(5) Primary notification and communication systems
should avoid dependence on commercial
telephone lines, e.g., by using dedicated lines or
(6) Primary notification systems should use auto-
matic ringdown circuits and/or other methods that
allow notifications to be made in parallel rather
(7) As appropriate, equipment should be provided to
cope with power outages or other conditions that
might affect notification and communications.
(8) Communications equipment should be subject to
periodic routine testing.
(9) Communications equipment should be included in
a formal preventive maintenance program. The
program should cover all components of the
system, both onsite and offsite, including pagers,
tone-alert radios, facsimile machines, and other
equipment, as appropriate.
b. Classification Reviews. Each emergency plan should
indicate the means by which classified and/or
controlled information will be handled during an
emergency in accordance with established procedures
and DOE requirements.
(1) Classification reviews should be preplanned to
(2) The design of the notification procedure and
forms should eliminate the need for classification
review during the emergency.