9. Recovery and remediation phase
Coordination of an emergency may move from the police or another lead responder to a local authority once the acute response phase is complete.
The requirement for a STAC is likely to continue though the type of advice required may change focus.
It may be appropriate to consider a change in the chairmanship of the STAC if the focus for advice has moved from public health aspects to more environmental or technical issues. Any decision to change responsibility for chairing the STAC should be by mutual agreement.