Federal Hazardous Material Law authorizes the
United States Department of Transportation / Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (US DOT/PHMSA) to provide assistance to public sector employees through training and planning grants. The purpose of the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program is to increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents; enhance implementation of the
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA); and encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations. This is a performance-based grant that builds on and supports accomplishments of long-term goals and objectives. On behalf of California, the Cal OES HazMat Section administers the grant while the
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) review and prioritize the applicants.
Because each region in California has unique risks associated with them, Cal OES directs local agencies to submit applications to the LEPCs for review and prioritizing, taking into consideration that larger sums may be necessary in specific areas with the greatest need. There are certain geographical areas that are of particular concern, especially considering transportation-related risks.
For more information regarding the HMEP Grant, contact:
Erika Olsen, HMEP Grant AdministratorHazardous Materials SectionPhone: (916) 845-8765 / FAX: (916) 845-8734
LEPC Chair and Cal OES Liaison Contacts
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Listed below are useful links related to the HMEP Grant. Some of these links may point to an external website. Cal OES is not responsible for content found on these site.
Cal OES Administered Grants
FEMA Fire Grants
National Association of SARA Title III Program Officials (NASTTPO)
U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Commodity Flow Study Brief Summaries within California (Map)