The material in this document has been developed to provide background information pertinent to the theme of the conference, namely to "develop recommendations for a comprehensive national strategy to provide safe and efficient transportation of hazardous materials and hazardous waste in the 1980's." The following information and data are included: a. A "Legislative Roadmap," detailing chronologically, the major laws which pertain to the transportation of hazardous (and toxic) materials and waste from 1966 to the present, with corresponding policy statements, where available. b. A condensed bibliography of reference material appropriate to the subjects under discussion. c. A chronological listing of major accidents investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. d. Exhibits indicating hazardous material flow rates by mode, and related statistical information. In order to facilitate use of the selected bibliography it has been categorized as to its apparent applicability to the "Ten Most Critical Issues in Hazardous Materials Transportation," as defined in Transportation Research Circular Number 219, July 1980, published by the Transportation Research Board. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the National Strategies Conference, Transportation of Hazardous Materials and Wastes in the 1980's February 17-20, 1981 Cascade Meeting Center Williamsburg, Virginia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Aberdeen Proving Grounds

    Army Armament Res & Dev Command, Ballistics Research Lab
    Aberdeen, MD  United States  21005

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Rail Vehicle Safety Research Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Technology, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594
  • Publication Date: 1981

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1985 12:00AM