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  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 9. RADIATION [114650 - 115342]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 4. The Radiation Protection Act of 1999 [114650 - 114685]

  ( Chapter 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 543, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 4. Responsibilities of Local Government [114677- 114677.]
  ( Article 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 543, Sec. 5. )


(a)  Local governments shall develop and maintain radiological emergency preparedness and response plans to safeguard the public in the emergency planning zone around a nuclear powerplant.

(b)  The responsibilities of local government within an emergency planning zone include, but are not limited to, all of the following:

(1)  Preemergency preparedness, including developing, maintaining, and enhancing radiological emergency response plans and procedures; maintaining emergency management organizations and operations and field response organizations; making training available to local government organizations in conjunction with utilities; providing public information and education in conjunction with utilities ; maintaining essential communications systems; and implementing other preemergency preparedness measures, as required in accordance with federal requirements and state plans and procedures.

(2)  Managing plume emergency phase response actions; providing available resources for emergency response; notifying emergency workers and the public; providing emergency public information; making protective action decisions and taking protective action response, to provide public health support in conjunction with the utility and state; providing radiologic exposure control; procuring additional resources, and taking other actions needed for emergency response.

(3)  Participating in a joint state and local government decisionmaking process during ingestion pathway phases and recovery phases; coordinating implementation of protective action decisions with state and federal governments; continuing emergency public information in conjunction with state and federal organizations; and providing support for security of evacuated areas.

(c)  At the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the Interjurisdictional Planning Committee shall identify a discussion leader to facilitate local government protective action decisions during the plume emergency phase of a nuclear powerplant emergency.

(d)  A local government within an emergency planning zone may request services from a jurisdiction outside the emergency planning zone that are necessary to support an evacuated emergency planning zone population. Services requested by a local government within the emergency planning zone may include, but are not limited to, public information, congregate care, traffic management, radiological monitoring or decontamination of evacuees, and interjurisdictional coordination.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 543, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1999.)

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