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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons for Change
Integrating P2 and Security
P2 Opportunities
Key Contacts
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Biomass Program: National Energy Security
Abstract: This web page discusses U.S. dependence on oil and the implications of this dependence for the nation?s energy security.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/biomass/national_energy_security.
html

Chemical Accidents from Electric Power Outages [PDF]
Abstract: This safety alert describes how power outages and restarts can potentially trigger chemical accidents. Case studies and lessons learned are included, as well as guidelines for hazard identification, tips for risk reduction and resources for further information. (Length: 5 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oem/docs/chem/power.pdf

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)
URL: http://archive.nacwa.org/advocacy/security/

EERE: State Activities and Partnerships
Abstract: The EERE State Activities & Partnerships Web site links to DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) partnerships with and projects in the states. Here you will find: EERE-sponsored projects in the states; EERE's cooperative projects and grants to the states; breaking news about state involvement in energy projects; state energy statistics; state maps of renewable energy resources; and case studies and state publications. Links to state energy offices and state weatherization contacts are also available.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/

Electric Utilities Topic Hub
Abstract: This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention information on electric utilities, 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=8&subsec=7&nav=7

Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ESISAC)
Abstract: Operated by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), the ESISAC serves the Electricity Sector by facilitating communications between electric sector participants, federal government and other critical infrastructure industries. It is the job of the ESISAC to promptly disseminate threat indications, analyses, and warnings, together with interpretations, to assist electricity sector participants in taking protective actions. Web site includes a library, assessment methodologies, a calendar, advisories, links, and daily reports from the National Infrastructure Protection Center.
Source: North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)
URL: http://www.esisac.com/

Energy Information Sharing & Analysis Center (ISAC)
Abstract: The Energy ISAC is the one-stop clearinghouse for information on threats, vulnerabilities, solutions, and best practices. Your company will better understand the threats and vulnerabilities to your business so that you can take appropriate action. Members can submit information anonymously and receive near-real-time updates.
Source: Energy ISAC
URL: http://www.energyisac.com/

Energy Infrastructure Vulnerability Survey Checklists [PDF]
Abstract: Vulnerability survey for energy infrastructure facilities. Includes critical asset assessment, threat applicability, security program management, physical security, operations security, and infrastructure interdependencies. (PDF Format; Length: 99 pages)
Source: U.S. Office of Energy Assurance
URL: http://www.esisac.com/publicdocs/assessment_methods/VS_Check
list_Attachment.pdf

Environmental Security: A Homeland Issue, Part 1
Abstract: Written by Mike Flory, this article is the first part of a two-part article addressing critical environmental issues as they relate to homeland security. Specifically, this article deals with the U.S. EPA strategies pertaining to protection of critical infrastructure and communication of information. 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. 3; Pages 34-36, 60
URL:

Enviroterrorism: A Long-range View
Abstract: Written by Joseph F. Guida, JD, this article provides an overview of issues confronting the U.S. in the areas of environmental protection and environmental regulation in the effort to prevent or mitigate future terrorist events. 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. 8
URL:

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

LEPCs and Deliberate Releases: Addressing Terrorist Activities in the Local Emergency Plan [PDF]
Abstract: This factsheet discusses how Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) can incorporate counter-terrorism measures into their plans. Suggestions are provided for modifying current activities to include deliberate releases of chemical and biological agents. (Length: 6 pages)
Source: US EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
URL: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/docs/chem/lepcct.pdf

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:

Pollution Prevention Northwest, Winter 2002: P2 and National Security [PDF]
Abstract: This edition of the PPRC newsletter focuses on ways in which pollution prevention may enhance national security. Provides a good overview of the topic, as well as resources for further information. Also available in HTML format at http://www.pprc.org/pprc/pubs/newslets/news0302.html. (PDF Format; Length: 10 pages)
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pubs/newsletter/winter02.pdf

Preventing Toxic Terrorism: How Some Chemical Facilities Are Removing Danger to American Communities
Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security and numerous security experts have warned that terrorists could turn hazardous chemical facilities into improvised weapons of mass destruction. Some of these facilities have replaced acutely hazardous chemicals with safer, readily available alternatives?making themselves less appealing terrorist targets, while also removing the ever-present danger of a serious accident. At these facilities, no failure in safety or security can send a catastrophic gas cloud into a nearby community. The Center for American Progress, with assistance from the National Association of State PIRGs and National Environmental Trust, conducted a survey to identify such facilities and spotlight successful practices that have removed unnecessary chemical dangers from our communities. This survey (which covered facilities that no longer report using extremely hazardous substances under the federal Risk Management Planning program) found that facilities across the country, representing a range of industries, have switched to safer alternatives from a variety of hazardous chemicals, producing dramatic security and safety benefits at a reasonable cost. This report summarizes the results of that survey. The full report, as well as a map of the facilities covered by the report (both in PDF format) are available for download from the URL listed here.
Source: Center for American Progress
URL: http://www.americanprogress.org/site/apps/s/custom.asp?c=biJ
RJ8OVF&b=1573179

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

Renewable Energy Policy Project (REPP)
Abstract: REPP?s goal is to accelerate the use of renewable energy by providing credible information, insightful policy analysis, and innovative strategies amid changing energy markets and mounting environmental needs by researching, publishing, and disseminating information, creating policy tools, and hosting highly active, on-line, renewable energy discussion groups. Web site includes information on policy, hydropower, bioenergy, geothermal power, wind power, solar power, hydrogen and energy efficiency.
Source: Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
URL: http://www.crest.org

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 and Secure: Meeting America's Electricity Needs [PDF]
Abstract: Security has become a key issue in the energy debate in the post-September 11 U.S. There is general agreement that policies encouraging independence from foreign oil are needed, but what domestic energy sources should the United States encourage? This report makes the case for redirecting our energy investment to safer, cleaner resources. Written by Jim Marston, J.D., Dan Kirshner, B.A., Nancy Ryan, Ph.D., Mark MacLeod, M.S., M.A., Elaine Smith, B.S., Audrey Bowers, B.A. Copyright 2002, Environmental Defense. (PDF format; Length: 52 pages)
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://www.environmentaldefense.org/documents/1704_safeandse
cure_08.pdf

Securing the Energy Future of the United States
Abstract: This combined issue of IEER?s ?Science for Democratic Action? and ?Energy & Security? newsletters focuses on the links between U.S. energy and security policy, and includes a ?roadmap for action? for securing the nation?s energy future plus an analysis of the vulnerabilities to the current U.S. energy system. Also available in HTML format at http://www.ieer.org/sdafiles/vol_10/10-2/index.html. (PDF Format; Length: 16 pages)
Source: Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), Science for Democratic Action Vol. 10 No. 2
URL: http://www.ieer.org/sdafiles/vol_10/sda10-2.pdf

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/

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/watersecurity/pubs/va_fact_shee
t_12-19.pdf

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)
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/watersecurity/guide/

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.
Source: WaterISAC
URL: http://www.waterisac.org/

Water Security: 14 Features of Active & Effective Security
Abstract: EPA has identified 14 features of an active and effective water security program that will help water and wastewater systems reduce risk to public health from terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The recommendations address utility security in four functional categories: organizational, operational, infrastructure, and external.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://cfpub.epa.gov/safewater/watersecurity/14features.cfm

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
URL: http://yosemite1.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/b1ab9f485b09897285
2562e7004dc686/d2b3ad107912817085256adc0080bf91?OpenDocument

Wind Energy Projects Throughout the United States of America
Abstract: Click on a state on the U.S. map at this web site to view information on wind energy projects currently underway in that state.
Source: American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
URL: http://www.awea.org/projects/index.html

 


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