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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Be Vigilant, Be Safe: Preventing and Responding to Environmental Emergencies
Abstract: This Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) web site outlines the agency?s emergency response programs, outlines the DEP?s role in domestic preparedness, and provides 24-hr. emergency response numbers, listed by county. Information for water supplies, dams, other facilities with environmental permits, and laboratories certified to do water testing is included.
Source: PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Clean Water Advocacy: Security
Abstract: This portion of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies web site includes information on security issues for water and wastewater systems. Includes relevant news items, a list of links, information on AMSA?s Vulnerability Self Assessment Tool (VSAT) software, and information on training sessions related to the VSAT software. Copyright 2003, Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies.
Source: Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA)
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
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
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
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
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
The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)?Critical Infrastructure Protection
Abstract: This portion of the ASDWA web site provides a comprehensive collection of Internet resources dealing with security and protection for drinking water infrastructure. To view this section of their site, go the URL provided here and select ?Security? from the left-hand navigation bar on that page (the site is in frames format).
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)
Vulnerability Assessment Factsheet [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet describes the purpose of using vulnerability assessments for water systems, the basic elements of these assessments and points to consider during such an assessment. (PDF format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA Office of Water
Water and Wastewater Security Product Guide
Abstract: This online guide is designed to assist treatment plant operators and utility managers in reducing risks and providing protection against possible natural disasters and intentional terrorist attacks. The guide is divided into sections on cyber protection products, physical asset monitoring products and water monitoring products. Products evaluated in the guide are applicable to distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, pumping stations, treatment processes, main plant sites, remote sites, personnel entry, chemical delivery and storage, and computer or other automated control systems. This website is a work in progress and will be updated at regular intervals to ensure that the most recent information on security technologies is available. New product guides will be added as they are developed. Users should check back frequently for the latest updates.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC)
Abstract: The Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC), is a highly secure Internet portal that provides security information specific to the drinking water and wastewater community. WaterISAC gives utility managers fast, cost-effective access to sensitive information about physical, contamination and cyber threats.
Whitman Announces Water Protection Task Force
Abstract: In this press release, US EPA Administrator Christine Whitman announced the establishment of a water protection task force at the Agency that will be charged with helping federal, state and local partners to expand their tools to safeguard the nation's drinking water supply from terrorist attack.
Source: U.S. EPA