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DMCC Self-Assessment Tool Meteorological Aspects of Consequence Assessment

The DMCC Self-Assessment Tool Meteorological Aspects of Consequence Assessment (pdf) is a self-appraisal tool that covers the five attributes of an effective meteorological program:

  1. Designed with meteorological monitoring capabilities that fully address applicable mission requirements; and appropriate to the activities, hazards, and topographical characteristics of the site or reservation.
  2. Constructed with program elements that reflect sound management practices and scientific principles that meet the numerous regulatory requirements associated with the atmospheric sciences.
  3. Accessible to dedicated, experienced, and fully-qualified professionals who perform duties related to protecting personnel, facilities, and equipment from severe or extreme meteorological conditions; respond to onsite accidents involving hazardous materials; and prepare environmental, safety, health, and/or consequence assessments.
  4. Equipped with adequately housed facilities including communications systems, computer systems, and scientific instruments that maximize output and effectiveness.
  5. Provided with proper, dedicated equipment and instrumentation necessary to resolve the relevant meteorological parameters defining atmospheric transport and dispersion processes and identifying meteorological conditions that could produce a threat or challenge to the safety or health of personnel; damage or destroy property or equipment; or lead to accidents resulting in injury or loss of life.

This self-assessment tool is designed to cover an effective and accurate assist visit of all meteorological aspects of the site's consequence assessment system. This tool includes instructions for preparing, conducting, and following up with self-assessment activities.