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									     Industry’s Role in
A Local Emergency Planning
         Committee

      Tom Lingafelter, Dow AgroSciences
Jeff Larmore, Marion County Health Department
Emergency Planning and Community
       Right-to-Know Act
• Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization
  Act of 1986 (SARA), Title III, Emergency
  Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
  (EPCRA)
• Purpose
  – Insure community preparedness for chemical
    accidents
  – Inform citizens about chemical risks they face in
    their community
  – Collect information on chemical usage by facilities
Local Emergency Planning Committees

• Responsible for preparing comprehensive
  emergency response plans
• Receive emergency release notifications
• Receive chemical inventories notification
• Responsible for putting together procedures
  for the review and processing of requests
  from the public for information about
  chemicals and chemical releases within its
  jurisdiction
                 LEPC Members
• Appointed by the IERC
• Must, at the minimum, include representatives from
  each of the following groups

   Elected Local/State Officials   Law Enforcement
   Emergency Management            Fire Fighting
   Health                          Hospital
   Local Environmental             Transportation
   Broadcast/Print Media           Industry
   Community Groups                Emergency Medical
                                   Services
     Marion County LEPC’s Vision
• Safe and effective responses to chemical accidents by:
   – Evaluating past emergency responses to help plan for future
     accidents
   – Encouraging training and communications between emergency
     response agencies and companies
   – Providing training for responders
• Increased citizen awareness of the chemicals in our
  community by:
   – Responding to citizen requests for information about companies
     and their chemicals
   – Encouraging companies to talk to citizens or neighborhood groups
     about the chemicals in their community
• An educated public knowledgeable of emergency
  procedures like shelter-in-place
 Collect Information on Chemical
       Usage by a Facility
• Indiana Tier II reporting
   – Facility information sheet, the Emergency and Hazardous
     Chemical Inventory (Tier II) Form, a site plan (optional), and
     either a chemical list or MSDS’s as needed
   – Complete and accurate
   – MCHD audit
• Funds distributed back to individual counties
   – Provide training for emergency response planning and
     hazardous incident response, including the purchase of
     training equipment
   – Prepare and update the comprehensive county Emergency
     Response Plan
Inform Citizens About Chemical Risks
    They Face in Their Community
 Marion County LEPC encourages companies to:
 • Take the initiative to communicate with neighbors,
   such as designating a neighborhood liaison and
   participating in at least two community activities per
   year
 • Work with community organizations to improve
   understanding and reduce unnecessary anxiety in the
   neighborhood around their plants
 • Build positive relationships and establish trust and
   credibility with the residents near their facilities
 • Demonstrate their commitment to safety and explain
   their procedures for handling their chemicals safely
Insure Community Preparedness
     for Chemical Accidents
Marion County LEPC encourages companies to:
• Keep an undated emergency action plan, and test at least one
  component of it annually
• Cooperate with local fire departments in emergency planning
    – Meet with the hazardous materials coordinator, and
    – Invite hazardous materials responders to tour the facility
• Provide high quality employee training concerning safety, health,
  and environmental programs
• Contact special needs neighbors, e.g., schools, nursing homes,
  day care centers, hospitals, etc., to discuss emergency
  procedures with them
• Participate in the “Five Year Plan”
                                                                                         Marion County Hazardous Materials Planning Committee
                                                                                          Five-Year Hazardous Materials Response Training Plan
       2001                   2002                                           2003                                           2004                                           2005                                           2006                                           2007
  Action    4th              1st   2nd               3rd        4th         1st         2nd         3rd        4th         1st   2nd               3rd        4th         1st   2nd               3rd        4th         1st   2nd               3rd        4th         1st   2nd
               Organize    Develop     Develop     Review/                  Share                 Review/                                        Review/                                        Review/                                        Review/
 Evaluation/   Eval.       planning     Eval.      update                 template                update                                         update                                         update                                         update
 Mentoring     Corp        template    method/       eval                    with                   eval                                           eval                                           eval                                           eval
                                        tools      method/                  comp                  method/                                        method/                                        method/                                        method/
                                                    tools                 planning                 tools                                          tools                                          tools                                          tools
                                                                          TT/exerc
                                                                             ises
 Table Top     5 IPSA        ID 5      Contact                 TT’s          ID 5      TT’s                                ID 5       TT’s       Continue   Continue      ID 5       TT’s       Continue   Continue      ID 5       TT’s       Continue   Continue      ID 5       TT’s
 Discussions   comp.         new        5 new                   with         new       with 5                              new        with 5                              new        with 5                              new        with 5                              new        with 5
  (Class 1)                 IPSA        comp                   5new       IPSA or       new                              IPSA or       new                              IPSA or       new                              IPSA or       new                              IPSA or       new
                (Met)       comp                               comp         Non-       comp                               Non-        comp                               Non-        comp                               Non-        comp                               Non-        comp
                                                                            IPSA                                          IPSA                                           IPSA                                           IPSA                                           IPSA
                                                                            comp                                          comp                                           comp                                           comp                                           comp
                            Invite      Non-       IPSA to     watch
  Table Top                                        Sched. 5     TT's      Sched.5                              TT's      Sched. 5      TT's      Continue   Continue    Sched. 5      TT's      Continue   Continue    Sched. 5      TT's      Continue   Continue    Sched. 5      TT's
 Simulations                                        comp       with 5      comp                               with 5      comp        with 5                             comp        with 5                             comp        with 5                             comp        with 5
  (Class 2)                                                    comp                                           comp                    comp                                           comp                                           comp                                           comp

 Real-time      ID Five    Schedule        5       continue    ID Five      Plan/         5       continue    ID Five      Plan/         5       Continue    ID Five      Plan/         5       Continue    ID Five      Plan/         5       Continue    ID Five      Plan/         5
  Tabletop       IPSA      exercises   exercises              IPSA or     Schedule    exercises              IPSA or     Schedule    exercises              IPSA or     Schedule    exercises              IPSA or     Schedule    exercises              IPSA or     Schedule    exercises
   Single      comp for                   with                  Non-      exercises                            Non-      exercises                            Non-      exercises                            Non-      exercises                            Non-      exercises
    Fixed      exercises                 IPSA                   IPSA                                           IPSA                                           IPSA                                           IPSA                                           IPSA
                  (3)                                         comp for                                       comp for                                       comp for                                       comp for                                       comp for
   Facility                                                   exercises                                      exercises                                      exercises                                      exercises                                      exercises
  (Class 3)
    Field       Contact      Plan/      2 field    continue    Contact      Plan/      2 field    continue    Contact      Plan/      2 field    Continue    Contact      Plan/      2 field    Continue    Contact      Plan/      2 field    Continue    Contact      Plan/      2 field
  Exercise      2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises               2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises               2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises               2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises               2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises               2 IPSA     Schedule    exercises
   Single      comp for        2                              comp for        2                              comp for        2                              comp for        2                                Non-          2                                Non-          2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                           comp for                                       comp for
   Facility                                                                                                                                                                                                exercise                                       exercise
  (Class 4)
  Trans. #1                                                                            Begin                                         Tabletop
 (Tabletop)                                                                           incident
                                                                                      planning
  Trans #2                                                                                                                            Begin                                          Field
   (Field                                                                                                                            incident                                       Exercise
  exercise)                                                                                                                          planning
 Countywide                                                                                                                                                                          Begin                                            TT                                            Live
                                                                                                                                                                                    incident                                                                                      exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                    planning                                                                                      (the big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    one)
Activity Descriptions
   Tabletop – either a simulation or “what if” discussion of a small-scale incident, involving one company (May include one fire department, one hospital, the health department, and the poison center)
   Single Fixed Facility – a small scale incident at a fixed facility, involving one company, one fire department, one hospital, the health department, and the poison center
   Trans #1 and Trans #2 – a large scale transportation incident, e.g., interstate or railroad, in a public area, involving one or more companies, more than one fire department and hospital, as well as multiple agencies, i.e.,
       health department, poison center, DPW/OES, IDEM, etc.
   Countywide Exercise – a large-scale incident, simulation of a toxic or flammable gas release with 100 casualties involving countywide agency response (activation of the Hazardous Materials Annex of the Emergency
       Operations Plan). A tabletop exercise is included in the preparation for this incident
   Evaluation – Prior to each activity an exercise plan will be completed, including exercise objectives. After each activity, the exercise facilitator will lead a post-exercise debriefing, to summarize and clarify the results of
       the exercise, including the demonstration of the exercise objectives. The exercise facilitator will provide each participant or participating agency with a copy of the exercise report, highlighting lessons learned.

Abbreviations:
Comp – Company(ies)                                                                                                                                ID – Identify
DPW/OES – Department of Public Works/Office of Environmental Services                                                                              IPSA – Industry Partners for Safety Awareness
Eval – Evaluation                                                                                                                                  Sched–Schedule
(1/15/03)
 IPSA & the LEPC

Industry Partners for Safety
        Awareness
 Beginning with Responsible
           CareR
• 1991- Industry Partners for Responsible
  Care reviewed Management Practices
• Process Safety Code
• OSHA Process Safety
• CAA - Section 112R
• One program rather than Three
              IPSA Grows
•   5 companies invite 165 to join
•   20+ take advantage
•   Focus on 112R compliance
•   Develop compliance guidelines
•   Bi-monthly seminars for 2 years
•   Submissions in compliance
•   LEPC held Public Hearing - non-event
Strategic Plan - Support LEPC
• Raise Chemical Safety Awareness
  – Chemical Safety Awareness Week
• Promote Shelter In Place
  – Outreach & build SIP House
• Support Haz Mat Task Force
• Improve County Wide coordination and
  communication in Chemical Emergency
      Chemical Emergency
         Coordination
• Support implementation of 5 year
  exercise plan
• Participate in table top and on site
  exercises
  – small event - one agency
  – larger event - multiple agencies
  – year 5 - 2007 - county wide Chemical
    Emergency exercise
               Mission
• Build excellent relationships with LEPC,
  MCHD, Haz Mat Task Force, Fire
  Chiefs, Emergency Management,
  Department of Public Works, and Law
  Enforcement
                Results
• Assuring compliance
• Improves EH&S Performance
• Response from a partner that knows us and
  is comfortable working with us
• LEPC and MCHD help with public message
• Help with Public Image
• Brings to life Company Core Values,
  Responsible Care and ISO requirements
         Role of Industry
• Increased level of knowledge regarding
  chemicals
• Foster cooperation in the community
• Help with resources
              Dialogue
• Much easier to dialogue with someone
  you know and trust
  Advantage Marion County
• LEPC is focused on cooperation and
  communication
• MCHD is very open and easy to work
  with and sets the stage for open
  communication and cooperation
• Industry receives support
• Industry has a responsibility
               Future
• Continue CSAW and Haz Mat
  Luncheon, outreach to neighbors
• 5 Year Exercise Plan
• Outreach to Schools
Questions?

								
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