Hostile Action Based Exercise Layered Approach
CMCG has assembled a highly experienced team of personnel to perform/coordinate the tasks associated with the Hostile Action Based Event (HABE) Exercise layered approach. Our staff have extensive knowledge of emergency management programs and HABE – each with approximately 25 years experience in emergency preparedness in areas such as: prior Emergency Preparedness Manager experience, emergency plan and procedure development, regulations, dose assessment and core damage assessment, drill and exercise development, conduct and evaluation (including HABE), lesson plan development and training conduct, and support to offsite emergency preparedness communities – including law enforcement. Members of the CMCG HABE team have experience with many nuclear facilities throughout all of the NRC and FEMA regions and will provide the diversity and knowledge needed to ensure that the latest industry guidance is appropriately applied to fit the uniqueness of your Emergency Preparedness program.
Our layered approach to preparation and conduct of an HABE exercise is:
1. AWARENESS TRAINING (Discussion Based Training/Planning Event)
Conduct a 4-hour workshop in facilities that the ERO would use during a HABE (including alternate ERFs, etc.). The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the new program elements required for a HABE per NEI 06-04, NRC ISG Section G, the NUREG 0654, Supp 4, REP Manual, and 10 CFR 50 Appendix E. This includes: NIMS/ICS, ICP structure and utility ICP technical specialists, formal/informal communications, new rule added objectives, added complexity of dispatching repair teams, protective measures, coordination with OROs, public information, etc. CMCG will provide a Powerpoint presentation, lesson guide and other material for the workshop in conjunction with your EP drill coordinator process/program.
2. TABLETOP EXERCISE (Discussion Based Evaluation/Demonstration Event)
Conduct a 4-hour table top in facilities that the ERO would use during a HABE (including alternate ERFs, etc.). The purpose of the table top is to take the concepts introduced in the workshop and respond to a scenario of events to identify gaps, challenges or areas needing improvement. CMCG will provide conduct and evaluation support as well as input to the After Action Report.
3. FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE (Operations Based Exercise)
Conduct a 4-hour full scope drill in facilities that the ERO would use during a HABE (including alternate ERFs, etc.). The purpose of the full scope drill is to utilize the same concept as the table top but practice mobilization of the ERO, use of Operations crew/simulator, mobilization, dispatch of utility technical specialists to the ICP and set-up, dispatch of repair and field teams as appropriate, coordination of media releases, etc. CMCG will provide for conduct and evaluation support as well as input to the After Action Report.
4. FULL-SCALE EVALUATED EXERCISE
CMCG will support the FEMA/NRC Evaluated Exercise for your HABE to include conduct and evaluation support as well as input to the After Action Report.
CMCG will work with your EP Drill Coordinator and – using our proven HABE task schedule – design an HABE schedule specifically to meet your needs.
Furthermore, the process is designed to ensure that – after the initial HABE conduct – your staff will be knowledgeable on the development, conduct, and evaluation of all your drills and exercises (including HABE) in accordance with the new regulations.