CAMEO Chemicals 2.4.2 Now Contains DHS CFATS Regulatory Info
JULY 10, 2015 -- A new version of CAMEO Chemicals was released this month. You can learn about critical response information for thousands of chemicals in the database, and you can also use the reactivity tool to find out about what hazards (such as explosions or corrosive byproducts) might occur when two substances mix together.
One of the key changes in this version of CAMEO Chemicals was the addition of the Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) information to the regulatory section of the chemical datasheets. The regulatory section already included information from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), the Clean Air Act, and other regulations. The addition of the CFATS regulatory information helps provide linkages between regulatory programs and ensures broad access to critical chemical information for emergency planners and responders, which is one of the goals identified in Presidential Executive Order 13650 to improve chemical facility safety and security. Additionally, several new chemical datasheets were added to the database to have better coverage of all the chemicals on the CFATS list and a CFATS field was added to the advanced search. CAMEO Chemicals 2.4.2 also includes data updates from several existing sources:
- Public exposure guideline levels for toxic chemical releases
- Regulatory information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Suit fabric breakthrough times from DuPont
- Placards and shipping information from the Hazardous Materials Table from 49 CFR 172.101
CAMEO Chemicals is available as a website, mobile website, and a desktop program. CAMEO Chemicals is part of the CAMEO software suite, which is developed jointly by NOAA and EPA. For more information, contact Mark.W.Miller@noaa.gov. Go back to OR&R Weekly Report.