Environmental Protection Agency

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Citation

(2000), "Environmental Protection Agency", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/dpm.2000.07309aag.008

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Environmental Protection Agency

ALL HAZARDS

Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.epa.gov/ http://www.epa.gov/swercepp/

As many emergency planners and managers already know, the Environmental Protection Agency's Web sites provide a wealth of information that can be useful to researchers studying community and state emergency planning and response. Starting with http://www.epn.gov (or, if you want to go directly to the Chemical Emergency Planning Program, http://www.epa.gov/swercepp)

Researchers have a gateway to:

  • reports on environmental emergency spills, explosions, and hazardous chemical accidents, and related evacuations;

  • Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and State Emergency Response Council (SERC) plans;

  • nationwide toxic release inventory reports and the participating facilities' risk management plans;

  • information on chemical emergency prevention and anti-terrorism efforts;

  • the National Response Plan and incident reports to the National Response Center;

  • information about Superfund and other clean-up efforts, which often involve relocation of families;

  • information about water and air quality in specific locations and their relation to community planning and sustainability;

  • information on local watershed management; and

  • information on the CAMEO system, designed to help local emergency managers and first responders identify the problems they will face when a fire or explosion occurs at a given site.