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1 Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) Overview Ken Keaton Department of Energy Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program Westinghouse Savannah River Company Aiken, SC

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3 Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) Overview Topics Planning Tools – Model Needs Assessment – Model Procedures – Exercise Scenarios MERRTT Program –2005 Program Revisions Web Site Future Department of Energy (DOE) Projects

4 Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) Planning Tools Model Needs Assessment Designed to assist in identifying needed improvement areas in planning and training Model Procedures First Responder Procedure Hazardous Materials Team Procedure EMS Responder Procedure for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Patient Medical Examiner/Coroner Guide for Handling a Radiologically Contaminated Body/Human Remains Radioactive Material or Hazardous Materials Decontamination Procedure Recovery Planning Exercise Scenarios Spent Nuclear Fuel Low Specific Activity Material Soil Density Gauge Radiopharmaceuticals Radiography Device

5 MERRTT 2005 Program Revisions Maintained Modular Design –18 modules and 4 hands-on activities designed for delivery in 16 hours. –Teach all or only the modules necessary to provide needed skills. Incorporated changes based on ERG and CFR changes –2004 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulation changes –2004 ERG Changes

6 MERRTT Program Approvals Department of Homeland Security has reviewed and accepted MERRTT into the listing of federal courses Continuing Education Coordination Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) training credit hours –Each MERRTT module has been awarded 0.5 hours continuing education credit hours –Student can be awarded 0.5 for the completion of a single module up to a total of 12.5 CEHs for completion of the entire MERRTT Program

7 TEPP Web Site Resources –Student Database –Request for Training Support –Exercise Reports –Training Aids –Model Procedures –Case History Links –Fact Sheets –Transportation Planning –Annual Reports –Packaging Information –State Points of Contact

8 Future DOE Projects Develop a Radioactive Material Specialist Training Program Post MERRTT Modules on the FEMA Self-Study web site Assist FEMA in revision of the existing Hospital Training Program National Fire Protection Association –Participate in the review and revision of NFPA Standards 471, 472, 473 and Handbook on Hazardous Materials Oklahoma State University –Participate in the review and revision of information on radioactive material in the Hazardous Materials Training Handbook

9 TEPP Points of Contact RegionRegional Coordinating Office 24-Hour Number 0National Capitol Region(202) Brookhaven Area Office(631) Oak Ridge Operations Office(865) Savannah River Operations Office (803) RegionRegional Coordinating Office 24-Hour Number 4NNSA Service Center(505) Chicago Operations Office(630) Idaho Operations Office(208) Livermore Site Office(925) Richland Operations Office(509)

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