- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
The alert specifies operational release minimization requirements and clarifies reporting requirements, including exemptions. Unlike some natural disasters, the onset of a hurricane is predictable and allows for early preparations to lessen its effect on a facility. Before hurricane force winds and associated storm surge flooding damage industrial processes, the alert recommends that operators take preventive action by safely shutting down processes, or otherwise operate safely under emergency procedures.
The alert and requirements are available at www.epa.gov/region4/r4_hurricanereleases.html.
In the event of a hazardous weather incident, readers may visit www.epa.gov/naturalevents/ for updated emergency information.