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File #: 18-587    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2018 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 1/7/2019 Final action: 1/7/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Acceptance of Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report REPORT IN BRIEF Presentation of the Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report for City Council consideration. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion accepting the Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report and directing staff to return to the Council with any implementation recommendations.
Attachments: 1. Merced City Community Risk Assessment.pdf, 2. Merced City Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study.pdf, 3. Tait Environmental Executed Agreement - Commodities Flow Study.pdf, 4. Tait Environmental Executed Agreement - Community Risk Assessment.pdf, 5. City of Merced PRESENTATION.FINAL rev.pdf

Report Prepared by: Janet German, Secretary III, Fire Dept.

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SUBJECT: Acceptance of Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report

REPORT IN BRIEF
Presentation of the Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report for City Council consideration.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion accepting the Hazardous Materials Commodities Flow Study and Community Risk Assessment Report and directing staff to return to the Council with any implementation recommendations.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve as recommended by Staff; or
2. Approve, subject to other than recommended by staff; or,
3. Deny; or,
4. Refer to Staff for further evaluation.

AUTHORITY
Charter of the City of Merced, Section 200
Merced Municipal Code 17.32.060 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
This action is consistent with the city's operating principal to promote Public Safety, as provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget.

DISCUSSION
Background

On October 16, 2017, City Council accepted a California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) FY 2017-18 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Planning (HMEP) Sub-award grant for $55,000.

Cal OES has established a HMEP Grant Program to provide funds for local agencies to develop, improve and implement emergency plans and to conduct exercises as required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986. The purpose of the program is to increase effectiveness in safe and efficient handling of hazardous materials accidents and incidents in our community.

* The FY 17/18 HMEP $55,000 Grant Budget Consisted of Hiring a Consultant as follows:
o $40,000 Commodity Flow Study
o $15,000 Planning Needs Assessment

* Through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, Tait Environmental Services, Inc. (Tait) was selected to conduct a Commodities Flow Study (CFS) and Planning Needs Assessment (PNA) at a cost of $29,694.

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