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Hazard Communication and Emergency Response for Community Water Systems
February 23 @ 7:45 am - 12:30 pm
Time: 7:45am – 12:30pm Place: 95 Cripe Street – North Kingstown, RI CEU(s): 0.4
Cost: Free Instructor: Matt Young
The 2018 revisions to the Emergency Planning and Right to Know Act via the America’s Water Infrastructure Act requires Community Water Systems to be notified of any reportable release of an EPCRA hazardous substance or a CERCLA hazardous substance and have access to EPCRA Tier II information. Tier II Facilities are required to report to DEM on an annual basis on hazardous substances stored at their facilities. The EPA requires Community Water Systems to submit Emergency Response Plans under AWIA. With a collaboration of state agencies, a plan of developing an SOP to promptly notify systems in the event of a releases and help systems plan in case of a release. Tier II facilities will be identified to CWS and know where their source waters are in relation to sources of hazardous substances.