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Response Protocol Toolbox: Planning for and Responding to Contamination Threats to Drinking Water Systems
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EPA Resources
EPA Publications
VSAT version 3.2 vulnerability assessment and emergency planning software is now available.

Security Product Guide
Emergency Response Tabletop CD-ROM Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems  
Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)
Drinking Water Security for Small Systems Serving 3,300 or Fewer Persons
Emergency Response Tabletop CD-ROM Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
Response Protocol Toolbox: Response Guidelines 
Overview
Water Utility Planning Guide - Module 1
Contamination Threat Management Guide - Module 2
Site Characterization and Sampling Guide - Module 3
Analytical Guide - Module 4
Public Health Response Guide - Module 5
Remediation and Recovery Guide - Module 6
EPA Environmental Laboratory Compendium
WARN Tabletop Exercise Facilitator Guide



OSHA Incident Command System eTool
The Wastewater Emergency Response Plan Guidance Document
PipelineNet
VSAT: Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tools
RAM-W: Risk Assessment Methodology for Water Utilities
SEMS: Security and Emergency Management System
ASSET: Automated Security Survey & Evaluation Tool




Water Security Handbook: Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents
Security Source Feed




Drinking Water Security Poster: Report Suspicious Activity - Watch Out! Help Out! Report It!
Drinking Water Security Poster: Report Suspicious Activity - Watch Out! Help Out! Report It!
Drinking Water Security Poster: Report Suspicious Activity - Watch Out! Help Out! Report It!
Drinking Water Security Poster: Report Suspicious Activity at Reservoirs, at Utilities, and at Water Mains
Drinking Water Security Video: Protection of Public Drinking Water Supplies The DVD or video may be ordered from EPA. To receive a copy, provide the document title and number (as shown below) as well as your complete mailing and contact information. There is a limit of 25 copies total per individual. DVD: EPA 816-C-05-900    VHS: EPA 816-V-05-900                                            
U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNational Service Center for Environmental Publications P.O. Box 42419MCincinnati, OH 45242Telephone: (800) 490-9198ncepimal@one.net
Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises CD-ROM Fact Sheet
Emergency Response Tabletop Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Train-the-Trainers
EPA's Role in Water Security Research: The Water Security Research and Technical Support Action Plan
Interstate Mutual Aid and Assistance: EMAC Tips for the Water Sector
Top Ten List for Small Ground Water Suppliers
Top Ten List Visor Card
Top Ten List: Water Supply Emergency Preparedness and Security for Law Enforcement
Video: Security Vulnerability Assessment for Water Systems
Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT) update Fact Sheet
Water Information Sharing and Analysis Center (WaterISAC)
Water Sector Mutual Aid and Assistance: Utilities Helping Utilities
Water Sector Security Workshops Report
Water Security and You
Water Security Progress and Resources
Water Watchers: We're All in This Together
WaterHealthConnection.org: Website for Health Care Providers on Water Terrorism Preparedness
WaterSentinel Initiative Fact Sheet
Water Sector Specific Plan



Certification of Completion of an Emergency Response Plan
Decontamination and Recovery Planning - Water and Wastewater Utility Case Study
Directions for Ordering the “Baseline Threat Information for Vulnerability Assessments of Community Water Systems” (Baseline Threat) Document 
Drinking Water Security for Small Systems Serving 3,300 or Fewer Persons
Emergency Response Plan Guidance for Small and Medium Systems
Instructions for Submitting Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Certification
Instructions to Assist Community Water Systems in Complying With the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 
Large Water System Emergency Response Plan Outline: Guidance to Assist Community Water Systems in Complying with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002
Protocol to Secure Vulnerability Assessments Submitted by Community Water Systems to EPA
Use of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to Implement Security Measures at Public Water Systems
Vulnerability Assessment Fact Sheet
Water Security Handbook: Planning for and Responding to Drinking Water Contamination Threats and Incidents
Water Security Initiative Quick Reference Guide
WaterSentinel Consequence Management Strategy
WaterSentinel Online Water Quality Monitoring as an Indicator of Drinking Water Contamination
WaterSentinel System Architecture
WaterSentinel: Overview of Event Detection Systems




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Disaster Information
NIMS Resources
National Hurricane Program
Continuity of Operation Programs
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: A Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning




Protect your business from disasters
Emergency Management Guide For Business & Industry
Standard Checklist Criteria For Business Recovery
Are You Ready? Guide
Mitigation Planning




Assistance providers
Control Systems Security Web Site
US-CERT Security Publications
Technical Security Alerts
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Water Sector Specific Plan  

NRF Resource Center
Job Aids & SOPs
Disaster Workforce Job Books
Incident Annexes
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS Guide, Tools and Templates
Emergency Responder Field Operating Guide (ERFOG)
Lessons Learned Information Sharing Newsletter



VDEM
Emergency Management Assistance Compact
Statewide Mutual Aid
Training and Exercises
Hazardous Materials Response Program
Statewide Mutual Aid Operations Manual, revised Sept. 20, 2006 

Virginia Department of Health
Communicating With Your Waterworks Customers
Boil Water Advisory During Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters
Generic Boil Water Notice Spanish version En Spanol
Generic Do Not Use Notice Spanish version En Spanol
Boil Water Notices Brochure
Customizable Boil Water Notice Spanish version En Spanol
Drinking Water Problem Corrected
Situation Report Form
Pandemic Influenza




AWWA Documents
Security Guidance for Water Utilities                                                                                          
Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Supply Utilities
Books from AWWA
Infrastructure Security Planning in an Unstable World: A Public Officials' GuideThis handbook provides guidance to public officials who are charged with assuring the security of city infrastructure.Edition: 2005 - Softbound - 108 pp.
Emergency Power Source Planning for Water and Wastewater A complete planning guide for water and wastewater utilities for assessing and planning standby power needs.Edition: 2004 - Hardback
Emergency Planning for Water Utilities (M19), Fourth EditionThis manual offers guidance and tools for water and wastewater managers in preparing for either natural or human-caused emergencies.Edition: 2001
Water Supply Systems Security The many facets of securing water infrastructure from intentional destruction or contamination are covered in detail in this book.Edition: 2004
Water System Security: A Field Guide Water utility measures for better security against man-made threats. Edition: 2002 - Softbound - 106 pp.

Videos from AWWA
Water System Security: First RespondersThis video describes communications/coordination procedures for first responders to a water emergency using the crisis management structure set out under the National Incident Management System.Edition: 2005 DVD
Water System Security: SCADA and Cyber Protection This video takes an introductory look at the many questions of computer security for water and wastewater utilities.Edition: 2004 - DVD 
Water System Security: Biological Threat and Mitigation Video Mitigation and prevention of intentional biological contamination of potable water supplies.Edition: 2003 - DVD 
Water System Security: Distribution System Protection Steps water utilities can take to strengthen distribution system security.Edition: 2003 - DVD
Water Treatment Plant Chemical Protection and Security Water utility security for toxic chemical use and storage.Edition: 2002 - DVD
Water Utility Perimeter Security Techniques for strengthening perimeter security of property owned by the water utility.Edition: 2002 - DVD
New Horizons: Critical Infrastructure Protection Issues regarding water utility security are discussed in this video.Edition: 2001 - DVD
Chlorine Safety  Everyone at your utility needs to know what to do in the event of a chlorine leak. This DVD provides vitally important safety information for all utility employees.Edition: 2000 - DVD
Safety First: Safety and Security Practices for Contractors  Water utility managers need to make sure that outside contractors understand and will follow utility safety and security policies and procedures.- DVD
Safety First: Water Utility Security  This video analyzes security precautions needed to protect employees and the public water supply.- DVD 
Source Water Security and Protection Security assessment and protection for water-utility source waters.- DVD
Water System Security: A Video Field Guide This award-winning video describes measures a water utility can take for better security against man-made threats. Purchase includes one copy of Water System Security: A Field Guide book. DVD 

AWWA WARN Resources
Utilities Helping Utilities:  An Action Plan for Mutual Aid and Assistance Networks for Water and Wastewater Utilities
WARN Resources
WARN fact sheet

AMWA Resources
The Changing Workforce.Seizing the Opportunity AMWA and NACWA, $50 for members, $50 for members $75 for nonmembers
The Changing Workforce - Crisis & Opportunity AMWA and AMSA, $35

ASCE Resources
WISE training materials wise@asce.org

ASCE Guidance Documents
Interim Voluntary Guidelines for Designing an Online Contaminant Monitoring System
Guidelines for Designing an Online Contaminant Monitoring System
Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Utilities
Guidelines for the Physical Security of Wastewater/Stormwater Utilities

NACWA Resources
Protecting the Water Sector From Security Threats: The Emerging Legal and Policy Frameworks,
Chlorine Gas Decision Tool for Water and Wastewater Utilities

VRWA
Tampering signage

Water ISAC
Water ISAC
Reporting incidents
WaterISAC Basic (free)

WEF Guidance Documents
Wastewater Threat Document The document is designed for managers and operators of wastewater management systems to better understand and address potential vulnerabilities of, and threats to, their facilities. The document provides insight on two issues: (1) a process for identification of security vulnerabilities across wastewater management systems, and (2) threats to wastewater management system assets, on which system risk managers could base their vulnerability assessments. The document is available at no-cost by accessing www.waterisac.org.
Guidelines for the Physical Security of Wastewater/Stormwater Utilities The voluntary physical security standards guidelines were jointly developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) with technical input from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The document is available at no-cost.
Protecting the Water Sector from Security Threats   WEF, in partnership with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the American Public Works Association (APWA), and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), has prepared this publication.  The document provides an overview of the legal and policy framework that governs key aspects of security at drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, and public works management overall.  
Red Cross Resources
Hurricane preparedness
Prepare at work
Prepare for all disaster types
Prepare at home
Prepare your family
Prepare your home

Pandemic Resources
Personal/Family Preparedness
CDC guide
A Guide for Individuals and Families
Pandemic Influenza Planning: A Guide for Individuals and Families (DHHS)

Pandemic Preparedness Checklists
Business Continuity Planning in the Event of an Influenza Pandemic: A Reference Guide (AMWA/Water ISAC—requires log in)
State and Local Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (DHHS/CDC)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist (DHHS/CDC)
Pandemic Influenza Checklist (NRWA)

Pandemic Preparedness Guidance
Avian Influenza (“Bird Flu”) – Fact Sheet (WHO, 2/06);
It’s Not Flu As Usual – What Businesses Need to Know about Pandemic Flu Planning (flyer from Trust for America’s Health)
Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness, Response and Recovery – Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
NACCHO’s Local Health Department Guide to Pandemic Influenza Planning

Pandemic Preparedness Guidance
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for an Influenza Pandemic
The Prioritization Of Critical Infrastructure For A Pandemic Outbreak
Avian Flu Pandemic Response Plan Template




www.pandemicflu.gov
www.epa.gov/avianflu
www.usda.gov/birdflu
www.waterisac.org
www.watersc.org
www.bt.cdc.gov
http://www.pandemicflu.gov/plan/tab3.html




Training Providers

DHS Training Providers
Community Emergency Response Teams
U.S. Fire Administration
Emergency Management Institute ISP
National Fire Academy

FEMA Online Training
Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100, for Public Works Personnel 
Emergency Planning 
Decision Making and Problem Solving
Effective Communication 
National Incident Management System (NIMS)

EPA Training
NIMS Training for the Water Sector 
ICS Training for the Water Sector
Emergency Response Tabletop CD-ROM Exercises for Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
EPA Emergency Response to Contamination of Wastewater Systems Training

AWWA Online Security Training
AWWA Water 101, Security Planning, and Partnership for Safe Water Online Courses
Water 101 introduces students to the principles of water treatment and distribution as well as plant operations and management. This course also provides awareness-level information on drinking water regulations and security. The development of Water 101 was made possible by a grant from the USEPA.
Security Planning Series: AWWA, in conjunction with the US Environmental Protection Agency, has developed a three-course series to address procedures for securing your drinking water facility. This series consists of the following courses: Security Planning for Drinking Water Systems: An Operational Approach, Emergency Response Planning, and Security Hardware.




116 Stat. 682 Public Law 107–188—June 12, 2002 Title IV—Drinking Water Security And Safety
Active and Effective Water Security Programs: A Summary Report of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council Recommendations on Water Security, USEPA, Washington, D.C., Feb 2006.Summary reportBooklet 
Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection, Homeland Security Presidential Directive/Hspd-7
Effective Risk and Crisis Communication during Water Security Emergencies, USEPA, Washington, D.C., Mar 2007
Guidelines for the Physical Security of Water Utilities, ASCE, AWWA, and WEF, Dec 2006
EPA’s and Mississippi’s Efforts to Assess and Restore Public Drinking Water Supplies after Hurricane Katrina, Washington, D.C., Feb 14, 2006.
National Incident Management System, DHS, Washington, D.C., Mar 1, 2004.
National Infrastructure Protection Plan, DHS, Washington, D.C., 2006.
National Preparedness Guidelines, DHS, Washington, D.C., Sep 2007.
National Response Framework, DHS, Washington D.C., Jan 2008.
Presidential Decision Directive 63: Critical Infrastructure Protection (replaced by HSPD 7),
Private Sector NIMS Implementation Activities, FEMA, Washington, D.C., July 13, 2007. 
Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act (Bioterrorism Act),
Recommendations of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Water Security Practices, Incentives, and Measures, June 2005.
Utilities Helping Utilities: An Action Plan for Mutual Aid and Assistance for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Water Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Sector-Specific Plan as Input to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, DHS and EPA, Washington, D.C., May 2007.

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