Emergency Preparedness Program
PU R P O S E . The purpose of this DSA chapter is to provide information that will satisfy
the requirements of 10 CFR 830. This chapter is not intended to be the vehicle for review
and approval of the emergency preparedness program. It is intended to describe the
essential characteristics of the program as it relates to facility safety.
This chapter summarizes the emergency preparedness functions and response at the
facility. Expected products of this chapter, as applicable based on the graded approach,
Identification of the scope of the facility Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP)
(i.e., spectrum of emergencies encompassed).
Description of the philosophy, objectives, organization, and emergency response
of facility emergency preparedness.
Existing supporting documentation is to be referenced. Include brief abstracts of
referenced documentation with enough of the salient facts to provide an understanding of
the referenced documentation and its relation to this chapter.
AP P L I C A T I O N O F T H E GR A D E D AP P R O A C H . The level of detail required
by this chapter depends on the quantities, the physical and chemical state, and the potential
for release of the hazardous materials involved. However, it is expected that Hazard
Category 3 facilities will not require extensive emergency response unless they present a
significant hazard from a chemical release or where emergency action might be necessary
due to significant localized consequences.
Hazard Category 2 facilities may have impacts beyond the immediate facility and,
therefore, a more detailed summary of the EPP would be appropriate. Discussions can be
brief and are limited to summaries of the major features of the programmatic commitment
to the safety basis.