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EPA On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) Response


Other Resources

EPA - ERT Resources


ERT Environmental Video Products
Environmental Response Television (ERTV) provides video tape and DVD programs of environmental events.

ERT Software Support
The Environmental Response Team resource for software downloads, technical support, and training requests.

Disaster Debris
The following resources provide information on planning, management, and disposal of disaster debris.

Industry Sector Notebooks
EPA provides compliance assistance on a sector-by-sector basis in order to efficiently reach facilities with similar operations, processes or practices.

Other EPA Resources


Water Security
This Web site provides resources for water utilities, state and local governments, public health officials, emergency responders and planners, assistance and training providers, environmental professionals, researchers and engineers, and law enforcement, among others.

Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGL)
Describes the dangers to humans resulting from short-term exposure to airborne chemicals. Guidelines are developed to help both federal and local authorities, as well as private companies, deal with emergencies involving spills, or other accidental exposures.

The Hazardous Waste Cleanup Information site, sponsored by EPA's Technology Innovation Office, provides extensive information about innovative treatment technologies and other resources for the hazardous waste cleanup community.

EPA Emergency Response Program
This Internet site provides several resources for OSCs, including recent publications, a list of available videotapes, contacts, and several databases.

EPA Oil Spill Program
This site provides information on reporting, preventing, preparing for, and responding to oil spills. It also provides informatioin on laws and regulations pertaining to oil and SPCC publications.

EPA Window to My Environment
A powerful new web-based tool that provides a wide range of federal, state, and local information about environmental conditions and features in an area of your choice. This application is provided by U.S. EPA in partnership with federal, state and local government and other organizations

ERT Monitoring and Analytical Equipment and Capabilities for Pre-deployments.
This document provides a list of available ERT monitoring and analytical equipment. It includes a brief description of each piece of equipment and addresses its operation, use and effectiveness. A quick reference table is also included.

Other Federal and State Resources

Other Federal and State Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
This site provides information on public health, disease, and data and statistics.

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
This site, also part of the CDC, provides information on such topics as bioterrorism, preventing emerging infectious diseases, and research currently underway at CDC.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
This site contains information about hazardous substances. The Internet HazDat Database is located on this site and provides specific site and contaminant data.


National Toxicology Program (NTP)
The coordinated toxicology research and testing activities by the Secretary of Health and Human Services Department is used to provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies and the public and to strengthen the science base in toxicology

Office of Government-Wide Policy (GSA)
This links to the General Services Administration site that provides many services related to government policy and regulations.

National Response Team (NRT)
This site is designed for OSCs and other environmental professionals involved in hazardous materials and oil management. The site provides links to the Regional Response Teams and the National Response Center.

Contracting Resources

OSC Toolbox Guide

This manual describes the responsibilities and authorities delegated to OSCs when directing removal actions and identifies the contracting procedures and other methods that can be used to obtain supplies and services.

Acquisition Career Management Information System - (ACMIS)

The ACMIS system is a government-wide system developed under the oversight of the Federal Acquisition Institude (FAI) to fulfill the requirement to collect and analyze acquisition workforce data while also making available information useful to agency managers and the acquisition community in general.

Solicitation, Offer and Award (Form SF33)
Link to the electronic SF-33 form which is needed for the Toolbox.

ICS Resources

ICS Resources

FEMA's ICS Resource center contains ICS related documents such as training materials, position checklist, job aids and forms.

NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) protects coastal and marine resources, mitigates threats, reduces harm, and restores ecological function.

NIMS Integration Team
The responsibility for EPA NIMS implementation has been assigned to the Assistant Administrator (AA) of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER).

United States Coast Guard ICS forms available for download.

Procurement Resources

Procurement Resources
Pro-Net is an electronic gateway of procurement information -- for and about small businesses. It is a search engine for contracting officers, a marketing tool for small firms and a "link" to procurement opportunities and important information. It is designed to be a "virtual" one-stop-procurement-shop.

Sampling and Analysis

Sampling and Analysis

EPA Lab Compendium
EPA's Compendium of Environmental Testing Laboratories (CETL) which will provide emergency responders with an efficient mechanism to obtain essential laboratory capability and capacity information during emergency situations.

NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods

Access NMAM Methods by Chemical Name or Method Number that are Adobe Acrobat .PDF files. ;

SW - 846
This EPA site provides information on the Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods, the Methods Information Communication Exchange (MICE), and the annual Waste Testing and Quality Assurance Symposium.