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This Emergency Response Plan is a guide and source of information concerning hazardous materials and emergency response procedures. It covers emergency situations, whether natural or man-made, at The University of Tennessee Agricultural Campus. It is intended to meet the state and federal requirements for emergency planning and notification for facilities that store and use hazardous materials. This Plan will govern all persons on the campus, whether employed by the University or not, at the time an emergency occurs.

This Emergency Response Plan will be implemented when an emergency situation may threaten the health and safety of people, livestock, University facilities, or the environment. Situations that may warrant the exercise of this Plan include, but are not limited to, explosion, fire, hazardous materials releases, and dangerous weather.

Failure to abide by the procedures outlined in this Plan may result in increased risk of illness, injury, property damage, or death. Improper response to hazardous materials incidents increases the risk of environmental contamination. Failure or refusal to cooperate fully with these guidelines may result in disciplinary action.

The Vice President for Agriculture is the administrator responsible for all units of the Agricultural Campus. The University of Tennessee Vice President for the Institute of Agriculture is:

Dr. Joseph DiPietro

The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture
101 Morgan Hall
(865) 974-7342

In emergencies that effect all or most of the Agricultural Campus, coordination will be maintained with the Vice President for Agriculture or the Director of Services, Mike Keel at 974-7159.

This Plan will be reviewed at least annually to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of its contents. The safety officer will be responsible for coordinating the annual review and update of this Plan.

Copies of the Plan will be maintained by the following personnel at the Institute of Agriculture:

  • Vice President for Agriculture
  • Deans
  • Director of Services
  • Safety Officer
  • CVM Hospital Operations
  • Department Heads and Section Leaders

Copies of this Plan will also be maintained by:
  • Vice Chancellor for Administration and Student Affairs
  • UTK Environmental Health and Safety Department
  • UTK Police Department
  • Knox County Emergency Management Agency (KCEMA)

You have accessed the UTIA Emergency Response Plan at


Section 1: Authority
Section 2: Emergency Info
Section 3: Hazard Analysis
Section 4: Response

Section 5: Notification Procedures
Section 6: Response Procedures
Section 7: Evacuation Plan
Section 8: Investigation and
Section 9: Training for On-site
Section 10: Public Relations
Appendix A: Forms
Appendix B: Emergency
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