STATE AND LOCAL ISSUES IN TRANSPORTATION OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: TOWARD A NATIONAL STRATEGY

Findings of a recent conference whose objective was to identify effective state and local methods for managing hazardous materials transportation within an evolving national system are described in this paper. The conference was organized into five major themes: community preparedness and emergency response, evaluating and communicating risk, routing and siting considerations, data collection and information management, and inspection and enforcement. Although consensus was reached on several recent developments, several critical needs were identified, which form a future research and program policy agenda. A detailed discussion of recent accomplishments and proposed future initiatives by theme, leading to a general assessment of the effort required to maintain a level of adequacy necessary to manage the safe movement of hazardous materials, is presented.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-54
  • Monograph Title: Freight transportation: truck, rail, water, and hazardous materials 1991
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620545
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030905124X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM