The Incident Commander (IC) shall make the determination as to when the incident is officially terminated. Upon termination of the incident, the following procedures should be followed:
- The IC shall ensure that all aspects of the incident and its response are properly documented. This shall include the following considerations:
- Determining if any financial liability exists for organizations other than the LEPC
- Ensuring that all reporting to the appropriate agencies has been completed
- The IC shall ensure that a clear, written report of the response activities is written to allow for the analysis of those activities.
- The IC shall ensure that proper arrangements have been made for the removal/disposal of any hazardous waste generated as a result of the incident.
- If a facility, EHS or otherwise, cannot be identified as a responsible party for the hazardous waste, the IC should consider contacting one of the Emergency Contractors
- The IC shall ensure that all evacuated employees (as well as those protected-in-place) are informed of the incident's termination, and that the details of the incident are clearly explained to those people by an informed person. (This shall include designating an individual as a contact person, and providing the evacuated persons with that individual's phone number in case they have any additional questions in the following days.)
- If applicable, the IC (or other LEPC member) follow up with EPA Region 5 to determine if all necessary reporting has been properly completed. The EPA Region 5 office can be reached at the following:
77 W Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604