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December 2012

Scientific and Technical Advice Cell (STAC) Guidance


AHAC Airborne Hazard Advisory Cell

AHVA Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency

AWE Atomic Weapons Establishment

CBRN Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear

CBRNE Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives

CHEMET Chemical Meterology

CMO Chief Medical Officer

CPHM Consultant in Public Health Medicine CRIP Common Recognised Information Picture CSA Chief Scientific Adviser

CT Counter Terrorism

CVO Chief Veterinary Officer

Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DPH Director of Public Health

DSG (Scottish Government’s) Disease Strategy Group Dstl Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ECOSA Emergency Coordination of Scientific Advice

FSA Food Standards Agency

GDS Government Decontamination Service

HAG Health Advisory Group

HAZMAT Hazardous materials

HPA Health Protection Agency

HPA CRCE Health Protection Agency Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

HPS Health Protection Scotland HSE Health and Safety Executive JHAC Joint Health Advisory Cell

LDCC Local Disease Control Centre MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency MOU Memorandum of Understanding

NAIR National Arrangements for Incidents Involving Radioactivity

NEG National Experts Group

NEPLG Nuclear Emergency Planning Liaison Group

NDCC National Disease Control Centre

NDPB Non-departmental Public Body

NPIS National Poisons Information Service

PCG Public Communications Group

PICT Pandemic Influenza Coordination Team

PIMT Pandemic Influenza Management Team

PN CBRN C Police National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre

REPPIR Radiation (Emergency Preparedness and Public Information) Regulations 2001

RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds SAGE Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SCC Strategic Coordination Centre

SCG Strategic Coordinating Group

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency SGoRR Scottish Government Resilience Room SGoR Scottish Government Resilience

SNH Scottish Natural Heritage

SSPCA Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

STAC Scientific and Technical Advice Cell

SWT Scottish Wildlife Trust

SWHP Scottish Waterborne Hazard Plan

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