Supplements but does not duplicate the Federal Interagency Operational Plans and other subordinate plans.
Although the Annex provides guidance for the Whole Community, it focuses deliberately on the requirements of those who are involved in delivering core capabilities at the federal level.
The Annex does not alter or impede the ability of any local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, or federal agency to execute authorities or meet responsibilities under applicable laws, executive orders, and directives.
The term "response" within this annex refers to those activities and capabilities within the Response and Recovery Mission Areas, commonly identified as “consequence management” that are exclusive of any law enforcement and criminal investigation activities and capabilities otherwise described within the Prevention Mission Area.
The term "consequence management" is used to describe those Response and Recovery Mission Area activities that include
Securing the incident site
Assessing the dispersal of radioactive material
Enhancing first responder capabilities
Ensuring availability of decontamination and site remediation resources
Providing radiological medical triage capabilities
Increasing population resilience and recovery capabilities
See the US Response Framework (PDF - 1.42 MB) (National Response Framework, Fourth Edition, DHS/FEMA, October 2019)