NCR Emergency Preparedness Council
The National Capital Regional Emergency Preparedness Council (NCREPC) is an advisory body which reports to the COG Board of Directors. It derives its authority from a Charter adopted by the COG Board on November 13, 2002. The NCREPC makes policy recommendations to the COG Board through the Public Safety Policy Committee and makes procedural or other recommendations to the COG Board or, through the COG Board, to various regional agencies with emergency preparedness responsibilities or operational response authority.
The NCREPC oversees and implements the Regional Emergency Coordination PlanSM (RECP); coordinates activities of the various Regional Emergency Support Function (RESF) Working Groups as they develop specific procedures and relationships; oversees the development of annexes and establishes such additional annexes as may be desirable; develops training or tests of various components of regional emergency preparedness in conjunction with COG's Chief Administrative Officers Committee (CAO).
The EPC can add groups, institutions, and individuals to the ESF Working Groups, or expand its own membership with non-voting members.
The EPC comprises:
- Six elected officials representing COG member jurisdictions: two each from the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- Chairs of the COG professional and technical committees of chief administrative officers, police chiefs, fire chiefs, public health officers, emergency management administrators, and other internal COG committees involved in disaster preparation and response;
- Directors of emergency management agencies and departments of the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- Representatives of the Departments of Transportation of the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- Chairs or other designees of the Homeland Security Councils of the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Virginia;
- COG's Executive Director; and
- Representatives of such institutions and agencies of the federal government and organizations representing the private, quasi-public, and non-profit sectors as may be designated jointly by the NCREPC Chair and the COG Board Chair, and invited to participate, such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Office of Personnel Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and the Non-Profit Roundtable of Greater Washington.