The Technological Hazards Unit coordinates the State’s effort to enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of communities throughout Texas. Key programs supporting these efforts include the Agreement-in-Principal (AIP)/Pantex program, Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant program, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) program, and the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) program.
Examples of technological hazards may include industrial pollution, nuclear radiation, toxic wastes, dam failures, transportation accidents, factory explosions, fires, and chemical spills. Technological hazards also may arise directly as a result of the impacts of a natural hazard or man-made incident or event.
Federal Plans & Planning Resources
Local Plans & Planning Resources
The materials in this section include state planning standards for local emergency management plans and the annexes to those plans, a sample plan and sample annexes, and a set of planning notes for each type of document to aid in tailoring the samples to local circumstances.