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Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations. Date Effective: 1 July 2013

Abstract

The Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (the 'Early Notification Convention') and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (the 'Assistance Convention') are prime legal instruments that establish an international framework to facilitate the exchange of information and the prompt provision of assistance in the event of a radiation emergency, with the aim of minimizing the consequences. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has specific functions assigned to it under these Conventions, to which the the European Commission, through the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are full Parties. The arrangements between the IAEA, States and international intergovernmental organizations ('international organizations') for facilitating the practical implementation of those articles of the two Conventions that are operational in nature are documented in the IAEA's Operations Manual for Incident and Emergency Communication (IEComm). In addition to the IEComm arrangements and pursuant to the obligations placed on the IAEA by the Conventions, the IAEA regularly convenes the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE), whose purpose is to coordinate the arrangements of the  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2013
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
EPR-JPLAN-2013
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Jointly sponsored by Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Org (CTBTO); Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC); European Commission (EC); European Police Office (EUROPOL); Food and Agriculture Org of the UN (FAO); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); INTERPOL, International Maritime Organization (IMO); Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD (OECD/NEA); Pan American Health Org (PAHO); UN Environment Programme (UNEP); UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA); UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA); World Health Organization (WHO); World Meteorological Org (WMO); UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR); Related Information: Series: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; BILATERAL AGREEMENTS; ELECTRIC POWER; EURATOM; FAO; IAEA; ILO; MEMBER STATES; NEA; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; UNITED NATIONS; WHO; WMO
OSTI ID:
22117962
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, Incident and Emergency Centre, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA13R0727074027
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/EPRJplan2013_web.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
139 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 2013

Citation Formats

Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations. Date Effective: 1 July 2013. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations. Date Effective: 1 July 2013. IAEA.
2013. "Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations. Date Effective: 1 July 2013." IAEA.
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title = {Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations. Date Effective: 1 July 2013}
abstractNote = {The Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident (the 'Early Notification Convention') and the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (the 'Assistance Convention') are prime legal instruments that establish an international framework to facilitate the exchange of information and the prompt provision of assistance in the event of a radiation emergency, with the aim of minimizing the consequences. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has specific functions assigned to it under these Conventions, to which the the European Commission, through the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are full Parties. The arrangements between the IAEA, States and international intergovernmental organizations ('international organizations') for facilitating the practical implementation of those articles of the two Conventions that are operational in nature are documented in the IAEA's Operations Manual for Incident and Emergency Communication (IEComm). In addition to the IEComm arrangements and pursuant to the obligations placed on the IAEA by the Conventions, the IAEA regularly convenes the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (IACRNE), whose purpose is to coordinate the arrangements of the relevant international organizations for preparing for and responding to radiation incidents or emergencies. Although the Conventions assign specific response functions and responsibilities to the IAEA and the Parties, various international organizations have - by virtue of their statutory functions or of related legal instruments (including, for example, the WHO International Health Regulations 2005) - functions and responsibilities that encompass aspects of preparedness and response in this context. Moreover, some regional organizations/bodies (e.g. the European Commission) are party to legally binding treaties and have directives and regulations which have a bearing on the emergency response arrangements in their Member States. There are also bilateral agreements between some international organizations that also have relevance to preparedness and response arrangements. In 2002, the IAEA issued Preparedness and Response for a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency (IAEA Safety Standards Series No. GS-R-2), jointly sponsored by the FAO, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and WHO. The requirements established therein imply additional expectations with regard to operational emergency preparedness and response arrangements. It is recognized by the participating organizations, and reflected in the above requirements, that good planning in advance of an emergency can substantially improve the response. With this in mind, international organizations that participate in the IACRNE develop, maintain and co-sponsor this Joint Radiation Emergency Management Plan of the International Organizations (the 'Joint Plan'). The IAEA is the main coordinating body for the development and maintenance of the Joint Plan. The Joint Plan does not prescribe arrangements between the participating organizations, but describes a common understanding of how each organization acts during a response and in making preparedness arrangements. Nothing in the Joint Plan should be construed as superseding the arrangements in place in the international organizations (or States). However, all international organizations (and States), irrespective of whether they are members of IACRNE, are invited to consider these arrangements in their own emergency management plans. This publication is the sixth edition of the Joint Plan. It includes new arrangements/initiatives which were introduced after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants of the Tokyo Electric Power Company in 2011 and describes the arrangements as envisaged from 1 July 2013. Although a controlled distribution list is maintained for the Joint Plan and any amendments, it is not restricted in its availability. An up to date version is available on the IAEA web site at http://www- pub.iaea.org/books/IAEABooks/Series/124/Emergency-Preparedness-and-Response.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Jul}
}