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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Manual 1800-001

Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination

Incident Preparedness, Response, and Recovery


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Incident Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Departmental Manual provides guidance on incident preparedness, response, and recovery responsibilities of USDA. The manual describes the organizational structure, and establishes procedures for the implementation of these responsibilities at the national, regional, State, and county levels. Further information on authorities and references can be located in the Departmental Regulation, 1800-001, Incident Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Emergency Operations Handbook for USDA State and County Emergency Boards, 1993, and USDA State Emergency Memorandum No. 73, September 26, 1984, are superseded by this manual.

Crisis Response Guidelines for USDA Regional Emergency Staffs, July 1979, is superseded by this manual.

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