cooperate with FEMA in developing radiological emergency plans with State and local
authorities. This requirement applies only to installations where the potential for an accident
involving radioactive materials exists. Factors to be included in emergency response planning
and to be transmitted to state and local authorities include:
1. Environment where the release is possible (atmosphere, geologic, or hydrologic).
2. Type of material that may be released (isotopes and chemical and physical characteristics).
3. General characteristics of accidents (e.g., fire, impact, loss of cooling, explosion, etc.).
4. Pertinent timing (duration of release and delay before significant off-site exposures are
5. Radiologic levels for protective actions to be used.
6. Specific response actions to be taken by the facility and possible response actions by State
and local authorities.
7. Specific response actions to be taken in the event of a release, including:
a. Prompt notification of state and/or local authorities.
b. Augmentation of resources and activation of emergency response organizations to the
c. Detailed guidance is contained in DoD Instruction 5100.52, Radiological Assistance in the
Event of an Accident Involving Radioactive Materials.
7.18 Transportation Accident Contingency Planning
A. Military installations are frequently requested by local civilian authorities to render
assistance in a variety of mishaps occurring outside installations boundaries. These mishaps may
or may not involve DoD materials. When requested by local authorities, Federal agencies are
required by Title 40 CFR, part 300, to render assistance following or in prevention of a discharge
or release of a hazardous substance.
B. While no formal requirement exists for DoD installations to provide assistance outside the
fence line, it is recommended they develop a basic contingency plan for the following purposes:
1. To serve as the DoD component receiving first notification of a transportation accident
involving DoD hazardous materials.
2. To be prepared to dispatch a representative directly to the scene of a hazardous materials
accident, if requested by local civilian authorities. That individual will serve as the DoD
representative to the civilian On-Scene Emergency Coordinator until relieved by a competent