Department of Homeland Security Briefing on the National Incident Management System-National Response Plan (2004)
|Department of Homeland Security (DHS) presented at the 2004 NRT & RRT Co-Chairs
Meeting; Discusses the objectives of Homeland Security Presidential Directive
(HSPD)-5, outlines the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the
National Response Plan (NRP) and presents a timeline for developing the NRP.
Initial National Response Plan (2003)
|Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, Management of Domestic
Incidents, tasked then Secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tom
Ridge with developing a national response plan. The first draft, the Initial
National Response Plan (INRP), establishes domestic incident management
authorities and defines the roles and responsibilities of the Secretary of DHS.
Interim Federal Response Plan (2003)
|Interim Federal Response Plan (FRP) supersedes the April 1999 FRP and
describes the policies, planning assumptions, concept of operations, response
and recovery actions, and responsibilities of 25 Federal departments and
agencies and the American Red Cross. The FRP guides Federal operations following
a Presidential declaration of a major disaster or emergency that overwhelms the
ability of State of local governments to respond effectively to save lives;
protect public health, safety, and property; and restore their communities.
Reconciling Federal Emergency Response Plans - NRT Homeland Security Recommendations (2003)
|This Plan Reconciliation report assists in the consolidation of existing Federal
Government emergency response plans into a single, coordinated national
response plan; identifies the critical elements for a successful,
well-coordinated response to incidents where more than one of the contingency
plans would be used; and discusses the absence of a formal mechanism for
reconciling the overlaps, gaps, and perceived conflicts that potentially exist
among federal response plans.
Considering Preparing an Integrated Contingency Plan for Your Facility (2001)
|Expands on the 1998 factsheet. Directed at facility managers to help them
identify the necessary steps in preparing an Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP)
for their facility.
Electronic Contingency Plan (2000)
|Two page factsheet defining an electronic contingency plan (ECP), outlining
characteristics, benefits, and examples of ECPs and other resources regarding
Coordinating Contingency Planning: NRT-RRT Contingency Planning (2000)
|Aims to help state and local planners understand the various federal statutes and
regulations that must be considered in contingency planning. Also describes
plans regulating the private sector that are useful in public sector planning.
Reconciliation Coordination Issues Between the Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (1999)
|During a radiological emergency, the Federal Radiological Emergency Response
Plan (FRERP) and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution
Contingency Plan (NCP) apply simultaneously. Consequently, it is necessary to
reconcile the overlaps and perceived conflicts that potentially exist between
these two plans. This report recommends a mechanism that addresses: (1) the
perceived or potential conflicts between these two plans; (2) the solutions to
these perceived or potential conflicts; and (3) the methods for implementing
"One Plan" Guidance (1998)
|Summarizes the purpose of the NRT's Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP) Guidance, where
"One Plan" Guidance can be found, and what regulations it incorporates.
Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (1996)
|Published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal
Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP) is the operational plan for
Federal agencies to discharge their responsibilities during peacetime
radiological emergencies. It provides a concept of operations, outlines Federal
policies and planning considerations, and specifies authorities and
responsibilities of each Federal agency that has a significant role in such
Federal Natural Resource Trustees and the Incident Command System/Unified Command
|This fact sheet facilitates the integration of federal resource trustees into
the Incident Command System (ICS)/Unified Command (UC) command structure;
describes resources and assistance that federal trustees can provide; and where
the coordination link occurs between Federal trustee response and Natural
Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) activities.
National - External Web Links
National Response Framework (FEMA)
|The National Response Framework (NRF) establishes a comprehensive all-hazards approach to enhance the ability of the
United States to manage domestic incidents; Forms the basis of how federal
departments and agencies will work together and how the federal government will
coordinate with state, local, and tribal governments and the private sector
Regional Contingency Plans
|Please visit RRT websites to view their plans.
Regional - External Web Links
Plan, Prepare and Mitigate (FEMA)
|The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) website provides useful
links, hotline numbers, website addresses and other resources for state and
local level All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning.
Effective Coordination in Local Emergency Planning (1998)
This 1998 study, commonly referred to as, "Planning for Response Success:
Successful Practices in Coordinated Planning," was conducted to encourage
coordination of local level emergency planning. It identifies examples of
effective local coordination and analyzes what made these efforts
River and Bay Marine Fire Fighting Task Force
County Department of Emergency Services
Virginia Coastal Area Committee
Huntington Environmental Response Operations Plan
Charleston Area Contingency Plan
Florida Area Contingency Plan
Mutual Aid Association
Area Contingency Plan
Emergency Management Plan
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Update of Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1 Update) (2001)
|Update of NRT-1; Addresses outdated information of the 1987 Hazardous Materials
Emergency Planning Guide.
Criteria for Review of Hazardous Materials Emergency Plans (NRT1a) (1988)
|Supplements NRT-1; Recommends criteria to RRTs for reviewing their emergency
plans. Criteria is also useful for State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs) and Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) during plan revision.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1) (1987)
|Describes how to form a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), select a
leader, identify and analyze hazards, identify response equipment and
personnel, write a hazardous materials emergency response plan and update that
plan. Aims to help local authorities in their efforts to comply with Title III
of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), the
Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986, which
mandates creating local plans.
Technical Guidance for Hazardous Analysis: Emergency Planning for Extremely Hazardous Substances (1987)
|Supplements NRT-1; Provides technical assistance to Local Emergency Planning
Committees (LEPCs) to assess lethal hazards related to airborne releases of
extremely hazardous substances as designated under Section 302 of
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
Developing a Hazardous Materials Exercise Program: A Handbook for State and Local Officials (DOT Transportation Library)
|This handbook was prepared as guidance by the NRT to provide state and
local governments with practical advice for developing a comprehensive hazardous
materials exercise program.