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RESOLUTION NO. 2018- 005 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE INDIAN <br />RIVER COUNTY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS <br />EMERGENCY PLAN <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 252, Florida Statutes, assigns to the Board of County <br />Commissioners responsibility for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and <br />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 requirements for <br />response to emergencies involving the release of hazardous materials; and <br />WHEREAS, each county within a Local Emergency Planning District is required to <br />develop a hazardous materials emergency response plan for to become a component part <br />of the Local Emergency Planning District Plan; and <br />WHEREAS, Indian River County's Hazardous Materials Emergency Plan has been <br />reviewed and approved by the Florida State Emergency Response Commission for <br />Hazardous Materials as meeting the criteria for such plans established by the <br />Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency and the National Response <br />Team; and <br />WHEREAS, this plan is intended to provide the framework for the development of <br />detailed operating procedures by first response public safety agencies charged with the <br />responsibility of protecting the public's health and safety from the discharge or release of <br />extremely toxic chemicals. <br />