This plan is designed to provide guidance to local San Francisco Bay Area governments faced with growing responsibilities and concerns relating to the presence of hazardous materials within their jurisdictions. Communities do not stand alone in the problems they face on this issue; spill response typically involves numerous agencies and jurisdictions. At a time of limited resources, most local governments cannot afford to work independently, nor can they afford not to be prepared. This plan is therefore intended to provide direction and promote regional cooperation and consistency. It provides an interface between the State Hazardous Material Incident Contingent Plan and local operational plans. The plan identifies problems and issues related to hazardous spill prevention and response. It then presents recommendations, guidelines and models to solve these problems. Where possible, plan recommendations are intended to become part of existing emergency services and not isolated activities, e.g., inter-agency communication is a broad problem that may need to be addressed for all types of disasters warranting multi-agency response. The plan is presented in three separate volumes. Volume 1 presents the "Issues and Recommendations". Support documents are presented in separate reports: Volume 2, "Risk Assessment" presents detailed maps and methodology developed during the risk assessment phase; and Volume 3, "Technical Support Documents" provides additional discussions and background material on each section of the plan. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Volumes 1, 2 and 3 were published at different times.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Bay Area Governments

    Claremont Hotel, 41 Tunnel Road
    Berkeley, CA  United States 

    Research and Special Programs Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1982

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS5681-C-00064
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM