Presentation on theme: "FEMA Updates April 10, 2013. 2 Welcome and Introductions Andy Mitchell Division Director Technological Hazards Division National Preparedness Directorate."— Presentation transcript:
FEMA Updates April 10, 2013
2 Welcome and Introductions Andy Mitchell Division Director Technological Hazards Division National Preparedness Directorate
4 Revision of NUREG 0654/FEMA- REP-1, Rev. 1 Objective: Provide enhanced guidance for the development, review, and evaluation of NRC nuclear power plant (NPP) offsite radiological emergency response planning and preparedness surrounding the nation’s commercial NPPs. Public comment period: ̶ Oct. 30, Jan. 31, 2013 ̶ 31 submissions total Two public meetings: ̶ Kansas City, MO (Aug. 2012) ̶ Rockville, MD (Sept. 2012) Writing teams, consisting of NRC staff and both FEMA Hq and Regional staff, have been formed and are slated to commence work this week.
5 Timeline of Revision Rev. 2 Development and Comment Adjudication 2015 FRN for Initial Distribution of Draft Rev Draft Rev. 2 Rewrite/Adjustments 2017 Rev. 2 Issuance and Implementation 5
6 Update of REP Program Manual The REP Program Manual update entered into concurrence process on March 25. This update contains clarified guidance and corrected grammatical and typographical errors. In conjunction with this Manual update, REP has published accompanying frequently asked questions. The Manual is expected to be available at the end of April.
7 Disposition of Proposed Changes to REP Program Manual 7
8 REP-10 Principal guidance document on Alert and Notification ̶ Undergoing a significant revision Re-entered into the concurrence/public comment process on March 22 Taking REP-10 in new direction, i.e., more of an outcome- based perspective ̶ Instead of prescribing technical requirements, will emphasize results ̶ Bottom-line: Whether the requisite objectives are achieved, regardless of the system(s) utilized
9 Hostile Action-Based Exercises HAB scenario exercises are required to be performed once every 8 years. Exercises includes new planning standards, which will allow law enforcement to communicate directly with utilities. April 15, 2013 ̶ First scheduled HAB Exercise at Three Mile Island FEMA has developed the HAB Best Practices Guide to assist OROs.
10 IPAWS Integration Objective: To facilitate the integration of IPAWS into approved Alert and Notification Systems for both REPP and CSEPP IPAWS is a nationwide initiative that is currently in the process of deployment nationwide Pilot programs initiated in KY and CO IPAWS presented at all four scheduling conferences Kickoff completed in IL Joint Presentation at Regulatory Information Conference completed
11 NIMS/ICS Integration of onsite and offsite preparedness with NIMS/ICS under a HAB scenario FEMA issue as it regards to ORO exercise activities ̶ OROs already use the NIMS/ICS model in their response activities as we have seen in their plans There has been discussion regarding how can FEMA/NRC require the licensee to use NIMS/ICS in their response plans The interface between the licensee and the ORO would be improved by requiring the licensee to adopt NIMS/ICS