Technological Hazards Division (THD) Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) (27)
- 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 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.
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
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.
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.
This instructor-led course provides participants with a brief overview of emergency preparedness fundamentals.
The President of the United States, the United States Congress, the Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other authorized federal entities have prescribed that certain federal employees, detailees, and contractors be provided certain information or complete certain trainings so they are aware of their responsibilities, legal requirements, or identified protocols and procedures. Federal employees, detailees, interns and contractors working with DHS, in support of the Secretary are required to complete the identified trainings listed below based on their job role/responsibilities.
This document provides guidance to State and local governments and to Federal agencies on offsite emergency measurement of radionuclides after an accident involving a light-water nuclear power plant; in particular, this document provides guidance on determining the dose commitment from the milk pathway. Other guidance documents on measurement of radionuclides to determine dose commitments in food, water, and air pathways have been issued.
Protective action levels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for milk are used as the basis for monitoring requirements. Measurement of radionuclides in milk should be made at the earliest practical point in the production chain: dairy farms, receiving and transfer stations, processing plants or marketing facilities. Early monitoring will provide data to keep significantly contaminated milk out of distribution and will provide the basis for the most timely emergency response action. Radioiodine plus four other radionuclides, cesium-134, cesium-137, strontium-89, and strontium-90, contribute significantly to dose via the milk pathway. For the most severe potential accident, the short-term dose via the milk pathway from radio-iodine is significantly greater than that of cesium or strontium.
Guidance on Offsite Emergency Radiation neasurements Systems Phase 3: Water and Non-Dairy Food Pathway
This document provides guidance to state and local governments and to fedral agencies on offisite emergency measurement of radionuclides in non-dairy food and potable water to determine dose commitment after a major accident involving a light-water nuclear power plant
Contamination Monitoring Guidance For Portable Instruments Used For Radiological Emergency Response To Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) under the authority of Public Law 96-295 (1980) and in cooperation with members of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC) in March 1995 promulgated the The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) under the authority of Public Law 96-295 (1980) and in cooperation with members of the Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC) in March 1995 promulgated the contamination monitoring standard for a portal monitor used for radiological emergency response. That document ,(commonly referred to as the portal monitor standard) provides FEMA decontatmination decision criteria for individuals when using portal monitors for radiological emergency to commercial nuclear power plants.
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Supportof Nuclear Power PlantsFinal Report
The following citations replace the outdated citations referred to in Revision 1 to NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1. The page, section, and footnote (FN), as appropriate, are given for each original citation. These addenda do not include any citation that is still valid