Planning Standard: An emergency public information program, consistent with DOE 5500.4, should be
established and integrated into the emergency management program. [5500.3A 11.c.(9)]
Applicability & Plan
10.1 Public Information Organization
The emergency plan should include a detailed specific
public affairs plan for emergencies including, if
appropriate, a section or separate plan for offsite
response. One DOE site plan can cover multiple facilities
if they are on a contiguous site. Each DOE field
organization may require operating contractors to prepare
facility-specific public affairs plans for emergencies that
are compatible with the site-specific plan.
b. The site- and facility-specific plans should conform to the
public affairs policy and planning requirements guidance
included in DOE Order 5500.4, Attachment 1. The plan
should assure that:
An effective public affairs organization is
established and responsibilities assigned to
implement DOE emergency public affairs functions.
Public affairs functions are integrated into the
emergency management program and facilitate the
exchange of information between organizations
both onsite and offsite.
The public affairs plan provides for a systematic
approach for preparation, approval, coordination,
and dissemination of news statements and releases
concerning DOE operational emergencies.