Laws, Regulations & Directives

Directives

Executive Orders

Amendment to Executive Order No. 12580 (1996)
Amendment to Executive Order 12580 delegates Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Section 106 authority to the Federal Resource Managers. Federal Resource Managers are prohibited from using this authority at any vessel or facility where the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is the lead federal agency for the conduct or oversight of a response action. The Federal Resource Managers must obtain EPA or the USCG's concurrence before the use of Section 106 authority.

Homeland Security Presidential Directives

Homeland Security Presidential Directives

On October 29, 2001 President George W. Bush issued the first and second in a series of presidential directives governing homeland security policy. On November 25, 2002 President Bush signed a bill creating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) whose primary mission is to protect the United States from any form of threat. Since the creation of DHS, the President has issued further Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPDs) that continue to record and communicate presidential decisions concerning the homeland security policies of the United States.

HSPD 1: Organization and Operation of the Homeland Security Council (2001)

HSPD 2: Combating Terrorism Through Immigration Policies (2001)

HSPD 3: Homeland Security Advisory System (2002)

HSPD 4: National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) (2002)

HSPD 5: Management of Domestic Incidents (2003)

HSPD 6: Integration and Use of Screening Information (2003)

HSPD 7: Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection (2003)

HSPD 8: National Preparedness (2003)

HSPD 9: Defense of United States Agriculture and Food (2004)

HSPD 10: Biodefense for the 21st Century (2004)



External Web Links

The White House: Homeland Security
Sub-page of the Official White House webpage; Provides links to press releases and the newest information on Homeland Security.

Department of Homeland Security
Home page of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the federal agency tasked to lead the unified national effort to secure America.

National Preparedness Resource Library (FEMA)

The purpose of this page is to provide access to documentation related to National Preparedness. The National Incident Management System is intended to be used by the whole community. The intended audience for this page is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and Federal governments.

 

National Incident Management System (NIMS) - NIMS is intended to be used by the whole community. The intended audience for this section is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and Federal governments.

 

National Response Framework (NRF) - The NRF describes not only how the Federal government organizes itself to respond to natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other catastrophic events but also the importance of the whole community in assisting with response efforts. The intended audience for this document is individuals, families, communities, the private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and local, state, tribal, territorial, insular area, and Federal governments.

 

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #10 - ESF #10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials Response provides Federal support in response to an actual or potential discharge and/or release of oil or hazardous materials when activated.

 

Oil and Chemical Incident Annex - Coming soon.

 



Resources

Working together to protect against threats to our land, air and water

United States Environmental Protection Agency United States Coast Guard United States Department of State United States Department of Defense U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) United States Department of Energy United States Department of Agriculture United States Department of Health & Human Services United States Department of the Interior United States Department of Commerce United States Department of Transportation United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission United States General Services Administration United States Department of Justice United States Department of Labor