13.3 Offsite Coordination
Full participation exercises should require the full participation
of HQ and Field Elements. Federal, state, tribal, and local
regulatory and/or emergency response organization
participation should be requested. When these groups respond
affirmatively, they should be accommodated.
13.4 General Criteria
a. The emergency plan should provide for drills and exercises
to be conducted in a manner that emphasizes facility-
specific emergency events and response activities and that
minimizes the use of generic, nonspecific simulations.
Drills and exercises should employ:
(1) Scenario development criteria that result in a
challenging sequence of events, are technically
accurate, and lead to measurable objectives.
(2) A controller organization of sufficient numbers to
cover all elements to be evaluated. The organization of
controllers should be separately identified and trained
to respond to unforeseen problems.
(3) Agreed upon schedules for exercise development
b. The emergency plan should provide for each member of the
emergency response organization to participate in a drill or
exercise at least annually to demonstrate proficiency in
assigned response duties and responsibilities.