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News Brief: EPA Publishes Procedures for Hurricane Vendor Inquiries

Release Date: 12/15/2005
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.

Contact: Kerry Humphrey, 202-564-4355 /

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today coordinated procedures for accepting unsolicited technology offers from vendors to work with the agency on Hurricane Katrina-related response.

The procedures provide a streamlined approach for the many contacts from vendors and service providers offering products and services for EPA's response efforts to Hurricane Katrina. In such emergency situations as this response, the EPA serves as the lead federal agency working with FEMA and state and local agencies in oil and hazardous materials response.

The new procedures provide a unified point of contact for incoming hurricane response vendor inquiries and consolidates existing inquiries. It also provides other points of contacts for inquiries regarding routine debris management services. The system conducts a technology assessment and review of vendor capabilities and this information is then shared with regional, state, tribal and other partners for potential follow up.

To view the procedures and a vendor listing, go to:

For general information on the EPA's hurricane response in 2005, go to: