November 17, 2011
Emergency Management Program Inspection Criteria, Approach, and Lines of Inquiry - Targeted Review of Site Preparedness for Severe Natural Phenomena Events (HSS CRAD 45-51, Rev. 0)
This emergency management program targeted review will evaluate the comprehensiveness of response capabilities identified in the beyond design basis event analysis performed by the siteand the level of preparedness in attaining and maintaining those response capabilities. Of particular interest is the site's preparedness for responding to plausible severe natural phenomena events. Important considerations include:
- The severity of events that serves as the basis for the site's emergency response capability;
- The timely recognition that an event exceeds the site's response capability;
- The ability of the site to perform required emergency response functions during severe natural phenomena events; and
- The planning for obtaining off-site response assets and mechanisms for acquiring and integrating off-site response assets when needed.