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HI LiIon Battery Training & TTX

Site Contact:
Bill Jones
ORRT Coordinator


Site Location:
Kapolei, HI 96707

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Hazard Evaluation and Emergency Response Office (HEER), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), industry, first responders, and other interested constituencies are partnering to provide free overarching Lithium-Ion Battery Emergency Preparedness and Response training, as well as a tabletop exercise based on a Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) incident scenario.

Audience: Public safety and industry first responders, facility leaders and owners, Local Emergency Response Committee members and other interested parties.

Objective: To learn about Lithium-Ion Batteries including potential hazards, fire-related response approaches and how to appropriately address, transport and   dispose of waste generated by a fire event.   The day is designed to help participants familiarize themselves with the Lithium-Ion Battery emergency response process; gain connections with local industrial, first responders, and government personnel; and encourage facilities and first responders to evaluate their emergency response practices.  The training and exercises will be a no-fault environment with a focus on emergency preparedness and response efforts aimed at preventing or minimizing the impacts of incidents and will not involve enforcement personnel.

Save-the-date flyers are in the documents section of this webpage.  To register, go to:

Click date for Kauai registration: June 13

Click date for Oahu registration: June 15

Click date for Maui registration: June 19

Click date for Hawaii County registration: June 21

Click date for Hawaii County registration: June 22

Questions? Contact Bill Jones, jones.bill@epa.gov, 619-806-6737