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Strengthening Community Planning and Preparedness

Internet Resources

  • Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO). EPA system of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.
  • Envirofacts. EPA system that provides search access to multiple environmental databases that may include data on such things as toxic chemical releases, water discharge permit compliance, hazardous waste handling processes, Superfund status, and air emission estimates, among others.
  • Facility Registry Service (FRS). EPA system that provides data about facilities, sites, or places of environmental interest to support EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment.
  • FirstResponderTraining.gov. FEMA Website offering more than 150 courses to help build critical skills first responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events.
  • Funding Resources. This webpage is a compilation of resources which can help communities improve their SERCs, TERCs, LEPCs, and TEPCs emergency planning and preparedness efforts.
  • Grants.gov. Provides a unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the U.S. Federal agencies that manage grant funds, including information on all available Federal grants specific to chemical safety and security that communities can use for community chemical safety and security planning.
  • Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN). Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, international, and private sector homeland security partners use HSIN to manage homeland security operations, analyze data, send alerts and notices, and in general, share the information they need to do their jobs.
  • How to Better Prepare Your Community for a Chemical Emergency: A Guide for State, Tribal, and Local Agencies. EPA has developed a factsheet for State/Tribal/local agencies which is a general guide to States, Tribes, and local communities on their role and responsibilities to protect communities from chemical accidents and ensure they are provided information on chemical risks in their community
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). FEMA system that provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.
  • Substance Registry System (SRS). EPA system that provides information about substances that are tracked or regulated by EPA or other sources. It is the authoritative resource for basic information about chemicals, biological organisms, and other substances of interest to EPA and its state and tribal partners.
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). EPA system that tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment.
  • Training Repository Information. Training of First Responders and Emergency Management stakeholders is critical to saving lives and property. This webpage is designed to assist First Responders, Emergency Management, and associated response personnel in identifying repositories of training sites that have content relevant to addressing chemical incidents.

Improving Data Management

Internet Resources

  • Facility Registry Service (FRS). EPA system that provides data about facilities, sites, or places of environmental interest to support EPA's mission of protecting human health and the environment.
  • Substance Registry System (SRS). EPA system that provides information about substances that are tracked or regulated by EPA or other sources. It is the authoritative resource for basic information about chemicals, biological organisms, and other substances of interest to EPA and its state and tribal partners.

Modernizing Policies and Regulations

Request for Information

Guidance Documents

Policies

Incorporating Stakeholder Feedback and Developing Best Practices

Internet Resources

  • The Working Group developed an online repository so stakeholders involved in chemical facility safety and security can submit best practices as they are identified. This resource will allow stakeholders to research best practices submitted by their counterparts that may be applicable to their own processes. The newly launched repository can be found at https://www.osha.gov/chemicalexecutiveorder/LLIS/index.html.
  • Lessons Learned Information System (LLIS). A system that captures user-submitted best practices related to chemical safety and security, including: methods, techniques, processes, systems, policies, tactics, or approaches that result in successful, productive, safer, and more secure operations.

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