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18 Supporting law enforcement by providing information Debris clearance; on licenses and commercial carriers; Emergency bridge and tunnel inspections; Issuing permits for restricted vehicles and carriers; Clean-up oversight for hazardous materials spills; Supporting military movement of goods; Technical assistance for geological hazards; Inspections and safety regulations; Emergency repairs; Hazardous materials spills clean-up and oversight; Damage assessment; Administrative services; Transportation support (including analysis for alternate Financial services; routes); Information technology services; Public works and engineering support; and Legal; Coordination with other agencies (support to local, Human resources; tribal, and other state agencies; coordination with federal Civil rights; agencies). Internal audits; Coordinating with local agencies; A transit agency might perform the following emergency Coordinating with other state agencies; and activities: Coordinating with the federal government. Notification; Direction and control; STEP 3: DETERMINE CRITERIA FOR Warning; SELECTING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Communications; Use Worksheet 13 to complete this step. You may also Emergency public information; wish to use Worksheet 14 to guide the discussion and docu- Incident response; mentation effort. Resource management; Once the COOP team has identified the functions per- Financial management; formed for each area of responsibility, then it begins select- Emergency contracts administration; ing essential functions for its COOP plan. Essential functions Transportation support to other jurisdictions; can be determined based on criteria that reflect the highest Coordination with local, state, and federal agencies; effect to the transportation/transit agency. Recovery plans; Establishing criteria to govern the selection of essential Reporting the emergency; functions is a challenging task. Typically, the COOP team Evaluating the emergency; begins this activity by reviewing the transportation agency's Notification of internal and external responders; emergency plans and procedures. A DOT or TMC might per- Closing or limiting service to the affected area; form the following emergency activities: Initiating or joining incident command system or uni- fied command; Notification; Evacuation of passengers and personnel to safety; Direction and control; Providing medical treatment and transportation to appro- Warning; priate locations; Communications; Protecting personnel and equipment; Emergency public information; Dispatching emergency equipment and supervisors; Incident management; Emergency inspections; Resource management; Providing emergency briefings and updated situation Hazardous materials clean-up program; assessments; Financial management; Performing damage assessments and emergency repairs; Chemical stockpile emergency preparedness program; Transportation support and systemwide management; Emergency contracts administration; Public works and engineering support; Transportation support to other jurisdictions; Coordination with other agencies; and Coordination with local, state, and federal agencies; Temporary service plans. Recovery plans; Traffic control; Based on a review of these activities, a transportation agency Public information; may establish criteria to govern the selection of essential Traffic control devices, functions. For example, does the identified function support Variable message signs, activities to Highway advisory radio, Amber alerts, Ensure the safety of personnel and passengers and pro- 511 traveler information; tection of property;