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Example 2: Risk management and emergency spill response pilot

In the state of Oklahoma, First Responders to hazardous material contamination events have registered with a system called E-Plan to access critical information during emergencies, such as:

  1. Maps of the area surrounding a fixed facility showing schools and hospitals
  2. Maps of all facilities with a specified hazardous material in specific area
  3. Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS) data
  4. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  5. Chemical profiles
  6. Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) pages
  7. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes
  8. Facility Risk Management Plans (RMPs)

Information is delivered to firefighters and hazmat teams online, and is also connected to drinking water utility networks.

Similarly, The Triple Divide Watershed Coalition, a source water collaborative in Pennsylvania, worked with Tioga/Potter 911 networks to overlay maps and information on public water systems into an emergency response tool in case of chemical spill.

The Hamilton-New Baltimore Consortium, a collaborative in Ohio, created a Contingency Plan for toxic spill cleanup. The Consortium publicizes a Regulated Substance Release Report, information on emergency response procedures, and contacts for environmental cleanup organizations.

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