Homestead LEPC

Serving Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline, and Thayer Counties

SERC-TERC Updates

EPA Provides Guidance for Farmers for Reporting Animal Waste

EPA Region 7 Risk Management Program training modules online

The regional EPA office in Kansas City has developed a training program discussing the requirements of CAA 112(r)(7) for regulated facilities. It’s geared towards chemical facilities and their management, but also good for local emergency planners. Training is available at the following link: https://www.epa.gov/rmp/region-7-risk-management-program-webinars

CERCLA and EPCRA Farm Reporting Requirements

In April, the DC Circuit Court vacated an EPA rule that exempted farms from reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste. Farms must begin reporting these releases by November 15, 2017. The EPA is currently developing guidance and plans to have it available by October 16, 2017. For more information, see the press release here: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/cercla-and-epcra-reporting-requirements-air-releases-hazardous-substances-animal-waste-farms

WIPP Shipments Return to Nebraska

Fire departments along the I-80 corridor may soon be called upon to handle accidents involving transuranic waste en route to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico. NEMA’s Technical Hazards Unit will be providing radiological training at no cost to local fire departments. See the full story on page 8 of the September issue of The Beacon: https://nema.nebraska.gov/sites/nema.nebraska.gov/files/doc/sept-2017-beacon.pdf

Upcoming LEPC Meetings

                The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency is aware of the following Local Emergency Planning Committee meetings:

For More Information

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