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Response to a Chemical Emergency

• CAMEO The CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) program is an integrated set of software modules jointly developed by NOAA and EPA. It's designed to help first responders and emergency planners plan for and quickly respond to chemical accidents.

• National Response Center The National Response Center is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills. The NRC operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and is also the hotline for chemical/biological WMD incidents.

• ChemFinder ChemFinder is a searchable database of chemical and physical properties of thousands of chemicals. It also includes links to MSDS data, regulatory, and toxicological information.

• NOAA Chemical Reactivity Worksheet National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) downloadable tool for assessing reactivity (fire, explosion) of chemical mixtures.

• Acute Exposure Standards The U.S. Department of Energy provides Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits (TEELs), Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs) and EPA Acute Exposure Guidelines (AEGLs)

• EPA Acute Exposure Guidelines EPA/National Academy of Sciences exposure guidelines for the general public, including sensitive populations, for three categories of exposures for up to 8 hours.

• WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders WISER is a free, downloadable, wireless information system. It includes substance ID & properties and human health effects information.

• SRC Environmental Fate database The Syracuse Research Corporation environmental fate database includes information on biodegredation, chemical fate and properties.

• NIOSH International Chemical Safety Cards NIOSH provides first responder informaton for approximately 1,600 industrial chemicals in 16 languages.

• NIOSH Emergency Response Resources Links to emergency response resources and chemical information.

• Emergency Response Guidebook The U.S. Department of Transportation Guidebook contains emergency response protocols for specific chemicals and includes fire & explosion hazards and evacuation perimeters.

• NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)Handbook contains general industrial hygiene information on hundreds of chemicals/classes.

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