Guam EPA to meet with federal counterparts about emergency planning and data management

14 October 2012

Oct. 14, 2012 – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will be meeting with federal counterparts about the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) this week.

The EPCRA program is a nationwide initiative to help communities plan for emergencies that may involve hazardous substances like petroleum-based products. The program includes multiple public information aspects to ensure the public has knowledge about the situation and access to information about the storage and use of chemicals.

“Keeping the public informed during emergency situations is a key component of our emergency response protocol during a crisis,” said Guam EPA administrator Eric M. Palacios. “We are always working to improve our programs, and meeting with federal officials about these nationwide initiatives is one of the ways we increase our capacity.”

For more information about EPCRA visit epa.gov/oem/content/epcra.

For more information about EPCRA in Guam, contact Program Manager Walter Leon Guerrero at 475-1658/59 or email Walter.LeonGuerrero@epa.guam.gov.