The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for promoting maritime safety and protecting the marine environment, including vessels, ports and waterways. In order to carry out these responsibilities, an efficient system for acquiring, storing, retrieving and utilizing technical and response information pertaining to dangerous chemical cargoes and potential pollutants has been developed. Describes the Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS) which will provide information essential to rapid and accurate decision-making in emergency situations. Additionally CHRIS provides an information base to support routine Coast Guard efforts to achieve improved levels of safety in the maritime shipment of hazardous materials.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Proceedings consisting of about 45 papers (about 570 pages) will be available in a bound volume from NTIS about mid-February 1976. Papers from the Fourth International Symposium on Transport of Hazardous Cargoes by Sea & Inland Waterways, Jacksonville, Florida, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Willis, C D
    • Cece, J M
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM