The Planning Section maintains the State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) and incident specific annexes (including recovery annex), State Hazard Mitigation Plan, Continuity of Operations (COOP), Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and State Preparedness Report (SPR), Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) Template, COOP Template, and is consistently updating and developing planning documents and templates. Reviews and Technical Assistance for Local Hazard Mitigation Plans are also provided. In 2016, HSEM was granted the ability to approve Local Hazard Mitigation Plans at the state level through the Program Administration by State (PAS) Program offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), making NH the 2nd State in the Nation to receive such a designation.