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FEMA IS 812: Emergency Support Function (ESF) # 12 – Energy Answers

1. Which agency provides assistance in restoring power for Rural Utilities Service facilities?
A. Department of Commerce
B. Department of Homeland Security
C. Department of Interior
D. Department of Agriculture

2. ESF #12:
A. Assists Federal departments and agencies by locating fuel for transportation, communications, emergency operations, and national defense.
B. Reimburses local governments for costs of repairing and restoring energy during emergencies.
C. Establishes standards for credentialing and training for private-sector owners and operators.
D. Deploys local work crews to make repairs to damaged energy infrastructure within affected communities.

3. Which of the following activities is coordinated by ESF #12?
A. Analyzing impact on the economy of disruption to the energy sector.
B. Assuming temporary ownership of private utility companies during emergencies.
C. Investigating terrorist threats to the power grid.
D. Directing State and local governments on priority actions to restore power.

4. Which organization coordinates modeling, visualization, and analytical work to predict the impact of an approaching event on the energy system?
A. Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
B. Department of Homeland Security – Office of Infrastructure Protection
C. Department of Energy – National Energy Technology Laboratory
D. Department of Defense – Defense Logistics Agency

5. While the private sector normally takes the lead in the rapid restoration of infrastructure-related services after an incident occurs, ESF #12 coordinates repair and restoration.
A. True
B. False

6. Which agency ensures the safety of the Nation’s natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities?
A. Department of Energy
B. Department of Transportation
C. Environmental Protection Agency
D. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

7. Under Department of Energy (DOE) coordination, ESF #12 is an integral part of the larger DOE responsibility of maintaining continuous and reliable energy supplies for the United States through preventive measures and restoration and recovery actions.
A. True
B. False

8. Department of Commerce provides current and forecast weather information and dispersion model forecasts through its National Centers for Environmental Prediction and its local weather forecast offices and river forecast centers.
A. True
B. False

9. Which agency issues enforcement waivers to address fuel shortages and identifies water systems for priority power restoration?
A. Environmental Protection Agency
B. Department of the Interior
C. Department of Agriculture
D. Department of Homeland Security

10. Which agency trains and deploys Infrastructure Liaisons and Advisors to support incident management activities?
A. Department of Defense
B. Department of Homeland Security
C. Department of Energy
D. Department of Commerce