41. Federal Radiological Emergency Response Plan (FRERP): A comprehensive, coordinated plan broadly
describing the entire Federal Government response to radiological emergencies in support of Federal, state,
tribal, and local government agencies.
42. Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center (FRMAC): A facility established by DOE,
usually at an airport near the scene of a radiological emergency, from which the Offsite Technical Director
conducts the Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Plan response.
43. Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Plan (FRMAP): A plan contained in the FRERP for
coordinating Federal offsite radiological monitoring and assistance with that of the affected states.
44. Federal Radiological Preparedness Coordinating Committee (FRPCC): An interagency advisory group
established by the FRERP.
45. Full Participation Exercise: An exercise for a particular DOE- or contractor-operated facility which
demonstrates the integrated response capability of the facility emergency response organization, the DOE
Program Office elements (both HQ and Field Element) with responsibilities for emergency response, along
with those regional Federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies and private support organizations
which elect to participate.
46. General Emergency: One of the classes of emergencies in the Operational and Energy Emergency
categories. Within the category of Operational Emergency, a General Emergency represents events which
are in progress or have occurred that involve actual or imminent catastrophic failure of facility safety
systems with potential for loss of confinement integrity, catastrophic degradation of facility protection
systems, or catastrophic failure in safety or protection systems threatening the integrity of a weapon or test
device which could lead to substantial offsite impacts. Any environmental release of hazardous materials
can reasonably be expected to exceed the appropriate PAG or ERPG exposure levels offsite. Within the
category of Energy Emergency, a General Emergency is an event which has occurred that has major energy
supply impacts. Examples of such events are a major electrical energy system outage affecting consumers
in more than two states or an earthquake affecting the United States or a U.S. territory that measures over
7.1 on the Richter Scale.
47. Hazard: A process, condition, or asset which has the potential to adversely impact the health and safety
of personnel, the public, the environment, or national security. Hazards are divided into three classes:
- Hazards which present minor onsite and negligible offsite impacts to people, the
environment, or national security.
- Hazards which represent considerable potential onsite impacts to the people or the
environment, but at most only minor offsite impacts to people, the environment, or national
- Hazards with the potential for onsite and offsite impacts to large numbers of persons or with
the potential for major impacts to the environment or national security.