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Main Title Computer Assistance in Hazards Analyses and Emergency Planning.
Author Bare, J. C. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/075;
Stock Number PB88-195276
Additional Subjects Pollution ; Safety ; Computer programs ; Hazardous materials ; Analyzing ; Planning ; Chemical agent detection ; Chemical agent casualties ; Hazards ; Pollution control ; Stationary sources ; Emergency planning ; Emergencies
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-195276 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
The paper discusses computer assistance in hazards analysis and emergency planning. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986--Title III of the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA)--requires facilities handling any of the designated chemicals--Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHSs)--in quantities greater than the Threshold Planning Quantities (TPQs) to submit information to their State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs). Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) engage these facilities in planning and request information from the facilities that is necessary for planning. A user-friendly Macintosh computerized system has been developed which allows LEPCs to handle the large quantities of data and assists them in analyzing the potential hazard of each chemical by assessing the severity of the consequences of a pre-planned release. The paper concentrates on hazards analysis for emergency planning for accidental releases of EHSs.