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wasatch seismic zone emergency operations plan

WASATCH SEISMIC ZONEEmergency Operations Plan

Duc Nguyen (OSC)

303-312-6509

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

purpose
PURPOSE
  • The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework of actions necessary for emergency operations in response and coordination to a large earthquake or any catastrophic incidents involved with hazardous substances and/or oil releases in the Wasatch Seismic Zone located in Utah.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

emergency support function esf 10 hazardous materials command control

Regional Response Center

Branch Management

Regional Incident

Coordination

Team

Regional

Response

Team

RRC Staff

Disaster Field Office

OSC / Operations

Support Staff

Incident OSC

EPA Support

Household Hazards

Assessment/

Operations

Waste Collection

Response

Lead OSC

OSC

OSC

Air

HHW Field

(RNAT) (AIR)

Team

Operations

USCG

OSC

Team

Water

Strike Team

Other Programs

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #10 Hazardous Materials Command & Control

RRC

DFO

MCP

FIELD

structure resource organization
Structure & Resource Organization

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EPA Model for National Incident Coordination

Level of Coordination

Organizational Structure

Organizational Position

Roles & Responsibilities

National Coordination

Policy Coordinating Committee

Administrator, DA, RAs, AAs

Provides Strategic Direction/Management Objectives

HQ Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

National Incident Coordinator (NIC)

Communicates with the RIC and REOC

NICT

HQ Senior Management (All AAships)

Provides cross-program support

Incident Information

Policy and Guidance

Regional Coordination

RICT

Regional Senior Management/Senior Federal Official

Provides Strategic Direction/Management Objectives & cross-program support

JFO

Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC)

Regional Incident Coordinator (RIC)

Communicates w/IC and supports field ops

Tactical Coordination

Incident Command System

Incident or Area Commander

Operational Decision Making

natural disaster response
Natural Disaster Response
  • FEMA Response – National Disaster Declaration (Stafford Act)
  • EPA – Emergency Support Function (ESF 10)
    • Hazardous materials recovery
    • Environmental Monitoring
    • Household hazardous waste
mission assignments
Mission Assignments
  • MA’s Provide:
    • Direct Federal Assistance to Affected State
      • Debris Removal
      • Hazardous Materials Assessments and Removals
    • Technical Assistance to Affected State
      • Such as characterizing waste streams for disposal
    • Federal Operations Support
      • Logistical Assistance which supports Federal Ops
national approach to response
National Approach to Response
  • Inter-Regional Resource Sharing
    • Back Up Regions
    • “Ten Region” Response Capability
  • Quick Access to Special Teams
    • ERT
    • USCG Strike Teams
  • Centralized Communication Capabilities
    • Regional/National RRC Facilities
    • NRC Communications Bridge
    • ERT Communications Bridge
  • Consistent and Interchangeable Equipment Capabilities
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Threat Response Assets

Support for On-Scene Coordinators

  • 1 National and 10 Regional Response “Teams”; over 250 On-Scene Coordinators in the 10 Regions
  • Federal Special Teams under the NCP, including:
    • EPA’s Environmental Response Team (46 people in 3 locations, 2 Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzer vans)
    • EPA’s Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT) (25+ people in 2 locations, scanning vehicles, mobile labs)
    • Other Federal Special Teams (e.g. USCG Strike Teams)
  • Immediate Access to Emergency Response Contractors
    • 20+ contracts provide immediate access to field technical expertise & services, over 25,000 contractors
    • 25 contracts for cleanup personnel, equipment, and services
    • Transportation and disposal of hazardous wastes
  • Four Special Teams that provide scientific and technical support
epa special teams
EPA “Special Teams”
  • Radiological Emergency Response Team (RERT)

-Technical advice / assistance for containment, clean- up, restoration, & recovery for a radiological event

- Advice on protective measures - health and safety

- Assessments of dose and impact

- Monitoring, sampling, laboratory analyses & data

assessments

- Limited Level A capabilities

  • National Decontamination Team (NDT)
    • Technical resource for decontamination science; support actions that contribute to protection of human health, the environment, and national security
    • Provides unique, immediate response capabilities support decon activities related to chemical, biological, and radiological events
    • Provides expertise in radiological, chemical, and biological decontamination (for buildings, transportation, agriculture, food, open space)
environmental response team ert
Environmental Response Team (ERT)
  • Provides experienced technical and logistical assistance in responding to environmental emergencies
    • Emergency response, site characterization and assessment, verification, cleanup, and disposal of radiologically contaminated wastes or release events
  • Response capabilities include:
    • Air Monitoring
    • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Neutron Detection and Quantification
    • Clean-Up Verification or Final Status Surveys (MARSSIM)
    • Contamination Containment
    • Disposal Option Determination
    • Environmental Monitoring and Sampling Design and Implementation
    • Isotopic Characterization
    • Decontamination

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Relationships

EPA

DHS

DRG

WH Homeland

Security Council

Administrator

Deputy

AA Homeland Security

PCC

AAs/RAs

DHS Secretary

FEMA

AA OSWER

NIC

RA

DRA

NICT

RICT

Joint Field Office (JFO)

PFO

SCO

Senior

Officials

FCO

DDs

RIC

PCC: Policy Coordinating Committee

NICT: National Incident Coordination Team

NIC: National Incident Coordinator

RICT: Regional Incident Coordination Team

RIC: Regional Incident Coordinator

IC/IMT: Incident Command/

Incident Management Team

DRG: Domestic Readiness Group

PFO: Principal Federal Official

SCO: State Coordinating Officers

FCO: Federal Coordinating Officers

ESF: Emergency Support Function

ESF-10

IC/IMT

EPA/USCG

ESF-3

USACE

ESF-8

HHS

ESF-11

USDA

ESF-12

DOE

ESF-15

DHS

state frequencies links
State Frequencies & Links

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table of contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Concept of Operations (Structure and Resource Organization)
    • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Communication Plan
    • Federal Communications
    • State and Local Backup Communication
    • Public Channels of Communication
  • Emergency Notification/Coordination Flow Chart
  • Appendices (Maps, SOPs, EOPs, Press Release Model

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questions

QUESTIONS

Duc Nguyen – 303/312-6509

Bernadette Rose – 303/312-6072

Crystal Zima – 303/956-6406

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency