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Funding Still Available – HazMat Grant Application Extended to Nov. 15, 2013

Funding Still Available – HazMat Grant Application Extended to Nov. 15, 2013

Considerable funding remains to be awarded

TAIT Environmental Services has extensive experience in the preparation of Hazardous Materials Area Plans (Area Plans) to meet the needs of individual CUPAs to respond to and minimize the impacts from a release or threatened release of hazardous materials in their jurisdictions.

Area Plans must be updated every 3 years in accordance with the CA Code of Regulations. Let TAIT help you with Compliance! TAIT also has experience in the preparation of Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Studies (Commodities Study). If you’re considering completing an eligible project and you’re looking for funding – please don’t miss this opportunity! The grant deadline is November 15, so the sooner we can help you get your applications submitted,  the better.

Circlular Chart for HMEP grants

2013-14 HMEP Planning Sub-Grant – Extended Deadline –
November 15, 2013

If anyone is need a planning grant, there’s still time.

 

This link 2013-14 Planning Sub-Grant Application Announcement_Extended is the Cal OES 2013-14 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Planning Sub-Grant Application Announcement.

The guidance documents and all necessary forms are posted to the Cal OES web page

http://www.caloes.ca.gov/HazardousMaterials/Pages/HMEP-Grant.aspx.  Most products have been revised, so please use the most current information located on the Cal OES HMEP Grant web page.

Major points of interest:

  • Purpose of the HMEP Planning Grant:  Planning sub-grants are to be used for the funding of planning activities that enhance State, territory, Native American Indian tribe (tribe), and local preparedness for hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation incidents.
  • Eligible applicants: California’s Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs); state or local agencies; and federally recognized tribal governments that have not applied directly to the U.S. Department of Transportation for funding.
  • LEPC Coordination: Application packages must be coordinated through the LEPC for their approval and prioritization prior to Cal EMA acceptance.
  • Sub-Grant Performance Period: October 15, 2013 approx. December 15, 2013 to September 15, 2014.
  • Cal EMA Filing Deadline: August 15, 2013  November 15, 2013

The Sub-Grant Application Announcement was sent out originally in April, with a deadline in August which has now been extended to November 15th. Take advantage of the funding that is still availableContact Neverley Shoemake if you have any questions about the HMEP Grant cycle, and contact Scott Brehmer at TAIT for assistance ASAP. We are happy to help 🙂

 

Commodities Studies in California

Tait Environmental Services has experience in the preparation of Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Studies (Commodities Study) to meet the needs of individual CUPAs to respond to and minimize the impacts from a release or threatened release of hazardous materials in their jurisdictions.

The November 15, 2012 late application deadline is quickly approaching to apply for grants to pay for a Commodities Study in your City/County.  Grants can be obtained through the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) program.  More information can be found at the CalEMA website at http://www.calema.ca.gov/. Email Paul McCarter now to discuss preparing your Commodities Study, or you can call him at 714-560-8612.

The Commodities Study is part of the overall HMEP Project Cycle that also includes Area Plans, Table Top Exercises, and Hazardous Materials Response Team Needs Assessment.

The purpose of a Commodities Study is to examine where, when, how much, and by what means chemicals are transported throughout a given county, region or jurisdiction.   The commodity study helps to analyze traffic patterns, better match planning programs to existing needs within communities, and reduce the potential for releasing incidents of hazardous materials to occur.

A Commodities Study becomes an important tool for emergency responders to increase awareness, mitigation, and response to hazardous materials emergencies within their respective regions.  A commodity study can also be used by local planning officials to demonstrate the risk mitigation potential and commodities involved in specific areas of the jurisdiction.

Commodities Studies are authorized under California Code of Regulation, Title 19, Division 2, Section 2720-2728.  Kern County’s Hazardous Materials Commodities Study  is an example of one that Tait created.

Are you going to the CUPA Conference? February 4-7, 2013, Tait will be on site to meet with the agencies, businesses and communities we serve.  Save the date and come see us at the conference! Contact us and we will schedule meeting time with you in advance.

Join Tait at the 2013 CUPA Conference

Join Tait at the 2013 CUPA Conference this February