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Engineering Guidelines for the Evaluation of Hydropower Projects

Emergency Action Plans, Chapter 6 (Final Version)
The Commission has revised Chapter 6 of the Engineering Guidelines on Emergency Action Plans. The chapter incorporates/addresses comments we received from licensees in response to the draft version issued in April-June 2007.

The following table briefly describes the changes to the chapter since the last revision in November 1998:
Pages Section Description of Changes
1 6-1 Modified section to highlight what is in chapter.
2-6 6-2.2 Added new section describing schedules for EAP submittals and exercises.
11-12 6-3.1.8 Added new section on EAP document security.
12 6-3.2.1 Noted that changes to the EAP format should be coordinated with agencies and explained to the Regional Engineer.
15-18 6-3.2.2 I Discussed emergency dispatch centers and revised sample notification flowchart.
17 6-3.2.2 III Added sentence on document security.

19-21 6-3.2.2 IV Added discussion on emergency classifications.  Referred to Non-Failure Emergency Condition as Condition C.
23-24 6-3.2.2 V B Added example emergency message and introduced Incident Command System.
25 6-3.2.2 V C Explained section can reference EOPs.
32-40 6-3.2.2 VII Revised section on inundation maps. Discussed map preparation, content, coordination, updates, and populations at risk.  Included sample maps.

41

6-3.2.2 App A Revised section on dam break analyses to reference Engineering Guidelines Chapter 2.
43 6-3.2.2 App B Added that training plan should include public education, if appropriate.
45 6-3.2.2 App D Revised “Documentation” section and removed “Approval of EAP” section.

46-66

6-4.2

Revised detailed discussions on exercises. Provided orientation seminar requirements and possible discussion topics. Noted that testing emergency equipment should be done once a year and be considered part of the drill. Added methods for conducting tabletop exercises. Discussed scheduling functional exercises.

70 6-4.5 Deleted expenditures section on results from exercises.
71-73 6-5 Added new section on ensuring effective EAPs.
74-75 6-6 Discussed annual requirements for projects exempt from EAPs.
77-78 6-9 Added section on temporary construction emergency action plans.
  Appendices Eliminated dam break parameters since they are found in Chapter 2 of the Engineering Guidelines.
80 App. 6-A Updated FEMA documents/classes.
86 App. 6-C

Made minor changes to evaluation report format.

88-92 App. 6-D Provided requirements for submitting GIS inundation map information to the Commission.
94 App. 6-E Provided Sample Coordination Checklist for EAP Status Reports.



CONTACT
William H. Allerton
Telephone: 202-502-6025
Email: william.allerton@ferc.gov

John Zygaj
Telephone: 312-596-4437 Email: john.zygaj@ferc.gov
 
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Updated: February 7, 2012