||Computer Assistance in Hazards Analyses and Emergency Planning.
Bare, J. C. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Computer programs ;
Hazardous materials ;
Chemical agent detection ;
Chemical agent casualties ;
Pollution control ;
Stationary sources ;
Emergency planning ;
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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.