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CHAPTER XVI-OFFICE OF EMERGENCY

PREPAREDNESS

Cross REFERENCE: For other regulations relating to civil defense see Parts 185 to 187 of this title.

Part 1701 Central office and field organizations. 1703 Employee responsibilities and conduct. 1705 Rules governing public access to records of the Office of Emergency

Preparedness. 1709 Reimbursement of other Federal agencies performing major disaster relief

functions. 1710 Federal disaster assistance. 1711 Federal disaster assistance for projects under construction. 1712 Federal disaster assistance settlement of claims. 1713 Equal employment opportunity. 1714 Interim emergency management of resources. 1715 Federal disaster assistance under the Disaster Relief Act of 1969.

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PART 1701-CENTRAL OFFICE AND nuity of State and local governments and FIELD ORGANIZATIONS

the management of resources at those

levels, under emergency conditions. Sec.

(b) The Director also determines the 1701.1 Purpose. 1701.2 Mission.

kinds and quantities of strategic and 1701.3 Office of the Director.

critical materials to be acquired and 1701.4 Information.

stockpiled against a war emergency un1701.5 Staff Assistant for Health.

der the Strategic and Critical Materials 1701.6 General Counsel. 1701.7 Liaison.

Stock Piling Act of 1946. He directs 1701.8 Office of Program Planning and and controls the administration of the Evaluation (PP&E).

Defense Production Act of 1950, as 1701.9 Administration.

amended. He investigates the impor1701.10 Emergency Operations Office. 1701.11 National Resource Analysis Center.

tation of commodities to determine 1701.12 Office of Field Services.

whether the rate or circumstances of 1701.13 Regional offices.

such importation threaten to impair 1701.14 Addresses of OEP offices.

the national security within the terms 1701.15 Places where, the officers from whom, and methods whereby, in

of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. He formation may be secured or sub

coordinates Federal assistance to States mitted or requests made.

in coping with major disasters under 1701.16 Regulations.

the Federal Disaster Act of 1950, as 1701.17 Statutes under which OEP conducts

amended, and the Disaster Relief Act its program.

of 1966. He consults with the heads of AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part

procuring agencies to determine whether 1701 issued under 5 U.S.C. sec. 552.

procurement should be limited to domesSOURCE: The provisions of this part 1701 tic sources in the interest of national deappear at 33 F.R. 18699, Dec. 18, 1968, unless

fense under the Buy American Act of otherwise noted.

1933. $ 1701.1 Purpose.

(c) Executive Order No. 11426 of In accordance with section 552 of title

August 31, 1968, provides that the Direc5 of the United States Code, the follow- tor, OEP, shall in addition to his other ing are descriptions of the central office duties, act as the President's liaison with and field organizations of the Office of the Governors of the States and TerritoEmergency Preparedness, the established ries, with the title of Assistant to the places at which, the officers from whom, President for Federal-State Relations, and methods whereby, the public may The OEP assists the Director in carrying secure information, make submittals or out those responsibilities by serving as requests, or obtain decisions, as set forth the clearing house for the prompt hanin the regulations prescribed in this dling and solution of Federal-State probchapter and in Chapter I, Title 32A, CFR. lems involving the executive branches of

the Federal and State Governments. § 1701.2 Mission. The Director of the Office of Emer

$ 1701.3 Office of the Director. gency Preparedness (OEP) assists and (a) The Director is assisted by a Depadvises the President in coordinating and uty Director and three Assistant Didetermining policy for all emergency pre- rectors who are appointed by the Presiparedness activities of the Government dent with the advice and consent of the and sits as a member of the National Se- Senate. curity Council. Preparedness activities (b) The Deputy Director assists the include: Developing and planning the Director in the overall supervision and emergency use of resources such as man- direction of the Office of Emergency power, materials, industrial capacity, Preparedness. He acts as Director and transportation, and communications;

performs all the duties of the Director civil defense; assuring the continuity of in case of a vacancy in that office or in Government in an emergency; preparing the absence or disability of the Director. for the stabilization of the civilian econ- The Deputy Director chairs the Interomy in an emergency; and planning for agency Emergency Planning Committee. rehabilitation after enemy attack. OEP (c) The Deputy Director and Assistcoordinates preparations for the conti- ant Directors serve as the Director's principal advisers on policy decisions and support for State liaison activities, and are called upon to represent the Director assists the Director, OEP, in his special in dealings with policy level officials of

assignments. In the event of disaster or other Federal departments and agencies

national calamity, the Director of Inand with nongovernmental groups. In

formation and his staff gather and proaddition, the Assistant Directors are as

vide the press with comprehensive insigned special responsibilities and tasks. (d) One of the Assistant Directors

formation on Federal relief efforts. He serves as Director of Telecommunications

provides the Director, OEP, with early Management and is responsible for the information and reports of disaster or implementation of Executive Order No. calamity gained by surveillance and in10995 of February 16, 1962. Also, as Spe- terrogation of news sources. He gathers cial Assistant to the President for Tele- and edits Federal relief information, communications, he provides policy direction of the development and operation § 1701.5 Staff Assistant for Health. of the National Communications System

The Staff Assistant for Health is the and under Executive Order No. 11191 of January 4, 1965, assists the President

advisor to the Director on policies, plans, with respect to his coordination and

and programs for the emergency avai)other functions under the Communica

ability and utilization of national health tions Satellite Act of 1962. As Director

resources. Similarly, he provides assisof Telecommunications Management he

tance to other Federal agencies and to (1) coordinates telecommunications ac

OEP officials regarding national and intivities of the Executive Branch and

ternational health resources. The Staff develops policies and standards therefor;

Assistant for Health maintains close and encourages research and develop

working relationships with national ment necessary to improve telecom

medical and health associations, profesmunications management; (2) develops

sional health personnel of other Federal data with regard to United States Gov- agencies, and with health advisory comernment frequency requirements; and mittees; and serves as their principal assigns radio frequencies to Federal de- point of OEP contact in health matters. partments and agencies, amending or revoking such assignments as necessary;

$ 1701.6 General Counsel. (3) advises and assists the Secretary of The General Counsel provides legal State in the discharge of his functions in counsel, advice, and assistance to the the field of international telecommunica- Director, OEP, on national security and tion policies, positions and negotiations; disaster laws, policies, regulations, proband (4) coordinates the development of lems, and programs, including special plans and programs for the mobilization Presidential assignments to the Director. and use of telecommunications resources He also provides legal advice, guidance in an emergency. He is assisted in carry- and assistance to all officers and eming out these responsibilities by three ployees in the Agency on the administraDirectorates: Research and Technology, tion and operation of programs for which National Communications, and Fre- OEP is responsible. He coordinates the quency Management.

preparation of legislation proposed by

OEP and the preparation of reports on § 1701.4 Information.

other proposed legislation, and is responThe Director of Information advises sible for the initiation, preparation, or the Director, OEP, on means of secur- review of submissions to the Attorney ing and maintaining general public un

General and Comptroller General. He derstanding and acceptance of emer

serves as Counselor under Part 1703, Title gency preparedness and other programs

32, CFR (Ethical Conduct Regulations), administered by OEP. He is responsible

as Civil Rights Coordinator under Title for press relations and for information

VI of the Civil Rights Act; and as Direcmaterials intended for the general pub

tor of Equal Employment Opportunity lic. He participates in planning press and for OEP. He reviews adverse personnel information programs for emergencies. actions. He maintains liaison with the White

[33 F.R. 18699, Dec. 18, 1968, as amended at House on press matters, provides press 34 F.R. 12099, July 18, 1969]

§ 1701.7 Liaison.

The Director of Liaison maintains liaison with Members of Congress, Congressional Committees, State, and local government associations, business, labor, farm, and other national organizations concerned with political, social, and economic affairs to assure their understanding and obtains their support in furtherance of Agency programs. This staff maintains liaison with foreign governments and international bodies, and, in conjunction with the Department of State, provides leadership and coordination of Executive Branch participation in NATO civil emergency preparedness activities. It assists the Director, OEP, with special Presidential assignments and in the development of an active partnership with Governors and State legislative leaders. It provides guidance and advice to the Executive Staff and Staff of OEP in their relationships with Congress, and is responsible for preparing special and recurring reports to the Congress. $ 1701.8 Office of Program Planning

and Evaluation (PP&E). The Director of this Office provides support to the Director and Deputy Director in their deliberations and judgments on program priorities, program plans, and work to be accomplished through project management. He apprises the Director and Deputy of the status of programs and projects, and identifies matters requiring their attention or the attention of Office or Staff Directors. He develops and maintains an information and progress reporting system to aid in program review and decisions. This Office negotiates with other agencies and prepares for the Director's approval long range test and exercise programs, and evaluates the effectiveness of tests and exercises conducted by the program offices of OEP. It works with the Departments of State and Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency and other agencies in updating nonmilitary defense assumptions. It also provides secretariat support to the Interagency Emergency Planning Committee and other program development groups as required.

$ 1701.9 Administration.

The Director of Administration provides logistic, administrative, and management support to the work of the Agency in accordance with Government policies and practices and consistent with laws, regulations, and rules relative to Federal funds, property, personnel, procedures, and practices. He recommends organizational, functional, procedural, staffing, and financial programs and plans for achieving the Agency's mission and discharging its responsibilities at maximum effectiveness and lowest cost. He administers financial management, personnel, training, administrative services, security, auditing, procurement, records, and directs management programs. The Director of Administration serves as the Property Accountability Officer and Contracting Officer for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and as the Authorizing and Certifying Officer for material published in the FEDERAL REGISTER by OEP. § 1701.10 Emergency Operations Office.

(a) The Director of this Office develops plans, conducts programs, and coordinates preparations designed to assure the capability of Federal, State, and local Governments to respond effectively to any emergency. The Office is responsible for all aspects of continuity of government including succession lines, essential records, emergency operating facilities, emergency communications, the effective use of government resources, and the predelegation of powers. It maintains the readiness of standby agencies and programs and administers the National Defense Executive Reserve program.

This Office also provides administrative support, planning, and coordination of agency use and management of protected emergency operating facilities for the National Office of OEP and for other top level oficials of the Federal Government.

(b) This Office is also responsible for directing and coordinating Federal Disaster Assistance programs delegated to the Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness by the President. It places requirements upon other Federal agencies for disaster assistance and coordinates the total Federal response; initiates studies into the cause and effect of disasters; provides guidance and directs OEP Regional Offices in relation to all their disaster activities; and fosters improved disaster planning and readiness at State and local levels.

(c) The Office is comprised of the following Divisions, each headed by a Chief: Government Readiness, Special Facilities, and Disaster Assistance. $ 1701.11 National Resource Analysis

Center. (a) The Director of the National Resource Analysis Center provides executive direction and general management to the development and implementation of the Agency's overall program of resources preparedness at the Federal, regional, State, and local levels. The Center provides the analytical and statistical basis for the policy, planning, and program activities of the Office of Emergency Preparedness in support of its responsibilities as set forth in Executive Order No. 11051. It develops and applies various mathematical models, simulation techniques, systems analysis, and other scientific methods for analyzing, forecasting and testing alternative solutions to a wide range of resource problems pertaining to national security. The Center develops contingency policies, plans, orders, and standby organizations required to mobilize and allocate resources, and to utilize fiscal and monetary measures to meet national security objectives; and guides and coordinates resource mobilization planning among the Federal departments and agencies pursuant to statutes, Executive orders, and other authorities. It conducts studies of materials resources to serve as the basis for developing policies designed to achieve national security objectives; identifies and analyzes present and future resource deficiencies and strengths; maintains, with the participation and support of the Federal departments and agencies, a national resource evaluation capability for predicting and monitoring the status of resources under all degree of emergency; and, conducts studies to anticipate the impact of current and proposed national security programs of the United States on the economy and the mobilization base.

(b) It conducts investigations and continuous surveillance of imports that threaten to impair the national security; performs secretariat services for certain committees as required; provides resource analysis and mobilization planning support for the Agency's participation in NATO and other international and foreign organizations; provides staff support to the Director as a member of the National Security Council; provides intelligence information for the Executive Staff and Staff. Conducts a central research program in support of OEP's basic mission.

(c) The Center is comprised of the following Divisions, each headed by a Chief: Materials Policy, Mobilization Plans, Economic Stabilization, Resource Evaluation, and Systems Evaluation. $ 1701.12 Office of Field Services.

On behalf of the Director, OEP, the Director of this Office provides general supervision and coordination of the Regional Offices in their implementation of approved programs. His primary responsibility is to assure a balanced effort by the Regional Offices in (a) extending the full range of emergency readiness programs to State and local governments, (b) providing assistance to State officials on any Federal-State problem, and (c) coordinating Federal Disaster Assistance in the field. This Office serves as a central source of information and guidance for the Office of Emergency Preparedness on State and local preparedness programs. $ 1701.13 Regional offices.

The Regional Offices of OEP are an extension of the National Office to implement national programs in the field and to bring about a state of readiness by State and local governments. The Regional Offices stimulate, coordinate, and evaluate the Federal field establishments in their readiness programs. They provide guidance and assistance to State and local governments concerning disaster relief under Public Law 81-875 and Public Law 89–769 and they coordinate total Federal disaster assistance at the field level. They advise the National Office of regional developments affecting emergency preparedness and provide a

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