Annex K: Hazardous Materials & Chemical Spills

The purpose of this annex is to establish guidelines under which Lone Star College will operate in the event of a hazardous material incident. It defines the roles, responsibilities and the relationships among departments and external entities in response to a hazardous material incident.

Concept of Operations

This annex will become effective during any situation in which there is a danger to life, health, property or the environment as a result of an accident involving the uncontrolled release or spill of any hazardous materials. The primary agencies involved will be the local fire department, LSC Police and Facilities Departments, and they may be assisted by other agencies, as appropriate.

Depending upon the seriousness of the incident, protective actions could include sheltering in-place, evacuation and notification of other appropriate agencies.

Special Statement: If the situation requires immediate action to isolate the area or to evacuate nearby building occupants, i.e., if there is imminent danger of explosion or release of toxic gas, the first officer on the scene (either fire or police) should recommend evacuation immediately. Adjustment of the evacuation zone can be made later after the senior fire official arrives on the scene.


  • FEMA, Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning (SLG-101).
  • National Response Team, Hazardous Material Emergency Planning Guide (NRT-1).
  • Annex F: Fire Fighting, LSC Basic Plan
  • Annex G: Law Enforcement, LSC Basic Plan

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