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Maryland Manual, 1989-90
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Comptroller of the Treasury; Wayne A. Cawley, Jr.,
Secretary of Agriculture; Charles L. Benton, Jr.,
Secretary of Budget & Fiscal Planning; J. Randall
Evans, Secretary of Economic & Employment
Development; Earl F. Seboda, Secretary of General
Services; James D. Tschechtelin, Executive Director,
State Board for Community Colleges; Joseph L.
Shilling, State Superintendent of Schools; William H.
Amoss, State Senate.

Executive Secretary:
Daniel J. Moore, General Manager of State Use

The State Use Industries Advisory Committee
was formed in 1981 (Chapter 661, Acts of 1981).
The Committee recommends the establishment
and maintenance of industrial plants and service
centers within the Division of Correction. These
plants and centers are used to implement State Use
Industries programs developed by the Commis-
sioner of Correction and the general manager of
State Use Industries. Operated primarily with in-
mates, sites are run in a manner that benefits the
State and provides training for inmates.

The Advisory Committee has fifteen members.
Eleven serve ex officio. Four representing private
industry are appointed by the Governor for three-
year terms. The General Manager of State Use
Industries serves as executive secretary (Code 1957,
Art. 27, sec. 681 A).


John J. O'Neill, Deputy Secretary 764-4078

Under the Deputy Secretary are the State Emer-
gency Management and Civil Defense Agency, Po-
lice and Correctional Training Commissions.
Patuxent Institution, Division of Parole and Proba-
tion, and Pretrial Release Services Division.


David McMillion, Director

State Emergency Operating Center
Reisterstown Road & Sudbrook Lane
Pikesville, MD 21208 486-4422

The State Emergency Management and Civil
Defense Agency derives its main purpose from the
Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 (EL. 920) as
amended. The act provides for a civil defense system
to protect life and property from attack and offei
relief and assistance to people struck by disasters
other than those caused by enemy attack.

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services/381

Known as the Maryland Civil Defense Agency
from 1950 to 1970, the Agency, in its earliest years,
was concerned primarily with statewide nuclear
attack preparedness and related missions (Chapter
563, Acts of 1949). Later, responsibilities were
broadened to encompass disaster relief and emer-
gency resources management as well. Changes in
State law and the agency name reflected this shift:
Maryland Civil Defense and Emergency Planning
Agency (1970-74) and Maryland Civil Defense and
Disaster Preparedness Agency (1975-80). Duties
concerned floodplain management, flood insurance
initiatives, community preparedness programs for
weather emergencies, earthquake hazard reduction,
dam safety, emergency broadcast system, emer-
gency warning, and terrorist incidents.

The 1970s also brought changes in Agency re-
sponsibilities for nuclear attack preparedness. In
1972, the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency was
established in the U.S. Department of Defense. At
this time, increased awareness of the U.S.S.R.'s
impressive crisis evacuation capability inspired the
development of the present Population Protection
Program (PPP). This Program is adaptable to all
natural disasters, peacetime emergencies, and nu-
clear attack. In-place shelter protection is to be used
when time does not permit relocation.

The Three Mile Island Incident of 1979 focused
more federal emphasis on radiological emergency
planning. In 1980 and 1981, the Agency produced
radiological emergency plans to cope with accidents
at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Maryland
and Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station near
Maryland's northern border in Delta, Pennsylvania.
These plans were tested in 1981 and 1982. Annu-
ally, the State Radiological Plan is tested with a
full-scale operational exercise.

The Agency was renamed in 1981 as the State
i Emergency Management and Civil Defense Agency
At the same time, the Governor was made respon-
sible for emergency management in the State. The
Governor has emergency powers to suspend State
statutes temporarily direct evacuations, control ac-
cess, clear debris, and use private property when
necessary When the Governor declares a state of
emergency, the Director of the State Emergency
Management and Civil Defense Agency coordinates
emergency activities of the offices of the State gov-
ernment and those of political subdivisions in-
cluded in the declaration.

The Agency is responsible for the Integrated
i Emergency Management System (IEMS). The Sys-
: tem applies emergency preparedness and response
i resources to all hazards, and takes advantage of
i similarities that exist in planning and response func-
tions for all hazards. In 1984, the System was
; implemented at all levels of government statewide.
The System consists of three components: Hazard

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