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    Washington State CEMP March, 2008



    PRIMARY AGENCY: Department of General Administration (GA)


     Department of Agriculture

    Department of Corrections

    Department of Health

    Department of Information Services

    Department of Labor and Industries

    Department of Licensing

    Military Department

    ? Emergency Management Division

    ? National Guard

    Department of Natural Resources

    Washington State Patrol

    Department of Personnel

    Department of Retirement Systems

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Financial Management

    Office of the State Treasurer

    Parks and Recreation Commission

    All Other State Agencies

    American Red Cross

    Volunteer Organizations


A. Purpose

    The purpose of this Emergency Support Function (ESF) is to provide

    resource support following an emergency or disaster.

B. Scope

    Resource support is triggered when other ESF, state, Tribal and local

    governments have exhausted their supplies and capacity for the provision

    of services, personnel and commodities during the response and

    recovery phases of an emergency or disaster. This may include

    emergency relief supplies, office equipment, office supplies, facilities,

    transportation services, and personnel required to support emergency


     GA’s role is to coordinate the acquisition of resources as deemed

    necessary by the Logistics Section of the State Emergency Operations


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The Department of General Administration (GA), Military Department and other

    support agencies will operate under existing authorities and regulations.


A. Emergency/Disaster Conditions and Hazards

    A significant emergency or disaster will severely damage and may limit

    access to the resource infrastructure as we know it today.

    See the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) Basic

    Plan and the Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Assessment (HIVA).

    B. Planning Assumptions

    1. The state’s ability to support response to the emergency or

    disaster will be severely impacted.

    2. Forms of communications may be severely interrupted during the

    early phases of an emergency or disaster.

    3. Transportation to affected areas may be interrupted due to

    damage to roads, bridges, airports, and other transportation


    4. Following an emergency or disaster, there may be a need to

    provide resources, goods, and services to the affected areas.

    5. If donated goods and services are provided to the state, the

    Washington State Military Department, Emergency Management

    Division (EMD), is responsible to manage these, as part of ESF 7,

    Appendix 1, Donated Goods and Services Management Plan.

    6. Management of resource support is highly situational, requiring

    flexibility and adaptability.

    7. The lead agency (GA) has no emergency budget, no contingency

    fund and no assigned emergency management staff.

    8. State agencies, other ESF leads and local jurisdictions will expend

    all available resources prior to seeking assistance through the

    state Emergency Operation Center (EOC), and ESF 7.

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     A. General

1. This ESF will be implemented upon notification of an impending or

    occurring major emergency or disaster. Implementation of this

    ESF will activate its support agencies as needed to support all

    other active ESFs.

2. Actions undertaken by this ESF will be coordinated with local

    jurisdiction emergency managers, state agencies, and other ESF

    leads who will expend all available resources prior to seeking

    assistance through the state EOC.

    B. Organization

1. The Logistics Chief in the state Emergency Operations Center will

    coordinate and direct this ESF, with the support of GA. GA will

    operate the Resource Management Branch of the Logistics

    Section, reporting to the Logistics Section Chief in the state

    Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

2. EMD is responsible for coordinating the management and

    logistical support of donated goods, services and funds as part of

    ESF 7, Appendix 1, Donated Goods and Services Management





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    C. Procedures

1. All resource requests will be received and processed through the

    state Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

2. All state ESF leaders and local government will exhaust local

    resources before requesting resource support from ESF 7.

3. Resource requests will be evaluated by the Resource

    Coordination Group in the Resource Management Branch of the

    Logistics Section of the state EOC. The Resource Tracking Unit

    will assign the mission to the proper agency or division for task

    completion. It will be the responsibility of the coordinator to track

    the status of mission requests from assignment to completion.

3. Existing agency procedures for purchasing during an emergency

    or disaster will be followed in accordance with RCW 43.19.200.

4. Any state agency or division of any state agency tasked by the

    Resource Coordination Group will consider it the top statewide

    priority they have for resources not directed to another ESF.

    D. Mitigation Activities

1. Primary Agencies

    Washington State Department of General Administration

    a. Works with the State Logistics Program Manager and

    support agencies to establish and review departmental

    roles and responsibilities for preparedness, and with the

    State EOC Logistics Section Chief for providing resource

    support during the response and recovery phases of an

    emergency or disaster.

    b. Participates in emergency management ESF 7 training at

    the local jurisdiction, state, and federal levels.

    c. Maintains an inventory of state owned and leased facilities.

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    2. Support Agencies

All state agencies, boards and commissions, American Red

    Cross and volunteer organizations, and the private sector, will

    accomplish the following tasks:

Develop an agency Comprehensive Emergency Management

    Plan (CEMP) that includes:

a. Identification of resources that can be provided to local

    jurisdictions and state agencies during response and

    recovery phases of an emergency or disaster event.

Develop a needs assessment for internal and external resources

    identifying, at minimum, the following:

a. Essential personnel and staffing for internal and external

    support requirements.

b. Emergency supplies needed for personnel.

c. Essential records, equipment, and office supply needs.

d. Essential office space requirements.

e. Potential liability issues and appropriate insurance levels to

    state agencies.

f. Additional transportation requirements in support of an

    emergency or disaster.

g. Prioritized internal activities that may require ESF 7

    assistance in an emergency or disaster.

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    E. Preparedness Activities

    1. Primary Agency

Washington State Department of General Administration

a. Maintains state goods and services contracts, vendor lists

    and contact information in a variety of formats in multiple


b. Provides primary and alternate staff for the role of

    Resource Management Branch Director. Should provide

    sufficient depth to insure the role is always filled in any

    type event.

    c. Participates in emergency management training, drills, and

    exercises as necessary.

d. Develops procedures to expedite emergency leasing and

    utilization of state-owned or state-leased facilities in

    emergency circumstances.

    2. Support Agencies

All state agencies, boards and commissions, American Red

    Cross and volunteer organizations

a. Participate in emergency management training, drills, and


b. Identify, develop, and prioritize an inventory list for

    essential agency resource requirements (business

    resumption, other ESF roles, and resources available to

    ESF 7) in an emergency or disaster.

c. Provide inventory lists to the EMD Logistics Program

    Manager periodically (with other CEMP updates).

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    F. Response Activities

    1. Primary Agency

Washington State Department of General Administration

The role of this ESF is to provide secondary resource support to

    other state ESF and local government coordinators when their

    primary resources are exhausted. This is a facilitation and

    coordination role.

a. Staff state EOC Logistics Section Resource Coordinator

    role. Maintain contact as necessary with GA emergency

    operations in Olympia.

c. Provide information to state and local procurement and

    emergency management staff on how and where to obtain

    goods and services.

d. When other ESF or local government resources are

    exhausted, fill resource requests that are logged into the

    Resource Management Unit of the state EOC Logistics

    Section. Any acquisition made by ESF 7 will be coded for

    later payment as designated by the Logistics Section Chief.

e. Coordinate relocation of state-owned offices and facilities

    under the GA’s control, and acquisition of new space as

    necessary. Assists with relocation of leased state office

    buildings and facilities not under the GA’s control if

    resources permit.

f. Utilize GA internal resources that may be available in

    Governor declared emergencies include:

    1. Motor Pool vehicles,

    2. GA warehouses and limited trucking capacity,

    3. Expertise to assist in coordination of donated,

    4. Expertise on acquisition of goods and services, and

    5. Expertise on facilities use and acquisition.

     Out of scope for ESF 7:

a. Primary emergency resource support for state and local


b. Staffing statewide activities beyond Resource

    Management lead; and as needed resource coordination

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    role. If GA director suspends business resumption plans,

    GA staff may be available for emergency assignments.

c. Funding emergency acquisitions. Any order for resources

    placed with the state EOC Logistics Section that cannot be

    filled with existing state resources must have a funding

    mechanism at the time the resource unit places the order.

    2. Support Agencies

All Support Agencies General

Provide supplemental resources to local jurisdictions and state

    agencies to assist in the response phase of emergency or disaster

    operations, as requested by the Resource Management Branch of

    the state EOC.

     a. Washington State Department of Agriculture

    (1) Provides personnel and equipment for emergency

    or disaster work in support of this ESF.

b. Washington State Department of Corrections

    (1) Provides minimum-security inmate personnel for

    emergency or disaster work.

    (2) Provides correction facilities, as possible.

c. Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

    (1) Assures that any site selection and personnel areas

    meet state work place safety standards in support

    of this ESF.

    (2) Assures that work site conditions are in compliance

    with state standards.

    (3) Provides a Safety Officer at all State Staging Areas.

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    d. Washington State Military Department

(1) Emergency Management Division

    (a) Assign missions in support of emergencies

    or disasters.

    (b) Provide communications links and hot lines

    for the Resource Management Branch as


    (c) Provide staffing to the Resource

    Management Branch in the Logistics

    Section of the state EOC.

    (d) Manage State Staging Areas as activated

    by the State Emergency Operations Center.

    (e) Plan, manage and update Appendix I,

    Donated Goods and Services Management


    (2) National Guard

    (a) Provides available armories, tents, and

    other equipment, as requested.

    (b) Provides limited air and land transportation

    for personnel and equipment.

    e. Washington State Department of Natural Resources

(1) Provides requested emergency air and ground

    transportation for emergency personnel, supplies

    and equipment, when available.

(2) Provides heavy equipment (bulldozers, trucks, etc.).

    f. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Makes state park facilities available for emergency or

    disaster operations.

    g. Washington State Patrol

Provides road closure information and security for resource


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h. Washington State Department of Transportation

    (1) Provides information regarding road closures and

    accessibility to and from disaster area(s).

    (2) Provides transportation route evaluation and


    (3) Provides requested transportation for emergency

    personnel, supplies and equipment, when available.

    (4) Provides heavy equipment (bulldozers, trucks, etc.)

    when requested and as available.

i. Washington State Departments of Health, Information

    Services, Licensing, Personnel, Office of Financial

    Management, and the Office of the State Treasurer

    Makes available and provides resource support services,

    personnel, equipment, technical support services,

    information, and advisory assistance to local jurisdictions,

    tribes and state agencies, as requested.

j. American Red Cross, Volunteer Organizations and

    Private Sector

    Provide resources to local jurisdictions, tribes and state

    agencies to assist in the response and recovery phases of

    emergency or disaster operations.

k. All Other State Agencies

    Provide supplemental resources to local jurisdictions,

    tribes and state agencies to assist in the response phase

    of emergency or disaster operations, as requested by the

    Resource Management Branch of the state EOC.

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