NAVY - OPNAV 3440.16E
(N31) NAVY DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||18 May 2016|
a. To establish policy, planning guidance and operational structure, and assign responsibilities to implement Navy defense support of civil authorities (DSCA) as directed in references (a) through (c). This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.
b. Summary of changes include new and updated guidance in the areas of the Department of Defense (DoD) complex catastrophe initiative; Navy regions re-alignment; support to U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM); Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Navy emergency preparedness liaison officer (NEPLO) requirements; reporting criteria on Navy DSCA support; and NEPLO selection criteria.
a. This instruction applies to all Navy activities and commands in both the United States and United States territories or possessions.
b. Foreign disaster assistance is not covered by this directive. The Department of State determines whether DoD assistance will be required in support of foreign disaster relief operations. Reference (d) provides further guidance.
c. Nuclear accidents are also excluded from coverage under this directive. References (e) and (f) provide further guidance.
d. Military support for civil disturbances, counter-drug, counter-terrorism, and sensitive support operations are outside the scope of this instruction. Further guidance can be found in references (g) and (h).