EHSO's Contingency Planning and Emergency Response Guidance Page

EHSO's Contingency Planning and Emergency Response Guidance Page

 

trukfire.JPG (6122 bytes)The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan)

The official version of the One Plan Guidance was published in the Federal Register on June 5, 1996, and the official version in PDF format below contains the complete document as published. (PDF files can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat, downloadable free. A correction was published in the Federal Register since several lines from table "DOT/RSPA FRP (49 CFR 194)" were omitted in the original published version. The text for the FR correction notice is also included below. The complete corrected version is available in WP below.

NRT-1: Hazardous Materials Planning Guide(2001 Update)

This 2001 update of the 1987 Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1, "Orange Book") contains updated references to guidance on developing state and local emergency response plans. Brief references to recent legislation have been incorporated to encourage plan integration and coordination. This updated version of NRT-1 includes new guidance on integrating local emergency response plans prepared and updated by Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) with the planning requirements contained in recent legislation.

NRT-2 document "Developing a Hazardous Materials Exercise Program - A Handbook for State and Local Officials

 

Fact Sheets

EPCRA Hotline Training

Emergency Release Notification (ECPRA Section 304, 40 CFR 355)
  • The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan)
The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan) is a guidance developed by EPA and four other agencies to give facilities a common-sense option for meeting multiple emergency planning requirements under nine different regulations. bulletThe National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan) (pdf/488 KB) bulletCorrection Notice for "The National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan)(published June 19, 1996)" (ASCII text) bulletThe National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance (One Plan)(corrected version) (wpd/266 KB)
Hazardous Chemical Storage Reporting Requirements (EPCRA Section 311/312, 40 CFR Part 370)

 

Protocol for Conducting Environmental Compliance Audits under EPCRA and CERCLA Section 103
  • Available here in PDF format.

EPA Trade Secret Substantiation Form and Instructions

Community Resources


The National Response Team
TheNational Response Team consists of 16 federal agencies with interests and expertise in various aspects of emergency response to pollution incidents. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) serves as chair and the Coast Guard serves as of the NRT. The NRT is primarily a national planning, policy and coordinating body and does not respond directly to incidents. The NRT provides policy guidance prior to an incident and assistance as requested by an On-Scene Coordinator via a Regional Response Team during an incident. NRT assistance usually takes the form of technical advice, access to additional resources/equipment or coordination with other RRTs. bulletNRT-1: Hazardous Materials Planning Guide (pdf/765 KB) bulletNRT-2 document "Developing a Hazardous Materials Exercise Program - A Handbook for State and Local Officials"
ALOHA Training Materials
ALOHA is the air model developed by NOAA and used within CAMEO. The following two files on this web page correspond to the ALOHA Two Day Training Course - Instructor Manual. One file provides the presentation slides (PDF) for the course (originally in PowerPoint). Another file is suggested text to be used by the instructor (originally in Word). The text includes script notes and detailed script. Script notes are abbreviated course instructions for every session. They would be used by the instructor as a quick reference guide. The script notes are followed by detailed scripts that are intended to cover the course in detail and are suitable for an instructor who is not familiar with the ALOHA application and training materials. Some of the detailed script goes along with the slides. The sections of detailed script associated with the slides will have a number that correspond with a number on the presentation slides. There is also azipped version (zip file) containing the 2 files. In the near future, an ALOHA Student Workbook will accompany the instructor manual on the web.
Publications
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention in Indian Country (pdf/56.8 KB) (August 2002)

The purpose of this factsheet is to familiarize Tribal leaders with EPCRA and CAA section 112(r) Risk Management Program requirements. The information available under these laws can promote an integrated approach to Chemical safety on Tribal lands.

Chemicals in Your Community (pdf/940 KB)

This pamphlet: Summarizes the chemical information you can obtain under EPCRA and CAA; Tells you were to find it; Tells you about other information you may also find helpful; and indicates how you can use these various sources of information to build a snapshot of chemicals stored and released in your community.

Other Resources
National Service Center for Environmental Publications and Information (NSCEP) NCSEP has over 5000 EPA publications available in hardcopy and multimedia product, free of charge. Copies of the EPCRA regulations may be obtained here.