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i <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2017- 019 <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 /> i <br />