Laws, Regulation, And Guidelines

  1. BGG
    California Board for Geologist and Geophysicists
  2. Cal/OSHA
    California Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The department of industrial relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health enforces occupational safety and health standards and regulations.
  3. CCR
    California Code of Regulations
  4. CEG
    Certified Engineering Geologist
    The 1980 U.S. "Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act" which covers abandoned hazardous waste sites; also known as "superfund"
  6. CFR
    Code of Federal Regulations
  7. CGS
    California Geological Survey. The name was changed in 2002 from the California Division of Mines and Geology
  8. Competent Person
    According to Cal/OSHA, a person capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
  9. Excavation
    Any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in an earth surface, formed by earth removal.
  10. Geotechnical Specialist
    Defined by Cal/OSHA as a CEG, RCE trained in soil mechanics, or an engineering geologist or civil engineer with a minimum of 3 years applicable work experience working under the direct supervision of either a CEG or RCE
  11. IBC
    International Building Code. New in 2000, it integrates the Uniform Building Code, the Southern Building Code, and the Building Officials and Code Administrators Code
  12. Lagging
    Boards which are joined, side-by-side, lining an excavation
  13. NPDES
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. EPA regulates storm water discharges at industrial and construction sites.
  14. RCE
    Registered Civil Engineer
  15. RCRA
    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 1976, as amended (40 CFR, subparts 264, 265). U.S law that regulates existing hazardous waste facilities; groundwater requirements in the corresponding regulations are performance standards.
  16. RG
    Registered Geologist
  17. Scour
    The powerful and concentrated digging action of flowing water during a flood, removing mud and silt.
  18. Spiling
    Dowels or pins drilled or driven into the Earth around a shaft to provide support.
  19. TEGD
    Technical Enforcement Guidance Document, September, 1986. A techincal guidance document for meeting the groundwater monitoring performance standards in the RCRA regulations.
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