30 May 2002 22:18 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (CNI)--The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made available Thursday an updated version of the Cameo software used to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies.
EPA said in a statement that the Cameo system "integrates a chemical database and a method to manage the data, an air dispersion model and a mapping capability."
"All modules work interactively to share and display critical information in a timely fashion," EPA added.
The software was developed by EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (Ceppo) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The package was designed to assist front-line chemical emergency planners and responders who can use Cameo "to access, store and evaluate information critical for developing emergency plans," EPA said.
EPA also noted that the software "supports regulatory compliance by helping users meet the chemical inventory reporting requirements of the Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act" (EPCRA).
Free of charge, the latest version of Cameo can be downloaded for either a Windows or Mac environment from the EPA's Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/cameo/.
EPA noted that earlier versions of the software already are in wide use.
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