As the Natural and Cultural Resources (NCR) Recovery Support Function (RSF) Coordinating Agency, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) provides the NCR RSF National Coordinator. Located in Washington, D.C., the NCR RSF National Coordinator manages the personnel and activities of the NCR RSF, provides access to entities that can authorize the allocation of assets, and ensures ongoing communication and coordination between the RSF’s Primary Agencies and Supporting Organizations. When the NCR RSF is activated for a particular disaster, the NCR RSF National Coordinator appoints an NCR RSF Field Coordinator to plan and implement NCR RSF recovery actions in the field. The NCR RSF Field Coordinator is often deployed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Joint Field Office for the disaster.
DOI’s key functions as a Coordinating Agency include: