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  •  In the new National Response Framework (0+ / 0-)

    In the new National Response Framework, which replaces the National Response Plan, the "Incident of National Significance" language was removed.  I am not sure of the significance of that.

    I don't know what has to happen for the Federal government to move in without a request from the local or regional level (or if it even can do that).  Maybe that means DHS doesn't have to declare anything and can move; however, the new Framework makes it clear that local/regional resources are to be deployed first, and then once those are gone, then states can request Federal resources.  In the plan, it stresses using pre-arranged agreements between neighboring states for resource sharing in the event of large disasters.  That alone makes no sense, as nearby states may have their own problems to deal with in cases of hurricanes, epidemics, or other large scale events.

    As the original story notes, the roles and responsibilities of those involved are extremely unclean in the new Framework...probably deliberately.

    Never underestimate the comfort of ignorance.

    by Mote Dai on Sun Oct 14, 2007 at 08:51:32 PM PDT

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    •  there is a catastropic piece within the NRF (0+ / 0-)

      that does not require Stafford Act requests.

      It's listed here under incident annex, catastrophic.

      Where State, tribal, or local authorities are unable to establish or maintain an effective incident command structure due to catastrophic conditions, the Federal Government, at the direction of the Secretary of Homeland Security may establish a unified command structure to save lives, protect property, secure critical infrastructure/key resources, contain the event, and protect national security. The Federal Government shall transition to its normal role supporting incident command through State, tribal, or local authorities when their command is reestablished.

      "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

      by Greg Dworkin on Mon Oct 15, 2007 at 04:51:18 AM PDT

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