Emergency Response Planning (a US example)

Each community must choose the level of planning that is
appropriate for it, based upon the types of hazard found in the
The following is a sample outline of how a community might
organize its hazardous materials emergency plan.  If all LEPCs
were to use a similar outline, it would be easier for SERCs to
ensure consistency among emergency plans.
         Emergency Response Plan -- Sample Outline
A. Introduction
       1.  Incident information summary
       2.  Promulgation document
       3.  Legal authority and responsibility for responding
       4.  Table of contents
       5.  Abbreviations and definitions
       6.  Assumptions/planning factors
       7.  Concept of operations
           a. Governing principles
           b. Organizational roles and responsibilities
           c. Relationship to other plans
       8.  Instructions on plan use
           a. Purpose
           b. Plan distribution
       9.  Record of amendments
B.  Emergency assistance telephone roster
    1.  Community assistance
           a.  Police
           b.  Fire
           c.  Emergency management agency
           d.  Public health department
           e.  Environmental protection agency
           f.  Department of transportation 
           g.  Public works water supply
           h.  Sanitation
           i.  Port authority
           j.  Transit authority
           k.  Rescue squad
           l.  Ambulance
           m.  Hospitals
           n.  Utilities:
           o.  Community officials
           p.  Mayor
           q.  City manager
           r.  County executive
           s.  Councils of government
           a.  Red Cross        
           b.  Salvation Army
           c.  Church groups
           d.  Ham radio operators
           e.  Off-road vehicle clubs
    3.  State assistance
           a. State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
           b. State Environmental Protection Agency
           c. Emergency management agency
           d. Department of transportation
           e. Police
           f. Public health department
           g. Department of agriculture
    4.  Federal assistance (see Appendix F of NRT-1)
       a. National Response Center - Washington, DC
            24 hours (800) 424-8802
       b. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
            24 hours (404) 452-4100
       c. Federal Emergency Management Agency  
            24 hours (202) 646-2400
       d. Federal On-Scene Coordinator
       e. U.S. Department of Transportation
       f. U.S. Coast Guard
       g. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    5.  Response personnel
       a. Incident commander
       b. Agency coordinators
       c. Response team members
    6.  Bordering political jurisdictions
    7.  Industry
       a. Transporters
       b. Chemical producers/consumers
       c. Spill cooperatives
       d. Spill response teams
    8.  Other emergency assistance
       a. CHEMTREC  24 hours  (800) 424-9300
       b. CHEMNET  24 hours  (800) 244-9300
       c. CHLOREP  24 hours  (800) 244-9300
       d. NACA Pesticide Safety   24hrs (800) 244-9300
       e. Association of American Railroads -  Bureau of
       f. Poison Control Center
C.  Response functions
       1.  Initial notification of response agencies
       3.  Communications (among responders)
       4.  Warning systems and emergency public notification
       5.  Public information/community relations
       6.  Resource management
       7.  Health and medical services
       8.  Response personnel safety
       9.  Personal protection of citizens
       10.  Fire and rescue
       11.  Law enforcement
       12.  Ongoing incident assessment
       13.  Human services
       14.  Public works
D.  Containment and cleanup
        1.  Techniques for spill containment and cleanup
        2.  Resources for cleanup and disposal
E.  Documentation and investigative follow-up
F.  Procedures for testing and updating plan 
        1.  Testing the plan
        2.  Updating the plan
G.  Hazards analysis (summary)
        1.  List of facilities and transportation routes
        2.  Area and population likely to be affected
        3.  Specialized response equipment needed
        4.  Emergency medical care needed
        5.  Warning systems needed
        6.  Evacuation routes, temporary shelter and food
        7.  In-place sheltering
        Note: See Technical Guidance for Hazards Analysis 
        Chapter 4 for detailed discussion on using results of
        Hazards Analysis.
H. References
        1.  Laboratory, consultant, and other technical
            support resources
        2.  Technical library

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