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6 Infrastructure Interdependencies: Request for Information (Continued) 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 What types of backup systems or other mitigation mechanisms are in place to reduce the impacts to the utility operations from disruptions to supporting infrastructures? What are the limitations of the backup systems as a function of outage duration? How are the backup systems affected by the prolonged outage of other interdependent infrastructures? Does the frequency of disruption affect the backup systems or the infrastructure reliability and response mechanisms?
10 Who approves those who are granted access, (by key or automated access control credential) to specific areas, and how is this determined? 11 Are any checks made before access is granted to an individual? 12 How, and where, do personnel obtain their approved keys/automated access control credentials? , entered into a database, paper trail)? , for issued/ lost/stolen keys)? 15 What happens to an individual’s keys/automated access control credentials when he/ she voluntarily leaves employment or is terminated?
Are PF personnel armed? Are PF personnel commissioned (arrest authority, deadly force, credentials)? What equipment is issued to PF personnel (vehicles, uniforms, vests, weapons, flashlights)? 8 What types of communications equipment are used (two-way radios, telephone, intercom, cellular phone)? 9 Is a training program in place for PF personnel? 10 What types of training are provided to PF personnel (physical, weapons, assessment)? 11 Who certifies and administers the training? 12 Are contingency plans in place for incidents that may require PF action?