about the emergency and with spokesperson training
shall also be assigned to the emergency public
An information officer shall be assigned to the
emergency public information response team
involved in a significant offsite response deployment
A Headquarters official or team shall provide support
to the affected Program Offices/ Emergency
Management Team and/or requesting operations/field
office, as appropriate.
The Director of Public Affairs and the Headquarters
Emergency Manager shall be informed of all DOE or
NNSA emergency public information actions
Initial news releases or public statements shall be
approved by the DOE or NNSA official responsible
for emergency public information review and
dissemination. Following initial news releases and
public statements, updates shall be coordinated with
the Director of Public Affairs.
An emergency public information communications
system shall be established among Headquarters,
operations/field office, and on-scene locations.
Additional Requirements for Significant Quantities of
DOE O 151.1A, Chapter IV;
Hazardous Chemicals - The Operational Emergency
Hazardous Material Program adds to the base program.
Depending on the findings of the hazards survey DOE or NNSA
sites/facilities may be required to establish and maintain a
quantitative hazards assessment, which will be used to define
the provisions of the Operational Emergency Hazardous
Material Program to ensure the program is commensurate with
the hazards identified. Such hazards assessments are required if
the hazard survey identifies hazardous materials in quantities
exceeding the lower of the Threshold Quantities listed in
29CFR1910.119, or 40CFR68.130, or 40CFR355.
4.4.1 Emergency Classification Provisions shall be established
DOE O 151.1A, Chapter IV,
to categorize and classify emergency events. Events shall
sec. 3b(2) and 5a
be classified based on potential severity of the
consequences as detailed in Chapter IV of DOE O 151.1A.