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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Money approved for Hazmat preparedness

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) today announced that $761,369 in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants have been awarded to the State to increase the effectiveness in safely incidents that involve hazardous materials. The grant will also enhance the implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and will encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. The grant is provided by the US Department of Transportation and is administered through DHSES.

$19,754 Chemung County with regional partners Schuyler, Steuben, and Tioga counties

$ 15, 516 Chautauqua County with regional partners Cattaraugus and Allegany counties