DOC

Annex L - EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

By Sean Stephens,2014-08-12 09:31
6 views 0
Annex L - EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT ...

EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT

    EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L

    HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE

    September - 2008

Submitted by:

Signature on File

    Daniel M. Dubé Date

    Emergency Management Coordinator

Approved By:

Signature on File

    Melody A. Currey Date

    Mayor

    ANNEX L Page 1

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

APPROVAL Cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS L-2

I. PURPOSE L-4

II. SITUATION AND ASSUMPTIONS L-4

III. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS L-5

    A. Hazardous Materials Facilities L-5

    B. Transported Hazardous Materials L-6

    1. Major Roadways L-6

    2. Local Routes L-6

    3. Railways L-6

    4. Waterway L-6

    5. Pipe Lines L-7

    C. Site Emergency Notification Procedures L-7

    1. General L-7

    2. Notification Outline L-8

    3. Internal Town Warning Procedures L-8

    4. Public Warning L-8

    5. Failure to Report L-8

    D. Receptor and Contributing Facilities L-8

    E. Evacuation L-9

    F. Release Detection L-9

     G. Hazard Area Isolation L-10

    H. CHEMTREC Assistance L-10

    I. Hazardous Materials Emergency Medical Response L-11

    1. General L-11

    2. EMS Responsibilities L-11

    3. Medical Surveillance L-12

    4. Decontamination L-12

    5. EMS Staging L-12

    6. Hospitals L-13

    ANNEX L Page 2

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    J. Reported Materials L-13

    IV. ORGANIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES L-13

     Police Department L-13

    Health Department L-14

    Public Works / Parks and Recreation L-14

    Town Engineer L-14

    Metropolitan District Commission L-14

    C-MED L-14

    State Police L-15

    State Department of Transportation L-15

    U.S. Coast Guard L-15

    CHEMTREC L-15

    Other Resource Agencies L-15

    V. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS L-15

    VI. ANNEX DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE L-16

VII. AUTHORITY AND PROMULGATION L-17

    ATTACHMENT 1 - GENERAL CHEMICAL INFORMATION L-18 ATTACHMENT 2 - CT DEP RELEASE REPORTING FORM L-20 ATTACHMENT 3 - HAZARDOUS FACILITIES LIST

    ATTACHMENT 4 REPORTED CHEMICALS LIST

    ANNEX L Page 3

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    I. PURPOSE

    1. To outline the concept of managing and coordinating large-scale hazardous

    materials emergency response operations.

    2. To establish plans and procedures for the emergency response operations of

    departments and agencies engaged in a hazardous materials incident.

    II. SITUATION AND ASSUMPTIONS

     A. SITUATION

    It is the responsibility of the government of Town of East Hartford to provide for the protection of the lives, safety and property of the occupants of East Hartford. This duty includes the efficient handling of hazardous materials incidents within the town. It is the mission of the East Hartford Fire Department to isolate, contain and stabilize a hazardous materials incident until the material can be removed or disposed of properly. It is recognized by the Fire Department that an incident could occur that is beyond immediately available resources and that the only actions that may be taken are evacuation, shelter-in-place or other measures to protect local inhabitants and responding personnel. Requests for hazardous materials emergency responses assistance are initiated by calling 911.

    Pursuant to Section 7-313e, Title 7, Chapter 104 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the fire chief of the municipality, or any fire department member serving in the capacity of senior-fire-officer-in-charge, exercises the authority of Incident Commander to direct and control actions at the scene.

    Also, pursuant to the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986 and its Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) provisions, the municipal fire chief has the authority to direct actions at the scene of a hazardous materials response incident. OSHA requires that the Incident Command System be used for hazardous materials events. Moreover OSHA regulations and NFPA standards require that hazardous materials emergency responders be trained and equipped to perform in the hazmat environment. Also, pursuant to Title 22a, Chapter 446e, the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) has designated the municipality’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to plan and prepare for the community’s response to hazardous materials incidents.

    ANNEX L Page 4

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    B. ASSUMPTIONS

    The Fire Department may be required to respond to any of the following transportation or fixed site incidents involving hazardous materials: highway, waterway, railway, pipeline, bulk storage, industrial or education lab, medical research facility, medical treatment facility, medical laboratory, warehouse, recreation facility, and industrial facility.

    Emergency personnel should anticipate responding to release of any of the following or a combination of the following classes of hazardous substances or any other material that represents an unreasonable risk to safety or property.

    ; Flammable and combustible liquids

    ; Compressed and liquefied gases

    ; Poisons in any physical state

    ; Explosives

    ; Corrosives

    ; Radioactive materials

    ; Oxidizers and reactives

    ; Etiologic agents

    This annex to the Emergency Operations Plan is intended to address “typical” community hazardous materials incidents involving accidental

    spills/releases from fixed facilities or along transportation corridors. It is not intended to address deliberately caused chemical events which can present additional and more difficult challenges to response personnel

    III. CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS

A. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FACILITIES

    Under Section 303 of SARA Title III, facilities that handle any of the designated extremely hazardous substances must notify the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). The following sites have been identified as using extremely hazardous substances. Specific data is on file at the East Hartford Fire Department, 31 School St. East Hartford, CT.

     (SEE ATTACHMENT 3 FOR LIST OF HAZARDOUS FACILITIES)

B. TRANSPORTED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    ANNEX L Page 5

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

1. MAJOR ROADWAYS

    There are 4 major road routes used by tank trucks to move extremely hazardous substances in East Hartford. Interstates/State Routes move large quantities of hazardous materials on a daily basis. Below is a mileage list of the major interstate and state roads in the town.

State Road # Miles

; Interstate 84 3.5 Miles

    ; Route 2 2.6 Miles

    ; Route 6

    ; Route 15

2. LOCAL ROUTES

    The town has identified the following routes for tank trucks and other vehicles hauling flammable liquids, chemicals and gasses through East Hartford. The listed roads are the main arteries of travel for the transportation of hazardous materials. Many factors such as road repair, construction and congestion may divert traffic onto other secondary streets.

Road List and description:

; ROUTE 5

    ; ROUTE 30

    ; ROUTE 44

3. RAILWAYS

    Connecticut Southern transports large quantities of extremely hazardous materials within the town. The rail lines passing through the area carry over propane.

4. WATERWAY

    ; Connecticut River

5. PIPE LINES

    ANNEX L Page 6

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    Buckeye Pipeline operates a main distribution line through the town. Materials transported are:

     *Diesel Fuel

     *Heating Oil

     *Gasoline

     *Aviation Jet Fuel

     *Kerosene

    B. SITE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

1. GENERAL

    In the event of a spill/release potentially endangering public safety, the facility shall immediately notify the fire department of the fire district in which the incident has occurred. Notification shall be accomplished through the appropriate public safety answering point (911).

    Under SARA Title III a facility producing, using or storing one or more hazardous materials must also notify the National Response Center, the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) of any release that exceeds the reportable quantity for that substance. Subject to this notification requirement are all materials on the CERCLA list and those on the list of extremely hazardous substances established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

    ; National Response Center: (800) 424-8802 (202) 267-2675

    ; State Emergency Response Commission: (860) 566-4017

    ; Local Emergency Planning Committee: (860) 291-7411

    ; State Department of Environmental Protection:

    (860) 566-3338 (860) 566-4240

2. NOTIFICATION OUTLINE

    The emergency notification must include the chemical name, whether it is an extremely hazardous substance, an estimate of the quantity released into the environment, the time and duration of the release, the medium into which the release occurred, any known or anticipated acute or chronic health risks associated with the release, advice on medical attention for exposed individuals, necessary precautions such as evacuation and the name of a contact person.

3. INTERNAL TOWN WARNING PROCEDURES

    ANNEX L Page 7

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    Emergency response/9ll personnel will follow current Fire

    Department SOPs, Directives and the town Emergency Operations Plan to

    notify appropriate town officials. Current phone numbers are maintained

    in the dispatch center and EOP. On activation of the Emergency

    Operations Center, additional personnel will be called in to supplement

    those initially contacted and to provide for continuous staffing.

    4. PUBLIC WARNING

    ; The Police Department has vehicles equipped with public address

    systems. The Police Department, upon notification by the

    appropriate authority, will be responsible for route alerting of the

    public in the affected area.

    ; The EOC staff will notify by phone any special site (nursing home,

    daycare center, detention center, etc.) located in the involved area.

    Any of these facilities that cannot be reached by phone will be

    reported to the Police Department for direct contact by an officer.

    5. FAILURE TO REPORT

    Connecticut General Statutes outline the procedure for responsible

    parties to submit a report to the Department of Environmental Protection,

    Oil & Chemical Spill Division, located in Hartford. Statutes require a

    report to be filed for any discharge, spillage, uncontrolled loss, seepage or

    filtration of oil, petroleum or chemical liquids or solid, liquid or gaseous

    products or hazardous waste. Penalties or fines may be imposed for

    violation of this Statute.

D. RECEPTOR AND CONTRIBUTING FACILITIES

    Receptor facilities are those identified as being subject to additional risk in a hazardous substance emergency due to factors such as close proximity to the release, high population density, population characteristics (i.e., infirm, elderly, children, etc.) or special environmental concerns (parks, etc.). Generally included in this category are: schools, daycare centers, hospitals, convalescent homes, elderly housing, universities and colleges, churches, clubs and halls, restaurants, theaters, parks and recreation facilities, hotels and motels, and detention centers.

E. EVACUATION

    Authority to order an evacuation normally rests with the Mayor;

    however, the senior fire officer on the scene may begin evacuation if

    necessary. Once an evacuation is ordered:

    ANNEX L Page 8

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    ; The Fire Department will be responsible for evacuation from the

    immediate incident area.

    ; The Police Department is responsible for selecting, establishing and

    maintaining evacuation routes and for the control and accountability of

    evacuees from the incident area to designated shelters. A police

    representative should be assigned to the Incident Commander to

    coordinate the transfer of evacuees from Fire Department control at the

    incident location to Police control en-route to shelters.

    ; Whenever possible Senior Centers will be the first sites utilized as

    shelters.

    ; Additional information on shelter procedures is contained in the Mass

    Care/Shelter Annex F.

    ; If necessary, the Mayor will establish responsibility for the provision

    of long-term shelter and care for evacuees.

    ; Any medical evacuation will be handled in accordance with

    established Fire Department and C-Med policies.

    ; To the greatest extent possible private transportation (cars) will be

    used for evacuation. Buses for emergency use are available from CT

    Transit. Whenever possible, evacuees should be encouraged to seek

    shelter with friends or relatives in unaffected areas.

    ; Responsibilities for a precautionary evacuation will be the same as

    above. The Fire Department, with approval from the Mayor and upon

    the advice of the Emergency Manager and the Health Department,

    may prioritize movement in a precautionary evacuation (i.e., evacuate

    a nursing home or hospital first).

F. RELEASE DETECTION

    A release is defined by Title III as any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping or disposing into the environment. This includes the discarding of barrels or other receptacles containing or which once contained a hazardous substance. There is a limited number of detection or monitoring devices in place in town’s SARA sites.

    Facilities which handle chlorine have chlorine detection systems that alert to one part per million. There are warning detectors built into anhydrous ammonia closed systems which activate when a release causes a drop in the system pressure. The majority of releases will be detected by the human senses: visual sighting of a chemical release by checking gauges or observing a leaking area, smell of a chemical release, and by touch. Compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to establish hazard communication programs. This action will reduce the occurrence of chemically related incidents and occupational illnesses or injuries.

G. HAZARD AREA ISOLATION

    ANNEX L Page 9

    EAST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE - 9/2008

    A copy of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook is issued to all Fire Department officers and outlines suggested distances for isolating or evacuating unprotected people from spill areas. The Guidebook was developed for use by firefighters, police and emergency services personnel. The information provided is intended to provide guidance primarily during the initial phases of an incident. The selected materials listed in the Guidebook are based on products that behave like poison gasses. The tables are useful only for the first 5-10 minutes of an incident involving the release of volatile liquids or gasses. Additional information is available from the CHEMTREC hot line.

H. CHEMTREC ASSISTANCE - 1-800-424-9300

    CHEMTREC stands for the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center,

    a public service of the Chemical Manufacturers Association at its offices in Washington, DC. CHEMTREC provides immediate advice for those at the scene of an emergency, then promptly contacts the shipper of the hazardous materials involved for more detailed assistance and appropriate follow-up. CHEMTREC operates around the clock. CHEMTREC can usually provide hazard information guidance when given the identification number or the name of the product and the nature of the problem. For more detailed information and assistance, provide as much of the following as possible.

    ; Name of caller and callback number

    ; Nature and location of the problem

    ; Guide number in use

    ; Shipper or manufacturer

    ; Container type

    ; Railcar or truck number

    ; Carrier name

    ; Consignee

    ; Local weather conditions

    Incidents involving hazardous materials frequently occur at

    inconvenient locations making communications difficult. It is important

    that every effort possible should be made to keep a phone line open so that

    the shipper can make contact with the Incident Commander to provide

    guidance and assistance. The successful use of the Hazardous Materials

    Emergency Response Guidebook depends upon contact with CHEMTREC

    as soon as the incident has been surveyed and the immediate needs of the

    people involved in the situation have been handled.

    ANNEX L Page 10

Report this document

For any questions or suggestions please email
cust-service@docsford.com