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COMMERCE RESPONSIBILITIES IN DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES

DAO 210-7: COMMERCE RESPONSIBILITIES IN DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES
Number: DAO 210-7
Effective Date: 2019-05-09

SECTION 1. PURPOSE.

This Department Administrative Order (DAO) prescribes the Department of Commerce’s (the Department or DOC) disaster response and recovery efforts authorized by law (Part I), and the Department’s preparedness and response activities in relevant mission areas under the National Planning Frameworks (Frameworks) (Part II). The revision updates the April 15, 1977, DAO and serves to align the Department’s roles and responsibilities during emergencies and disasters with Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8): National Preparedness.

The revision incorporates the Department’s responsibilities to support PPD-8, which calls on the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with other Federal Departments and Agencies to consult with the whole community to develop a National Preparedness Goal and a series of National Planning Frameworks to support the goal. The revision also reflects the name change from “Commerce Responsibilities in Disasters” to “Commerce Responsibilities in Disasters and Emergencies.”

SECTION 2. APPLICABILITY.

This DAO serves as a guide for the Department to assess, plan for, and support the recovery of communities following events that are declared as major disasters or emergencies under the Stafford Act (Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. § 5121 et seq.; 44 C.F.R. Part 206), and those that do not rise to the level of, or receive, a Stafford Act declaration. Additionally, the information presented in this DAO provides for a better understanding of the various roles, relationships, and resources available for disaster assistance.

Disaster response and recovery actions may be conducted unilaterally, accomplished with limited Federal partner engagement, or made in the context of the applicable Frameworks as a supporting partner as identified in Part II of this DAO.

SECTION 3. DISASTER DECLARATIONS.

.01    Stafford Act: The Stafford Act constitutes the statutory authority for most Federal disaster response and recovery activities. The Stafford Act also establishes programs and processes through which the Federal Government provides disaster assistance to State, tribal, territorial, and local governments, businesses, as well as certain nonprofit organizations and individuals. There are two types of disaster declarations provided for in the Stafford Act: (1) emergency declarations (which may be declared before an incident occurs to save lives and prevent loss); and (2) major disaster declarations (i.e., any natural catastrophe such as a hurricane or flood). The functions and authorities prescribed by the Act are delegated to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). 6 U.S.C. § 314; Executive Order

a.    6 U.S.C. § 314; Executive Order No. 12148 (1979). FEMA may execute Mission Assignments (MAs) to direct other agencies to respond to emergencies and disasters, and to conduct pre-disaster activities, under the Stafford Act, such as those related to the National Response Framework and National Disaster Recovery Framework detailed in Part II of this DAO.

b.    44 C.F.R § 206.7. Assistance furnished by Bureaus/Operating Units (B/OUs) pursuant to major disasters and emergencies pursuant to MAs may be provided with or without compensation.

c.     44 C.F.R. § 206.8. Examples of expenditures that may be reimbursed include overtime, travel, and per diem, and contracted services. Id.

.02    Non-Stafford Act: For the purposes of this DAO, Non-Stafford Act events are defined as events that have response and recovery requirements exceeding the capability of individuals and the local community, but do not exceed the capabilities of the State.

For more information on the Disaster Declaration Process, see: https://www.fema.gov/disaster-declaration-process.

For more information on Non-Stafford Act recovery, see: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/20130726-1910-25045-8797/non_stafford_act_recovery_guide.pdf.


SECTION 4. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER FEDERAL GUIDANCE AND ORDERS.

This DAO should be read in concert with other Federal policy directives and guidance documents, as well as other relevant preparedness and protection plans, guides, or agreements.

SECTION 5. POLICY AND COORDINATION.

In the event of an impending or present disaster in which collaboration under the Frameworks is necessary, DOC’s Mitigation, Response, and Recovery Support Function Leadership Group members (DOC FLGs) will attend interagency group meetings to share information about the Department’s response and recovery capabilities. DOC FLG members shall convene internally to address the role of the Department and its B/OUs regarding the impending or present disaster. The DOC FLGs shall brief the Office of Security (OSY) on the Department’s disaster response and recovery efforts. OSY’s leadership shall brief the Department’s Emergency/Continuity Coordinator (ECC) on the Department’s response and recovery efforts to support Federal disaster response and recovery efforts.

The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Administration (CFO/ASA) is designated, per DOO 10-5, as the Department’s ECC and shall coordinate and take actions as necessary on behalf of the Secretary to mobilize promptly and furnish assistance in accordance with requests and authorizations from FEMA. The ECC will ensure that coordination occurs throughout the Department when a disaster is declared, or when directed by the Secretary.


PART I:

SECTION 6. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

Part I of this DAO highlights the disaster and recovery efforts of the Department and B/OUs that are authorized by law; however, the authorities that guide and support the B/OUs’ National preparedness activities across the framework areas may not be specific to disaster response and recovery efforts. The Department and the B/OUs are authorized to provide the following disaster response and recovery efforts:

.01    OSY will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.    Providing staff support to the ECC in the performance of his/her responsibilities;

b.    Operating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) within the Security and Emergency Management Division (SEMD); and

c.    Coordinating the DOC FLGs.

.02 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.    Providing weather forecasts and warnings;

b.    Participating in oil spill preparedness and response actions;

c.    Providing economic assistance in fishery disasters;

d.    Providing experts in a range of disciplines, including oil and chemical spill response, environmental damage assessment, habitation conservation and restoration, marine debris, and navigation management;

e.    Providing scientific, technical, and policy experts to support the response and recovery efforts;

f.    Providing military personnel with forecasts and imagery for their aircraft, ships, ground forces and facilities worldwide;

g.   Operating the Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking System to detect and locate mariners, aviators, and other recreational users in distress;

h.    Maintaining real-time solar wind monitoring capabilities to provide timely and accurate warnings for severe space weather events; and

i.    Conducting emergency surveys for navigation hazards.

.03    Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.    Administering the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) (15 C.F.R. Part 700) that is utilized by the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy, and the General Services Administration, to prioritize the performance of contracts and orders for industrial resources needed to support national defense requirements, including homeland security, emergency preparedness, and critical infrastructure protection and restoration activities; and

b.    Authorizing other government agencies, foreign governments, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, or companies to utilize the DPAS to support homeland security, emergency preparedness, or critical infrastructure protection and restoration activities, as appropriate, in coordination with the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, or Energy.

.04    National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.   Providing on-call support upon request to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to resolve Government frequency interference problems and frequency allocation and assignment requests; and

b.   Maintaining and publishing the Emergency Readiness Plan for Use of the Radio Spectrum.

.05    Economic Development Administration (EDA) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.    Providing Federal economic development assistance to communities for long-term economic recovery planning, reconstruction, redevelopment and resiliency;

b.    Coordinating overall economic recovery activities on behalf of the Department as well as the Federal Government;

c.     Providing guidance, training, coordinating activities on behalf of the Department and Federal Government resources that assist communities to prepare for, prevent, mitigate and enhance their resiliency regarding future disasters; and

d.    Helping partners across the Nation create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs through the funding of planning, construction, infrastructure, technical assistance, research grants, and supporting strategic initiatives (Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, 42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.).

.06       National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:
a.         Conducting disaster and failure studies, including the development and maintenance of an archival data repository;
b.         Promoting the implementation of recommendations from disaster and failure studies;
c.         Carrying out its statutory responsibilities under the National Construction Safety Act, 15 U.S.C. § 7301 et seq., including the development of field investigation expertise and metrology; and
d.         Providing, through the Engineering Laboratory, technical advice on procurement of external consulting services for assessing the structural and fire safety of damaged buildings and lifelines (public works and utilities).

.07       Bureau of the Census (Census) will support disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts by:

a.    Producing timely local data that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts;

b.    Operating the “OnTheMap” for Emergency Management web application to provide real-time access to detailed Census data about the people living and working in areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and Federal disaster declaration areas; and

c.    Operating Census Business Builder web application to provide detailed demographic and economic data on the people and businesses in an impacted area.


PART II:

SECTION 7. RESPONSIBILITIES UNDER THE NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS SYSTEM AND FRAMEWORKS

Part II of this DAO is derived from Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness (March 30, 2011) (PPD-8), which calls on the Secretary of Homeland Security to coordinate with other Federal departments and agencies to consult with the whole community to develop a national preparedness goal and a series of Frameworks and plans related to reaching the goal.

.01    Nation Planning Frameworks: The Frameworks describe how the whole community works together to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. There is one Framework for each of the five mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery.

This section describes the Department’s roles and responsibilities involved with the Mitigation, Response, and Recovery Frameworks.

More information can be obtained about the National Planning Frameworks at: https://www.fema.gov/national-planning-frameworks.

.02    National Mitigation Framework (NMF):

Mitigation is defined by PPD-8 as capabilities that lessen the impact of disasters and are critical efforts throughout the National preparedness cycle. Integrating mitigation actions into pre- and post-disaster recovery plans provides systematic and effective risk management strategies that enable an efficient recovery process. The NMF sets the strategy and doctrine for building, sustaining and delivering the core mitigation capabilities. The NMF addresses how to develop, coordinate and implement these mitigation capabilities to reduce loss of life and property and to lessen the overall impacts of disasters. The NMF has seven core capabilities and lists critical tasks for each one. The NMF identifies specific responsibilities within noted Recovery Core Capabilities (RCC) that are assigned to the heads of the noted B/OU under the provisions of the NMF. More information can be obtained about the NMF at: https://www.fema.gov/national-mitigation-framework.

a.    Core Capability #1, Threats and Hazard Identification: Gather required data in a timely and accurate manner to effectively identify threats and hazards.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Provides data and information resources to help prepare the public for a) weather hazards (e.g., hurricanes, storms, flooding), b) climate-related hazards (e.g., drought, sea level change), and c) coastal hazards (e.g., tsunami, storm surge).

b.    Core Capability #2, Risk and Disaster Resilience Assessment: Perform credible risk assessments using scientifically valid and widely used risk assessment techniques.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Supports development of credible risk and vulnerability assessments with scientifically valid assessment techniques, hazard and climate risk information, and vulnerability data related to societal, economic, and environmental conditions; and

2.    Builds the capability within communities to assess, analyze, and communicate risk and resilience knowledge.

c.      Core Capability #3, Community Resilience: Recognize the interdependent nature of the economy, health and social services, housing infrastructure, and natural and cultural resources within a community.

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Supports better resilience planning to improve a community’s ability to recover rapidly from natural, technological and human-caused hazards and to build back better.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Supports programs and provides resources that reinforce relationships between environmental stewardship and natural hazard risk reduction (e.g., enhancement of flood storage through wetland protection/restoration and holistic floodplain management).

d.    Core Capability #4, Long Term Vulnerability Reduction: Adopt and enforce a suitable building code to ensure resilient construction.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1. Builds capacity of communities to reduce their long-term vulnerabilities through pre-disaster mitigation planning, risk-based development standards, and post-disaster redevelopment activities.

.03    National Response Framework (NRF):

The NRF provides guidance on how the nation conducts an all-hazards response by aligning key roles and responsibilities at all levels of government, private industry, and nongovernmental organizations, into a comprehensive, scalable and coordinated national response. When an incident is so large that it exceeds the ability of State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial governments to respond effectively, the Federal Government uses the NRF to organize Federal assistance. More information about the NRF is available online: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1466014682982-9bcf8245ba4c60c120aa915abe74e15d/National_Response_Framework3rd.pdf.

The following describes the Department’s B/OU support to the NRF. These disaster responsibilities are coordinated with each of the identified B/OUs in support of the NRF through the FLGs. The NRF identifies specific responsibilities within noted NRF Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) that are assigned to the heads of the noted B/OU under the provisions of the specific ESF. Below are the general descriptions of the activities involved, as well as the Department’s and/or B/OU’s role and responsibilities.

a.    ESF #1, Transportation: Aviation/airspace, management and control, transportation safety, restoration/recovery of transportation infrastructure, movement restrictions, damage and impact assessment.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.     Providing hydro meteorological forecasts, watches, warnings, and advisories, including weather, storm surge, and atmospheric dispersion;

2.    Providing surface and marine forecasts and now casts including ice and debris tracking;

3.    Providing emergency hydrographic surveys, search and recovery, obstruction location, and vessel traffic rerouting in ports and waterways; and

4.    Providing remote aerial and orbital imagery through the NOAA Watch Desk at the Department of Homeland Security, National Operations Center.

b.    ESF #2, Communications: Coordination with telecommunications and information technology, industries’ restoration and repair of telecommunications infrastructure protection, restoration, and sustainment of national cyber and information technology resources, oversight of communications within the Federal incident management and response structures.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Supporting the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and provide in coordination with FEMA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR), public dissemination of critical pre- and post-event information over the all-hazards Weather Radio System, the Weather Wire Service, and the Emergency Managers’ Weather Information Network.

NTIA’s supporting role includes:

1.     Providing on-call support to the FCC to resolve Government frequency interference problems and frequency allocation and assignment requests; and

2.     Maintaining and publishing the Emergency Readiness Plan for Use of the Radio Spectrum.

c.     ESF #3, Public Works and Engineering: Infrastructure protection and emergency repair, infrastructure restoration, engineering services and construction management, emergency contracting support for life-saving and life-sustaining services.

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing, through the Engineering Laboratory, technical advice on procurement of external consulting services for assessing the structural and fire safety of damaged buildings and lifelines (public works and utilities).

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.     Providing hydrographic survey assets and expertise as part of a coordinated strategy of response/restoration of critical waterways, channels, and ports; and

2.     Providing scientific support in assessing impact to the coastal zone using population data, storm track, known areas of coastal damage, and general information on currents and winds to predict areas of high debris density and abundance.

d.    ESF #4, Firefighting: Coordination of Federal firefighting activities, support to wildland, rural, and urban firefighting operations. NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing, through the Engineering Laboratory, technical advice on procurement of external consulting services for urban and industrial hazard analysis support.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing fire/weather forecasting as needed from National Interagency Fire Center at Boise, ID, or from a nearby National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office under the terms of existing interagency agreements;

2.    Providing fire/weather support under the terms of the National Agreement for Meteorological Services in Support of Agencies with Land Management and Fire Protection Responsibilities; and

3.    Providing forecasts of the atmospheric dispersion of smoke in support of planning and response activities.

e.    ESF #5, Emergency Management: Coordination of incident management and response efforts, issuance of mission assignments, resource and human capital, incident action planning, financial management.

DOC will provide subject matter experts at the Regional or Headquarters level, as requested, to supply data, advice, and staff support for disaster operations and situation assessment activities that fall within the domain of each Agency, as follows:

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Nautical and aeronautical charting, surveys, tidal and geodetic services, and geo-referenced coastal imagery;

2.    Hydrometeorology; and

3.    Atmospheric dispersion prediction.

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing, through the Engineering Laboratory, technical advice on procurement of external consulting services for assessing the structural and fire safety of damaged buildings and lifelines (public works and utilities).

EDA’s supporting role includes: 

1.    Economic and business impacts and small business recovery assistance; and

2.    Convening state, local and non-governmental partners for collaborative economic recovery planning and technical assistance to address long-term recovery strategies for affected areas.

f.    ESF #7, Logistics Management and Resource Support: Comprehensive, national incident logistics planning, management, and sustainment capability, resource support (facility space, office equipment and supplies, contracting services, etc.).

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing, through the Engineering Laboratory, technical advice on procurement of external consulting services for assessing the structural and fire safety of damaged buildings and lifelines (public works and utilities).

g.    ESF #8, Public Health and Medical Services: Public health, medical, mental health services, mass fatality management.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing near real time atmospheric transport and dispersion information and prediction of atmospheric releases of radioactive and hazardous materials that may be used by authorities to implement protective actions related to sheltering and evacuation.

h.    ESF #9, Search and Rescue: Life-saving assistance, search and rescue operations. NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Acquiring and disseminating weather data, forecasts, and emergency information;

2.    Providing weather information essential for efficient Search and Rescue;

3.    Predicting pollutant movement and dispersion over time (marine and atmospheric);

4.     Assessing areas of greatest hazard following a marine or atmospheric release; and

5.     Providing satellite services for detecting and locating persons in potential or actual distress in the wilderness, maritime, and aeronautical environments.

i.    ESF #10, Oil and Other Hazardous Materials Incident Response: Oil and hazardous materials (chemical, biological, radiological, etc.) response, environmental short- and long-term cleanup.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing operational weather data and prepares forecasts tailored to support the response, through the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) when activated;

2.    Providing expertise on natural resources and coastal habitat, the environmental effects of oil and hazardous substances, and appropriate cleanup and restoration alternatives;

3.    Coordinating NOAA scientific support for responses in coastal and marine areas, including assessments of the hazards that may be involved;

4.    Predicting pollutant movement, dispersion, and characteristics (atmospheric or marine) over time;

5.    Providing information on meteorological, hydrological, ice, and oceanographic conditions for marine, coastal, and inland waters;

6.    Providing charts and maps for coastal and territorial waters and the Great Lakes; and

7. Conducting emergency hydrographic surveys, search and recovery, and obstruction location to assist safe vessel movement.

j.    ESF #11, Agriculture and Natural Resources: Nutrition assistance, animal and plant disease and pest response, food safety and security, natural and cultural resources and historic properties protection and restoration, safety and well-being of household pets.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Making available an environmental data archive for determining baseline conditions;

2.    Providing contaminant analysis expertise and facilities;

3.    Providing aerial mapping and satellite remote sensing for damage assessment;

4.    Providing detailed site-specific weather forecasts and forecasts of travel time for river contaminants;

5.    Providing expertise and assistance on coral reefs and coral reef ecosystems;

6.    Providing expertise and consultation on marine mammals and essential fish habitat issues;

7.   Providing seafood inspection capabilities to assess safety, wholesomeness, proper labeling, and quality of fish and fishery products through process and product verifications, product evaluations and certification, and laboratory analysis; and

8.    Implementing activities determined appropriate to restore fisheries and any other natural resources or prevent a failure in the future in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Act (16 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq.).

k.    ESF #12, Energy: Energy infrastructure assessment, repair, and restoration, energy industry utilities coordination, energy forecast.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing current and forecast weather and dispersion model forecasts for the incident location through National Centers for Environmental Predication, local Weather Forecast Offices and River Forecast Centers;

2.    Providing public dissemination of critical event information over the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) All Hazards system, NOAA Weather Wire Service, and Emergency Managers Information Network (EMWIN); and

3.    Supporting the IMAAC.

l.    ESF #13, Public Safety and Security: Facility and resource security, security planning and technical resource assistance, public safety and security support, support to access, traffic, and crowd control.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing overall support regarding weather services during disasters and airborne plume prediction;

2.    Providing law enforcement and security capabilities;

3.    Providing nautical and aeronautical charting, surveys, tidal and geodetic services and geo- referenced coastal imagery;

4.    Providing support through a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) infrastructure;

5.    Providing support through the Satellite Vessel Surveillance System, tracking infrastructure, and public dissemination of critical pre- and post-event information over the all-hazards NWR system, the Weather Wire Service, and the EMWIN;

6.    Providing environmental information and atmospheric dispersion forecasts through its National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and its local weather forecast offices and river forecast offices;

7.    Providing public dissemination of critical pre- and post-event information over the NWS system, Weather Wire Service and EMWIN; and

8.    Providing atmospheric dispersion prediction products and services.

m.    ESF # 15, External Affairs: Emergency public information and protective action guidance, media and community relations, congressional and international affairs, tribal and insular affairs.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Providing NOAA Weather Radio, All-Hazards, as an access to the EAS, as a single source for hydro meteorological and emergency information.

More information can be obtained about the NRF at: https://www.fema.gov/national-response- framework.

.04    National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF):

The NDRF is a guide that enables effective recovery support to disaster-impacted States, Tribes, Territorial and Local jurisdictions. It provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient Nation.

The following responsibilities have been coordinated with each of the identified B/OUs in support of the NDRF. The NDRF identifies specific responsibilities within noted Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) that are assigned to the heads of the noted B/OU under the provisions of the NDRF RSF.

a.    RSF: Economic: The Economic Recovery RSF integrates the expertise of the Federal Government to help local, regional/metropolitan, state, tribal, territorial, and insular area governments and the private sector sustain and/or rebuild businesses and employment and develop economic opportunities that result in sustainable and economically resilient communities after an incident.

EDA’s lead role includes:

1.    Coordinating overall economic recovery activities on behalf of the Department as well as the Federal Government.

2.    Providing economic development assistance to communities for long-term economic recovery planning, reconstruction, redevelopment and resiliency; and

3.    Helping partners across the Nation create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs through the funding of planning, construction, infrastructure, technical assistance, research grants and supporting strategic initiatives.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.  Predicting changes in the earth’s environment and conserving and managing coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs.

Economics and Statistics Administration’s (ESA’s) supporting role includes:

1.    Helping maintain a sound Federal statistical system that monitors and measures America’s rapidly changing economic and social arrangements, improve understanding of the key forces at work in the economy and the opportunities they create for improving the well-being of Americans; develop new ways to disseminate information using the most advanced technologies; support the information and analytic needs of the Department.

Bureau of Economic Analysis’s (BEA’s) supporting role includes:

1. Promoting a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the timeliest, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

Census’s supporting role includes:

1.    Collecting and reporting the basic data used throughout the U.S. to measure the changing economic and demographic situation of American business, households, and governments; and

2.    Providing training on Census tools as needed.

International Trade Administration’s (ITA’s) supporting role includes:

1.     Creating opportunity for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade, opening foreign markets, ensuring compliance with our trade laws and agreements, and supporting the U.S. commercial interests at home and abroad.

Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA’s) supporting role includes: 

1.    Fostering the establishment of growth of minority-owned businesses in America. MBDA is an entrepreneurially focused organization committed to wealth creation in minority communities.

b.    RSF: Community Planning and Capacity Building (CPCB): The CPCB RSF coordinates assistance among Federal and non-Federal partners to help Local governments and Tribes prepare for disaster recovery. The CPCB RSF works through partners to communicate and coordinate availability of guidance materials, tools and training for developing local and tribal pre-disaster recovery and resilience plans. 

BEA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Promoting a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the timeliest, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

Census’s supporting role includes:

1.    Collecting and reporting the basic data used throughout the U.S. to measure the changing economic and demographic situation of American business, households, and governments. Providing training on Census tools as needed.

EDA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Helping partners across the Nation create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs through the funding of planning, construction, infrastructure, technical assistance, research grants and supporting strategic initiatives.

ESA’s support role includes:

1.    Maintaining a sound Federal statistical system that monitors and measures America’s rapidly changing economic and social arrangements, improve understanding of the key forces at work in the economy and the opportunities they create for improving the well-being of Americans; develop new ways to disseminate information using the most advanced technologies; support the information and analytic needs of the Department.

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.   Promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.

c.    RSF: Health and Social Services: The Health and Social Services RSF outlines the Federal framework to support locally led recovery efforts to address public health, health care facilities and coalitions, and essential social services’ needs. Displaced individuals in need of housing will also need health and social services support.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Provides access to coastal resilience capacity building programs with various resources (information, training, technical assistance, funding) that may be leveraged by health and social service networks to support resilient recovery of affected coastal communities.

Census’s supporting role includes:

1.    Collecting and reporting the basic data used throughout the U.S. to measure the changing economic and demographic situation of American business, households, and governments. Providing training on Census tools as needed.

a.    RSF: Housing: The Housing RSF coordinates and facilitates the delivery of Federal resources to implement housing solutions that effectively support the needs of the whole community and contribute to its sustainability and resilience.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

2.    Provides access to coastal resilience capacity building programs with various resources (information, training, technical assistance, funding) that may be leveraged to help integrate resilience into housing recovery efforts.

d.    RSF: Infrastructure: The Infrastructure Systems RSF works to efficiently facilitate the restoration of infrastructure systems and services to support a viable, sustainable community and improves resilience to and protection from future hazards.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Provides access to coastal resilience capacity building programs with various resources (information, training, technical assistance, funding) that may be leveraged to help integrate resilience into flood risk management recovery efforts.

e.    RSF: Natural and Cultural Resources (NCR): The NCR RSF facilitates the integration of capabilities of the Federal Government to support the protection of natural and cultural resources and historic properties through appropriate response and recovery actions to preserve, conserve, rehabilitate, and restore them consistent with post-disaster community priorities and in compliance with applicable environmental and historical preservation laws and Executive Orders.

EDA’s supporting role includes:

1.   Helping partners across the Nation create wealth and minimize poverty by promoting a favorable business environment to attract private capital investment and higher-skill, higher-wage jobs through the funding of planning, construction, infrastructure, technical assistance, research grants and supporting strategic initiatives.

NIST’s supporting role includes:

1.    Promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve quality of life.

NOAA’s supporting role includes:

1.    Understanding and predicting changes in the earth’s environment and conserving and managing coastal and marine resources to meet the Nation’s economic, social, and environmental needs. NOAA advances the Department aim to promote and foster the role of the U.S. in the global economy through its works to maintain and improve the viability of marine and coastal ecosystems, to deliver valuable weather, climate, and water information and services, to understand the processes and consequences of climate change, and to support the global commerce and transportation.


SECTION 8. EFFECT ON OTHER ORDERS.

This Order supersedes Department Administrative Order 210-7, dated April 15, 1977.

 

Signed by: Director, Office of Security

Approved by: Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration

Office of Interest: Office of Security

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