News Chemical Safety and Climate Change Preparedness Workshops for Local Governments, First Responders

  • Office of Technical Assistance and Technology

Through a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), OTA and seven Regional Planning Agencies (RPAs) are conducting workshops designed to build awareness and educate Local and Regional Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs and REPCs), first responders, businesses and community stakeholders about toxic chemicals in their communities. This effort will build sustainable and replicable models for incorporating toxics use reduction into emergency preparedness and climate change resiliency planning.  The first round of trainings will target LEPCs, REPCs, municipal and state facilities, first responders and other stakeholders.

Who Should Attend? 

  • Local & Regional Emergency Planning Councils
  • Municipal & State Facility Operators
  • Local & State Officials
  • Department of Public Works Personnel
  • Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs)
  • State HAZMAT Teams
  • First Responders
  • City Planners
  • Public Servants
  • Community Groups
  • Other Interested Parties

Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) 

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology works to support the growth of environmentally responsible manufacturing and production in the Commonwealth by encouraging businesses to better comply with environmental regulations, implement cost effective toxics use reduction, energy efficiency, water conservation, and other sustainable practices.