Study guide for IS 331 Introduction to Radio-logical Emergency Preparedness Exercise Evaluation. Contains correct FEMA IS 331 answers and course notes. You may want to check out our FREE FEMA IS 3 Answers Guide, before checking out this course.
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and terminology of the offsite emergency preparedness program for commercial nuclear power plants. It provides an introduction to the program’s exercise evaluation regulations, philosophy, and methodology.
The pre-exercise, exercise, and post-exercise role and responsibilities of the evaluator are covered in depth. The majority of the course is devoted to the six evaluation areas:
- Emergency Operations Management
- Protective Action Decision-making
- Protective Action Implementation
- Field Measurement and Analysis
- Emergency Notification and Public Information
- Support Operations/Facilities
FEMA IS 331 EXAMPLE QUESTIONS
According to FEMA’s evaluation philosophy, response activities in an exercise:
A. Are based on the Extent of Play, not the emergency response plan.
B. May not deviate from the emergency response plan.
C. Must be performed in strict accordance with the emergency response plan.
D. Should be based on the emergency response plan and procedures.
Which of the following is an example of immediate correction?
A. One participant catches an error by another and points out the problem.
B. A player performs a task unsatisfactorily, receives retraining, and repeats the task satisfactorily.
C. The evaluator notices incorrect times entered on the event log and changes them.
D. The evaluation team leader finds problems in an evaluator’s documentation and revises it before submission.
Exercise evaluation focuses on whether the jurisdiction:
A. Responds adequately to the emergency in the absence of a plan.
B. Follows the emergency plan and procedures exactly as written.
C. Protects the health and safety of the public and emergency workers.
D. Meets the 34 objectives specified in REP-14.
A. Provides planning standards for offsite radiological emergency response plans.
B. Documents the procedures an ORO will use when responding to an incident.
C. Describes the methodology to be used in evaluating REP exercises.
D. Establishes the objectives to be met during REP exercises.
In the post-plume phase, field measurement and analysis focuses on:
A. Obtaining peak measurements in the plume.
B. Protection of the public from contaminated food and water.
C. Characterizing the extent of the release and the direction of the plume path.
D. Determining the size of the population that may require immediate evacuation.
During the exercise activity, an evaluator should:
A. Take concise notes about what you see and hear.
B. Start writing the narrative summary.
C. Fill out the Evaluation Module form.
D. Look up NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1 references for issues.
A loss of offsite and onsite power has caused a serious safety condition at a nuclear facility. A release is possible that could exceed PAGs within the plant boundaries but is not expected to exceed PAGs outside the plant. What Emergency Classification Level is this situation likely to trigger?
A. Site Area Emergency (SAE)
C. Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE)
D. General Emergency (GE)
An important part of preparing for an evaluator assignment is:
A. Determining whether the response plan is consistent with the planning standards.
B. Developing an exercise-specific Extent of Play.
C. Correlating the evaluation criteria with the ORO’s response plan.
D. Deciding which criteria to focus on during exercise play.
During the exercise, reception center facilities for evacuees:
A. Must be included in the emergency response plan but do not need to be demonstrated.
B. Should be set up and demonstrated as they would be in an actual emergency.
C. May be demonstrated through a combination of interview and videotapes.
D. Are assumed to be operable if there are sufficient written records of past performance.
An exercise issue is:
A. Any action that deviates from the procedures spelled out in the ORO’s response plan or implementing procedures.
B. A performance problem that is linked with specific NUREG-0654 standards and evaluation criteria and has the potential of impacting public health and safety.
C. An activity that is unsatisfactorily performed and then adequately performed after retraining, if negotiated in advance as part of the Extent of Play.
D. An instance where the criterion is met but public health and safety are potentially at risk.