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Should an incident occur, PHMSA's hazardous materials program includes elements to mitigate the consequences of a release. PHMSA publishes and distributes to first responders an Emergency Response Guidebook to provide guidance on hazards, emergency actions and protective action decision factors and distances. This information is also tailored to reflect the risk of each material. To support emergency preparedness and response planners at the State and local levels, PHMSA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency jointly developed a Handbook Of Chemical Hazards Analysis Procedures and a personal computer based program Automated Resource for Chemical Hazard Incident Evaluation (ARCHIE). PHMSA, through its Planning and Training Grants, provides funds to State and local emergency preparedness and emergency response organizations for planning and training directed towards mitigation of the consequences associated with hazardous materials incidents.
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