Emergency Operations Plan

Tuolumne County EOP Update 2023 

From now until September, Tuolumne County OES will be developing the 2023 Tuolumne County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its Annexes in collaboration with various county stakeholders. 

What is an Emergency Operations Plan?  

An EOP outlines the overarching roles and responsibilities and coordination between various Tuolumne County government agencies (especially first responder agencies), jurisdictional and federal partners, private-sector partners, community groups, and the public, before, during, and after an emergency or disaster situation.  

While emergency response and recovery activities are contingent upon the type and extent of the disaster, the EOP should be flexible and adaptable enough to be used in all scenarios. 

Why do an update? 

The EOP should be updated regularly to ensure it remains relevant and effective in responding to new and evolving hazards. Lessons learned from past events should be integrated into the plan, and it should reflect changes in regulatory requirements, hazards/risks, resources, and preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery capabilities of the County. The last update was in 2012. 

What is the timeline for completion? 

The EOP should be completed by September 5th, 2023. There will be three drafts of the Plan: 

  • Initial draft is due June 19. 
  • Second draft is due July 14. 
  • Final draft is due September 5. 

How will the public be involved? 

Per SB 160, a total of three Public Information Meetings will be held to provide the public an opportunity to participate in EOP development. The first two meetings will be held prior to draft development to allow for public input before plan writing begins. The third meeting will provide the public with the opportunity to review and comment on the second draft of the plan, prior to the final draft. 

  • Public Information Meeting #1: April 29, 2023 from 12:30 – 5:00pm at the Tuolumne County Wildfire Preparedness Town Hall located at the Tuolumne Community Resilience Center (18241 Bay Avenue, Tuolumne, CA 95379).  
    • The public will be able to review a physical copy of the plan and provide comments via printed or electronic survey. 
  • Public Information Meeting #2: Date TBD, will take place virtually during the first two weeks of June. 
  • Public Information Meeting #3: Date TBD, will take place virtually in late July.   

Printable Flier of the Above Information, Click HERE

How can I review the EOP and provide comments, feedback, and update recommendations? 

  1. Review the EOP here
  2. After reviewing the EOP, complete the EOP Public Comment Survey to submit comments, recommendations, and updates to the 2012 Plan prior to the County beginning drafting of the document. 

Additional Information 

Information about the EOP Update will be shared periodically via this webpage and OES’s social media accounts.  

If you have any further questions, contact Tuolumne County OES at oes@co.tuolumne.ca.us or (209) 533-6395.