REPP Policy and Guidance

The REP Program coordinates the National effort to provide State, local, and Tribal governments with relevant and executable planning, training, and exercise guidance and policies necessary to ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs).

Provided below are the primary REPP policy, doctrine, and guidance resources available to the community.

REPP Guidance Documents

REP Program Manual | The RPM provides FEMA guidance that interprets the 16 planning standards and associated evaluation criteria in NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2 by providing additional level of detail on what FEMA anticipates will be included in offsite (area beyond the NPP site boundary) radiological emergency plans and procedures. The RPM also provides guidance on how FEMA assesses offsite radiological emergency plans and procedures, as well as supplementary information that addresses the capabilities of the REP Program and its relationship with state and local partners throughout the radiological community.

Standard Operating Guide  | Assessment of Offsite Emergency Preparedness Infrastructure and Capabilities Following an Incident in the Vicinity of a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed-Nuclear Power Plant - Contains guidelines and procedures for the FEMA REP Program to conduct and document a FEMA-led Preliminary Capabilities Assessment (PCA) and Disaster Initiated Review (DIR).

Additionally, you can access supplemental resources from the Technological Hazards Division Resource and Reference Library available at