Chemical Emergency Response Plan

    • The Chicago Chemical Emergency Response Plan (CERP) has been prepared to meet federal and state statutory requirements and to develop a high degree of community preparedness for emergency incidents involving hazardous materials. This plan:
      • Provides guidelines for an effective and efficient response to a chemical emergency incident at a facility which uses, stores, or produces hazardous materials that have the potential to injure or harm the population or the environment.
      • Defines the roles and responsibilities of various agencies in the response to and recovery from a hazardous materials incident. Responding departments and agencies, as well as all hazardous substance facilities within the City of Chicago, should establish and maintain operational plans and procedures that are compatible and consistent with this plan and all applicable laws and regulations.
      • The updated Chicago Chemical Emergency Response Plan is presented here: