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WLA Analytical Preparedness Self-Assessment

[{ "Page": "Introductory Questions", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 1, "Question": "What is your organization\u0027s stakeholder group?", "randr": [{ "response": "Drinking Water\/Wastewater Utility", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "Laboratory (Utility, State, Federal or Commercial)", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "Emergency Manager\/First Responder", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "Hospital\/Public Health", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "Local\/State Government or Primacy Agency", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "EPA On-Scene Coordinator, Remedial Project Manager or other EPA personnel", "recommendation": "None" }, { "response": "Other", "recommendation": "None" }] }, { "QuestNum": 2, "Question": "Is your organization (if a laboratory) a member of the Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Visit \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/emergency-response\/who-should-join-environmental-response-laboratory-network\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ethis link\u003C\/a\u003E to become an Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Member" }, { "response": "Yes, our organization is a member of the ERLN\/WLA", "recommendation": "Great! You are already an Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Member" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "Incident Command System\/National Incident Management System (ICS\/NIMS)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 3, "Question": "Have key emergency personnel at your organization taken any of the Federal Emergency Management Agency\u0027s (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, our organization has not taken any training courses", "recommendation": "Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/training.fema.gov\/nims\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EFederal Emergency Management Agency\u0027s (FEMA) training page\u003C\/a\u003E and, at a minimum, encourage all key personnel to complete entry-level Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) training courses.\r\n\r\nBookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/training.fema.gov\/nims\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EICS\/NIMS training website\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nIn addition to FEMA training courses, encourage key personnel to complete the Water Sector-specific ICS training courses \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/emergency-management-training-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nEnsure all key personnel take the training courses at least once every three years\r\n\r\nEncourage key personnel to take training beyond the introductory courses" }, { "response": "Yes, some key personnel at our organization have taken some or all of the training", "recommendation": "Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/training.fema.gov\/nims\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EFederal Emergency Management Agency\u0027s (FEMA) training page\u003C\/a\u003E and encourage key personnel to take training beyond the introductory courses\r\n\r\nIn addition to FEMA training courses, encourage key personnel to complete the Water Sector-specific Incident Command System (ICS) training courses \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/emergency-management-training-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nEnsure all key personnel take the training courses at least once every three years\r\n\r\nEncourage key personnel to take training beyond the introductory courses\r\n\r\nBookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/training.fema.gov\/nims\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EICS\/National Incident Management System (NIMS) training website\u003C\/a\u003E and visit frequently for updates" }, { "response": "Yes, all key personnel at our organization have taken FEMA ICS\/NIMS courses within the last three years", "recommendation": "In addition to the Federal Emergency Management Agency\u0027s (FEMA) training courses, encourage key personnel to complete the Water Sector-specific Incident Command System (ICS) training courses \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/emergency-management-training-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nEncourage key personnel to take training beyond the introductory courses\r\n\r\nBookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/training.fema.gov\/nims\/\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EICS\/National Incident Management System (NIMS) training website\u003C\/a\u003E and visit frequently for updates" }] }] }, { "Page": "Water\/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 4, "Question": "Is your organization (if a utility) part of your state\u0027s Water\/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Visit EPA\u0027s \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/mutual-aid-and-assistance-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater\/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) page\u003C\/a\u003E to learn more about the network in your state and how to join" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Great! \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/mutual-aid-and-assistance-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater\/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARN)\u003C\/a\u003E are beneficial to ensuring your utility has access to additional resources should they be required in an emergency response, including laboratory support in some cases" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "WLA Training Center", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 5, "Question": "Does your organization take advantage of the resources and live events on the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization has never visited the WLA Training Center website", "recommendation": "Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website\u003C\/a\u003E, learn about the resources it offers and live events currently available\r\n\r\nBookmark the WLA Training Center website for quick and easy access\r\n\r\nEncourage all key personnel to complete a training or participate in a live tabletop exercise webcast\r\n\r\nRequire all key personnel to complete the Chain of Custody training course\r\n\r\nTrack completion of courses by key personnel\r\n\r\nContinue to check the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ewebsite\u003C\/a\u003E regularly and attend live events to keep your skills fresh" }, { "response": "No, my organization has visited the WLA Training Center website but has never taken any training courses", "recommendation": "Bookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website\u003C\/a\u003E for quick and easy access\r\n\r\nEncourage all key personnel to sign up for a live training or tabletop exercise webcast\r\n\r\nRequire all key personnel to complete the Chain of Custody training course\r\n\r\nTrack completion of courses by key personnel\r\n\r\nContinue to check the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ewebsite\u003C\/a\u003E regularly and attend live events to keep your skills fresh" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization regularly checks the WLA Training Center website, utilizes the resources and participates in live events", "recommendation": "Track completion of courses by key personnel\r\n\r\nContinue to check the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ewebsite\u003C\/a\u003E regularly and attend live events to keep your skills fresh" }] }] }, { "Page": "Accessing Laboratory Support", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 6, "Question": "Is your organization familiar with procedures for finding a laboratory to analyze samples via the WLA?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Request multiple staff members review the \u201c\u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA\u003C\/em\u003E\u201d training available on the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) website\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nMake hardcopies of the \u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA Summary Resource\u003C\/em\u003E, which includes links and contact information, available to key staff\r\n\r\nPost copies of the \u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA Summary Resource\u003C\/em\u003E in common areas for easy access" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Great! As another option, request that multiple staff members review the \u201c\u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA\u003C\/em\u003E\u201d training available on the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) website\u003C\/a\u003E\n\r\n\r\nMake hardcopies of the \u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA Summary Resource\u003C\/em\u003E, which includes links and contact information, available to key staff\r\n\r\nPost copies of the \u003Cem\u003EAccessing the WLA Summary Resource\u003C\/em\u003E in common areas for easy access" }] }] }, { "Page": "Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Response Plan (WLA-RP)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 7, "Question": "Is your organization familiar with the Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, our organization has not heard of it", "recommendation": "Ensure access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nRequest that key personnel complete WLA-RP Training Module every two years\r\n\r\nExercise Water Sector best practices in the WLA-RP through tabletop exercises (TTX)\r\n\r\nExercise WLA-RP through WLA full-scale exercises (FSEs)\r\n\r\nReview the WLA-RP, which provides crucial information regarding roles in an analytical response to water contamination emergencies\r\n\r\nAll trainings can be found \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, our organization is familiar with the plan but may not have implemented recommendations for our organization", "recommendation": "Ensure access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nRequest that key personnel complete WLA-RP Training Module every two years" }, { "response": "Yes, our organization is very familiar with the plan, knows the content well and has implemented multiple recommendations", "recommendation": "Great! Ensure personnel at your organization have access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nRequest that key personnel complete WLA-RP Training Module every two years\r\n\r\nExercise Water Sector best practices in the WLA-RP through Tabletop Exercises (TTX)\r\n\r\nExercise WLA-RP through WLA full-scale exercises (FSEs)\r\n\r\nReview the WLA-RP, which provides crucial information regarding roles in an analytical response to water contamination emergencies" }] }, { "QuestNum": 8, "Question": "Does your organization have staff after-hours contact information available?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Compile after-hours contact information for all staff and share with key staff, as appropriate (including an updated version in hardcopy)" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Remember to update your organization\u0027s after-hours contact information annually" }] }, { "QuestNum": 9, "Question": "Does your organization have both business and after-hours contact information for response partners such as laboratories, vendors, local and state public health agencies, state primacy agencies, law enforcement (local, state and federal) and emergency responders available?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Compile business and after-hours contact information for potential response partners and share with staff, as appropriate (including an updated version in hardcopy)" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Remember to update contact information annually" }] }] }, { "Page": "WLA-RP Appendices C and G", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 10, "Question": "Does your organization use Appendix C of the Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) when requesting or receiving a request for routine or emergency analytical support?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Ensure access to Word version of the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix C form, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nMake sure staff are familiar with Appendix C\r\n\r\nPractice using Appendix C\r\n\r\nUse Appendix C for routine and emergency requests\r\n\r\nIncorporate use of Appendix C into standard operating procedures (SOPs)" }, { "response": "No, but my organization uses a similar form", "recommendation": "Compare your form to the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix C and consider any refinements to your organization\u0027s form\r\n\r\nPractice using your organization\u0027s form or Appendix C\r\n\r\nUse form for routine and emergency requests\r\n\r\nIncorporate form into standard operating procedures (SOPs)" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization sometimes uses Appendix C for either routine or emergency support", "recommendation": "Ensure access to Word version of the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix C form, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nPractice using Appendix C\r\n\r\nUse Appendix C for routine and emergency requests\r\n\r\nIncorporate use of Appendix C into standard operating procedures (SOPs)" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization always uses Appendix C for both routine and emergency response", "recommendation": "Ensure access to Word version of the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix C form, including hardcopy\r\n\r\nIncorporate use of Appendix C into standard operating procedures (SOPs)" }] }, { "QuestNum": 11, "Question": "Does your organization use Appendix G of the Water Laboratory Alliance Response Plan (WLA-RP) or another Chain of Custody form during an incident?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Develop or repurpose an existing chain of custody for use during an incident; see the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix G for an example" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Remember to train staff on its use. Compare your form to the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-response-plan\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance Response Plan\u0027s (WLA-RP)\u003C\/a\u003E Appendix G for additional recommendations and update as needed" }] }] }, { "Page": "ERLN\/WLA Reporting Requirements for Electronic Data Submissions", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 12, "Question": "Does your organization (if a laboratory) have access to EPA\u0027s Web-based Electronic Data Review (WebEDR) tool and have familiarity with ERLN\u0027s electronic data deliverable (EDD) format?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization either has not registered for a WebEDR account or is not familiar with ERLN\u0027s electronic data deliverable (EDD) format", "recommendation": "Register multiple staff for a Web-based Electronic Data Review (WebEDR) account to enhance consistency, efficiency, and timeliness of data review. Visit \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/webedr.fedcsc.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E to register\r\n\r\nVisit the WebEDR website to learn more about the Environmental Response Laboratory Network\u0027s (ERLN) electronic data deliverable (EDD) format and data transfer to other Emergency Response databases, and to review the requirements for ERLN \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) data submissions\r\n\r\nAttend an instructional webinar on how to use the WebEDR tool; contact the ERLN\/WLA helpline at (703) 461-2400 for more information\r\n\r\nMaintain user names and passwords securely. For assistance, contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003C\/a\u003E. To retrieve a password from the system, visit \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/webedr.fedcsc.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, staff at my organization are registered for a WebEDR account and are familiar with ERLN’s electronic data deliverable (EDD) format", "recommendation": "Attend an instructional webinar on how to use the Web-based Electronic Data Review (WebEDR) tool; contact the Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) helpline at (703) 461-2400 for more information\r\n\r\nMaintain user names and passwords securely. For assistance, contact \u003ca href=\u0022mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003c\/a\u003e. To retrieve a password from the system, visit \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/webedr.fedcsc.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nIf the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is not configured to produce an ERLN\/WLA formatted deliverable, consider working with the LIMS vendor to determine if the system can be modified" }, { "response": "Yes, multiple staff at my organization are registered for a WebEDR account and routinely use WebEDR for data validation purposes", "recommendation": "Congratulations! Routine use of Web-based Electronic Data Review (WebEDR) in environmental data collection projects increases consistency, efficiency and timeliness of data review, and improves analytical preparedness\r\n\r\nMaintain user names and passwords securely. For assistance, contact \u003ca href=\u0022mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003c\/a\u003e. To retrieve a password from the system, visit \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/webedr.fedcsc.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nIf your Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is not configured, take the next step and configure your LIMS to provide an Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) formatted deliverable for consistency in content and format" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "Tabletop Exercises (TTX)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 13, "Question": "Does your organization participate in tabletop exercises (TTX) that include an analytical (i.e., laboratory analyses) preparedness component? Does your organization plan and conduct such exercises?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, no one from my organization has ever participated", "recommendation": "Request that key staff participate in at least one exercise every two years. Check the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center\u003C\/a\u003E for tabletop exercises (TTX) provided by EPA\r\n\r\nConsider participating in exercises offered by local, state or other federal agencies\r\n\r\nVisit \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EEmergency Response for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities\u003C\/a\u003E for general guidance on planning a tabletop exercise" }, { "response": "Yes, staff from my organization have participated in at least one TTX", "recommendation": "Excellent! Consider these additional recommendations when your organization attends the next exercise:\n\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003ERequest that key staff participate in at least one exercise every two years. Check the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center\u003C\/a\u003E for tabletop exercises (TTX) provided by EPA\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EConsider participating in exercises offered by local, state or other federal agencies\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EInclude or expand the number of response partners in next exercise, if possible\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned, to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003EVisit \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener\"\u003EEmergency Response for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities\u003C\/a\u003E for general guidance on planning a tabletop exercise" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization has planned and conducted at least one TTX within the past two years", "recommendation": "Excellent! Consider including these additional recommendations in your next exercise:\n\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EInclude response partners (e.g., HazMat, police, fire and public health departments) in exercise, if possible\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDevelop an After Action Report (AAR) following exercise completion\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned, to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E" }] }] }, { "Page": "Full-Scale Exercises (FSEs)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 14, "Question": "Does your organization participate in full-scale exercises (FSEs) that include an analytical (i.e., laboratory analyses) preparedness component?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization has not participated in a FSE in the past three years", "recommendation": "Request that key staff participate in at least one full-scale exercise (FSE) every three years\r\n\r\nInclude response partners in the next exercise\r\n\r\nDevelop an After Action Report (AAR) following FSE completion\r\n\r\nEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\r\n\r\n" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization participated in at least one FSE within the past three years", "recommendation": "Excellent! Consider these additional recommendations when your organization attends the next full-scale exercise (FSE):\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EInclude or expand the number of response partners in the next exercise\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDevelop an After Action Report (AAR) following FSE completion\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E" }] }, { "QuestNum": 15, "Question": "Does your organization plan and conduct such exercises?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization has neither planned nor conducted an exercise within the last three years", "recommendation": "Request that key staff participates in at least one full-scale exercise (FSE) every three years\r\n\r\nInclude response partners in the next exercise\r\n\r\nDevelop an After Action Report (AAR) following FSE completion\r\n\r\nEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\r\n\r\n" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization has planned and conducted at least one exercise within the last three years", "recommendation": "Excellent! Consider these additional recommendations when your organization attends the next full-scale exercise (FSE):\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EInclude or expand the number of response partners in the next exercise\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDevelop an After Action Report (AAR) following FSE completion\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEstablish a framework for implementing changes based on exercise lessons learned to enhance and sustain organizational preparedness\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E" }] }] }, { "Page": "Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template for Drinking Water and Wastewater Laboratories", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 16, "Question": "Has your organization, if a laboratory, completed a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "If a laboratory, complete the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/create-continuity-operations-plan-your-water-laboratory\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EContinuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nInclude appropriate considerations, such as access to generators, communication, staffing plans, call lists, vendor lists and a cross-training approach\r\n\r\nRemember to review and update COOP at least annually and maintain a hardcopy of the most recent version\r\n\r\nRefer to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/register-water-utility-resilience-training-now\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA)\u2019s Register for Training webpage\u003C\/a\u003E or contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:WLA@epa.gov\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWLA@epa.gov\u003C\/a\u003E to check on availability of COOP webcast training" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Be sure to maintain a hardcopy of the most recent version; remember to review and update at least annually and consider accessing the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/create-continuity-operations-plan-your-water-laboratory\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EContinuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template\u003C\/a\u003E to determine if there are areas where your organization\u0027s COOP might be enhanced" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }, { "QuestNum": 17, "Question": "Has your organization\u0027s COOP been modified based on exercises, training or other identified process improvements?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Participate in exercises and training courses; after completion, incorporate lessons learned into the COOP" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Be sure to maintain a hardcopy of the most recent version; remember to review and update at least annually and consider accessing the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/create-continuity-operations-plan-your-water-laboratory\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EContinuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Template\u003C\/a\u003E to determine if there are areas where your organization\u0027s COOP might be enhanced" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }, { "QuestNum": 18, "Question": "Has your organization completed and documented staff training on the COOP?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Conduct and document staff training on the COOP as part of an ongoing training program to ensure analytical preparedness\r\n\r\nRefer to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/register-water-utility-resilience-training-now\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA)\u2019s Register for Training webpage\u003C\/a\u003E or contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:WLA@epa.gov\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWLA@epa.gov\u003C\/a\u003E to check on availability of COOP webcast training" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Conducting and documenting staff training helps ensure analytical preparedness\r\n\r\nRefer to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/register-water-utility-resilience-training-now\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA)\u2019s Register for Training webpage\u003C\/a\u003E or contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:WLA@epa.gov\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWLA@epa.gov\u003C\/a\u003E to check on availability of COOP webcast training" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }, { "QuestNum": 19, "Question": "Does your organization maintain a training and exercise plan that lists the specific capabilities of staff members?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Consider developing a training and exercise plan that includes staff-specific information and update it annually\r\n\r\nVisit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/register-water-utility-resilience-training-now\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA)\u2019s Register for Training webpage\u003C\/a\u003E to learn about the resources it offers and live events currently available\r\n\r\nFor laboratories, utilize the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/create-continuity-operations-plan-your-water-laboratory\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ECOOP Template\u003C\/a\u003E as a reference\r\n\r\n" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Excellent! Your organization already maintains a training and exercise plan that includes staff-specific information\r\n\r\nVisit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresiliencetraining\/register-water-utility-resilience-training-now\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA)\u2019s Register for Training webpage\u003C\/a\u003E to learn about the resources it offers and live events currently available\r\n\r\nFor laboratories, utilize the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/create-continuity-operations-plan-your-water-laboratory\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ECOOP Template\u003C\/a\u003E as a reference during your organization\u0027s annual update" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "Reimbursement Tips for Emergency Laboratory Support", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 20, "Question": "Has your organization (if a laboratory) established a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the EPA or otherwise pre-arranged reimbursement for emergency laboratory services?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "If your organization is not already a member, become an \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/emergency-response\/who-should-join-environmental-response-laboratory-network\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EEnvironmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ WLA Member\u003C\/a\u003E. For instructions on joining ERLN and becoming eligible for establishing a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with EPA, visit \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.fbo.gov\/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e66e4c426d3c95dd15462e27b3dad9b3&tab=core&_cview=1\"\u003EFedBizOpps.gov\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nEstablish emergency procurement procedures and logistics for essential laboratory supplies\r\n\r\nDevelop, review and train key personnel on procedures for tracking routine operational costs separately from incident support costs\r\n\r\nMaintain records on routine quality assurance and quality control (QA\/QC) procedures to verify procedures prior to and during an incident\r\n\r\nVisit the \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.fema.gov\/public-assistance-local-state-tribal-and-non-profit\"\u003EFEMA website\u003C\/a\u003E to learn about public assistance grants. This resource may be useful in determining eligibility and reimbursement requirements." }, { "response": "Yes, my organization has made arrangements to be reimbursed for emergency services, but has not established a BOA with EPA", "recommendation": "Develop, review and train key personnel on procedures for tracking routine operational costs separately from incident support costs\r\n\r\nMaintain records on routine quality assurance and quality control (QA\/QC) procedures to verify procedures prior to and during an incident\r\n\r\nFor instructions on joining ERLN and becoming eligible for establishing a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with EPA, visit \u003Ca target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.fbo.gov\/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e66e4c426d3c95dd15462e27b3dad9b3&tab=core&_cview=1\"\u003EFedBizOpps.gov\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization has established a BOA with EPA", "recommendation": "Excellent! You already have a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA). Visit the \u003Ca href=\u0022https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/sites\/production\/files\/documents\/erln_basic_ordering_agreement_frequent_questions.pdf\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003eBOA frequently asked questions document\u003C\/a\u003E for additional information" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "Compendium of Environmental Testing Laboratories (Laboratory Compendium)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 21, "Question": "Does your organization have access to, and familiarity with, the Compendium of Environmental Testing Laboratories (Laboratory Compendium)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, no one at my organization has access to the Laboratory Compendium", "recommendation": "Register multiple staff members for access to the Laboratory Compendium. Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/cfext.epa.gov\/cetl\/lblogin.cfm?action=None\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EEPA Laboratory Compendium\u003C\/a\u003E to complete the online registration\r\n\r\nTrack and maintain user names and passwords\r\n\r\nIf a laboratory, update your organization\u0027s information in the Laboratory Compendium every six months. For assistance, please contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003C\/a\u003E or call the Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) helpline at (703) 461-2400\r\n\r\nEnsure that multiple staff are familiar with conducting searches in the Laboratory Compendium" }, { "response": "Yes, at least one person at my organization has access to the Laboratory Compendium, but we have limited familiarity with the tool", "recommendation": "Register multiple staff members for access to the Laboratory Compendium. Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/cfext.epa.gov\/cetl\/lblogin.cfm?action=None\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EEPA Laboratory Compendium\u003C\/a\u003E to complete the online registration and browse the website\r\n\r\nTrack and maintain user names and passwords\r\n\r\nIf a laboratory, update your organization\u0027s information in the Laboratory Compendium every six months. For assistance, please contact \u003Ca href=\"mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003C\/a\u003E or call the Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) helpline at (703) 461-2400\r\n\r\nConfirm that multiple staff are familiar with conducting searches in the Laboratory Compendium" }, { "response": "Yes, multiple staff members at my organization have access to the Laboratory Compendium and we are very familiar with the tool", "recommendation": "Excellent! The Laboratory Compendium can help rapidly identify analytical services nationwide\r\n\r\nIf a laboratory, update your organization\u0027s information in the Laboratory Compendium every six months. For assistance, please contact \u003ca href=\u0022mailto:ERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003EERLNhelpdesk@csra.com\u003c\/a\u003e or call the Environmental Response Laboratory Network (ERLN) \/ Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) helpline at (703) 461-2400" }] }] }, { "Page": "Containment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities (Disposal Guide)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 22, "Question": "Is your organization, if a utility, familiar with the document \u201cContainment and Disposal of Large Amounts of Contaminated Water: A Support Guide for Water Utilities (Disposal Guide)?\u201d", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my utility has not reviewed the Disposal Guide", "recommendation": "\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/containment-and-disposal-large-amounts-contaminated-water\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ERead the Disposal Guide\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\n\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/learn-about-decontamination-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ELearn more about Decontamination\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, my utility is somewhat familiar with the Disposal Guide", "recommendation": "Great! Ensure the Disposal Guide is bookmarked and a hardcopy kept for access during power disruptions\r\n\r\n\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/learn-about-decontamination-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ELearn more about Decontamination\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization has reviewed the Disposal Guide and incorporated its recommendations into emergency response plans and exercises", "recommendation": "Great! Ensure a hardcopy is maintained for access during power disruptions\r\n\r\n\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterutilityresponse\/learn-about-decontamination-drinking-water-and-wastewater-utilities\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ELearn more about Decontamination\u003C\/a\u003E" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 23, "Question": "Does your organization have access to and familiarity with the Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, no one at my organization has access to WCIT", "recommendation": "Register multiple staff members for access to the \u003Cem\u003EWater Contaminant Information Tool \u003C\/em\u003E(WCIT) and maintain user names and passwords. Visit the \u003Ca href=\u0022https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterdata\/water-contaminant-information-tool-wcit\u0022 target=\u0022_blank\u0022\u003eWater Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)\u003C\/a\u003E to complete the online registration and browse the website\r\n\r\nEnsure that staff are familiar with the features of WCIT, including the search function and Public Information Officer reports\r\n\r\nRequest that staff members complete WCIT training annually via the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center\r\n\r\nTrack WCIT access within your organization. If a user leaves your organization, request that access is terminated and have new staff members request access" }, { "response": "Yes, one or more staff members at my organization have access to WCIT, and we are somewhat familiar with the tool", "recommendation": "Register multiple staff members for access to the \u003Cem\u003EWater Contaminant Information Tool \u003C\/em\u003E(WCIT) and maintain user names and passwords. Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterdata\/water-contaminant-information-tool-wcit\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT)\u003C\/a\u003E to complete the online registration and browse the website\r\n\r\nEnsure that staff are familiar with the features of WCIT, including the search function and Public Information Officer reports\r\n\r\nRequest that staff members complete WCIT training annually via the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center\r\n\r\nTrack WCIT access within your organization. If a user leaves your organization, request that access is terminated and have new staff members request access" }, { "response": "Yes, multiple staff members at my organization have access to WCIT and are very familiar with the tool", "recommendation": "That is good news! As a reminder, staff members with access to the \u003Cem\u003EWater Contaminant Information Tool \u003C\/em\u003E(WCIT) can take training via the Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center.\r\n\r\nTrack WCIT access within your organization. If a user leaves your organization, request that access is terminated and have new staff members request access" }] }] }, { "Page": "Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water (Sampling Guidance)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 24, "Question": "Is your organization familiar with EPA\u0027s Sampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water (Sampling Guidance)?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization has not heard of the Sampling Guidance", "recommendation": "Ensure your organization has access to the \u003Cem\u003ESampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water\u003C\/em\u003E (Sampling Guidance), including a hardcopy. The latest version can be located \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/sampling-guidance-unknown-contaminants-drinking-water\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ehere\u003C\/a\u003E\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are familiar with the components of sampling kits for areas of responsibility (i.e., chemical, biological or radiochemical) and guidelines for sample shipment and storage\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel prepare and maintain sampling kits (e.g., track and replace expired reagents) for areas of responsibility (i.e., chemical, biological or radiochemical)\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are trained on sample collection guidelines using Tables 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Also ensure that sample collection personnel are trained with on-site\/field pre-screening procedures included in the guidance document\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are trained on sample packaging and shipment found in Section 8\r\n\r\nVisit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website\u003C\/a\u003E to find upcoming trainings on this topic" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization is familiar with the Sampling Guidance, but has not implemented any recommendations", "recommendation": "Ensure personnel are familiar with the components of sampling kits for areas of responsibility (i.e., chemical, biological or radiochemical) and guidelines for sample shipment and storage\r\n\r\nHave personnel prepare and maintain sampling kits (e.g., track and replace expired reagents) for areas of responsibility (i.e., chemical, biological or radiochemical)\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are trained on sample collection guidelines using Tables 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3 of the \u003Cem\u003ESampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water\u003C\/em\u003E (Sampling Guidance). Also ensure that sample collection personnel are trained with on-site\/field pre-screening procedures included in the guidance document\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are trained on sample packaging and shipment found in Section 8\n\r\nVisit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website\u003C\/a\u003E to find upcoming trainings on this topic" }, { "response": "Yes, we are very familiar with the guidance, know the content well and have implemented multiple recommendations", "recommendation": "Great! Consider implementing these additional recommendations:\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EHave personnel prepare and maintain sampling kits (e.g., track and replace expired reagents) for areas of responsibility (i.e., chemical, biological or radiochemical)\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEnsure personnel are trained on sample collection guidelines using Tables 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3 of the \u003Cem\u003ESampling Guidance for Unknown Contaminants in Drinking Water\u003C\/em\u003E (Sampling Guidance). Also ensure that sample collection personnel are trained with on-site\/field pre-screening procedures included in the guidance document\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEnsure personnel are trained on sample packaging and shipment found in Section 8\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E\r\nVisit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\/water-laboratory-alliance-training-center\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Training Center website\u003C\/a\u003E to find upcoming trainings on this topic" }] }] }, { "Page": "Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM)", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 25, "Question": "Is your organization, if a laboratory, familiar with EPA\u0027s Selected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery (SAM) and the SAM companion documents?", "randr": [{ "response": "No, my organization has not heard of them", "recommendation": "Ensure access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/homeland-security-research\/sam\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESelected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery\u003C\/em\u003E (SAM)\u003C\/a\u003E and the SAM companion documents, including hardcopy of the most recent version\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are familiar with SAM methods and how to conduct analyte queries\r\n\r\nFamiliarize personnel with the use of the SAM online queries and companion documents, including:\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ELaboratory Environmental Sample Disposal Information Document\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Pathogens and Biotoxins\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Chemical and Radiochemical Analytes\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization is familiar with SAM and the SAM companion documents, but has never used them to identify methods for specific analytes", "recommendation": "Ensure access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/homeland-security-research\/sam\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESelected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery\u003C\/em\u003E (SAM)\u003C\/a\u003E and the SAM companion documents, including hardcopy of the most recent version\r\n\r\nEnsure personnel are familiar with SAM methods and how to conduct analyte queries\r\n\r\nFamiliarize personnel with the use of the SAM online queries and companion documents, including:\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ELaboratory Environmental Sample Disposal Information Document\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Pathogens and Biotoxins\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Chemical and Radiochemical Analytes\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003E" }, { "response": "Yes, my organization is familiar with SAM and the SAM companion documents and has used them to identify methods", "recommendation": "Excellent! Ensure new personnel also have access to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/homeland-security-research\/sam\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESelected Analytical Methods for Environmental Remediation and Recovery\u003C\/em\u003E (SAM)\u003C\/a\u003E and the SAM companion documents, including:\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ELaboratory Environmental Sample Disposal Information Document\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Pathogens and Biotoxins\u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E\u003Cem\u003ESample Collection Information Document for Chemical and Radiochemical Analytes \u003C\/em\u003E\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ul\u003EAlso ensure all staff have access to hardcopies of the most recent version to ensure preparedness during emergencies" }, { "response": "N\/A", "recommendation": "None" }] }] }, { "Page": "WLA Security Summit", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 26, "Question": "Has a representative from your organization attended an EPA Water Laboratory Alliance (WLA) Security Summit in the last three years?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Visit the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterlabnetwork\" target=\"_blank\"\u003EWater Laboratory Alliance (WLA) website\u003C\/a\u003E to learn more about an upcoming Security Summit if information is available\r\n\r\nRegister for the WLA Security Summit when EPA posts its next Summit announcement on the website" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Great! Make sure your organizational representatives attend once every three years to refresh your skills, maintain organizational preparedness and strengthen connections" }] }] }, { "Page": "Conclusion/Additional WSD Resources", "Questions": [{ "QuestNum": 27, "Question": "Has your organization visited the EPA Water Security Division\u0027s \u201cTools and Technical Assistance\u201d website?", "randr": [{ "response": "No", "recommendation": "Visit the website and take advantage of the free tools EPA\u0027s Water Security Division provides, including:\u003Cbr\u003E\u003Col\u003E\u003Cli\u003EVulnerability Self-Assessment Tool (VSAT)\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EWater Health and Economic Analysis Tool (WHEAT)\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECommunity-Based Water Resilience (CBWR)\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EGuidance for Water Utilities\u003C\/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ETTX (Tabletop Exercise) Tool\u003C\/li\u003E\u003C\/ol\u003EBookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresilience\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E website\u003C\/a\u003E and be sure to check it occasionally for updates" }, { "response": "Yes", "recommendation": "Great! Be sure to bookmark the \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epa.gov\/waterresilience\" target=\"_blank\"\u003Ewebsite\u003C\/a\u003E and check it occasionally for updates" }] }] }]
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