In the realm of emergency management environmental planners deal with a full range of environmental regulations from federal to state and city levels, administered federally by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A rigorous environmental process is undertaken to examine the impacts and possible mitigation of known or possible hazards, such as hazardous materials, as an example.
Guidelines and standards such as the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), and the Respiratory Protection Program, as examples, are produced and maintained by OSHA which regulates hazardous waste operations, worker safety, and emergency services in the United States and its territories. The Tier II Chemical Reporting Program requirements are mandated through the EPA which regulates hazardous chemical reporting above certain quantities. Although reporting is a federal mandate reporting is done at the state level through the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) or at the local level through the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
Brocato and Associates has worked extensively with EPA and OSHA regulations as well as implementation of standards and guidelines both at the state (SERC) and local (LEPC) levels. Our work has consisted of private and public partnership to eliminate hazards, meet reporting requirements and provide contingency plans in the event of a crisis. From the planning process through response and mitigation as well as the recovery phase, Brocato and Associates has the full breadth of planning and operational experience to meet your needs. Whether reviewing plant operations, assessing environmental hazards moving via rail or road, or providing a critical infrastructure risk assessment solution for your organization, we stand equipped, and ready to assist your business or emergency management operation.