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RESOLUTION NO . 2011 - 011 <br /> Resolution of <br /> the Board of County Commissioners <br /> of Indian River County , Florida , <br /> Approving the Indian River County <br /> Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan <br /> WHEREAS , Chapter 252 , Florida Statutes , assigns to the Board of County <br /> Commissioners responsibility for disaster mitigation , preparedness , response <br /> and recovery ; and <br /> WHEREAS , with the enactment of the Emergency Planning and Community <br /> Right-To- Know Act of 1986 , Congress imposed upon Local Emergency Planning <br /> Committees and local governments additional planning and preparedness <br /> requirements for response to emergencies involving the release of hazardous <br /> materials ; and <br /> WHEREAS , each county within a Local Emergency Planning District is required <br /> to develop an Emergency Response Plan for Hazardous Materials to become a <br /> component part of the local Emergency Planning District Plan ; and <br /> WHEREAS , Indian River County' s Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan has <br /> been reviewed and approved by the Florida State Emergency Response <br /> Commission for Hazardous Materials as meeting the criteria for such plans <br /> established by the Administrator , United States Environmental Protection Agency <br /> and the National Response Team ; and <br /> WHEREAS , this plan is intended to provide the framework for the development <br /> of detailed operating procedures by first response public safety agencies <br /> charged with the responsibility of protecting the public' s health and safety from <br /> the discharge or release of extremely toxic chemicals . <br />