Review of the Emergency Response Organization at the Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight) within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), conducted an independent review of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) emergency response organization (ERO) program. The purpose of the review was to evaluate the processes for establishing and maintaining an ERO that has overall responsibility for initial and ongoing emergency response and mitigation. The review scope was coordinated with the Los Alamos Site Office (LASO), and was conducted February 7-9, 2012.
LANL has established an ERO, as defined in LANL planning and preparedness documents, through plans, procedures, staffing, and training and is equipped to respond to an operational emergency in a timely manner and has used its readiness assurance process to further improve its capability and level of preparedness. LANL defines the ERO to consist of IC and EOC positions staffed by the LASO and LANL personnel.