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Radiation Protection

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

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.

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