Emergency Action Plans: A Need for Comprehensive Exercises

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by Jerrold W. Gotzmer, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '91: A New View of Hydro Resources

Abstract: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Guidelines for Preparation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) require that licenses conduct periodic in-depth testing, or comprehensive exercises, of their EAP's. This paper will discuss the importance of conducting comprehensive EAP exercises. It will also address the five types of exercises in an exercise program; the FERC goals, objectives, and principal expectations of a comprehensive exercise; the results from actual exercises; and sources of information and available training on how to design, conduct, and evaluate a comprehensive exercise.

Subject Headings: Emergency management | Federal government | Licensure and certification | Information management | Training | Safety |

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