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Action 3 - Emergency Preparedness and Response

"Strengthen emergency preparedness and response"

 

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(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to respond to Member States requests for support in performing national reviews as necessary In progress
Organize national, regional, interregional training events in different areas of emergency preparedness and response. In progress
Develop e-learning tools associated with EPR-Public Communications, 2012 In progress
(Activity) IAEA to continue to encourage Member States to request EPREV missions and provide experts for these peer reviews. In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to produce and make available to Member States a report on Highlights of the results of the national assessments and EPREV missions. Completed
The Secretariat has reviewed the effectiveness of the EPREV peer review service and produceda report : EPREV Highlight 2004-2011 - An Evaluation of the EPREV Missions to Improve Effectiveness of the Future Missions. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to encourage Member States and relevant international organizations to review the international Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) framework (Conventions, ENATOM, RANET, JPLAN) and the final report of the international Action Plan on EPR 2004-2009 In progress
IAEA to review ENATOM Completed
IAEA to revise the Safety Requirements publication Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2, Vienna, 2002). In progress
The Secretariat has revised the internal emergency response plan, Response Plan for Incidents and Emergencies (REPLIE) and its associated procedures to include the process for the assessment of potential consequences of an emergency and prognosis of possible scenarios. Completed
IAEA to conduct 1st International Conference Programme (from 19 to 23 October 2015). Planned
(Activity) IAEA to continue upgrading EPR standards and guides and incorporate corporate lessons learned to the EPREV peer review service. In progress
Continue developing upgrading EPR standards and guides. In progress
Continue to incorporate lessons learned to the EPREV peer review service. In progress
Untertake actions with the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE). Completed
Development of a concept for an upgraded database on EPR arrangements in Member States. In progress
New EPR-series publications : Actions to Protect the Public in an Emergency due to Severe Conditions at a Light Water Reactors (EPR-NPP Public Protective Actions, 2013). Completed
New EPR-series publications : Cytogenetic Dosimetry: Applications in Preparedness for and Response to Radiation Emergencies - Training Materials (EPR-Biodosimetry T, 2013). Completed
New EPR-series publications : Considerations in Emergency Preparedness and Response for a State Embarking on a Nuclear Power Program - Training Materials (EPR-Embarking T, 2013). Completed
New EPR-series publications : Medical Preparedness and Response to a Nuclear and Radiological Emergency - Training Materials (EPR-Medical T, 2013). Completed
The Secretariat published the IAEA Report on Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency in the Light of the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. The objective of the report is to highlight the lessons learned in the area of EPR in the light of the Fukushima Daiichi accident and the need to have national communication plans in place before an emergency occurs to ensure that clear, objective and understandable information can be made available to the public. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to establish Emergency Preparedness and Response Expert Group (EPREG). In progress
The Secretariat has established the Emergency Preparedness and Response Expert Group (EPREG) to provide advice on strategies to strengthen and sustain sound international preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergencies. EPREG consists of 16 senior experts from, Africa, Asia and Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America and Latin America. Completed
To develop and set up EPREG interactive website Completed
The first meeting of EPREG was convened in February 2013 to discuss current international activities in the area of emergency preparedness and response and to recommend priorities for their future work. Completed
Organization of other EPREG Meetings In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat and other relevant International Governmental Organizations to review and evaluate their response to the Fukushima accident and to prepare proposals for the JPLAN update and its revision. Completed
Revision of the Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (Emergency Preparedness and Response Series, EPR-JPLAN 2010, Vienna, 2010). Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to invite relevant International Governmental organizations (IGOs) that are not yet cosponsoring the JPLAN to become participating organizations of the IACRNE. Completed
Unterdate action with Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Organization (CTBTO) Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to prepare a draft of the revised JPLAN (Edition 2013) and distribute to IACRNE participating organizations for comments. Completed
Produce a draft version of the JPLAN. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to organize IACRNE ad hoc JPLAN meeting to discuss and agree on the JPLAN Edition 2013. Completed
Organisation of a Video Teleconferencing meeting Completed
IAEA Secretariat to publish and distribute JPLAN Edition 2013 . Completed
The Secretariat published the Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (EPR-JPLAN, Edition 2013) in July 2013 following discussion and agreement at the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE) meetings in October 2012 and May 2013. EPR-JPLAN Edition 2013 incorporates the following main improvements: a revised emergency classification scheme, elaborated response actions, additional clarification of response arrangement and tasks, updated capabilities and contact details of participating organizations, and updated list of publications and legal instruments of relevance to emergency preparedness and response. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat tio share experience on country EPR plans. In progress
Organise and conduct meetings of the Representatives of Competent Authorities identified under the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency. In progress
(Activity) IAEA and Member States to increase the scope of RANET assistance capabilities and its utilization In progress
IAEA Secretariat to conduct a meeting to increase the scope of RANET assistance capabilities [IEC] Completed
IAEA Secretariat to prepare a revised draft of the RANET document - RANET Edition 2013 Completed
The Secretariat organized a RANET forum during the 56th regular session of the General Conference to share the experiences and good practices of receiving or providing assistance under RANET. Completed
In order to provide States with the information regarding the National Assistance Capabilities (NAC) registered in the RANET, in January 2013, the IAEA Secretariat launched the RANET database on the USIE website. The database features all information related to the NAC: Field Assistance Teams (FAT), External Based Support (EBS) and registered resources. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to invite Member States that have not yet done so to register their response assistance capabilities under RANET In progress
Member States to register their capabilities under RANET In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to develop mechanisms to ensure that necessary assistance is made available promptly, including cases beyond the Assistance Convention In progress
IAEA to create a proposal for the performance of NAC Completed
The Secretariat organized a workshop on developing operational arrangements and reporting processes for the Agency s Response Assistance Network Field Assistance Teams was brought forward, taking place on 17-21 October 2011. Completed
The ConVex-3 which was held to test the response to two simulated dirty bomb attacks in the port of Tangier-Med and in Marrakesh-Medina in Morocco. Completed
Development of a standardized severe accident self-assessment exercise concept aimed at testing off-site EPR in situations where the magnitude of the consequences exceeds the existing emergency plans. In progress
Bilateral exercises with the IEC and Member States with more than ten years of cumulative experience in operating a nuclear power plant(s). In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to develop procedures on the application of the new RANET capabilities. In progress
Develop draft of RANET 2013 incorporating new procedures and capabilities Completed
Develop operational procedures on the application of the new RANET capabilities in particular on the on-site mitigation needs in the event of a nuclear emergency Completed
IEC is conducting a consultancy meeting in June 2013 to discus procedures for providing assessment and advice to requesting States under the new RANET capabilities. In progress
IAEA Secretariat to encourage those Member States with registered national assistance capabilities in RANET to host IAEA missions to review their registered capabilities. In progress
The Secretariat has initiated a programme for the preparation of RANET review missions and has written to all RANET National Assistance Coordinators asking them to identify their availability to host RANET review missions in their countries. Responses are being collected by the Secretariat in order to plan its future activities in this regard. Completed
Finalize the methodology for the performance of NAC reviews while encouraging State Parties registered in RANET to invite RANET review mission and to prepare complete draft of assistance compatibility guidelines. In progress
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to produce a program of RANET review missions. In progress
A draft protocol procedure for conducting fact-finding missions in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency within the framework of the Response and Assistance Network (RANET) has been prepared. Completed
At the RANET Technical Meeting in February 2013, participants also discussed the programme of the RANET review missions and EPR-RANET Edition 2013 including the process for conducting fact-finding missions in the event of a nuclear or radiological emergency. Completed
More detailed methodolgy will be prepared once EPR-RANET 2013 has been published Planned
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to publish RANET Edition 2013 Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to design an IAEA RANET CBC in the Fukushima Prefecture In progress
The Capacity Building Centres are being established considering previous experiences and inputs from Member States. Several efforts were made to identify organizations that could host Capacity Building Centres and several organizations in Member States expressed their willingness to be part of this initiative. In progress
The Secretariat held a workshop at the RANET capacity building centre in Fukushima City, Japan, in October 2013, to help build the capacity of Asian and Pacific Region Member States to prepare for, and respond to, a nuclear or radiological emergency. Completed
IAEA Secretariat to continue encouraging Member States to establish national rapid response teams and register them under RANET that consider on-site assessment and management of emergencies at nuclear installations. In progress
IAEA Secretariat to review and enhance the RANET operational arrangements beyond Assistance Convention for conducting fact-finding missions, in case of a nuclear emergency. Completed
Development protocols for preparing and conducting fact-finding missions and making the results publicly available. Completed
Discussions about RANET arrangements at CAS meeting. Completed
Consolidated arrangements included in draft RANET 2013. Completed
(Activity) IAEA Secretariat to conduct fact-finding missions in case of nuclear emergency with the consent of the State concerned and make the results publically available In progress
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