Emergency Support Function 12 Annex (ESF #12 Annex), a construct established within the National Response Framework. ESF #12 helps manage the resources required to support energy infrastructure systems, and public and private services and resources. The purpose of an Emergency Support Function is to unify the community and coordinate capabilities, services, technical assistance, and engineering expertise during disasters and incidents that require a coordinated Federal Response. Under ESF #12, CESER works with local, state, tribal, territorial, and Federal Government entities; nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); and the private sector to prepare for and respond to these potential incidents or disasters.  In this, DOE serves as the lead coordinating and primary agency.

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