Save The Date – EMD Roundtable set for February 25th

Emergency Management Directors Roundtable

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Location: Steele Community Room (Waterbury Municipal Center), 28 North Main Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05676.

Emily Harris, the VEM Northeastern Regional Coordinator, will be facilitating the roundtable. The agenda for the 2hr roundtable is:

  • Local coordination discussion: what are available town resources and what are the coordination plans for towns in events/disasters?
  • Training opportunities: discuss upcoming trainings in the region and identify training needs
  • Upcoming EMD concerns:  spring flooding, etc.
  • Discuss potential topics for the next roundtable.

 

Please feel free to call Grace Vinson @ 802-229-0389 if you have specific topics related to the agenda items you’d like to address at the roundtable.  

CVRPC Bids Farewell

Staff and Board members bid farewell this week to Dan Currier who will be moving on to the Agency of Transportation as a Public Transit Coordinator. While we are excited about this new opportunity for Dan we are indeed sad to see him go. Dan has been a constant presence at CVRPC through times of change and stands as a model for his colleagues and the communities he works with. Please see the Resolution  recognizing Dan’s outstanding service, adopted at the Board meeting on January 14th.
We wish Dan all the best, and look forward to working with him in his new role.

Tier II Compliance Assistance Workshops on Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Clean Air Act

The Vermont State Emergency Response Commission, the Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to free half day compliance assistance workshop on Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Clean Air Act, Section 112(r) Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements. The workshops are designed for environmental compliance managers and owners and will cover the redesigned Tier 2 Submit 2019 software, threshold determinations, exemptions, and other commonly asked questions. For compliance with EPCRA and RMP, there are various planning and reporting requirements for businesses and industries that store and/or use certain chemicals/substances/materials.

 

Tuesday, January 28th, Barre Municipal Auditorium Alumni Hall, Main Room, 2nd floor, 20 Auditorium Hill, Barre 05641 – Note: When using a GPS – older models will refer to “Seminary Hill” which is now “Auditorium” Hill. Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vt-epcra-tier-ii-training-in-barre-tickets-86687609975

 

Wednesday, January 29th, Brattleboro – Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vt-epcra-tier-ii-training-in-brattleboro-vt-tickets-82221561905

 

Resources:

Tier2 Submit 2019 Software, now available to download:

https://www.epa.gov/epcra/tier2-submit-software.

 

Find out about your EPCRA Tier 2 reporting procedures and requirements for your state:

https://www.epa.gov/epcra/state-tier-ii-reporting-requirements-and-procedures.

 

We hope that you will be able to join us for one of the in-person workshops!

All upcoming EPA EPCRA workshops will be posted on our website: https://www.epa.gov/epcra/emergency-planning-and-community-right-know-act-epcra-workshops-new-england