Within the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management the Office of Transportation implements the complex-wide Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) to address preparedness issues for nonclassified/nonweapons radioactive material shipments. As an element of the DOE Comprehensive Emergency Management System, TEPP provides support to DoE and other Federal, State, Tribal, and local authorities to prepare for a response to a transportation incident involving DOE shipments of radioactive material. TEPP is implemented on a regional basis, with a TEPP Coordinator designated for each of the eight DOE Regional Coordinating Offices. TEPP, by integrating transportation and emergency preparedness activities, takes a coordinated approach to addressing the emergency response concerns of State, Tribal, and local officials affected by DOE shipments. TEPP also ensures responders have access to the model plans and procedures, training, and technical assistance necessary to respond safely, efficiently, and effectively to transportation incidents. This fact sheet provides information on TEPP planning tools, training materials, technical assistance, and contact information for additional information.
U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management: http://www.em.doe.gov/