Planning for response to and recovery from a chemical incident requires additional consideration
beyond all-hazardous preparedness planning.FEMA Logo
The Key Planning Factors and Consideration for Response to and Recovery from a Chemical Incident document includes strategic and operational  issues for consideration when
developing response and recovery plans for a chemical incident.   

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CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations)®
CAMEO is a system of software applications used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies. Developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders, CAMEO can access, store, and evaluate information critical for developing emergency plans.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health®
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) informs workers, employers, and occupational health professionals about workplace chemicals and their hazards. The guide can be searched online or downloaded in PDF format or a Mobile App.

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Maine Department of Environmental Protection
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection works to clean up spills and manage short and long term site remediation with industry, government and citizens. They are also notified of all hazardous material spills in the State.

Book2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
The 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) helps to satisfy the Department of Transportation  (DOT) requirement
that hazmat shipments be accompanied by emergency response info.