June 9, 1999 Hazard Series Presentation
Risk Management Plans
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About Carole Macko
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EIIP Classroom Online Presentation
Risk Management Plans: Beyond June 21
Information in the RMP complements data already available at the State and local levels under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Virtual Classroom presentation focused on what happens to the data after the June 21 deadline. Elements of the reporting requirements, other than offsite consequence analyses (OCA), will be made available to the public via Internet. Legislation is currently pending regarding release of OCA, however, LEPC representatives may be given access to this information. A court-ordered stay is in effect with respect to reporting requirements for propane, and legislation exempting all flammables has been introduced.
Carole Macko heads the Communications Team in EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. CEPPO provides leadership and assistance to prevent and prepare for chemical emergencies; respond to environmental crises; and inform the public about chemical hazards in their community.
Prior to joining EPA in 1997, Ms. Macko worked as a journalist at the Bureau of National Affairs for 14 years where she covered a wide-range of environmental issues including community right-to-know, air and water pollution, and chemical accident prevention. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows to talk about how to work with the media during a chemical emergency and other risk communication issues. Ms. Macko also served on the RMP Implementation Work group set up under the Chemical Accident Prevention Subcommittee.
Ms. Macko has served on several blue-ribbon panels at the Brookings Institute and Resources for the Future to determine how to ensure that the public receives the information they need to know about chemicals in their communities. This year, she was awarded a Distinguished Silver Medal award by EPA Administrator Carol Browner for her work with the Risk Management Program.
She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and has completed post-graduate work at American University in public affairs and journalism.
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