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OR&R Joins EPA at Training on Hazmat Tools and Regulation

This week OR&R team member Kristen Faiferlick joined regional EPA representatives and attendees from a range of industries at a training on hazmat regulation and planning tools.

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Attendees learn how to plot chemical plumes in MARPLOT. Image credit: NOAA.

Representatives from industry throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, and Alaska gathered at the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality on September 11 to discuss the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule. The RMP Rule implements Section 112(r) of the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments, and dictates that facilities with extremely hazardous substances must submit a Risk Management Plan to the EPA every five years. Representatives from EPA Region 10 shared best practices and common pitfalls in the development of these plans.

Following discussion of the RMP Rule, OR&R team member Kristen Faiferlick introduced the CAMEO® software suite, a set of tools designed jointly by NOAA and the EPA to help plan for and respond to chemical emergencies. Many of the CAMEO products can be used to develop the mandatory Risk Management Plans.

The following day, Tom Bergman of the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality hosted a training on the CAMEO suite. Nearly 40 individuals joined the training and learned the basics of four CAMEO products--CAMEOfmCAMEO ChemicalsMARPLOT, and ALOHA. They left with new understandings of how CAMEO can make their planning process more efficient and effective.

For more information, contact Kristen.Faiferlick@noaa.gov.

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