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Operation Palmetto Bug Workshop
Discussion Exercise on Wide Area Biological Response and Recovery in South Carolina
Hosted by SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), the SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Operation Palmetto Bug Workshop has been designed as a single day discussion-based exercise to evaluate current response concepts, plans, and capabilities within South Carolina for a response to a widespread anthrax or other biological terrorist event. The workshop will focus on local, state, and federal integration procedures for an event of this type, with a strong emphasis on the transition from response to consequence management, and planning for long-term recovery. In doing so, the exercise seeks to include a broad range of participants from those with initial response and investigation missions, to those with long-term recovery missions. Interested planners and responders from throughout the state of South Carolina are invited to attend.

Matthew J. Huyser, P.E., On-Scene Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4
61 Forsyth St., SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
404-562-8934 (office)
404-562-8699 (fax)

Shirley Hollingsworth, SCCEM, CPM, Emergency Management Coordinator
SC Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), Office of Public Preparedness
2600 Bull St., Columbia, SC 29201
803-898-3709 (office)
803-898-3335 (fax)

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