Path Forward IBRD to I-CBR-RD

Report
Recovery/Resilience Program:
Path Forward
IBRD to I-CBR-RD
Presented By:
Steven Merritt
On-Scene Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 8
Emergency Response Unit
303.312.6146
[email protected]
On Behalf Of:
Chris Russell
Program Manager
R&D Branch
Chemical and Biological Division
202.254.5876
[email protected]
Interagency Biological Restoration
Demonstration (IBRD)
(Wide Area Restoration)
Goal: Working with interagency including state & local,
reduce time and resources required to recover and restore
wide urban areas, military installations, and other critical
infrastructures following a biological incident
DOD (DTRA) & DHS (S&T) cosponsored program
Objectives:
• Study social, economic & operational interdependencies
• Establish civilian and military coordination
• Develop guidance and decision frameworks
• Identify & demonstrate technologies that support
remediation operations
• Exercise activities & available technology solutions
Coordination & partnership with
the Seattle, WA region
Response and Recovery
Actions (specific to Biologicals)
As defined by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
RESPONSE AND RECOVERY ACTIVITIES
(CRISIS MANAGEMENT)
Notification
Receive
information on
biological
Incident
Identification of
suspect release
sites
Notification of
appropriate
agencies
(CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT)
First Response
Initial threat assessment
HAZMAT and emergency
actions
Remediation/Cleanup
Characterization
Decontamination
Clearance
characterization of
biological agent
Decontamination
strategy
Characterization of
affected site
Remediation Action Plan
Clearance
environmental
sampling
and analysis
Forensic investigation
Worker health and safety
Site containment
Public health actions
Site preparation
Screening sampling
Continue risk
communication
Determination of agent
type, concentration, and
viability
Characterization
environmental sampling
and analysis
Risk communication
Initial risk assessment
Clearance goals
Clearance
decision
Restoration
(Recovery)
Renovation
Reoccupation
decision
Long-term
environmental
and public health
monitoring
Source reduction
Waste disposal
Decontamination of sites
or items
Decontamination
verification
IBRD Scope
3
IBRD Executive Summary
The objective of the Interagency Biological Restoration Demonstration
(IBRD) Project is to provide guidance, procedures, and capabilities to
restore large urban areas with co-located military facilities to operational
status following the widespread release of a biological agent. The
project consists of four separate efforts providing recovery and
remediation methods and approaches from multiple levels.
 Task 1: Front-End Systems Engineering Study and Gap Analysis to
establish a body of knowledge for national, state and local
restoration capabilities
 Task 2: Wide-Area Restoration Framework Development of
guidance to address civilian & military needs and capabilities for
recovery and restoration actions
 Task 3: Recovery & Restoration Process methods, procedures, and
technology development
 Task 4: Workshops, Exercises, and Demonstrations - Plan and
conduct a series of workshops, exercises, and demonstrations
coordinating military & civilian community interoperability and
practical application of technology and concepts of operation
Program Coordination
• DHS & DOD equally Planning, funding & managing
• Many levels of government participating (including private
sector):
– Federal: DHS, DOD, EPA, DHHS, FEMA, US Coast Guard (District 13)
– State of Washington: Military Department & Homeland Security, Public
Health, Emergency Management, State-wide regulatory agencies
– Regional: Seattle Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), Ports of Seattle &
Tacoma
– Local: Snohomish County, King County, and Pierce County; Seattle/King
County Public Health; Pierce County Public Health, Seattle Police and Fire
Department, Bellevue Fire & Rescue
– Urban: City of Seattle, City of Bellevue
– Military Installations: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Madigan Army Medical
Center
– Private sector: Pacific North West Economic Region (PNWER), Building
Owner and Managers Association (BOMA)
Snohomish County
Major Technical Accomplishments
• System Analysis
– Completed and report distributed
– Functional analysis conducted on identified gaps
– Results compared and aligned with other national efforts
• Consequence Management Guidance
– Prioritization strategy drafted
– Decision framework expanded to a tactical guide
– Biological Restoration Analysis Tool developed
• Science and Technology efforts
– Sampling efficiencies and throughput
– Decontamination technologies evaluation
– Agent Fate studies (Btk, Seattle and NCR)
• Workshops/Exercises
– Workshops/Symposiums (Anthrax, Media, Roles, & Community resiliency)
– Focus groups (Public Health, Information Officers, Fire/Police responders).
IBRD Program Path Forward
• IBRD becomes I-CBR-RD (DNDO will be integral to the R&D Team, we
are already working on the C in R&D)
• Major Federal Players: DHS (FEMA, OHA, S&T, IP), DOE, HHS-CDC,
EPA and DoD
• State, Regional and Local Partners: TBD by Denver UASI
• Test and evaluate transportability of Consequence Management
Guidance, tools and solution sets
• Further explore the interdependencies between DoD, Public Health and
the Socio-Economic areas
• Focus on Transition
I-CBR-RD Draft Objectives
Goal: Working with interagency partners; including state,
regional & local, to reduce time and resources required to
recover and restore wide urban areas, military installations, and
other critical infrastructures following a CBR incident
Objectives:
• Enhance civilian, military and private industry coordination
• Develop/refine guidance and decision frameworks
• Identify & demonstrate technologies that support operations
• Exercise activities & available technology solutions
• Additional Denver UASI Objectives
Current Situation and Path Forward
• IBRD Capstone Exhibition in Seattle, Washington on
September 21-23, 2010
• Announcement made at IBRD Capstone about intent to take
next phase of IBRD to Denver, Colorado
• On October 21, 2010, DHS Briefed Denver UASI on I-CBRRD Concept
• Denver UASI agreed to participate in I-CBR-RD
• DHS and Denver UASI planning I-CBR-RD Kickoff Meeting in
December 2010
• Expect project to commence in January 2011 and last
between two and three years
Questions?
Chris Russell
Program Manager
R&D Branch
Chemical and Biological Division
202.254.5876
[email protected]

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