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FEMA IS 811: Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #11 – Agriculture and Natural Resources Annex Answers

1. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has the statutory authority to respond to the accidental or intentional release of an animal disease or pest, or a plant disease or pest that can have implications for the entire country.
A. True
B. False

2. Which organization coordinates requests for nutrition assistance, obtains USDA commodity foods, arranges transportation for USDA commodity foods, and authorizes the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)?
A. Food Safety and Inspection Service
B. Food Emergency Response Network
C. Food and Nutrition Service
D. Food Disaster Management Network

3. The Food Emergency Response Network (FERN):
A. Provides oversight to nongovernmental organizations that provide food for shelters and other mass feeding sites.
B. Is a nationwide laboratory network that integrates existing Federal and State food-testing lab resources and may be called to assist when ESF #11 is activated.
C. Coordinates the decontamination and/or destruction of animals and plants as well as associated facilities (e.g., barns, processing equipment, soil, and feeding and growing areas) following a biohazardous event.
D. Identifies suitable and available antimicrobial and other pesticides to be used to treat and decontaminate crops, environmental surfaces, and water.

4. In support of ESF #11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for all of the following activities, EXCEPT FOR:
A. Providing a granting mechanism to fund preparedness efforts on the local level to ensure that an infrastructure exists to meet the timely challenges of evacuation and rescue.
B. Coordinating the environmental and historic preservation compliance requirements for all response, recovery, and mitigation activities funded through the Stafford Act, including mission assignments.
C. Contracting and arranging for transportation for companion and service animals in advance of emergency events.
D. Providing technical and financial assistance to landowners to help assess the restoration needs for important fish and wildlife habitat and populations.

5. Which ESF #11 partner assists with food safety issues as part of ESF #8 – Public Health and Medical Services?
A. Food and Drug Administration
B. Environmental Protection Agency
C. Department of Commerce
D. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

6. Which USDA organization serves as the ESF #11 coordinator, organizing requests for ESF #11 resources?
A. Farm Service Agency
B. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
C. Food Safety and Inspection Service
D. Rural Development

7. The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is responsible for:
A. Ensuring the safety, wholesomeness, and proper labeling of the Nation’s supply of meat, poultry, and egg products.
B. Maintaining food reserves and other nutritional assets for use following a disaster declared under the Stafford Act.
C. Projecting crop damages, food needs, and potential economic losses following a catastrophic incident.
D. Investigating nationwide food-related incidents such as the salmonella contamination of peanut butter.

8. Which agency coordinates natural and cultural resources and historic properties identification and vulnerability assessments and assists in emergency compliance with relevant Federal environmental and historic preservation laws?
A. Small Business Administration
B. Department of Housing and Urban Development
C. Department of the Interior
D. Smithsonian Institution

9. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is the sole primary agency for ESF #11.
A. True
B. False

10. Under ESF #11, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with supplying technical assistance and subject-matter expertise regarding the safety and well-being of household pets during emergencies.
A. True
B. False