Planning Standard: All DOE emergency management programs should include an organization with
clearly specified authorities and responsibilities for emergency response and mitigation, which should be
established and maintained for each facility. This organization should have overall responsibility for the
initial and ongoing response to, and mitigation of, an emergency. [5500.3A 11.c.(1)]
2.1 Organization Structure
The emergency plan should generally describe the overall
organizational structure of the site and describe in detail
the emergency response organization, including its
relationship to the overall structure.
b. The emergency plan should specifically delineate the
functions, authority and responsibility of all internal
organizational elements with emergency responsibilities.
The emergency plan should outline the relationship of
the onsite emergency organization to offsite response
organizations, including DOE (national response assets,
field elements, and HQ) and other Federal, state, tribal,
local, and private organizations that may be relied upon
to provide assistance.
The emergency plan should summarize the inter-
relationships between all suborganizations that comprise
the emergency response organization in an organization
The emergency plan should identify the suborganizations
responsible for performing the following functions:
Determination of the emergency class.