

BSC Biosafety Cabinet

BSL Biosafety Level

CAA Clean Air Act

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEQ Council on Environmental Quality

CUP Central Utility Plant

CWA Clean Water Act

DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement

DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DHS Department of Homeland Security

EIS Environmental Impact Statement

EO Executive Order

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

EPCRA Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

ESA Endangered Species Act

FAD Foreign Animal Disease

FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement

GAO Government Accountability Office

NBAF Draft Environmental Impact Statement

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FMD Foot and Mouth Disease

HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant

HEPA high efficiency particulate air

HMIWI hospital/medical/infectious waste incinerators

HMTF Hazardous Materials Treatment Facility

HSPD Homeland Security Presidential Directive

IACUC Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

IBC Institutional Biosafety Committee

KDHE Kansas Department of Health and Environment

KDWP Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks

KSU Kansas State University

NAS National Academy of Science

NBACC National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center

NBAF National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

NBL National Biocontainment Laboratory June 2008 xxxv

NBAF Draft Environmental Impact Statement

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act

NFAS North Fork Audubon Society

NFRAP No Further Remedial Action Planned

NHPA National Historic Preservation Act

NIH National Institutes of Health

NPS National Park Service

NRC National Research Council, an agency of the National Academy of Science

NRCS Natural Resource Conservation Service

ONL Office of National Laboratories

OSHA Occupational, Safety and Health Act

PIADC Plum Island Animal Disease Center

NBAF Draft Environmental Impact Statement

SSRA Site-Specific Risk Analysis — DHS response to GAO testimony

RVFV Rift Valley Fever Virus

SARS Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

SOP standard operating procedures

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDOT U.S. Department of Transportation

USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

WNV West Nile Virus

WRC Water Recycling Center

WWTP Wastewater Treatment Plant

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