NOTIFICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS Emergency Notifications Site workers Emergency

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NOTIFICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Emergency Notifications • Site workers • Emergency response personnel • DOE/NNSA Cognizant Field Elements

Emergency Notifications • Site workers • Emergency response personnel • DOE/NNSA Cognizant Field Elements and Headquarters • Other federal agencies • State, tribal, and other local authorities

Offsite Protective Action Recommendations (PARs) Decision-makers • The site ERO provides offsite recommendations (e.

Offsite Protective Action Recommendations (PARs) Decision-makers • The site ERO provides offsite recommendations (e. g. , shelter-in-place, evacuation, decontamination, etc. ) to appropriate offsite authorities • State and local officials make the decision on whether or not to implement the recommendations

Notification Time Requirements The site must • Notify appropriate DOE, federal, state, and local

Notification Time Requirements The site must • Notify appropriate DOE, federal, state, and local agencies within 15 minutes of event categorization • Alert, Site Area Emergency, or General Emergency o Oral notification within 15 minutes of discovery • Operational Emergency— classification not required o Oral notification within 30 minutes of discovery

Notification — What to Communicate Notification communication includes (as much as possible) • Categorization

Notification — What to Communicate Notification communication includes (as much as possible) • Categorization and classification • Description of the emergency • Date and time of discovery • Damage and casualties • Operating condition of facility or site • Protective actions

Notification — Additional Communications Notification communication also includes, when possible • Completed notifications •

Notification — Additional Communications Notification communication also includes, when possible • Completed notifications • Weather conditions • Level of media interest • On-scene point of contact (POC)

Responder Communication Effective communication methods must be established and maintained throughout the emergency event

Responder Communication Effective communication methods must be established and maintained throughout the emergency event among • Event scene responders • Emergency managers • Emergency response facilities

Communication Status Updates • Emergency status reports are sent on a continuing basis to

Communication Status Updates • Emergency status reports are sent on a continuing basis to the local EOC until the emergency is terminated • Notification forms