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Notification Procedures
If a facility produces, uses, or stores one or more hazardous chemicals it must immediately notify the LEPC and the SERC if there is a release of a listed hazardous substance that exceeds the reportable quantity for the substance.

The initial notification of a release should be made to Jennings County 911 by dialing 911.

The following information must be provided:
  1. Your name, telephone number, or radio call sign.
  2. Location and type of incident (ground, water, air).
  3. Substance / Chemical(s) involved, if known. Indicate if Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS).
  4. Physical form of material (solid, liquid, gas).
  5. Quantity released.
  6. Time / Duration of release.
  7. Known or anticipated health risks / medical advice for exposed personnel.
  8. Recommended precautions to include evacuation distance if appropriate.
  9. Actions taken (police, fire, EMS, and EMA Community Emergency Coordinator called).
  10. Staus of injured.
To report an incident to the State of Indiana, call the Indiana Department of Environmental Management 24hr Spill Line at (888) 233-7745.

For immediate technical advice, call the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center (CHEMTREC).

** The State and LEPC must be notified. **

Emergency notification requirements involving transportation incidents will be satisfied by calling 911 or, in the absence of a 911 emergency number, calling the operator.



What to do ... in a
Chemical Emergency (Truck, Train, Plant, Pipeline, etc.)


First:
  • Go indoors and listen to local radio or TV for instructions. Stay inside unless you are told you can leave.
  • If you are in a vehicle, close windows and air systems.

To Shelter in Place:
  • Close all windows in your home.
  • Turn off all fans, heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Close the fireplace damper.
  • Go to an above-ground room (not the basement) with the fewest windows and doors.
  • Take your Family Disaster Supplies Kit with you.
  • Wet some towels and jam them in the crack under the doors. Tape around doors, windows, exhaust fans or vents. Use plastic garbage bags to cover windows, outlets and heat registers.
  • If you are told there is danger of explosion, close the window shades, blinds, or curtains. To avoid injury, stay away from windows.
  • Stay in the room and listen to your radio until you are told all is safe or you are told to evacuate.

If Evacuation is Ordered by Authorities:
  • Stay calm.
  • Gather what you and your family will need. Take such essential items as medicine, baby supplies, driver's license, checkbook.
  • Don't forget about your pets.
  • Keep car windows and air vents closed.
  • Police officers along route will direct you.
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