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Neverley Shoemake April 16, 2014.  HMEP Grant Purpose: Increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials transportation incidents.

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1 Neverley Shoemake April 16, 2014

2  HMEP Grant Purpose: Increase effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials transportation incidents.  Eligibility: The State of California’s political subdivisions and federally-recognized Tribal Governments within California that have not applied directly to US DOT/PHMSA for funding under this grant program are eligible to apply.  PHMSA Top Priority: Reduce risks associated with the bulk transport of crude oil by rail.

3  Planning Grant Overview  Is the project allowable?  How do I develop the proposal?  What forms are required?  Filing the application  What happens next?  Questions???

4  Supported Planning Activities :  Develop, improve, implement emergency plans/procedures  Emergency response drills and exercises  Determine hazardous materials flow patterns  Assess the need for regional HazMat response teams  Funding expected to be available:$ 515,020  To be distributed to agencies within all six LEPCs  State-level initiatives will be occurring as well

5  Focus is Hazardous Materials in transportation for commerce?  Beneficiaries are public agency HazMat responders?  If either is NO, the project is not allowable  The intended outcome(s) directly supports State objectives?  If NO, the project may not be funded  Resources:Cal OES HMEP Web page Sub-grant AnnouncementCal OES Sub-grant Guidance PHMSA Activities & Expenditures Guide Regulations (49 CFR 110, 49 CFR 18, 2 CFR 225)

6  Project Narrative  Narrative is the road map  Align with the intent of the grant and Cal OES Objectives  Work Schedule and Deliverables Form  Work Schedule is the timeline  Consider internal processes  Budget Sheet  Budget is an estimate  Costs must be allowable  Budget Narrative  How did you come up with those numbers?

7  Designation Statement  Project Manager  Financial Officer  Authorized Agent  Application Form  Carry Budget figures and Project Manager info forward  Assurances  Those on Designation Statement need to be familiar with provisions  Signature assures compliance

8  Filing deadline – June 2, 2014  Signed by the Authorized Agent by this date  Submit electronically to HMEP Grant Administrator by the deadline  Send hard copy to HMEP Grant Administrator postmarked by the deadline  What happens next?  LEPC approval and prioritization  Offer of funding by Cal OES  Applicant signs and returns acceptance documents  Performance period begins  Sub-grantee Webinar

9 Neverley Shoemake HMEP Grant Administrator Hazardous Materials Section California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) 3650 Schriever Ave Mather, CA Office: (916) Fax: (916)


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