Guidance, Technical Assistance & Planning

Risk Communication

Risk Communication

Emergency Support Function #10 Communications Packet (2006)
The NRT has developed two general, pre-agreed upon Emergency Support Function (ESF)-10 related press release templates that can be used by NRT Member Agencies.

Who Decides What Products Can Be Used During an Oil Spill Response (2002)
A communication measure of the NRT, this fact sheet seeks to inform all parties involved in emergency response efforts of the requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) for obtaining approval to use chemical and biological counter-measures or dispersants.

Marine In-Situ Burning of Oil: Questions and Answers for Communication with the Public (1998)
Provides information to help the On-Scene Coordinator (OSC), RRTs and other local authorities in effectively communicating with the public. Questions and answers are compiled from "In-Situ Burning (ISB) as an Open-Water Spill Response Technique" and "Northwest Focus: Burning an Oil Spill," as well as, public questions.

Risk Communication for Marine In-Situ Burning: Addressing In-Situ Burning at Public Meetings (1998)
Follow-up to the first In-Situ Burning (ISB) fact sheet which provided general information; Created for the On-Scene Coordinator (OSC), RRTs and other regional/local staff involved in planning and implementing marine/open water ISB.

Environmental Risk: Your Guide to Analyzing and Reducing Risk (1991)
Produced by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region V, this guide defines "risk," and discusses the need for risk assessment, management and communication. It also identifies the efforts EPA is making to mitigate risk.

External Web Links

U.S. Army Public Involvement Toolbox
A web site of practical tools, methods, examples and information related to public involvement (specifically environmental public involvement), in support of the mission of the U.S. Army.

Society for Risk Analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) provides an open forum for anyone interested in risk analysis.

Resources

Working together to protect against threats to our land, air and water

United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Coast Guard United States Department of State United States Department of Defense U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Health & Human Services United States Department of the Interior United States Department of Commerce United States Department of Transportation United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission United States General Services Administration United States Department of Justice United States Department of Labor