Governor declares State of Emergency. What labs need to know.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency in connection with the extreme heat and impacts on electricity. The state will likely experience rolling system outages to last through at least August 20, 2020. Laboratories should formulate preventive action plans and initiate procedures for emergency situations. Preventive actions are proactive processes that help to identify potential problems. If there are regulatory samples that are impacted by an emergency event, ensure there is adequate documentation to support the situation. You must also notify your clients or appropriate regulatory agency if there are impacts to the samples or data. If your laboratory is facing adverse effects from any emergency, please contact ELAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. ELAP, in partnership with the State Water Board Emergency Management Program, can assist you or your clients in finding a laboratory with capacity to meet testing needs for our state regulatory agencies. Listed below are notification, outage, and backup power generation resources for utility customers to sign up for alerts on PSPS and other outage events: California Independent System Operator · Flex Alerts: http://www.flexalert.org/ Southern California Edison (SCE): · PSPS Events: https://www.sce.com/wildfire/psps-alerts · CAISO Outage Events: https://www.sce.com/outage-center/outage-information/rotating-outages/rotating-group-number · Outage map: https://www.sce.com/outage-center/check-outage-status · Backup Power Information (under the How can I prepare for PSPS events? Section): https://www.sce.com/safety/wildfire/psps · SCE Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/SCE?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor · SCE Facebook Feed: https://www.facebook.com/sce/ Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) · PSPS Events: https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/your-account/account-management/manage-your-account/alerts-and-notifications/update-your-contact-information.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_mywildfirealerts · CAISO Events - PG&E does not provide notification for these but outage maps are located here:https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/outages/alerts/alerts.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_outagealerts · Outage Map: http://critweb-outage.pgealerts.com/?_ga=2.244795205.1384349173.1597697430-131396036.1594412717&_gac=1.128575998.1595963739.CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSTxxOku7pZI-3vw1JNvmgnOpA9f4M0jeeHj3-EmTIz83UZ5CC-vc8xoCn4YQAvD_BwE · Backup Power Information: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/electrical-safety/electric-generator-safety/electric-generator-safety.page?WT.mc_id=Vanity_generator · PG&E Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/PGE4Me?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor · PG&E Facebook Feed: https://www.facebook.com/pacificgasandelectric/ San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE): · PSPS Events: https://www.sdge.com/notifications · CAISO Outage Events (provides list of circuits/areas that might be affected): http://www.sdgenews.com/article/aug-16-flex-alert-declared-california-iso · Outage Map: https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map · Backup Power Information: https://www.sdge.com/more-information/safety/emergency-preparedness/electric-generators · SDG&E Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/sdge?lang=en · SDG&E Facebook Feed: https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoGasandElectric/