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The REP Program coordinates the National effort to provide state, local, and tribal governments with relevant and executable planning, training, and exercise guidance and policies necessary to ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). The Reference Library includes guidance, manuals, regulations and tools for federal, state, local, tribal and territory government entities.

Disaster Initiated Review (DIR) Standard Operating Guide (SOG)

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual

The 2019 version of the RPM replaces the 2016 version of the RPM and is expected to be implemented upon issuance. The FEMA Regional Assistance Committee (RAC) Chairs will provide assistance and direction for implementing the RPM to those organizations actively involved in planning and evaluation activities at the time of issuance.

The RPM remains a living, non-binding guidance document, and FEMA welcomes user feedback throughout the ongoing revision and update process. This is especially important since this version of the RPM includes important revisions that supplement the implementation of NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2, the updated REP Program assessment policies and guidance, and the update of the alert and notification system (ANS) review/approval process to clarify existing guidance and accommodate new technologies such as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

FEMA will collect all questions, comments, and recommended edits and consider them for incorporation in the next version of the RPM. In the interim, users may utilize the alternative approach process which provides an opportunity for state, local, and tribal governments, applicants, and licensees to meet the planning standards in a manner that is different from what the NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2 evaluation criteria recommend. During the implementation phase for the 2019 RPM, the FEMA RAC Chairs will coordinate with their respective offsite response organizations (OROs) to identify opportunities for stakeholder engagements to address any questions about the 2019 RPM. In addition, stakeholder engagement will allow FEMA Regional staff to collect and forward comments and questions to FEMA THD to ensure consistency in implementation and that appropriate clarifications are included in the next revision of the RPM. OROs can submit any questions, comments, and recommended edits to

Appendix C Documents

Hostile Action Based (HAB) Exercise Tool - Kit

NUREG 0654/FEMA REP1, Rev. 2

This NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Revision 2 update reflects changes to both NRC and FEMA regulations, guidance, policies, and doctrine, as well as advances in technology and best practices that have occurred since the document was originally issued in November 1980. This update also incorporates the four supplemental documents and addenda that have been issued in the intervening years, and is intended to modernize and consolidate the guidance making it easier for users to understand.

CFR 44 Sections 350-354


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12/23/2019 - 12:07