Evaluation of the Office of Secure Transportation Emergency Management Program
The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducted an inspection of emergency management programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in October 2003. Inspection activities included the observation of the OST annual emergency exercise and reviews of selected emergency management program elements.
The exercise demonstrated that the OST emergency response organization could effectively provide for prompt event categorization, DOE and NNSA notification, and protective actionrecommendations to local responders for the protection of workers and the public at the onset of an operational emergency. Many elements of the emergency management program are effectively implemented.