Chemical Management and Climate Resilience
1. Take CT DEEP's Free on-line TrainingThe 21st Century Resilient Business: How Managing Chemicals Can Help Your Business Weather the Storm - Use Key Name: DEEP Resilience to sign in. Designed to help a variety of businesses, especially those in flood prone areas that use chemicals in their process, sell chemicals and store hazardous waste onsite, including service providers and retail stores that sell toxic products. It provides steps businesses can take to reduce risks and prevent damage, contamination, and liability and keep your business operating. Examples of actions some CT facilities/businesses have already taken are included. (Approximately 20 minutes) Checklist, Additional Resources and Links document referenced in the training, informational survey and Certificate of Completion
2. Watch Videos with Information from CT Businesses:
If your business or facility has hazardous materials, chemicals or waste on site you'll want to watch this!
Come along on site-visits to a business and a facility, both located in flood prone areas along CT's coast, to find out what changes they are making towards becoming disaster resilient. They offer ideas and examples that you can incorporate at your site.
- U.S. Naval Subase, Groton, CT, Disaster Resiliency - Can Your Facility Weather the Storm?
The U.S. Naval Subase is an outstanding example of preparedness. Some of the actions they have taken include elevating equipment and materials, using floodgates and having a plan of action.
- Marina located along CT's coast - Can Your Business Weather the Storm?
A local full-service marina and boat repair business has implemented a variety of actions to protect the environment including a daily walk-through, connecting with local emergency responders and more.
- The 21st Century Resilient Business: How Managing Chemicals Can Help Your Business Weather the Storm - training course available as a video with closed captioning and follow up survey.
3. Use Tools, Outreach Materials & Resources for Businesses:
- the national flood hazard zones,
- hurricane evacuation areas,
- facilities that are EPCRA Tier 2 filers,
- RCRA hazardous waste generators,
- storage/ disposal facilities, and
- Toxic Release Inventory reporters.
- The Resilient 21st Century Business: How Managing Chemicals Can Help Your Business Weather the Storm - find out what steps you can take to become a disaster-resilient, prepared business.
- How Retailers & Service Providers Can Manage Chemical Products to Weather the Storm - many of the products your business uses, stocks, or sells may contain chemicals. Find out what steps you can take to manage these products and become a disaster-resilient, prepared business.
Local, Regional, and State Emergency Planning:
- State of CT 2019 Plan update
- Capitol Region 2019 Plan update
- South Central Region 2018 Plan update
- Metro COG 2019 Plan update
- Resilient Communities & Businesses: Preventing Pollution from Chemicals - Presentation for CRCOG LEPC 4/2019
- Resilient Businesses: New Tools to Prevent Pollution - Presentation to SERC, 9/17/20
- Managing Your Chemicals Can Help You Weather the Storm - Presentation to SWEP, Oct 2020
Other Resources & Links:
- Rising Waters: Planning for Flooding in CT - 14 minute video
- The Torrent - A CT DEEP newsletter exploring floodplain management issues - Subscribe to The Torrent
- CT DEEP Climate Change information
- State Emergency Response Commission
- Additional viewers to assess risk: FEMA Flood Zone Viewer, Flood IQ Flood Depth Viewer, NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer
- US Climate Resilience Toolkit
- Nature-Based Mitigation Goals and Actions in Local Mitigation Plans
- FEMA www.Ready.gov program and Ready Business
- Flood Smart
- SBA on Buying Insurance
- Resilient Nashua Toolkit
- Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events, November 2019 webinar - Collaboration on Health and the Environment
- Ready Business Toolkit, video
- CT Insurance Department - Disaster Preparednessand Recovery