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Below is a state-by-state listing of environmental agencies and health departments. Use these state web sites to find the names of your local officials and other important information about emergency procedures. For example, The California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment maintains lists of "hot spots" for chemical hazards and air pollutants. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has a special Web page dedicated to emergency preparedness.

You can also find great information about the environment right in your neighborhood at Scorecard.org. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has extensive databases and fact sheets on toxic chemicals. The Environmental Protection Agency web site has a community search function. The EPA also provides a special service that tracks the "vulnerable zones" around chemical plants. Enter your street address and receive an email about your neighborhood's chemical safety.


Alabama
Alabama Homeland Security
Alabama Department of Public Health
Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee

Alaska
Alaska Division of Homeland Security
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

Arkansas
Arkansas Division of Emergency Management
Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Arizona
Arizona Homeland Security System
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

California
California Office of Emergency Services
California Department of Health Services
California Department of the Environment

Colorado
Colorado Office of Emergency Management
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Department of the Environment

Connecticut
Connecticut Council on Environmental Quality
Connecticut Office of Emergency Management

Washington, D.C.
District of Columbia Department of Emergency Management Agency
District of Columbia Department of Environmental Health
District of Columbia Clean City Initiative

Delaware
Delaware Emergency Management Agency
Delaware Division of Public Health
Delaware Department of Environmental Control

Florida
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia
Georgia Emergency Management Agency
Georgia Department of Public Health
Georgia Environmental Protection Division

Hawaii
State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety
State of Hawaii Department of Environmental Health
Hawaii Division of Family Health

Iowa
Iowa Division of Homeland Security
Iowa Environmental Health Division

Idaho
Idaho Bureau of Disaster Services
Idaho Division of Natural Resources

Illinois
Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Illinois Environmental Departments
Illinois Healthcare Department

Indiana
Indiana State Emergency Management Agency
Indiana Environmental Information
Indiana Public Health Programs

Kansas
Kansas Division of Emergency Management
Kansas Division of the Environment
Kansas Division of Health

Kentucky
Kentucky Division of Public Safety
Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
Kentucky Department for Public Health

Louisiana
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Louisiana Directory of Citizen Services

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Maryland
Maryland Emergency Management Agency
Maryland Department of the Environment
Maryland Department of Public Health and Safety

Maine
Maine Emergency Management Agency
Maine Department of the Environment
Maine Safety and Health

Michigan
Michigan Homeland Security
Michigan Health and the Environment
Michigan Department of Community Health

Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance
Minnesota Department of Health

Missouri
State Emergency Management Agency
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Health

Mississippi
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
Mississippi Department of Environmental Health
Healthcare in Mississippi

Montana
Montana Disaster and Emergency Services
Montana Division of Environmental Quality
Montana Health Services

North Carolina
North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
North Carolina Environment
North Carolina Division of Public Health

North Dakota
North Dakota Division of Emergency Services
North Dakota Health Services

Nebraska
Nebraska Beacon: Homeland Security
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Nebraska Department of Agriculture

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
New Hampshire Department of Health

New Jersey
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
New Jersey Department of Health

New Mexico
New Mexico Emergency Management Center
New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Department of Health

New York
New York Emergency Management Office
New York State Environment
New York State Health

Nevada
Nevada Division of Emergency Management
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
Nevada Health Division

Ohio
Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Ohio Pollution Prevention
Ohio Healthy Lifestyles

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management
Oklahoma Land and Environment
Oklahoma Health Resources

Oregon
Oregon Emergency Management
Oregon Homeland Security
Oregon Environmental Health

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency
Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Rhode Island Department of Health

South Carolina
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
South Carolina Department of Environment
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
South Dakota Division of Emergency Management
South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources
South Dakota Department of Health Protection

Tennessee
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
Tennessee Health and Wellness

Texas
Texas Emergency Management
Texas Environment and Natural Resources
Texas Bureau of Environmental Health

Utah
Utah Division of Emergency Services and Homeland Security
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Utah Department of Health

Virginia
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Virginia Department of Health

Vermont
Vermont Emergency Management
Vermont Environmental Board
Vermont Department of Health

Washington
Washington Emergency Management Division
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington State Department of Health

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Emergency Management
Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

West Virginia
West Virginia Office of Emergency Services
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
West Virginia Department of Health

Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
Wyoming Homeland Security
Wyoming Department of Health

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