Office of Enterprise Assessments Emergency Management Exercise Assessment at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant – February 2020

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February 2020

Office of Enterprise Assessments Emergency Management Exercise Assessment at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), assessed the emergency management program at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS). The assessment evaluated the effectiveness of the PORTS emergency management program in responding to emergencies. The assessment team used the October 2019 full-scale exercise (FSE) to determine the effectiveness of the PORTS emergency response organization’s (ERO’s) response to an emergency at key decision-making venues and follow up on a 2013 EA assessment finding. This assessment is part of a series of assessments of emergency management exercise programs at sites throughout the DOE complex and was conducted in accordance with the Plan for the Office of Enterprise Assessments Assessment of the Emergency Management Program at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, August-October 2019.