In recent years several state, municipalities, and carriers have adopted rules and regulations implementing the hazardous materials regulations of the Department of Transportation. In many instances, the implementation is more stringent and restrictive than the Federal regulations; consequently, shippers and carriers alike are experiencing problems in complying with a myriad of rules, regulations and procedures. This paper will examine those regulations and rules which have been adopted or are being considered for adoption by state and local regulatory bodies, carriers, and carrier associations; the restrictions, ramifications, and results of these actions on intra and inter state transportation of hazardous materials; and a discussion of possible remedies that are available to shippers. Specifically, these discussions will be directed primarily to the transportation of radioactive materials while recognizing that regulatory constraints affect all hazardous materials commerce to some degree. Collectively, the conservation efforts; and the continuing concern on the part of the general public, environmentalists and special interest groups about the alleged lack of control of hazardous material transport will also be examined in terms of the far-reaching effects on the nation's transportation system.

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    • From 5, symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials; Las Vegas, Nevada, May 7, 1978. CONF-780506-(Vol. 2).
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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Lamb, J A
    • Blalock, L G
    • Brooks, G B
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00322947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM