Notification procedures should make clear that
notifications should not be unduly delayed or
withheld for lack of specific information.
Notification and Communication Equipment.
Provisions must be in place for prompt initial
notification of emergency response personnel and
response organizations, including appropriate DOE
elements and other Federal, state, tribal, and local
organizations, and for continuing effective
communication among the response organizations
throughout an emergency.
(1) The plan should specify the systems and
equipment (e.g., beepers, telephones, radio
channels) to be used for notification, including
primary and backup equipment.
(2) The plan should describe the primary and backup
means of communication available for
communications with DOE elements and other
Federal, state, tribal, and local response
(3) The plan should describe the systems available
for communication with mobile response units,
including those of offsite organizations if they are
a part of the response.
(4) Notification and communication equipment
should be consistent and compatible with:
Existing daily use nets such as fire and
Other DOE components, Federal agencies,
State, tribal and local response