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Agricultural Biological Warfare: An Overview
Abstract: In this article, Jonathan Ban of the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute discusses his view that U.S. agricultural resources need to be considered more closely as a possible avenue of biological warfare. (PDF format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: The Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute (CBACI)
URL: http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/abstractdb/AbstractDBDetails.aspx?i
d=189887

Biological and Chemical Terrorism: Strategic Plan for Preparedness and Response
Abstract: This plan, prepared by Ali S. Khan and Michael J. Sage in collaboration with the CDC Strategic Planning Workgroup, contains recommendations to reduce U.S. vulnerability to biological and chemical terrorism. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, April 21, 2000/49(RR04); 1-14. (Length: 13 pages)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr4904a1.htm

Biosecurity and the Food Supply
Abstract: This fact sheet provides background information on biosecurity and the food supply, including an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) biosecurity activities.
Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
URL: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/background/biosecurity.htm

Chemical Accident Prevention: Site Security [PDF]
Abstract: Because of today?s increased concerns about terrorism, companies are paying increased attention to the physical security of facility sites, chemical storage areas, and chemical processes. This Chemical Safety Alert highlights security areas that companies may want to review to ensure that appropriate measures are being implemented and provides resources for further information. (Length: 8 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oem/docs/chem/secale.pdf

Chemical Attack Prevention Act (H.R. 726) [PDF]
Abstract: Representative Engel (D-NY) proposed this bill to the 108th Congress. The bill requires a license from the Secretary of Commerce to purchase, sell, or distribute in interstate commerce any Schedule I or Schedule II chemical agent (as defined in the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998). It defines such chemical agents as chemical weapons precursors, allows the Secretary to revoke licenses, and requires the licensee to make available to law enforcement authorities records of the purchase, sale, or distribution of chemical weapons precursors and to report any suspicious purchases of such items. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages)
Source: Government Printing Office
URL: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=10
8_cong_bills&docid=f:h726ih.txt.pdf

Chemical Facilities Security Act of 2003 (S.994)
Abstract: Senator Inhofe (R-OK) proposed this bill to the 108th Congress. The bill would require the chemical industry to conduct vulnerability assessments and security plans, and gives the Department of Homeland Security the authority to reject those plans if they are deemed inadequate to protect chemical plants against terrorism. (PDF Format; Length: 24 pages)
Source: Government Printing Office
URL: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=10
8_cong_bills&docid=f:s994is.txt.pdf

Chemical Security Act of 2003 (S.157) [PDF]
Abstract: Senator John Corzine (D-NJ) proposed this bill to the 108th Congress. This bill proposes some measures to reduce potential impacts through prevention efforts. It directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate regulations to: (1) designate certain combinations of chemical sources and substances of concern as high priority categories based on the severity of the threat posed by an unauthorized release from chemical sources; and (2) require each owner and operator of a high priority category chemical source to conduct an assessment of the vulnerability of the source to a terrorist attack or other unauthorized release, identify hazards that may result from such release, and prepare a prevention, preparedness, and response plan. (PDF Format; Length: 23 pages)
Source: Government Printing Office
URL: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=10
8_cong_bills&docid=f:s157is.txt.pdf

Clean Air Act 112 (r)
Abstract: This US EPA website provides information on the section of the Clean Air Act related to hazards associated with accidental releases of chemicals, plans for facility safety and response plans. This website includes related fact sheets, links to the text of the statute and regulation, information on related policies and frequently asked questions and answers.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/rmp/caa_faqs.htm

Design for the Environment (DfE) Formulator Intiative
Abstract: By forming partnerships with the DfE Program, formulators can learn more about the effect that chemical ingredients and byproducts may have on the quality of aquatic life and the environment, the biodegradability of waste streams, and worker health and safety.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment Program
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/projects/formulat/index
.htm

Design for the Environment (DfE) Lead-Free Solder Partnership
Abstract: To address the information gap on the environmental impacts of leaded and lead-free solders, EPA's DfE Program has entered into a voluntary partnership with representatives of the electronics industry and other interested parties to evaluate the environmental impacts of tin-lead and lead-free solders (see the Partners page of this website for more information on project partners). Specifically, the partnership is using a life-cycle assessment approach to examine the impacts of: tin-lead, tin-copper, tin-silver-copper, and tin-silver-copper-bismuth solders.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment Program
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/projects/solder/index.h
tm

Domestic Preparedness Checklist [PDF]
Abstract: A guide for Governors' staffs and other response authorities to evaluate and enhance state preparedness capabilities. Includes information on bioterrorism preparedness, agroterrorism and cyberterrorism. (PDF Format; Length: 3 pages)
Source: National Governors Association
URL: http://www.nga.org/cda/files/DomPrepChecklist.pdf

Environmental Self-Assessment for Health Care Facilities: A Quick and Easy Checklist of Pollution Prevention Measures for Healthcare Facilities
Abstract: This checklist is a guide primarily intended for use by laboratory managers, administrators, environmental compliance personnel, purchasing officers, safety professionals, housekeeping managers, waste management supervisors, and industrial hygienists involved with the day-to-day activities in a health care facility. Includes checklists on procurement, medical waste incinerators, hazardous & solid waste, ethylene oxide (EtO), PVC plastics, solvents, mercury, chemotherapy & antineoplastic chemicals, batteries, lamps, photographic chemicals, formaldehyde/formalin, radioactive waste, medical waste stream, recycling & reuse, housekeeping and facility maintenance. Also includes a resource guide and contact information for further assistance. (PDF format; Length: 51 pages).
Source: New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/esahcf.pdf

EPRCA Information
Abstract: This EPA website provides an overview of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), information on compliance and reporting, chemical information, guidance documents and resources for further information. The EPCRA establishes requirements for governments, tribes, and industry that deal with hazardous and toxic chemicals for emergency planning, release potential assessment, and communication and reporting.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/lawsregs/epcraover.htm

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): Hazardous Materials Safety
Abstract: Part of the mission of FMCSA is to reduce the security risks of hazardous materials that could potentially be used to harm the public and environment. Developing programs to accomplish this secondary goal is the responsibility of the FMCSA Hazardous Materials (HM) Program. The program?s web site provides information on hazardous materials security, cargo tank motor vehicle safety, spill reporting and prevention, permits and shipping, risk assessment and analyses, training and education, and resources for further information.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation FMCSA
URL: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safetyprogs/hm.htm

Food Producers, Processors, Transporters, and Retailers: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance [PDF]
Abstract: This guidance is designed as an aid to operators of food establishments (i.e. firms that produce, process, store, repack, relabel, distribute, or transport food or food ingredients or that prepare or distribute food at retail). It identifies preventive measures that they can take to minimize the risk that food under their control will be subject to tampering or criminal or terrorist actions. It is relevant to all sectors of the food system (i.e., from farm-to-table), including farms, aquaculture facilities, fishing vessels, producers, transportation operations, processing facilities, packing facilities, warehouses, and retail and food-service establishments. This guidance is designed to focus operators sequentially on each segment of the farm-to-table system that is within their control, to minimize the risk of tampering or criminal or terrorist action at each segment. (Length: 9 pages)
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
URL: http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/01d_0583_gdl0001.pdf

Frequently Asked Consumer Questions About Food Safety and Terrorism
Abstract: This fact sheet provides frequently asked questions and answers regarding terrorist contamination of the food supply.
Source: US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
URL: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/extension/newsletters/vpm
news/apr02/art1apr.html

FSIS Safety and Security Guidelines for the Transportation and Distribution of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products [PDF]
Abstract: These guidelines address all transportation and distribution points where potential contaminants (physical, chemical, radiological, or microbiological) could be introduced. Prevention of contamination and security measures against deliberate contamination attempts by terrorists are covered. (PDF Format; Length: 40 pages)
Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
URL: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/topics/transportguide.pdf

FSIS Security Guidelines for Food Processors [PDF]
Abstract: The guidelines were developed to assist Federal and State inspected plants that produce meat, poultry and egg products in identifying ways to strengthen their biosecurity protection. Includes sections on food security plan management, outside security, inside security, shipping and receiving security, water and ice supply security, mail handling security, and personnel security. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
URL: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/topics/SecurityGuide.pdf

GLRPPR Green Chemistry Sector Resource
Abstract: This Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Sector Resource provides a compilation of annotated regional and national resources related to green chemistry. Also provides a list of regional contacts for further information.
Source: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/contacts/gltopichub.cfm?sectorid=28

Guidance on Precautions for Solid Waste Workers Handling Wastes Potentially Contaminated with Anthrax
Abstract: Advice for handling waste potentially contaminated with anthrax. Includes resources for further information.
Source: Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)
URL: http://www.swana.org/sections/communicate/pr_viewdetail.aspx
?pressId=51

Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies
Abstract: Written by Marcia Greenblatt, Ph.D., Jack Donohue, and Ken Wagner, Ph.D., this article discusses how recent security legislation affects public water suppliers, watershed protection efforts and the bottled water industry.
Source: ENSR International
URL: http://www.environmental-expert.com/resulteacharticle.aspx?c
id=4680&codi=2846

Homeland Security: Voluntary Initiatives Are Under Way at Chemical Facilities, but the Extent of Security Preparedness is Unknown [PDF]
Abstract: The events of September 11, 2001, triggered a national re-examination of the security of thousands of industrial facilities that use or store hazardous chemicals in quantities that could potentially put large numbers of Americans at risk of serious injury or death in the event of a terrorist-caused chemical release. GAO was asked to examine (1) available information on the threats and risks from terrorism faced by U.S. chemical facilities; (2) federal requirements for security preparedness and safety at facilities; (3) actions taken by federal agencies to assess the vulnerability of the industry; and (4) voluntary actions the chemical industry has taken to address security preparedness, and the challenges it faces in protecting its assets and operations.
Source: U.S. General Accounting Office
URL: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03439.pdf

Importers and Filers: Food Security Preventive Measures Guidance
Abstract: This guidance is designed as an aid to operators of food importing establishments, storage warehouses, and filers. It identifies the kinds of preventive measures that they can take to minimize the risk that food under their control will be subject to tampering or criminal or terrorist actions.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
URL: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformat
ion/GuidanceDocuments/FoodDefenseandEmergencyResponse/uc
m078978.htm

On the Alert
Abstract: Written by Robert Ferguson, this article discusses the use of biosensors as early warning systems to detect chemical contaminants in drinking water. Check with your local library for availability of this publication and/or interlibrary loan options. Check the magazine?s web site, http://www.eponline.com/, for subscription information and online availability of articles.
Source: Environmental Protection, Vol. 14, No. 5, pages 43-46
URL:

OSHA Hazard Communication Standards (29 CFR 1910.1200)
Abstract: These standards require employers to develop a written Hazard Communication Program for their employees and contractors involved in hazardous waste operations. The program must identify, evaluate and control safety and health hazards, and provide for emergency response for hazardous waste operations.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
URL: http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_tabl
e=STANDARDS&p_id=10099

Pesticide Safety and Site Security
Abstract: This safety alert highlights general security measures that pesticide manufacturers and other companies that store pesticides should review. Includes sections related to knowing and understanding potential security threats, considerations for evaluating pesticide security, and timely coordination with authorities, as well as resources for further information.
Source: US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/pest_secu_alert.htm

Publicly Owned Treatment Works Topic Hub
Abstract: This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention information related to Publicly Owned Treatment Works, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources.
Source: Southwest Network for Zero Waste and P2Rx
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/hubs/toc.cfm?hub=601&subsec=7&nav=7

Requirements of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
Abstract: Requires most community water systems to conduct a vulnerability assessment and prepare or revise an emergency response plan, which incorporates the results of the vulnerability assessment. The system must then certify completion of the assessment and plan to the U.S. EPA administrator. (PDF Format; Length: 105 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/watersecurity/bioterrorism.cf
m

Safe Storage and Handling of Swimming Pool Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: This safety alert serves as a reminder the pool chemicals are potentially hazardous substances and thus should be stored and handled with the proper safety considerations in mind. Includes information on hazard triggers, hazard controls, protective measures and resources for further information. (Length: 7 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
URL: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/docs/chem/spalert.pdf

Sandia Develops Tool For Assessing Vulnerability of Buildings to Chemical and Biological Attacks
Abstract: A research team from the Department of Energy?s Sandia National Laboratories has developed modeling and simulation tools for assessing the threat and vulnerability of buildings to chemical and biological attacks.
Source: Sandia National Laboratories
URL: http://www.sandia.gov/media/NewsRel/NR2001/build.htm

Site Vulnerability Assessments for Facilities That Use, Store, or Transport Chemicals
Abstract: Written by David Heinold and Douglas Smith, ScD., this article describes a step-wise approach to facility vulnerability assessments that is used by ENSR International consultants.
Source: ENSR International
URL: http://www.ensr.aecom.com/Resources/45/58/index.jsp

The Complementary Role of Environmental and Security Biological Control Regimes in the 21st Century
Abstract: In this article, Graham S. Pearson discusses how considerations of national and international security and the protection of the environment might be combined in future biological control regimes. Full citation: Pearson, G.S. 1997. The Complementary Role of Environmental and Security Biological Control Regimes in the 21st Century. JAMA 278(5): 367-372. Contact your local library or see the JAMA web site at http://jama.ama-assn.org/ for information on obtaining a copy of this article.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
URL:

The Green Chemistry Institute (American Chemical Society)
Abstract: The Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) is a non-profit organization within the American Chemical Society (ACS) founded to promote green chemistry through research, education, information dissemination, conferences & symposia, and international collaboration. GCI works across disciplines and academic, government, and industry sectors to promote the development and implementation of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. The GCI web site provides information on green chemistry awards programs, educational materials, a list of educational institutions that offer academic green chemistry programs, links to international chapters of the GCI, news, information on upcoming green chemistry meetings/conferences, research opportunities, and resources for further information.
Source: American Chemical Society
URL: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pa
geLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=830&use_sec=false&sec_
url_var=region1&__uuid=b1209e27-7bac-47d6-956c-875082d8c339

The Printer's One Plan Approach to the OSHA Hazard Communication Program, the EPA Emergency Response Plan, and the EPA Risk Management Plan
Abstract: Virtually all printers are required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a written Hazard Communication Program, and most printers are required by OSHA to develop a written Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plan. However, only a portion of the printers in the United States are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop an Emergency Response Plan, and even fewer are required to comply with the Section 112(r) regulations that went into affect June 21, 1999 which requires affected facilities to develop a Risk Management Plan. This fact sheet briefly discusses the elements of each set of rules and then explains how printers can satisfy each of these requirements (as applicable) in one written plan.
Source: Printers? National Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)
URL: http://www.pneac.org/sheets/all/printersoneplan.cfm

U.S. EPA Security Strategy
Abstract: In September 2002, EPA published a Strategic Plan for Homeland Security outlining the Agency's activities and initiatives through fiscal year 2005 in support of homeland security. The 2004 Homeland Security Strategy (PDF) (68 pp, 1.6 Mb) updates this earlier effort and furthers EPA's strategic planning process. Specifically, the update takes into consideration the Agency's available resources through fiscal year 2005, recent Presidential Directives and expectations, and the evolving role of the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/OHS/htm/ohs-sp.htm

U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hhrp/

U.S. EPA: Risk Management Program
Abstract: The Risk Management Program Rule requires that companies that use certain flammable and toxic substances to develop a Risk Management Program (RMP). RMPs include hazard assessments, prevention programs and emergency response programs. The Risk Management Program is about reducing chemical risk at the local level. This information helps local fire, police, and emergency response personnel (who must prepare for and respond to chemical accidents), and is useful to citizens in understanding the chemical hazards in communities.
Source: US EPA CEPPO
URL: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/rmp/

U.S. EPA: Water Security
Abstract: This web page outlines the efforts of the US Environmental Protection Agency to protect national water supplies from the threat of terrorist attack.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/security/

WMRC: Green Chemistry
Abstract: This portion of the WMRC web site explains what green chemistry is, provides a list of current projects (within Illinois and beyond), contains links to green chemistry resources, and features a calendar of green chemistry-related events.
Source: Waste Management and Research Center (WMRC)
URL: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/tech_assist/green_che
mistry.cfm

 


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