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Oregon collects reports from thousands of regulated businesses storing hazardous chemicals onsite to meet state and federal statutes.  Oregon used to collect reports by mail from business and manually input data into a local desktop Access system.     The information was then shared with County planners and emergency responders through an annual export.  A separate set of information was also shared with public users requesting information under Right-to-Know laws through an annual export.     ...
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West Virginia joins TIER II MANAGER Community
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TIER II MANAGER.NET Released

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The TIER II MANAGER™.NET was released. Building on the success of the previous base, the new release is compatible with the newest server, database, and GIS technologies. The new release extends advanced functionality to handle flexible reporting and exports while providing more user-friendly features for users to meet compliance and emergency planning needs.
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The Chemical Safety Board published it findings on West, TX.  I have shared the contents of the findings below.      Chemical Safety Board to Vote on Final Report on April 2013 Fatal West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire; Report Includes Recommendations for Hazard Awareness, Land Use Planning and Regulatory Oversight     Waco, Texas January 28, 2016 – Today, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will vote on its final report and safety recommendations on the April 17, 2013, West Fertilizer f...
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If you collect fees for a Government Permitting or Regulatory Reporting program,  you are not alone in your sense of frustration around collecting timely receiveables.  Collection efforts are time consuming, especially if you receive checks in the mail.  Many programs still require company submitters to manually calculate Due Amounts and mail in checks, which puts the onus on Financial Administrators to ensure that the right amount was calculated and received.    Security, compliance requirement...
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Are we a Match?

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  I was watching a rerun of the Dating Game - an old 1960's TV show where a woman interviews three male contestants who are hidden from her view.   Based on the answers, she decides with whom she wants to go out on a date.      When we are showing people how a system works, it feels like a sort of Dating Game.  There is a lot discussion about needs and expectations.   I've been on a lot of calls that introduce the TIER II MANAGER, a Hazmat Reporting and Emergency planning system, to new pros...
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This post looks at actions taken to Strengthen Community Planning and Preparedness under Executive Order (EO) 13650 - “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security” - which was issued by President Obama on the heels of the disaster in West, TX.  The West, TX incident killed 11 First Responders, injured 226 people, and  damaged or destroyed 150 buildings, which included an apartment complex and middle school.  Chemical Safety Board findings show that poor communication, unclear regulatory st...
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What is the Price of Safety?

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Everyday, Public Safety authorities respond to incidents that affect our safety and security.    It's hard to believe until we read the statistics.   For example, toxic chemicals are spilled or released somewhere in the US an average of 3 times per hour.   Due to constant budget cuts, Public Safety offices are struggling to staff enough resources to keep up with demands.  Having worked with government public safety for the last 13 years, I have seen the hard fight to fund the modernization of p...
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All Things Hazconnect

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Hello all,   Our TIER II MANAGER community has been growing for many years.  During this time,  we have helped thousands of users involved with emergency planning and response, SERCs, and LEPCs. Over the years, many customers have approached us and asked what other solutions we provide other than Tier II Reporting because they had read about an online Emergency Planning capability or seen Permitting solutions being presented at a conference.  The answer is Yes!  We do much more than Tier II Rep...
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The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency will use the TIER II MANAGER™ to manage hazardous chemical response planning across the District. The new system provides HSEMA with a broad scope of capabilities to conduct Emergency Response Planning and Inspections across all sites.
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