E M E R G E N C Y R E S P O N S E P L A N N I N G
Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance - The "One Plan"
The National Response Team (NRT) has developed Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance.
This guidance (also known as "one plan" guidance) provides a way to consolidated multiple plans that a facility may have prepared to comply with various regulations, into one functional emergency response plan.
A common-sense option for meeting multiple emergency planning requirements under nine different regulations. This one-plan approach will minimize duplication of effort and unnecessary paperwork burdens.
What is the Purpose of the ICP Guidance?
The ICP Guidance is to:
- provide a mechanism for consolidating multiple facility respose plans into one plan that can be used during an emergency
- improve coordination of planning and response activities within the facility and with public and commercial responders
- minimize duplication and simplify plan development and maintenance
Which regulations does the ICP Guidance cover?
Cerberus EHS (Environmental Health & Safety Consulting)*
2009 Emergency Planning Workshop Documents
Workshops - general
Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, 2006
Explosion at the CAI Paint / Arnel Ink Company that devastated the plant and the neighborhood.
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board’s (CSB) Final Investigation Report concluded that a flammable mixture including Heptane overheated, filled the plant with vapors, and ultimately found an ignition source resulting in the 2:46 am explosion. The CSB's evidence pointed to operator error, suggesting that the CAI production manager mixing the batch neglected to turn the steam valve off, which caused the mixture to boil and emit the flammable vapors.
Section 9.0, “Incident Causes,” in the CSB report concluded the following:
"CAI heated Class I flammable liquids in unsealed tanks inside a closed building.”
"CAI did not install or use automated process controls, alarms, or safeguards when heating flammable liquids in process equipment inside a closed building.”
"CAI did not maintain adequate building ventilation during all flammable liquids process operations.”
"CAI management did not use written procedures or checklists to facilitate safe process operations.”
To read the CSB full report, go to: www.chemsafety.gov
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