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EPCRA. E mergency P lanning and C ommunity R ight-to-Know A ct. Purpose of EPCRA. Emergency Planning EHS Off-site plans Community Right-to-Know What is in your neighborhood? Facilities report hazardous substances. Stakeholders. Facilities - (with hazardous materials)

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Planning and




purpose of epcra
Purpose of EPCRA
  • Emergency Planning
    • EHS
    • Off-site plans
  • Community Right-to-Know
    • What is in your neighborhood?
    • Facilities report hazardous substances
  • Facilities - (with hazardous materials)
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) - (Counties in Wisconsin)
  • State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) - WEM
    • Planning component for emergency management
  • Tribal Emergency Response Commission (TERC) - tribes
  • First responders -Fire departments with jurisdiction
  • Public
epcra facility responsibilities
EPCRA – Facility Responsibilities

Submit Planning Notification if an Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS) is or was present at the facility at or above the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ)

Facilities must promptly supply the LEPC with information requested that is necessary to complete an off-site plan.

Submit annual Tier Two Chemical Inventory Report by March 1st to WEM, LEPC, and local Fire Dept.

Must submit a chemical list or MSDS within 90 days to WEM, LEPC and local Fire Dept.

Pay Wisconsin fees

Range: $205 - $1,540 per year for Tier 2

One time planning fee of $1,080

Late fees

epcra lepc responsibilities
EPCRA – LEPC Responsibilities

Complete Annual Plan of Work Requirements to receive grant funding

Combined plan of work with EMPG


Annually update EPCRA County-Wide/Strategic Plan

Develop new and update existing offsite facility plans (must be updated every 4 years)

Insure implementation of local emergency response plan in the event of a spill or release


4 year cycle requiring 1 tabletop and 1 functional or full scale


epcra wem responsibilities
EPCRA – WEM Responsibilities

Administer the program state-wide

Maintain state-wide EPCRA database of facility records

Process/verify fee payments


EPCRA grants to counties/LEPC’s

Establish policy and guidance


EPCRA planning policy and guidance

off site emergency response plan
Off-Site Emergency Response Plan
  • Facility Description, Floor Plan and Pertinent Site Diagram.
  • EHS Chemicals Identified
  • Vulnerability Zone
  • Special Facilities Affected
  • Other Special Considerations
  • Transportation Information regarding routes where EHSs are typically transported
epcra grants
EPCRA Grants
  • EPCRA Planning Grant to LEPC
    • Performance based for planning activities
    • Planning, Exercising, Administrative
    • Funded by program revenue
new epcra web based paperless system
New EPCRA Web-based Paperless System
  • Rollout planned for January 1, 2011
  • Facilities will submit on-line
  • All plans will be available on-line
  • Secure access 24/7
  • Cost will be $535,100
potential role of wem in a clearinghouse
Potential Role of WEM in a Clearinghouse
  • Collect voluntary data on nanotechnology use in the state
  • Assist businesses, although this will require trained staff
  • Develop a nanotechnology module for EPCRA’s new web-based paperless system
  • Modify Tier Two form to Tier Nano form
potential role of wem in a clearinghouse cont
Potential Role of WEM in a Clearinghouse (cont.)
  • Develop planning guidance for nanotechnology
  • Serve as information conduit to fire departments and LEPCs
  • Provide training to first responders
first responders training
First Responders Training
  • Need to know hazards on the scene
  • Develop training on nanotechnology to first responders
    • Including the associated risks
resources needed for clearinghouse
Resources Needed for Clearinghouse
  • Customized “Nano” module to EPCRA web-based paperless system
  • Support staff:
    • Number of staff depends on number of facilities
    • What will be tracked
    • The level of technical expertise
    • The amount of training and support provided to facilities and LEPCs
  • Costs to manage the program could be generated through Facility Fees (similar to EPCRA)
wisconsin emergency management
Wisconsin Emergency Management
  • Bill Clare, Planning Section Supervisor

Email – william.clare@wisconsin.gov

Phone – 608.242.3220

  • Randi Wind Milsap, General Counsel

Email – randi.milsap@wisconsin.gov

Phone – 608.242.3072