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  • Community and Economic Development Resources

    This section contains information and resources on community and economic development and physical centers that can be visited to aid individuals and businesses impacted by Defense program changes. The phone numbers and Web sites provide information on how to find these centers.

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    This section provides service descriptions and contact information for Government programs available to jobseekers, employers, and local governments impacted by BRAC. Each subsection includes descriptions of programs geared to help in a specific area as well as contact information for those programs.

Acronyms

List of acronyms used in OEA, Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC), Military, Federal Agencies, Environmental, Encroachment, and Others (bolded acronyms are commonly used in relation to BRAC).

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AcronymFull Name
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AAP Army Ammunition Plants
ACC Air Combat Command
ACHP Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
ACIP Airport Capital Improvement Program
ACM Asbestos Containing Material
ACUB Army Compatible Use Buffer (program)
ADC Association of Defense Communities
ADO Airport District Office
ADUSD Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
A&E Architectural and Engineering
AEC Army Environmental Center
AEP Army Engine Plant
AFB Air Force Base
AFSOC Air Force Special Operations Command
AIPD Airfield Influence Planning District
AFRPA Air Force Real Property Agency
AHPA Archeological and Historic Preservation Act
AHERA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AICUZ Air Installation Compatible Use Zones
AIP Airport Improvement Program (FAA Infrastructure Grant)
AIRFA American Indian Religious Freedom Act, 42 U.S.C. 1996
ALUP Airport Land Use Plan
ALUCP Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan
ANG Air National Guard
AMP Airport Master Plan
AMF Army Modular Force
AO Authorizing Official (egrants)
AOM Airfield Operating Manual
APA American Planning Association
APG Advanced Planning Grant
APZ Accident Potential Zones
AQCR Air Quality Control Region
ARARs Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements
ARNG Army National Guard
ARSA Airport Radar Service Area
AS Assistant Secretary
ASA Assistant Secretary of the Army
ASAF Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
ASN Assistant Secretary of the Navy
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
ATAA Air Traffic Activity Analyzer
ATARs Air Traffic Activity Reports
ATC Air Traffic Control
AT&L Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
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BA Biological Assessment
BASH Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard
BCT BRAC Cleanup Team
BCTO Base Closure and Transition Office
BCCRHAA Base Closure Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act (“Redevelopment Act”)
BCRA Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment
BCP BRAC Cleanup Plan
BCT BRAC Cleanup Team
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BEC BRAC Environmental Coordinator
BEST Building Economic Solutions Together
BGEPA Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOQ Bachelor Officers Quarters
BOP Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
BRAC Base Realignment and Closure
BRIM Base Reuse Implementation Manual
BRRM Base Redevelopment and Realignment Manual
BTC Base Transition Coordinator
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CA Cooperative Agreement
CAA Clean Air Act (42 USC 7401)
CATEX Categorical Exclusion (from NEPA environmental impact analysis)
CARE Civilian Assistance and Re-Employment Program
CAU Community Assistance Update (QUAD Chart)
CCR Central Contractor Registry
CD Cluster Development
CDBG Community Development Block Grant
CDR Covenant Deferral Request (Required for Early Transfer)
CEDS Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (used by EDA)
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CERFA Community Environmental Response Facilitation Act
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality  (Federal oversight of NEPA)
CEQA California Environmental Quality Act
CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGMP Community Growth Management Program
CIP Capital Improvement Program
CMC Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
CMP Coastal Management Programs
CNIC Commander Navy Installations Command
CNEL Community Noise Equivalent Level (California)
CO Commanding Officer
COBRA Cost of Base Realignment Action
COE Corps of Engineers (Army)
COG Council of Governments
CPLO Community Plans & Liaison Officer (Navy and USMC term)
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
CPMS Civilian Personnel Management Services, Department of Defense
CPP Civilian Personnel Policy, Department of Defense
CS&P Competitive Sourcing and Privatization (A-76/outsourcing/housing)
CTC Cost to Complete (Environmental Remediation)
CWA Clean Water Act
CZ Clear Zone
CZMA Comprehensive Zoning Map Amendment
CZMA Coastal Zone Management Act
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DAS Deputy Assistant Secretary (DASN=Navy)
DA Department of the Army
DASA Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
DASAF Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
dB Decibels
DBCRA Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Pub. L 101-510, as amended
DDESB Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board
DEAP Defense Economic Adjustment Program
DEPSECDEF Deputy Secretary of Defense
DERA Defense Environmental Restoration Account (Provides funds for DERP; pays for non-BRAC sites)
DERP Defense Environmental Restoration Program
DEIS Draft Environmental Impact Statement
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Office
DHS Department of Homeland Security
DIA Defense Industry Adjustment
DLA Defense Logistics Agency
DNL/Ldn Day/Night Sound Level (Average ambient noise)
DOC Department of Commerce
DOD Department of Defense
DODEA Department of Defense Education Activity (DOD schools)
DODGRS Department of Defense Grant Regulations
DOE Department of Energy (Department of Education is ED)
DOI Department of the Interior
DOJ Department of Justice
DOL Department of Labor
DOPAA Description of Proposed Actions and Alternatives (Used for an EIS)
DORS Defense Outplacement Referral System
DOT Department of Transportation
DRI Developments of Regional Impacts
DRMO Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office
DSMOA Defense-State Memorandum of Agreement
DTSC Department of Toxic Substance Control (California Agency)
DUNS Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System
DUSD Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
DW Dislocated Worker
DWCF Defense Working Capital Fund
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EA Environmental Assessment
EADS Economic Adjustment Data System
EAC Economic Adjustment Committee
EAP Encroachment Action Plan
EBS Environmental Baseline Survey
ECP Environmental Conditions of Property Report (Pronounced ECOP)
ECP Encroachment Control Plan (Marine Corps version of EAP)
ED Department of Education
EDA Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce
EDC Economic Development Conveyance
EDR Economic Development Representative (EDA)
EECA Environmental Engineering and Cost Analysis
EIS Environmental Impact Statement (NEPA Requirement)
EIR Environmental Impact Report (California State Requirement)
ELUR Environmental Land Use Report
ENMP Environmental Noise Management Program
EO Executive Order
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERC Emission Reduction Credit
EROA Environmental Response Obligation Addendum
ESA Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531-1544ESB
ESB Explosive Safety Board
ESCA Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement
ET Early Transfer (of contaminated property)
ETCA Early Transfer Cooperative Agreement (replacing ESCA)
EUL Enhanced Use Lease
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FAA Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAADS Federal Award Data System
FAIN Federal Award Identification Number
FAR Federal Aviation Regulations
FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation
FCT Federal Aviation Administration Contract Tower
FECS Facilities Engineering Commands (Navy)
FEIS Final Environmental Impact Statement
FEHB Federal Employee Health Benefits
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency (Department of Homeland Security)
FFA Federal Facility Agreement
FFATA Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act
FFID Federal Facility Identification
FFO Federal Funding Opportunity
FHA Federal Housing Authority
FHWA Federal Highway Administration
FIFRA Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
FMV Fair Market Value
FONSI Finding of No Significant Impact
FOSL Finding of Suitability to Lease
FOSET Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer
FOST Finding of Suitability to Transfer
FOUO For Official Use Only
FMR Federal Management Regulations
FPASA Federal Property and Administrative Services Act
FPD Federal Planning Division
FPMA Federal Property Management Act
FPMR Federal Property Management Regulations, 41 CFR Part 101-47
FPZ Flood Plain Zone
FR Federal Register
FSRS FFATA Subaward Reporting System
FTE Full Time Equivalents
FUDS Formally Used Defense Sites
FWCA Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. 661-666
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior
FY Fiscal Year
GBack to Top
GAO General Accounting Office
GDPR Global Defense Posture Realignment
GFPR Guaranteed Fixed Price Remediation
GIS Geographical Information Systems
GOCO Government Owned Contractor Controlled
GPOC Grant Point of Contact (egrants – OEA)
GPRA Government Performance Reporting Act
GPS Global Positioning Satellites (System)
GMO Growth Management Organization
GMP Growth Management Plan
GSA General Services Administration
GTA Grow the Army
GTF Grow the Force
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HAP Homeowners and Assistance Program
HCP Habitat Conservation Plan
HHS Health and Human Services
HM Historic Monuments
HR Human Resources
HRA Historical Radiological Assessment (Used at Hunters Point)
HRO Human Resource Office
HRMA Housing Requirement Market Analysis
HS Hazardous Substances
HUD Housing and Urban Development
IBack to Top
IAG Interagency Agreement
ICMA International City/County Management Association
IC Institutional Controls (See LUCs)
ICC Installation Capability Council
ICTAP Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
ICUZ Installation Compatible Use Zones (Army term)
I&E Installations and Environment
I&F Installations and Facilities
IEDC International Economic Development Council
IENMP Installation Environmental Noise Management Program (Old Army term)
IL Installation Logistics
IMA Installation Management Activity (Army)
INMP Installation Noise Management Program
INRMP Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan
IONMP Installation Operational Noise Management Plan (Army term, ONMP also used)
IPR In-Progress Review
IPT Integrated Product Team
IR Installation Restoration
IRM Installation Resource Management
IRP Installation Restoration Program
ISR Installation Summary Report
IVDA Inland Valley Development Authority
IWG Interservice Working Group
JBack to Top
JIG Joint Interest Group (Navy IRP working group, used if RAB is not functioning)
JLUS Joint Land Use Study
JPA Joint Powers Authority
JRB Joint Reserve Base
LBack to Top
LAFCO Local Agency Formation Commission (California annexation review organization)
LBA Legally Binding Agreements (Homeless)
LBPPPA Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, 42 U.S.C. 4801-4846
LDC Land Development Code
Ldn Landing day-night average noise level (Applies to aircraft noise)
LED Local Education Agency
LIFOC Lease in Furtherance of Conveyance
LIWG Lands Initiative Working Group
LRA Local Redevelopment Authority
LT Lease Termination
LTL Long Term Lease
LTM Long Term Monitoring
LUCs Land Use Controls (also known as Institutional Controls)
LUISG Land Use Inter-Service Working Group
LULU Locally Undesirable Land Use
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MAP Military Airport Program (Federal Aviation Administration Infrastructure Grants)
MARAD Maritime Administration
MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703-712
MCAS Marine Corps Air Station
MCB Marine Corps Base
MCC Maximum Capacity Contours
MC&FP Military Community and Family Policy, Department of Defense
MEC Munitions and Explosives of Concern
MIOD Military Influence Overlay Districts
MIPD Military Influence Planning Districts
MIPR Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request
MLO Military Liaison Officer
MMC Maximum Mission Contour
MMPA Marine Mammal Preservation Act
MMRP Military Munitions Response Program (Unexploded ordinance & constituents)
MMRT Military Munitions Response Team
MOA Memorandum of Agreement
MOA Military Operating Areas
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization
MSA Metropolitan Statistical Area
MTP Metropolitan Transportation Plan
MTRs Military Training Routes
MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation
MXPD Mixed-Use Planned Development
NBack to Top
NACO National Association of Counties
NADO National Association of Development Organizations
NAF Non-Appropriated Funds
NAF Naval Air Facility
NAGPRA Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3001-3013
NAPA National Academy of Public Administration
NARC National Association of Regional Councils
NAS Naval Air Station
NASMOD Naval Aviation Simulation Model
NASWA National Association of State Workforce Agencies
NAWB National Association of Workforce Boards
NBIA National Business Incubation Association
NCP National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan
NCSL National Council of State Legislators
NDAA National Defense Authorization Act (Appropriation Act)
NEG National Emergency Grant (DOL Program)
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., as amended
NGA National Governors Association
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act, 16 U.S.C. 470
NICP National Inventory Control Point
NIMBY Not In My Backyard
NLC National League of Cities
NOA Notice of Availability
NOE Nap-of-the-Earth
NOFA Notice of Funding Availability
NOI Notice of Intent
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPIAS National Plan for Integrated Airport System
NPL National Priorities List (EPA designation for highly contaminated sites)
NPS National Park Service, Department of Interior
NS Negotiated Sale
NS Naval Station
NSGIC National States Geographic Information Council
NZ Noise Zones
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OCO Overseas Contingency Operation
ODUSD (I&E) Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment)
OEA Office of Economic Adjustment (Department of Defense)
OIPT Operating Integrated Product Team
O&M Operations and Maintenance
OLF Outlying Field (NOLF Navy OLF) used for Compatible Use projects
OMB Office of Management and Budget
ONMP Operational Noise Management Program
OPBT Other Public Benefit Transfer
OPM Office of Personnel Management
OPS Operating properly and successfully
OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense
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PA Preliminary Assessment
PADUSD Principle Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
PAH Polyaeromatic Hydrocarbons
PAR Property Analysis Record
PBC Public Benefit Conveyance
PBCUA Public Buildings Cooperative Use Act, 40 U.S.C. 490, 601a, 606, 611, 612a
PBS Public Bid Sale
PCBs Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PCS Permanent Change of Station
PDR Purchase of Development Rights
PEA Preliminary Environmental Assessment
PH Public Health
PILOT Payment in Lieu of Taxes
PL or Pub.L. Public Law
PM Project Manager
PMO Program Management Office (Navy and Air Force BRAC offices)
PPP Priority Placement Program (For DoD employees)
PR Parks and Recreation
PRA Paperwork Reduction Act
PRU Planned Residential Units
PS Public Sale
PUD Planned Unit Development
PWCs Public Works Centers (Navy)
PMZA Piecemeal Zoning Map Amendment
QBack to Top
QDR Quadrennial Defense Review
QFR Questions for the Record (Congressional questions for response)
RBack to Top
RA Remedial Action
RA-O Remedial Action Operations
RAB Restoration Advisory Board
RAICUZ Range Air Installation Compatible Use Zone (Navy term to delineate noise impacts from aerial firing ranges)
RAR Remediation Action Report
RC Remedy Complete
RCC Range Commanders Council
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (1976 and beyond)
RD Remedial Design
RD Regional Director
REC Regional Environmental Coordinator (Nine regions country wide)
REIT Real Estate Investment Trust
REPI Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative (OSD program)
RFP Request for Proposal
RFQ Request for Qualification
RI Remedial Investigation
RIF Reduction in Force
RIMS Regional Import Modeling System
RIP Restoration in Place
RLBPHRA Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, Title X of Pub.L. 102-550
RLF Revolving Loan Fund (Used by EDA & others for business development)
RMIS Restoration Management Information System
ROD Record of Decision (NEPA Requirement)
ROI Return on Investment
RPL Reemployment Priority List
RR Rapid Response (state-level workforce action, required on notice of layoff)
RRPI Readiness & Range Preservation Initiative
RV Reversion
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SA Secretary of the Army
SAAD Sacramento Army Depot
SAG State Attorney Generals
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SARNM Small Arms Range Noise Model (Army term)
SASP State Agency for Surplus Property
SAF Secretary of the Air Force
SBA Small Business Administration
SDA Service Delivery Area
SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act, 42 U.S.C. 300f-300j-26
SDZ Surface Danger Zone
SDA Service Delivery Area
SEC 7 Section 7 of Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Actions and consultations)
SERPPAS Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability
SF Standard Form
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
SI Site Inspection
SIC Standard Industrial Classification
SIP State Implementation Plan
SL Special Legislation
SLIG State & Local Interest Groups (NGA, NLC, etc)
SLUC State Land Use Covenants
SME Subject Matter Expert
SOL Statute of Limitations
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
SOP Scope of Work
SPA Surplus Property Act of 1944, 50 U.S.C. App. 1622(d), & 49 U.S.C. 47153
SPG State Planning Grant
SPOC State Point of Contact (from the 424 form)
SROC Senior Readiness Oversight Council
SRWG Sustainable Range Working Group
SWOT Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
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TAACs Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers
TAG Technical Advisory Group
TAG The Adjutant General
TAPP Technical Assistance for Public Participation
TCA Terminal Control Areas
TCP Traditional Cultural Properties
TDR Transfer of Development Rights
TIF Tax Incremented Financing
TNC The Nature Conservancy
TRACON Terminal Radar Approach Control
Treasury Department of Treasury
TRC Technical Review Committee (Office of Economic Adjustment)
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2601-2671
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UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems
UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
UI Unemployment Insurance
ULI Urban Land Institute
USA United States Army
USAF United States Air Force
U.S.C. United States Code
USCG United States Coast Guard
USCM Unites States Conference of Mayors
USD Under Secretary of Defense
USMC United States Marine Corp
URARPAPA Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
USFWS United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Interior
USPS United States Park Service, Department of Interior
USFS United States Forest Service, Department of Interior
USN United States Navy
UST Underground Storage Tank
UXO Unexploded Ordinance
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VA Veterans Administration
VERA Voluntary Early Retirement Authority
VRIF Voluntary Reduction in Force
VSIP Voluntary Separation Incentive Programs
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WC Wildlife Conservation
WIA Workforce Investment Act
WIB Workforce Investment Board
WIPT Working Integrated Product Team
WIRED Workforce Innovations Regional Economic Development
WPFPA Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, 16 U.S.C. 1001 et seq
WSRA Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, 16 U.S.C. 1271