Letter R

Submit Word

R&D Research and Development
RAP Remedial Action Plan (Superfunds)
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - US Federal legislation which regulates materials and wastes currently being generated, treated, stored, disposed or distributed.
RD Reporting District
RD/RA Remedial Design/Remedial Action
REA Registered Environmental Assessor (California)
REE Research, Education, and Economics (agencies of USDA)
REHS Registered Environmental Health Specialist (California, formerly Registered Sanitarian)
REL recommended exposure limit; This abbreviation usually refers to a recommendation formally made by NIOSH and published in a Criteria Document for a particular agent or category of agents.
REM Registered Environmental Manager. This credential is administered through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). To receive the REM designation, NREP requires you to submit copies of your college transcripts, listing of specialty training, two professional references and a description of your professional experience, and how it relates to environmental management. Then you can take a comprehensive test in environmental management
RFA RCRA Facilities Assessment
RFI Radio Frequency Interference
RG Registered Geologist
RI/FS Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study
RIH Registered Industrial Hygienist, a title conferred by the State of Tennessee under its title protection legislation. (see APIH)
RMI Repetitive Motion Injury
RMP Risk Management Program The CAA requires major facilities to have a written program to prevent releases to the environment in case of an accident.
RMPP Risk Management and Prevention Plan, H&S Code Section 25531
RMS Root Mean Squared
ROD Record of Decision (CERCLA)
ROH Registered Occupational Hygienist
ROHT Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist
RP Reporting Party
RP Responsible Party (CERCLA), 42 USC Section 9607(a)
RPIH Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, a title conferred by the State of Tennessee under its title protection legislation. (see APIH)
RQ Reportable Quantity (under DOT CERCLA and SARA Title III)
RQG Reduced Quantity Generator (100-1000 kg/mo)
RRPT Registered Radiation Protection Technologist, a designation used in the US by those active in radiation protection in the Nuclear Power generation industry
RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
RSO Radiological Safety Officer or Radiation Safety Officer The individual designated for a particular site, where radiation is in use, who has responsibility and authority to ensure safe and appropriate use of radiation and radiation sources
RSPA Research and Special Programs Administration
RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, a registry maintained and issued by NIOSH, listing all published studies in which a toxic effect was reported. Study quality is not reviewed, and studies reporting no toxic effects are not included in the registry.
RTK Right to Know -- May refer to an individual employee's right to know about the nature and hazards of agents used in the work place, and/or to the right of communities and their members to know about materials used and wastes generated by workplaces situated within or adjacent to the community.
RVP Reid Vapor Pressure
RWQCB Regional Water Quality Control Board (California)

Submit Word