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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;