Interagency Coordination

The Department of the Interior provides representatives to multiple different external organizations, committees, and systems that coordinate emergency management program related activities. 

The Department as a whole, and through its constituent bureaus and offices, is committed to meet our responsibilities specified in the National Preparedness System, including the five National Planning Frameworks (Protection, Prevention, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery) and the associated Federal Interagency Operational Plan (FIOP).

Bureaus/offices participate in interagency and departmental training and exercise activities to ensure readiness to execute responsibilities as defined in the National Preparedness System and other interagency emergency management plans.

Bureaus and offices coordinate and operate incident response operations in compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Section III Command and Coordination.

The primary Office or Bureau assigned to represent the Department to a Federal Emergency Management related Interagency Organization, Committee, or System is:

Federal Emergency Management Representation by Department of the Interior Offices and Bureaus

Federal Interagency Organization, Committee or System

Primary Department of the Interior Office or Bureau 

Water Resources Council 

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water & Science

National Search and Rescue Committee

National Park Service

Emergency Support Function Leadership Group (ESFLG)

Office of Emergency Management

Recovery Support Functional Leadership Group (RSFLG) Coordinating Agency for Natural and Cultural Resources Recovery Support Function

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance

National Response Team (NRT)

Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance

National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG)

Office of Wildland Fire

Mitigation Functional Leadership Group (MitFLG)

U.S. Geological Survey

Federal Interagency Flood Management Task Force

U.S. Geological Survey





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