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Section III: Authority

This EMP shall be aligned with Federal, State, and local emergency management planning and shall be consistent with established practices relating to coordination of emergency management and response. This EMP incorporates the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). These management systems facilitate Campus departments’ integration with interagency responders. It is the intent of UHV to collaborate with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), the Victoria City/County Office of Emergency Management (VCOEM), the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), local law enforcement, health departments, fire departments and other agencies in the development of emergency response planning.


  1. Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief & Emergency Assistance Act, (as amended),42 USC § 5121
  2. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, 42 USC Chapter 116
  3. Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 USC § 1092
  4. Emergency Management and Assistance, 44 CFR
  5. Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008 (Public Law 110-315) (HEOA) Campus Safety Sections Emergency Response and Evacuation procedures
  6. Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response, 29 CFR 1910.120
  7. Homeland Security Act, 2002
  8. Homeland Security Presidential Directive, HSPD-5, Management of Domestic Incidents
  9. Homeland Security Presidential Directive, HSPD-3, Homeland Security Advisory System
  10. National Incident Management System
  11. National Response Framework


  1. Government Code, Chapter 418, (Emergency Management)
  2. Government Code, Chapter 421, (Homeland Security)
  3. Government Code, Chapter 433, (State of Emergency)
  4. Government Code, Chapter 791, (Inter-local Cooperation Contracts)
  5. Health & Safety Code, Chapter 778, (Emergency Management Assistance Compact)
  6. Executive Order of the Government Relating to Emergency Management
  7. Executive Order of the Government Relating to the National Incident Management System
  8. Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 1, Chapter 7, (Division of Emergency Management)
  9. Education Code Title 3. Higher Education, Subtitle B. Chapter 61.
  10. The Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan, Parts I and II, December 15, 2003 (review)
  11. The Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan, Part III, February 2004


  1. Inter-local Agreements
  2. Inter-agency participation and training
  3. Joint Resolution between University of Houston-Victoria System components