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*** January 2014, E-Plan's Online Tier II eSubmit

UT Dallas offers the E-Plan’s Online Tier II Reporting System (https://tier2.erplan.net), which is fully compatible with the off-line Tier2 Submit Software developed by EPA.

E-Plan's Online Tier2 Submit User's Guide

Click here to view changes to the E-Plan's online Tier2 Submit form for filing year 2013

*** December, 2013: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security: Listening Sessions began on Nov. 5, 2013

Many of you already heard that the President issued the Executive Order (EO) 13650 for improving chemical facility safety and security (http://wh.gov/lrD8O). As part of the EO, the Working Group co-chaired by EPA, DHS, and DOL will be holding several listening sessions. The purpose of listening sessions is to obtain input from all stakeholders including federal and state agencies, local governments, organizations and citizens on specific areas of the EO.

It is a great opportunity for you to comment on the benefits of “E-Plan” to government and industry and ask the federal government to reinvest in the “E-Plan” program to standardize chemical facility reporting and information sharing. In fact, E-Plan supports directly to the requirements under Section 3 of the Executive Order:

1) Sec. 3(a)(iii) - Ready access to key information in a usable format:

Currently E-Plan provides ready access to key information of chemical facilities in a usable format to over 7,600 federal, state and local emergency managers and first responders. The system was designed by EPA, emergency managers and first responders in the fall of 2000.

2) Sec. 3(a)(v) - Information sharing and collaborative planning between chemical facility owners and operators, federal/state/local government personnel, and first responders:

Since year 2001, E-Plan has helped to enhance information sharing and collaborative planning between Tier II facility owners and operators, federal agencies, SERCs, LEPCs and first responders. A growing number of states adopt E-Plan as their Tier II reporting tool. Even states that have their own reporting tool are able to store their Tier II data in E-Plan.

3) Sec. 3(c) - DHS shall assess the feasibility of sharing CFATS data with SERCs, TEPCs, and LEPCs on a categories basis:

E-Plan database has RMP and Tier II data, which contains CFATS facilities. Additional CFATS data can easily be uploaded to E-Plan. The CFATS data will be marked and shared on permission based so that SERCs, TEPCs and LEPCs can access to the appropriate CFATS data information online via E-Plan.

Registration:

Information on these sessions will be posted to the Federal Register. Please go to https://www.govevents.com/ to register to log on and search for EO 13650. Written comments by in-person attendees and teleconference participants may be submitted to eo.chemical@hq.dhs.gov.

Below are the scheduled listening sessions:

November 5, 2013 – Texas City, TX (past event)

November 15, 2013 – Washington, DC (past event)

November 19, 2013 – Springfield, IL (past event)

November 25, 2013 – Webinar (past event)

December 4, 2013 – Hamilton, NJ (past event)

December 11, 2013 – Orlando, FL (past event)

December 16, 2013 – Webinar (past event)

January 8, 2014 – Sacramento, CA (past event)

January 9, 2014 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm PT at Mount St. Mary's College, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA

January 10, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm PT at UCLA-James West Alumni Center, 325 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

January 14, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:30pm ET at GSA's ROB Auditorium, 301 7th Street SW (7th & D Streets), Washington, DC

January 24, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:30pm CT at Harris County Depart of Edu. Training & Conf. Cent, 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, TX

*** October 2013: Three options to choose when exporting data to PDF - Single file sort by Facility Name, Single file sort by Facility ID, or mulitple files in a Zip folder

*** August 26, 2013: Notified E-Plan users that E-Plan remains active. Click here to view.

*** April 2013: Added Facility ID to Facility Search

*** December 2012: Added Filing Type to Excel report

*** October 2012: Added NAICS and SIC codes to Excel report

*** July 2012: All chemicals point to the appropriate 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) link

*** June 2012: Highlight the facility "Type" box in green on Facility Information page to indicate that a document is present.

When a facility has a site plan or document attached, the facility "Type" box will be filled with green color (see image below).

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*** May 2012: Added chemical's physical state, hazards and health effects to Excel report
  • Physical state: Pure, Mixture, Solid, Liquid, Gas
  • Hazards: Fire, Pressure, Reactive
  • Health Effects: Acute, Chronic

*** E-Plan enhancement: Added two stars (**) to the "Additional Information" bar on Facility Information page to indicate that a document is present.

When a facility has a site plan or document attached, the Additional Information will display two stars (see image below).

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*** Automatic Plume Modeling went live on October 16, 2012

 

*** E-Plan feature: Visual Search

This Visual Search feature allows users to locate chemical facilities in the system based on a geographic coordinate. There are two ways to perform this visual search as follows:  

    • Find Facilities near address: Allows users to search for facilities within 5-mile radius around a given address.
      • Enter an address (e.g., Washington DC) and select the Map Address button to create a point on the map
      • Choose the radius in miles and click on the appropriate Find Facilities to search
      • The search result will appear.
    • Find facilities near selected point: Allows users to search for facilities within 5-mile radius around a selected point on the map.
      • Simply click on the map on a location and it will provide you with the latitude and longitude in the callout window
      • Choose the radius in miles and click on the appropriate Find Facilities to search
      • The search result will appear.

 


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