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    TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT

    EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

    ANNEX L

    HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE

Submitted by:

    Local Emergency Planning Commission Chairman Date

    Emergency Management Director Date

Approved By:

Chief Executive Officer Date

    ANNEX L - 1

    TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN ANNEX L HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY RESPONSE

    EFFECTIVE DATE

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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-5

    1. Major Roadways L-5

    2. Local Routes L-6

    3. Railways L-6

    4. Harbor/Waterway L-6

    5. Pipe Lines L-6

    C. Site Emergency Notification Procedures L-6

    1. General L-6

    2. Notification Outline L-7

    3. Internal City Warning Procedures L-7

    4. Public Warning L-7

    5. Failure to Report L-7

    D. Receptor and Contributing Facilities L-8

    E. Evacuation L-8

    F. Release Detection L-9

     G. Hazard Area Isolation L-9

    H. CHEMTREC Assistance L-9

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    I. Hazardous Materials Emergency Medical Response L-10

    1. General L-10

    2. EMS Responsibilities L-10

    3. Medical Surveillance L-11

    4. Decontamination L-11

    5. EMS Staging L-11

    6. Hospitals L-12

    J. Reported Materials L-12

    K. Participating Facilities L-12

    IV. ORGANIZATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES L-12

     Police Department L-13

    Health Department L-13

    Public Works L-13

    Airport Manager L-13

    City/Town Engineer L-13

    Water Pollution Control Authority/Department L-13

    Regional Water Authority/Company/Department L-14

    C-MED L-14

    State Police L-14

    State Department of Transportation L-14

    U.S. Coast Guard L-14

    CHEMTREC L-14

    Other Resource Agencies L-14

    V. ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS L-15

    VI. ANNEX DEVELOPMMENT AND MAINTENANCE L-15

    VII. AUTHORITY AND PROMULGATION L-16

    ATTACHMENT 1 - GENERAL CHEMICAL INFORMATION L-17

    ATTACHMENT 2 - CT DEP RELEASE REPORTING FORM L-19

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TOWN/CITY, CONNECTICUT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN

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    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/City to provide for the protection of

    the lives, safety and property of the occupants of Town/City. This duty includes the

    efficient handling of hazardous materials incidents within the Town/City. It is the

    mission of the 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.

     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, airport, railway, pipeline, bulk storage, industrial or education lab, medical research facility, medical treatment facility, medical laboratory, warehouse, recreation facility, and industrial facility.

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    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 acidental 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 Town/City Location and

    Address, Contact Number.

    Facility Name Facility Location/Address Hazardous Substances

    ;

    ;

    ;

B. TRANSPORTED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    1. MAJOR ROADWAYS

    There are _____ major road routes used by tank trucks to move extremely

    hazardous substances in Town/City. 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/City.

    State Road # Miles

    ;

    ;

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2. LOCAL ROUTES

    The ______________ have identified the following routes for tank trucks and other vehicles hauling flammable liquids, chemicals and gasses through Town/City. 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:

;

    ;

3. RAILWAYS

    __________________ transports large quantities of extremely hazardous materials within the Town/City. The rail lines passing through the area carry over _______ hazardous materials shipments each year.

4. HARBOR/WATERWAY

    ;

    ;

5. PIPE LINES

    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

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    ; State Emergency Response Commission (203) 566-4017

    ; Local Emergency Planning Committee

    ; State Department of Environmental Protection (203) 566-3338

    (203) 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 CITY WARNING PROCEDURES

    Emergency response/9ll personnel will follow current Fire Department

    Standing Orders and the Town/City Emergency Operations Plan to

    notify appropriate Town/City officials. Current phone numbers are

    maintained in the ________________. 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

; Emergency warning sirens are located throughout the Town/City. The

    standard procedures for the sirens are located in _____________. ; The Town/City maintains an Emergency Broadcast agreement with

    _____, a local radio station. The primary site for broadcasts on this

    system is the EOC.

    ; 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

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    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 First Selectman/Mayor;

    however, the senior fire officer on the scene may begin evacuation if necessary. Once an evacuation is ordered:

    ; 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 enroute to shelters.

    ; Whenever possible ______________________________ will be the first

    sites utilized as shelters.

    ; Additional information on shelter procedures is contained in the Mass

    Care/Shelter Annex.

    ; If necessary, the First Selectman/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 ______________.

    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 First Selectman/Mayor and

    upon the advice of the Health Department, may prioritize movement in a

    precautionary evacuation (i.e., evacuate a nursing home or hospital first).

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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/City’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

    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 20-30 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

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; 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.

    I. HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE

1 . GENERAL

    In many release situations there will be ill or injured who must be treated

    and transported to the Town/City's emergency medical facilities. In

    addition to their normal procedures EMS personnel must focus on

    personnel safety and problems such as contamination, toxicity, protective

    equipment’ and gathering special information. The initial response to the

    medical aspects of any hazardous materials incident will follow the

    operational guidelines of the Fire Department.

2 . EMS RESPONSIBILITIES

    The primary responsibility of the Fire Department responding to the

    scene of a hazardous materials incident includes:

    ; Assess the health hazard through product identification.

    ; Provide pre- and post-incident health monitoring of personnel.

    ; Provide basic and advanced life support to incident victims.

    ; Advise the Incident Commander on responding personnel exposure

    time based on examination.

    ; Assist with personnel decontamination.

    ; Communicate health hazard information from the scene to

    emergency rooms or other elements of the medical system.

    ; Initiate and maintain incident exposure records.

    ; If required, establish EMS command and triage and serve as primary

    or secondary triage officers.

    ; Assist ambulance crews with decontamination and transportation of

    casualties.

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