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Published:June 1st, 2006 12:23 EST
Hurricane Season Starts Today

Hurricane Season Starts Today

By SOP newswire

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing information for people, businesses and state and local governments on preparations to make before hurricane force winds or storm flooding may occur.  This information is available at: http://www.epa.gov/hurricanes

Hurricane season is identified and that allows for early preparations that can minimize injury and property damage.  Households and businesses should take this opportunity to start planning at the beginning of the hurricane season and prepare well in advance.
 
EPA's hurricanes Web site includes information for business operators on preventing and reporting chemical releases due to severe weather - which can be required by law.  Local governments and community agencies can find suggestions for preparing and protecting water and wastewater facilities.  There is also detailed information for debris planning, since storm debris can occur in enormous amounts that overwhelm local landfills, and can also present serious dangers to human health and the environment.

(2) EPA Seeks Public Comment on Underground Storage Tank Draft Tribal Strategy

Contact:  Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / smith.roxanne@epa.gov

EPA has released for public comment a draft document that contains a strategy for implementing the underground storage tanks program in Indian Country.  EPA worked with tribes and other partners to develop the draft tribal strategy, which will serve as the foundation of future underground storage tank work and collaboration in Indian Country.  The strategy was developed according to section 1529 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.  EPA will accept public comments on the draft tribal strategy until July 1, 2006.  EPA's Web site provides the public with the draft tribal strategy, as well as details about how and where to submit comments. 

Draft strategy on underground storage tanks on tribal lands: http://www.epa.gov/oust/fedlaws/epact_05.htm#Drafts

(1) Early Hurricane Preparations Can Save Lives and Property
(2) EPA Seeks Public Comment on Underground Storage Tank Draft Tribal Strategy

Source: EPA