On November 2, 2016, FEMA finalized the Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex (NRIA) that serves as a supplement to the Federal Interagency Operational Plan (FIOP) and National Response Framework (NRF). The Annex provides hazard-specific supplemental information for Federal departments and agencies to respond to threats or actual nuclear or radiological incidents, whether resulting from accidents, deliberate acts, or natural disasters.
The Annex was developed by FEMA and an interagency planning team that included the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The NRIA describes the process and structures for Federal departments and agencies to respond to threats or actual nuclear or radiological incidents resulting from accidents, deliberate acts, or natural disasters. The Annex is an excellent reference guide for states, tribes, and locals conducting their own planning for nuclear and radiological incidents.