11 June 2009. PDF version dated March 24, 1987, "Certified Current as of March 8, 2004," retrieved from archive.org:
See also: Joint FBI, DOE and DoD Response to Improvised Nuclear Device Incidents:
22 April 2002
http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/text/d31505p.txt (now dead)
Department of Defense
March 24, 1987
SUBJECT: DoD Response to Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) Incidents
(a) DoD Directive 3150.5, "DoD Response to Improvised Nuclear Device Threats," July 19, 1985 (hereby canceled)
1. REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE
This Directive reissues reference (a) to update policies and procedures for the DoD response to IND incidents, to implement the DoD technical responsibilities defined in references (b) and (c), and to amplify the direction concerning law enforcement and other associated responsibilities issued in reference (d) and DoD Directive 5100.46 (reference (e)).
2. APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
2.1. Applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Military Departments, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS), the Unified and Specified Commands, the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
Terms used in this Directive are defined in enclosure 2.
It is DoD policy to assist the lead Federal Agency during an IND incident. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the lead Federal Agency for IND incidents in U.S. territories and possessions. The Department of State (DoS) is the lead Agency for acts not under FBI responsibility. When the Department of Defense responds to an IND incident, operational control over DoD assets is exercised by the DoD senior representative.
The joint FBI, Department of Energy (DoE), DoD agreement and the joint DoS, DoE, DoD memorandum (references (b) and (c)) include procedures and responsibilities to be followed for IND incidents. DoD Instruction 5100.52 (reference (f)) provides guidance for accidents involving radioactive materials. Reference (d) and Directives 5100.46 and 3025.1 (references (e) and (g)) provide policy for military assistance to civil disturbances and foreign disasters. Consistent with this Directive and its references, Military Commanders remain responsible for the safety and security of military personnel and property. Nothing contained herein shall restrict the national security responsibilities of the Department of Defense.
5.1. The Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force shall:
5.1.1. In accordance with this Directive, provide resources to address responsibilities in accordance with references (b) and (c).
5.2. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) (ASD(ISA)) shall:
5.2.1. Act as DoD Executive Agent for establishing IND incident response policy and for providing guidance to the Services and DoD Agencies.
5.3. The Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (Atomic Energy) (ATSD(AE)) shall:
5.3.1. Provide the DoD representation to the DoE Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST) Executive Planning Board (NEPB) and the joint working groups.
5.4. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence) (ASD(C3I)) shall coordinate and support research and development of IND response capabilities.
5.5. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) (ASD(PA)) shall provide the public affairs interface with other Government Agencies and shall provide public affairs guidance to the Services.
5.6. The Director, Defense intelligence Agency (DIA), shall collect and report intelligence information on foreign IND incidents.
5.7. The Director, Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), shall:
5.7.1. Maintain an active relationship with and assist the Services, DoE, and other Agencies involved in IND countermeasures and response actions.
5.8. The Secretary of the Army shall:
5.8.1. Provide a trained response team of EOD personnel and other required support for responding to IND incidents on Army installations in the CONUS, the CONUS land mass (except for those installations specifically assigned as a responsibility of the Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps), and other areas as directed by the National Command Authority (NCA) through the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
5.9. The Secretary of the Navy shall:
5.9.1. Provide a trained response team of EOD personnel and other required support for responding to IND incidents on Navy and Marine Corps CONUS installations, IND incidents involving underwater threats, and other areas as directed by the NCA through the JCS.
5.10. The Secretary of the Air Force shall:
5.10.1. Provide a trained response team of EOD personnel and other required support for responding to IND incidents on Air Force CONUS installations and other areas as directed by the NCA through the JCS.
5.11. The Commanders of Unified Commands Outside Continental U.S. (OCONUS) shall:
5.11.1. Support Service-component trained response teams of EOD personnel when they are deployed to an OCONUS unified theater and provide other required support in response to IND incidents on installations and areas under their authority.
5.12. The Military Airlift Command (MAC) shall plan for and provide Special Assignment Air Mission (SAAM) support for deployment of DoD and interdepartmental IND response teams.
5.13. The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), shall:
5.13.1. In coordination with Services and appropriate Defense Agencies, be responsible for implementing the military response to an IND incident.
6.1. When the National Military Command Center (NMCC) is notified of an IND incident, the Operations Team shall notify the lead Federal Agency, the appropriate Service or CINC, and other appropriate Agencies.
7. EFFECTIVE DATE AND IMPLEMENTATION
This Directive is effective immediately. Forward one copy of the implementing document to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) within 120 days.
Enclosures - 2
E1. References, continued
E1. ENCLOSURE 1
(e) DoD Directive 5100.46, "Foreign Disaster Relief," December 4, 1975
(f) DoD Instruction 5100.52, "Radiological Assistance in the Event of an Accident Involving Radioactive Materials," March 10, 1981
(g) DoD Directive 3025.1, "Use of Military Resources during Peacetime Civil Emergencies within the United States, its Territories and Possessions," May 23, 1980
(h) DoD Directive 5160.62, "Single Manager Assignment for Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology and Training (EODT&T)," November 24, 1971
(i) Section 1535 of title 31, United States Code
E2. ENCLOSURE 2
E2.1.1. DoD Response Team. A DoD organization, trained, exercised, and equipped to assist the lead Federal Agency in response to IND incidents.
E2.1.2. DoD Senior Representative. The DoD official, provided by the responsible Service or CINC, who directs the DoD response team at the scene of an IND incident, advises the lead Federal Agency, coordinates operations with the DoE on-site technical teams, and has the authority to request additional DoD resources.
E2.1.3. DoD Technical Response Group (DTRG). A trained joint Service EOD advisory group consisting of scientific and technical personnel trained and equipped for supporting and assisting the operational response teams.
E2.1.4. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). The detection, identification, field evaluation, rendering-safe, recovery, neutralization, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) including nuclear, chemical, biological, and improvised explosive ordnance.
E2.1.5. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program Board (EODPB). The organization that acts in an advisory capacity to the Executive Manager, EOD Technology and Training (EODT&T), comprising a representative from each of the Military Departments.
E2.1.6. Improvised Nuclear Device (IND). A device incorporating radioactive materials designed to result in the dispersal of radioactive material or in the formation of a nuclear-yield reaction. Such devices may be fabricated in a completely improvised manner or may be an improvised modification to a U.S. or foreign nuclear weapon.
E2.1.7. Joint Nuclear Accident Coordinating Center (JNACC). A combined DNA and DoE centralized Agency for exchanging and maintaining information concerned with radiological assistance capabilities and coordinating assistance activities.
E2.1.8. Lead Federal Agency. In CONUS and in U.S. territories and possessions, the lead Federal Agency is the FBI. In areas not under FBI jurisdiction, the DoS is the lead Federal Agency.
E2.1.9. National Military Command Center (NMCC). Centralized controlling and notifying point for activating and coordinating DoD activities.
E2.1.10. Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST). A DoE chartered group of scientists, engineers, and technicians with specialized equipment and procedures for providing technical assistance at the scene of a IND incident.
E2.1.11. Nuclear Emergency Search Team Executive Planning Board (NEPB). The organization reporting to the DoE manager of the Nevada Operations Office comprising top executives from each of the contributing laboratories, Agencies, and contractors that supports NEST activities. The NEPB's primary objective is to establish criteria and provide recommendations for the DoE NEST program.
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