1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disaster Recovery Framework Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development A cooperative effort to develop a Framework document to describe the procedures for how the Commonwealth will assist long term community Recovery from natural and man made emergencies and disasters. Forward The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disaster Recovery Framework Document was developed in cooperation with the Office of Governor, executive departments and agencies, the Terrorism Task Forces and the Pennsylvania Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD).
2 The Recovery Framework Document describes priorities, processes, programs and responsibilities related to Recovery operations following disasters in Pennsylvania . The Recovery Framework Document facilitates the delivery of state assistance to support citizens, local governments and the private sector as they deal with the Recovery from a Disaster . It is designed to supplement and support local Recovery efforts and it describes how state agencies coordinate and facilitate the delivery of federal Disaster assistance programs.
3 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS. Forward .. 1. Record of Change .. 4. Executive Summary 6. Introduction 7. A. Purpose .. 7. B. Situation 7. C. Participating Organizations 8. D. Authorities and References 9. Assumptions . 10. Concept of Operations .. 11. Roles and Responsibilities.. 12. Maintenance .. 12. Coordinating/Cooperating Agencies . 12. Commonwealth Disaster Reporting Structure .. 14. Position Descriptions . 20. Recovery Support Functions . 28. Financial Management .. 43. Administration/Logistics 44. Table 1. Acronyms.
4 45. Table 2. State Recovery Task Force Members .. 49. 2 Appendix A ESF/RSF Crosswalk . 53. Connection between ESFs & RSFs .. 54. Appendix B Commonwealth Core Capabilities 55. Appendix C Pennsylvania Essential Functions . 56. Appendix D Suggested Essential Field Positions .. 59. Case Study from Luzerne County 67. 3 Promulgation The purpose of this document is to outline the plan for how the Commonwealth will organize and structure itself for Recovery in the event of future disasters; to assign duties and responsibilities of key leaders and agencies; and to provide for the restoration of critical functions, services, vital resources, facilities, homes, businesses, programs, and infrastructure to those areas of the Commonwealth impacted by the devastating effects of an all hazards environment.
5 This document incorporates the elements of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF). The government entity with local jurisdiction has the primary role of planning and managing all aspects of a community's Recovery . Although all Disaster incidents and Disaster Recovery begin and end at the local level, the impact and the resources needed to respond and recover may exceed the capacities of those impacted communities. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) acting on behalf of the Commonwealth recognizes that the impact may or may not meet the criteria for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration or Emergency, or Small Business Administration (SBA) declaration.
6 The socio-economic impact is no less important to the inhabitants of the Commonwealth and must be addressed when the ability to respond and recover exceeds the capability of a community. This plan addresses declared and non-declared Disaster events whether eligibility is encompassed within the programmatic areas of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 5121 et seq. as amended; Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR)-Emergency Management and Assistance; the Department of Agriculture; the Small Business Administration; The Governor's State Recovery Task Force (SRTF) operating under the direction of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council (EMC); the Recovery Resources Team (RRT) operating under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED); or any combination thereof.
7 The Commonwealth Disaster Recovery Coordinator responsible for steady state activities will report to the EMC or SRTF immediately upon any Disaster declaration, or at the Governor's direction. Coordination of Disaster long-term Recovery efforts is the responsibility of the Recovery Resources Team, which shall orchestrate information-sharing between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); and all other entities holding claim to the restoration of critical functions, services, vital resources, facilities, programs, and infrastructure in an expeditious manner to impacted communities.
8 This Plan is adopted this _____day of _____, 2015, and supersedes any previous Recovery document of the Commonwealth . _____. Tom Wolf Governor 4 RECORD OF CHANGES. DATE PAGE CHANGE MADE BY. 5 Executive Summary The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disaster Recovery Framework Document was developed to guide the state's Recovery operations following a Disaster whether it is a federally or non- federally declared event. Short-term Recovery activities are usually consistent and simultaneous with response activities and may continue into long-term efforts.
9 The type of Recovery efforts are determined by the nature and magnitude of the event. Recovery assistance may be delivered via the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Individual Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Public Assistance Program of FEMA, the State Recovery Task Force, or through normal state agency program areas. Hazard mitigation assistance is normally provided following a federally declared Disaster and will be delivered either by the Section 406 Public Assistance Program or by Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Program.
10 Because of the versatility among state agency programs, assistance may be found embedded in plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Operating Guides, policies, or procedures, titles of which may be found used interchangeably in the Recovery process. 6 Introduction In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania , local government has the responsibility of conducting and supporting Recovery operations following a Disaster event. The Emergency Management Services Code (EMSC), 35 PA 7101 et. seq. requires each political sub-division to prepare, maintain, and keep current a Disaster emergency management plan for the prevention and minimization of injury and damage caused by a Disaster and to ensure prompt and effective response to disasters and Disaster emergency relief and Recovery in consonance with the State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP).