United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Emergency Exercise Schedule

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) determine the two-year evaluated emergency preparedness exercise requirements for nuclear power plant operators and State, Tribal, and local governments. In this manner, both onsite and offsite emergency preparedness capabilities are adequately evaluated.

NRC Headquarters and Regional staff typically participate in four full-scale emergency response exercises each year, selected from the list of full-scale FEMA-graded exercises required of nuclear facilities. Regional staff and selected Headquarters staff also participate in post-plume, ingestion phase response exercises. On-scene participants include the NRC licensee, as well as State, Tribal, county, and local emergency response agencies.

The NRC's Biennial Evaluated Exercise Schedule is available as a dataset in open format (Microsoft Excel) with an associated data dictionary (variable list). This projected schedule includes a list of full-scale FEMA and NRC evaluated exercises required of nuclear facilitie. The list includes identification of the date and type of exercise (e.g., plume, ingestion, partial), and the participants. Exercise participants may include the NRC licensee, State, Tribal, county and local governmental and emergency response agencies, NRC, FEMA and other appropriate Federal agencies.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, December 06, 2018