The Minnesota Mapping Project is a Geographical Information System (GIS) environmental emergency response tool that brings public (Federal, State and local) entities and private sector emergency responders together for spill response and pre-planning.
During an emergency response, Federal and State On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) may use the program to gain situational awareness of downstream/downwind vulnerabilities, as well as upstream/upwind potential responsible parties and much more. For contingency planning, the project can introduce facilities to the communities which may be impacted during a hazardous materials and/or petroleum releases.
The program can also be used during exercises of facility response plans by providing participants access to response layers such as: endangered/protected species and habitats; sanitary and storm sewer systems; facility discharge and permit discharge points; water supplies; other pollution sources (facilities, oil wells, pipelines, rail lines, etc.); and vulnerable populations (schools, nursing homes, daycare facilities, hospitals, etc.).
To access this resource, please
Register Your Account Here First!
NOTE: You only need to follow this registration process (Step 1) once, but you will still need to contact each OSC for the states you want access to individually (Steps 2-3). If you have never accessed a resource on response.epa.gov, you will be redirected to your profile page on your first login attempt. Simply go back in your browser and click the link again.
- 1. After pressing the button on the previous page, go to your Inbox and check for an email message from firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your account by following the link provided in that message. You have 48 hours to do this!.
- 2. Then, send an email message with your request to Dave Morrison (email@example.com) and provide a description of why you want access to this resource, including your first name, last name, email address, organization, and phone number.
- 3. Once you receive communication from Dave Morrison (firstname.lastname@example.org), return to this Web page, and click the button below to open the map.