NASA Procedures and Guidelines
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2.1.1 NASA activities take place at different locations, and consequently, potential emergencies may be varied. Site plans for NASA Centers and details on the types of emergencies that each Center within NASA could expect to face are contained in the individual Center Emergency Preparedness Program Plans. Copies of these plans are on file with the Office of Security and Program Protection and are available for review upon request (Requirement 23073).
2.1.2 Emergency Preparedness Program Plan Development and Maintenance
22.214.171.124 This NPR constitutes the Agency Emergency Preparedness Program Plan and uses the DHS/FEMA format to address unique NASA emergency preparedness concerns. This NPR should be reviewed at least annually and updated as required (Requirement 23002).
126.96.36.199 NASA Centers (including Component Facilities) shall develop multihazard functional emergency preparedness program plans using the FEMA format (Requirement 23003). Centers will review plans annually and update them as required (Requirement 31623). Centers will forward a copy of these plans, including site maps, to the Office of Security and Program Protection(Requirement 31624).
188.8.131.52 When not precluded by greater mission requirements, the NRP requires NASA to provide aerial reconnaissance and other support to include urban search and rescue, logistics facilities, etc., when requested by the Catastrophic Disaster Response Group (CDRG) and other NRP management teams (Requirement 23055). This includes satellite capability, interpretation of the aerial and satellite imagery, and an inventory of the resources available to support emergency management activities. Detailed operating procedures for requesting aerial reconnaissance imagery to be used in conducting situation assessment for domestic disasters and emergency situations are outlined in the FEMA Standard Operating Procedures, "Remote Sensing in Federal Disaster Operations," June 1999 (9321.1-PR). NASA-unique resources potentially available for emergency management support include the following:
a. Space Shuttle and associated systems.
b. Satellite systems.
d. Tracking systems.
e. Earth-observing assets.
f. Communications and data distribution systems or networks.
h. Staging areas for response and recovery operations.
i. Additional logistics support including, but not limited to, water tankers, fire trucks, and heavy construction equipment.
2.2.1 Any of the incidents identified in the vulnerability analysis may cause large numbers of casualties, great loss of property, or degradation of the NASA mission.
2.2.2 NASA Centers have continuous potential exposure to known hazards, as well as other hazards that may develop in the future.
2.2.3 Outside assistance should be available for emergencies affecting NASA Centers. Although NASA has defined general Center procedures for coordinating such assistance, each Center should be prepared to carry out initial disaster response and short-term actions on an independent basis.
2.2.4 National emergencies or disasters that may affect NASA can occur at any time. For some events, such as hurricanes or flooding, dissemination of warning and increased readiness measures may be possible. Other events, such as earthquakes or terrorist attacks, would likely come without warning and will require a rapid response based on in-place capabilities and resources.
2.2.5 Senior NASA management officials recognize their responsibilities for the safety and well-being of employees and the public and will assume their responsibilities in the implementation of the NASA Emergency Preparedness Program Plan.
2.2.6 Proper implementation of this plan will help reduce or prevent further injury to people, loss of life, damage to the environment and facilities/equipment, and loss of designated function.
2.2.7 Normal administrative policies and procedures might not be adequate during emergencies.
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