CHEMICAL HAZARDS RESPONSE INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MULTIMODAL ACCIDENTS (CHRISMA). (A REEVALUATION OF CHRIS FOR ALL MODES OF TRANSPORTATION)

This report examines the need for improved technical and other information for meeting emergencies connected with the transportation of hazardous materials, particularly actual or potential chemical discharges regardless of mode. The Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS), under development by the United States Coast Guard to furnish in-depth guidance during emergencies involving waterborne transport, was seen as a likely prototype for other modes as well. Accordingly, a reevaluation of CHRIS has been conducted to determine the desirability of enlarging its scope to encompass all modes of transportation. It is concluded that the expanded system would indeed be beneficial in reducing losses to life, property, and the environment. Necessary modifications to CHRIS are would be composed of a decentralized organization providing response guidance on request to local emergency services personnel, a computerized hazard assessment system operated at Headquarters, and three reference manuals furnished to all response organizations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140

    United States Coast Guard

    Applied Technology Division
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Allan, D S
    • Harris, G H
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ADL-C-74685-60-F Final Rpt., USCG-D-148-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-24655-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1977 12:00AM