The NIMS Integration Team would like to thank Steve Way (R8), Greg Weigel (R10) and Gina Cristiano (R8) for their years of participation and contributions to Agency wide NIMS integration. Many thanks for a job well done!
The responsibility for EPA NIMS implementation has been assigned to the Assistant Administrator (AA) of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). This function will be managed by OSWER’S Office of Emergency Management (OEM), which will ensure the coordination of plan development with all EPA program offices. The National NIMS Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day plan management and serve as the chair of the NIMS Integration Team (NIT).
The NIT is responsible for developing EPA ICS policy, guidance documents and training programs for NIMS Implementation. Regional On Scene Coordinators (OSCs), along with representatives from the Environmental Response Team (ERT), the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA), the Consequence Management Advisory Division (CMAD), the IT Forum and the National Criminal Enforcement Response Team, compose the membership of the NIT. These regional and programmatic ICS coordinators will provide a mechanism for EPA to standardize the implementation across EPA. Additionally, they are responsible for, among other duties, insuring that regional Incident Management Team (IMT) development is consistent with national guidelines, ensuring regional personnel and management are informed of ICS, NIMS and NRF updates, ensuring ICS/IMT training is accessible to responders, assisting in the development of exercises involving IMT activations, and coordinating with Regional Support Corp (RSC) personnel through OEM’s Preparedness and Response Operations Division.
Current members of the NIMS Integration Team:
Roberta Runge,National NIMS Coordinator, OEM
Chris Field, Removal Manager Representative
Gary Lipson, R1
Carl Pellegrino, R2
Michael Towle, R3
Steve Spurlin, R4
John Martin, R6
Dave Williams, R7
Craig Myers, R8
Steve Calanog, R9
Mike Boykin, R10
JoAnn Eskelsen, Environmental Response Team
Sara DeCair, Office of Indoor Air and Radiation
Val Anoma, Office of Indoor Air and Radiation
Elise Jakabhazy, Consequence Management Advisory Division, OEM
Kurt Grunert, National Criminal Enforcement Response Team