United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T11 Promoting Success for Emergency Preparedness Guidance

NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, "Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants," was issued in 1980.  Following Emergency Preparedness (EP) rulemaking, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NRC initiated a multi-year process to revise NUREG 0654/FEMA-REP-1 to update existing guidance.  Public meetings occurred in August and September 2012 to engage external stakeholders.  More public meetings and comment periods will occur throughout the planned timeline, currently extending until 2017.  This session is targeted to complement these ongoing efforts by providing the current status of the NUREG 0654/FEMA-REP-1 revision project.  Key questions that the NRC and FEMA posed during the 2012 meetings will be used to encourage discussion, including "How do stakeholders define success with respect to the guidance revision?"

SESSION CHAIR(S):

  • Mark Thaggard, Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC

SESSION FACILITATOR(S):

  • Richard Daniel, Safety Culture Specialist, Office of Enforcement, NRC

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS:

  • Mark Thaggard, Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC

PANELIST(S):

  • Joseph Klinger, Assistant Director, Illinois Emergency Management Agency
  • Mark Thaggard, Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC
  • Edwin Lyman, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Eric Epstein, Chairman, Three Mile Island Alert, Inc.

SESSION COORDINATOR(S):

  • Bethany Cecere, Emergency Preparedness Specialist, Division of Preparedness and Response, NSIR/NRC tel: 301-415-6754, e-mail: Bethany.Cecere@nrc.gov
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Wednesday, July 17, 2013