TITLE 29: EMERGENCY SERVICES, DISASTERS, AND CIVIL DEFENSE
CHAPTER I: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SUBCHAPTER f: CHEMICAL SAFETY
PART 610 DEVELOPMENT, ANNUAL REVIEW, COORDINATION OF CHEMICAL SAFETY CONTINGENCY PLANS
SECTION 610.30 CATEGORIES AND JURISDICTIONS OF LOCAL RESPONSE AGENCIES
Section 610.30 Categories and jurisdictions of local response agencies
a) Numerous local geographical jurisdictional agencies and departments may be directly involved in hazardous material planning and response activities. Volunteer and paid fire departments, emergency medical services, police, county sheriff's departments, emergency services, and public health departments are local organizations most commonly involved in planning for, and responding to chemical emergencies. At the county or municipal governmental level, it is not uncommon for one organization to be designated as the lead local emergency preparedness planning agency, while another may be designated as the lead local emergency response agency. Authority for assigning job duties and responsibilities as they relate to emergency preparedness planning and response ultimately lies with the principal executive officer of a local geographical jurisdiction.
b) Representative of businesses subject to the provisions of the Act should contact the principal executive officer of the local geographical jurisdiction in which the facility is located to obtain the names of the appropriate local emergency preparedness planning and emergency response agencies. Businesses may formally request in writing that the principal executive officer provide such information. If the principal executive officer has not provided businesses with the names of the appropriate local emergency response and planning agencies within 15 working days following receipt of the written request for such information, then businesses shall prior to July 1, 1986, submit a copy of the Chemical Safety Contingency Plan to the principal executive officer of the local geographical jurisdiction in which the facility is located and shall notify the local fire department, hospital, police department and emergency services agency of such action. Also prior to July 15, 1986 and, in addition to the notice required under Section (d) of the Act, businesses shall notify the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Agency of the principal executive officer's failure to respond to this request for information. The Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Agency will contact those Principal Executive Officers who have failed to respond, and will attempt to determine if the local geographic jurisdiction is experiencing problems in the chemical emergency preparedness planning or emergency response area. If so the Agency will offer technical assistance to the local geographic jurisdiction.