Technological Hazards Division (THD) Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) (32)
- Collection Created:
- August 6, 2013
- The purpose of the FEMA REPP HAB Exercise Tool Kit is to provide Offsite Response Organizations (OROs) with several different “tools” which may be used to facilitate reviews ofplans and procedures in advance of an HAB REPP exercise.
HAZUS-MH is the cutting-edge software model developed by FEMA for estimating losses that may occur in the event of disasters. HAZUS-MH provides comprehensive risk assessment by integrating data about hazards with that about populations, structures, and their contents. HAZUS-MH also allows users to run "what-if" scenarios to determine hazard impacts in hypothetical situations. HAZUS-MH architecture easily enables linkage to 3rd party Technological Hazards (TH) models, or seamless integration of newly developed TH models with results provided in the same standardized format of existing HAZUS-MH hazards.
HAZUS-MH allows users to run what-if scenarios to estimate losses that may occur when disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes happen. Results from HAZUS-MH provides decision makers with necessary information to assess a given region's level of readiness to handle a disaster, to decide how to allocate resources to achieve effective response to and recovery from a disaster, and to prioritze new mitigation measures. HAZUS-MH continues to evolve to include additional hazards such as airborne toxic releases and dam failures. For more information on HAZUS please visit: http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus/
The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a unique partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army, given FEMA's long-standing experience in preparing for and dealing with all types of emergencies and the U.S. Army's role as custodian of the U.S. chemical stockpile. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
The Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) to the National Response Framework (NRF) describes the policies, situations, concepts of operations, and responsibilities of the Federal departments and agencies governing the immediate response and short-term recovery activities for incidents involving release of radioactive materials to address the consequences of the event.
Fiscal Year 2012 Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Cooperative Agreement Guidance (June 15, 2011)
FEMA CSEPP provides financial assistance to the State of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to support preparedness for a potential incident involving the two remaining U.S. chemical weapons stockpile locations. A new cooperative agreement is established annually with these grantees. The FY 2012 CSEPP Cooperative Agreement Guidance updates the FY 2011 Guidance (dated August 2010).
The Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) created in 1978 has overall federal responsibility for offsite radiological emergency planning and preparedness functions. This responsibility which includes coordinating, evaluating, and approving state and local offsite radiological emergency planning and preparednes for commercial nuclear powet plants was officially assigned to FEMA by the President in 1979.
This revision of FEMA REP-2, Guidance on Offsite Emergency Radiation Measurement Systems, Phase 1 - Airborne Releases, was prepared for use by Federal, State, and local officials who are responsible for radiological emergency preparedness. It has been prepared by the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee, Subcommittee on Offsite Emergency Instrumentation. The original FEMA REP-2 document, dated September 1980, has been updated, based on existing regulations and recent evaluations of air sampling and instrumentation systems, and expanded to include guidance on airborne particulate monitoring to provide complete coverage of monitoring an offsite airborne release of radioactivity from a nuclear power plant accident
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is charged with the responsibility under Public Law 96-295 (1980) to promulgate National Standards for State and local governments and NRC licensees of commercial nuclear power plants to develop off-site radiological emergency plans and preparedness and for FEMA and NRC to use in evaluating the adequacy of off-site radiological emergency preparedness. FEMA published an interim Portal Monitor Standard in the Federal Register in September 1992. The Standard set forth in this document is published as FEMA's Contamination Monitoring Standard for portal monitors used by State and local Governments in response to commercial nuclear power plant accidents.
Guidance for Developing State, Tribal and Local Radiological Emergency Response Planning and Preparedness for Transportation Accidents
FEMA-REP-5, Revision 2, contains planning and preparedness guidance for transportation accidents involving radioactive materials. The document provides information for State, Tribal, and local governments to use in developing and enhancing their emergency capabilities for responding to transportation accidents involving radioactive materials. The guidance contained in this document does not represent a Federal regulatory requirement. Its use is voluntary, but we do recommend that users consider integrating the principles described in the document into comprehensive emergency response planning and preparedness measures at all levels of government
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power PlantsCriteria for Utility Offsite Planning and PreparednessFinal Report
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have added a supplement to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 1 that provides guidance for the development, review, and evaluation of utility offsite radiological emergency response planning and preparedness for those situations in which State and/or local governments decline to participate in emergency planning. While this guidance primarily applies to plants that do not have full-power operating licenses, it does have relevance to operating nuclear power plants
On June 30, 2010, a Host Community Reception Center Drill was conducted in Windham, Connecticut. The purpose of this drill was to assess the capability of the Windham Emergency Management Personnel to respond to a radiological incident involving the Millstone Power Station. This drill was held in accordance with FEMA's policies and guidance concerning the exercise of State and Local Radiological Emergency Response Plans (RERP) and procedures.
This programmatic guide was developed under the direction of the Department of the Army (DA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA[ALT]), and the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency management Agency (DHS/FEMA), which jointly coordinate and direct the development and execution of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP). It was produced to provide local, tribal, and State governments, in addition to the military installations, with Army policy, joint Army/DHS/FEMA policy, and other approved information for the development and coordination of plans and preparations to respond to a chemical accident or incident (CAI) that may occur at chemical stockpile sites within the continental United States.
This document provides program guidance and supporting information for implementation of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise program. It replaces the exercise program document, Exercise Policy and Guidance for Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Exercise (June 19, 2009), known as the “Blue Book.”
Critical Infrastructure and Economic Impact Considerations: For Recovery from Chemical, Biological and Radiological Incidents
The "The Critical Infrastructure and Economic Impact Considerations" is a document developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) under contract to DHS S&T as a stand-alone deliverable to the Wide Area Resiliency and Recovery Program (WARRP). This document is one of five reports for the Response and Recovery Knowledge Products (RRKP) data transition agreement established between DHS S&T and FEMA in September 2011. It identifies key considerations for infrastructure restoration, outlines a process for prioritizing critical infrastructure for restoration, and identifies critical considerations for promoting regional economic recovery following a wide-area disaster.
The Key Planning Factors for Recovery from a Radiological Terrorism Incident is a draft document developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) under contract to DHS S&T as a stand-alone deliverable to the Wide Area Resiliency and Recovery Program (WARRP). The Response and Recovery Knowledge Products (RRKP) data transition agreement established between DHS S&T and FEMA in September 2011. It is designed to identify key planning factors that could substantially aid the recovery process by decreasing the recovery timeline and costs, improving public health and safety, and addressing major resource limitations and critical decisions.
FY 13 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Supplemental Guidance: Radiological/Nuclear Detection Guidance
This document provides information on available assistance for radiological/nuclear detection programs.
FAQs released with 2013 RPM – an updated set of questions and answers that no longer includes the questions that have been addressed by the June 2013 update of the REP Program Manual.
Summary of Changes – a high-level overview of changes made to the June 2013 REP Program Manual. The 2013 REP Program Manual contains clarified and updated guidance as well as grammatical and typographical corrections. These clarifications and updates are annotated by change bars in the margins.
This document provides communications guidance for domestic nuclear power plant (NPP) incidents, including sample text and suggested answers to anticipated public and media questions. This document also provides background information explaining roles and responsibilities across all levels of government during an NPP incident. While primarily created for Federal leaders who will speak to the public, this document should also complement the routinely exercised communication materials used by State, local, and tribal officials.