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Dallas County Community College District Emergency Support Function #10 – Oil & Hazardous Material Response Annex
This Emergency Operations Plan Annex is hereby approved for the Dallas County Community College District. This plan annex is effective immediately and supersedes all previous editions.
District Emergency Manager
Mesquite, TX 75150
DCCCD Public Safety & Security
1601 South Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75215
Cedar Hill Fire Department
1212 W Beltline Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Coppell Fire Department
265 Parkway Blvd.
Coppell, TX 75019
Dallas Fire Department
1901 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
DFW Airport Police and Fire
2900 East 28th Street
DFW Airport, TX 75261
Farmers Branch Fire Administration
13333 Hutton Drive
Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Garland Fire Department
Garland, TX 75040
Lancaster Fire Department
1650 North Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134
Irving Fire Department
845 W Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
Mesquite Fire Department
1515 N. Galloway Ave.
Mesquite, TX 75149
Protect Environmental Service Inc.
2010 Century Center Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
See Emergency Operations Plan, Authority.
The Emergency Support Function (ESF) annexes to the Emergency Operations Plan organize the applicable college District positions, departments, and outside support agencies into groups according to their roles in strategic response to a campus emergency or disaster. Outside agencies may include: governmental, non-governmental, private sector, and other volunteer resources. The ESF annex provides basic information on available internal and external departments and agencies that might be needed for an incident that affects Dallas County Community College District. Each ESF has at least one lead position or department within the District that will lead the specific response, one or more supporting departments within the District that will provide response support, and one or more external supporting departments from the surrounding communities, and neighboring jurisdictions.
ESFs will normally be activated at the direction of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director in response to activation level 3 or greater emergencies as outlined in the EOP. Designated department and agency resources may be requested to respond or recover from emergency incidents that affect the District. Normally, the response and recovery actions will be coordinated from the EOC as Incident or Unified Command will use the resources at the incident scene.
The primary position/department/office(s) will normally be responsible for coordinating specific requirements associated with the emergency support function. Support position/department/office(s) may be contacted to provide expertise and assistance, as needed. Finally, external departments/agencies may be needed if internal resources are overwhelmed or where District capabilities do not exist (such as emergency medical or fire services.) In all cases, prior memorandums of understanding, mutual aid agreements, or funding issues would need to be addressed prior to requesting assistance.
The purpose of ESF 10 is to identify the internal and external departments responsible for Oil and Hazardous Material Response that may take place in an emergency. This ESF provides and coordinate resources (personnel, equipment, facilities, materials and supplies) to support Oil and Hazardous Material Response during an emergency or disaster.
Emergency Support Function 10:
Dallas County Community College District is exposed to many hazards, all of which have the potential for disrupting the community, causing casualties, and damaging or destroying public or private property. Potential emergencies and disasters include both natural and human-caused incidents.
See the EOP Hazard Summary or the separately published District Hazard Analysis for the potential emergencies that may impact Dallas Community College District.
The district DOES NOT operate its own oil and hazardous materials department and has minimal internal response capability for this ESF.
The district makes the following planning assumptions:
A common operating procedure within the district and across local jurisdictions provides the framework for Oil and Hazardous Material Response. Interoperable systems make this framework possible. Resources are in existence throughout the college district and the cities in which district properties lie to provide coordinated capabilities for the most effective and efficient warning, response, and recovery activities. When these capabilities are properly coordinated, response activities become more effective and efficient.
The emergency support function will primarily take action in the following phases:
Minor spills may be contained by the properly trained responsible party with notification to the EMC of the event.
Releases of hazardous materials or greater quantities of oil or dangerous chemicals that necessitate the activation of this ESF require technical response. For more significant spills, the District response to Oil and Hazardous Material spills will be as follows:
In accordance with the Emergency Operations Plan of the State of Texas, the event classifications for oil and hazardous material releases are:
Response to Hazmat incidents involving skin and respiratory dangers or where the chemical involved is unknown requires responders to follow personal protection levels and procedures outlined in OSHA worker protection standards. The following establishes policies and procedures regarding the personal protection of first responders in the event of a hazardous material incident. Health and safety general guidelines include the following:
Cordon Line marks boundary between Cold Zone and all space beyond.
Distance between the Hotline and the Command Post should be at least 150 feet and will depend on the severity of the incident, materials involved, and the scene characteristics.
On-Scene Incident Command Post and Response Agencies are stationed here.
Wind direction heads toward HAZMAT spill/release
Contamination Control Line markes boundary between Warm Zone and Cold Zone.
Decontamination Team Setup is stationed here.
Distance between hotline and contamination control line will depend on the severity of the operation, number of personnel, and personal protective levels required. Generally, Level A will require more space than level B or C.
Depth of Warm Zone is approximately 40 - 80 feet.
Depth of Warm and Cold Zones is minimum of 1,000 feet.
Hot Line marks boundary between Warm Zone and Hot Zone.
Distance between Hazmat release and Hotline will vary depending on material involved and potential hazards, as defined by the Emergency Response Guidebook.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right To-Know Act (EPCRA), or “List of Lists,” Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act are applicable to District reporting of hazardous chemicals housed on-site.
The District, as of January 2016, maintains no hazardous material inventory of reportable quantities as identified by EPCRA. The District chemical inventories are maintained on a department level and collected by the college’s MSDS vendor. This document shall be updated to include any reportable hazardous material quantities should they be reached and trigger EPCRA requirements.