Change Notice No. 1
(FEMA/DOT/EPA); and Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry
(FEMA 141). These documents and planning approaches incorporate the generic
functional requirements of planning, although the steps and procedures may be
defined somewhat differently.
Under EPA (EPCRA and RCRA), certain waste management facilities must comply
with preparedness and prevention requirements (e.g., alarm/communications
systems, fire control equipment, testing/maintenance of emergency systems, etc.);
and must prepare a contingency plan designed to minimize hazards from fires,
explosions, or any unplanned release of hazardous waste or constituents. These
requirements as well as any additional state and local regulatory requirements and
procedures should be integrated with the site's emergency preparedness program.
The DOE Office of Environmental Policy and Guidance maintains a web site with
an EPCRA tutorial (http://homer.ornl.gov/oepa/EPCRA) which is useful
in identifying EPA requirements. Modules 2 and 3 cover Emergency Planning
Notification and Emergency Releases.