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TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY PROTECTION ACTION RECOMMENDATIONS
Increase U.S. readiness responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies.
RPD staff provide techical support for other EPA offices, other Federal departments and agencies and to state and local governments in preparing for and responding to radiological and nuclear emergencies under the National Response Framework's Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex. Under Reorganization Plan No. 3 and by Executive Order, EPA develops guidance on action levels of nuclear radiation during national security emergencies. During radiological and nuclear exercises and emergencies, one of EPA's critical roles is developing protective action recommendations with the A Team for consideration by state and local decision-makers to minimize the impact of the incident on the public health and welfare.