§ 116.1. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
ActThe Radiation Protection Act (35 P. S. § § 7110.1017110.703).
AgencyThe Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
CountyAn all inclusive term in that it also refers to all risk and support counties located in this Commonwealth together with all risk municipalities, school districts and volunteer organizations located within those risk and support counties. All of the functions, duties, responsibilities and requirements of this chapterexcept for the reporting requirements of § 116.7 (relating to reporting requirements and disbursement funds)that apply to a risk or support county also apply in like manner to that countys risk municipalities, school districts and volunteer organizations.
EPZEmergency Planning ZoneA designated area surrounding a nuclear facility to facilitate offsite emergency planning and develop a significant response base.
FEMAFederal Emergency Management Agency.
NRCNuclear Regulatory Commission.
PersonAn individual, corporation, firm, association, public utility, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of this Commonwealth, another state or political subdivision or agency thereof and a legal successor, representative, agent or agency of the foregoing, other than the NRC or a successor thereto.
RERFRadiation Emergency Response FundA restricted account created in the General Fund of the Commonwealth for the deposit of fees received from the nuclear industry under sections 402(c)(1)(3) of the act (35 P. S. § 7110.402(c)(1)(3)).
Radiation Emergency Response ProgramThe development of a detailed fixed nuclear emergency response plan for areas surrounding each nuclear electrical generation facility, nuclear fabrication and away-from-reactor storage facility located in this Commonwealth, the training and equipping of State and local emergency response personnel, the periodic exercise of the accident scenarios designated in the NRC emergency response plan applicable to each fixed nuclear facility, the procurement of specialized supplies and equipment, and the provisions for providing financial assistance to counties, risk municipalities, school districts, volunteer organizations and State agencies to carry out the purposes of this program.
Risk countyA county partially or wholly within the plume exposure pathway EPZ of a fixed nuclear facility.
Risk municipalityA municipality partially or wholly within the plume exposure pathway EPZ of a fixed nuclear facility.
School districtA school district located within either a risk county or a support county.
State agencyA department or agency of the Commonwealth government other than the Agency that has a health, safety or emergency response function assigned to it by statute or by the Commonwealths Radiation Emergency Response Program.
Support countyThe county outside the plume exposure pathway EPZ of a fixed nuclear facility that, through prior agreement, will provide support to a risk county in the event of an incident. Depending on size and location, the same county may be both a risk and support county.
Volunteer organizationAn emergency services organization that has an emergency response mission assigned to it by either its articles of incorporation or by the county Radiation Emergency Response Plan in the county where the volunteer organization is located.
Work planA written narrative explaining how the recipient will use funds received under the Radiation Emergency Response Program. It shall comply with the guidelines in the Agencys program requirements and will become part of a grant agreement.
The provisions of this § 116.1 amended June 25, 1999, effective June 26, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3201. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (229865) to (229866).
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