When do states need to implement the 2017 PAG Manual?
The PAG Manual provides non-mandatory guidance for state, local and tribal governments to use at their own discretion when planning for and responding to a radiological emergency.
If required by FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program to implement PAG Manual guidance, offsite response organizations should contact their FEMA Region REP Program office to obtain the latest version of FEMA’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Regarding REP Program Implementation of the Updated PAG Manual. Questions regarding REP Program implementation not addressed in the FAQ may be submitted to the FEMA Technological Hazards Division’s Action Office at THD-ACTION-OFFICE@fema.dhs.gov.
If you have questions about the PAG Manual, Contact Us, and your question will be directed to the appropriate staff member.
To download a copy of the 2017 PAG Manual, visit PAG Manuals and Resources.
- How do officials know when it is time to carry out protective actions?
- How do the PAGs inform safety measures during and after a radiological emergency?
- How does the drinking water PAG work with EPA’s existing Safe Drinking Water Act regulations?
- How is the new PAG Manual being implemented in the FEMA Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program?
- What are Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and why are they important?
- What are the critical changes between the 1992 and 2017 version of the PAG Manual?
- What is a drinking water PAG?
- Where can I find trainings on using the 2017 PAG Manual?
- Where can I obtain a copy of the EPA's Protective Action Guides Manual?
- Why is there a need for a drinking water PAG when the EPA already has regulations for radionuclides in drinking water?