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Memorandum of Agreement Among the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Department of Defense Department of Energy Environmental Protection Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration Nuclear Regulatory Commission Department of Interior, US Forestry Service, September 23, 2004   [open pdf - 248KB]

"The DHS authority for entering this agreement is Public Law 107-296, the Homeland Security Act of November 2002 which charges the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security with the responsibility for coordinating Federal operations within the United States to prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5 (HSPD-5) assigns the Secretary the role of principal federal official for domestic incident management. [...]. Homeland Security Presidential Directive #5 (HSPD-5) assigns the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security the role of principal federal official for domestic incident management. Additionally, the Homeland Security Act of 2002, charges the Secretary with the responsibility for coordinating Federal operations within the United States to prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. Consistent with approval and direction by the Homeland Security Council this Memorandum of Agreement specifies the roles and responsibilities of federal departments and agencies with respect to the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC). The goal of the IMAAC is to enhance our national capability through robust scientific cooperation among federal agencies that incorporates the best practices from federal and other programs as it seeks to improve federal modeling and assessment capabilities. In the event of an inconsistency between this Memorandum of Agreement (or its annexes) and the policy guidance provided by the National Response Plan (NRP) or its annexes or the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the NRPINIMS guidance will prevail."

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