responsibilities include preparedness, response, and recovery to
everyday incidents and catastrophic events that are natural disasters
or human caused. As a part of their responsibility, local governments
must ensure steps are taken to prevent and respond to oil spills,
chemical accidents, and other environmental emergencies.
LGEAN resources most
applicable to public safety include:
Teams. Inter-agency teams, including the National
Response Team and Regional Response Teams, conduct preparedness and
response activities and provide other support.
Response Center. The National Response Center (NRC)
is the federal government's national communications center, which is
staffed 24 hours a day by U.S. Coast Guard officers and marine
Response System. EPA functions within a larger
federal structure when it responds to emergencies and nationally