CHRIS is composed of 4 manuals each of which concerns a different aspect of USCG response to a marine casualty involving hazardous chemicals. The manuals are: (1) Immediate responses--what the USCG should do when arriving at the scene of the accident; (2) Data--chemical, physical, biological, and toxological--900 chemicals listed with 84 data points for each, including properties of the chemicals, their toxicity, and other detailed information; (3) Hazard assessment--definition of the spill in terms of a series of 18 models (some of which are theoretical and still in the experimental stage) on how the spill will behave (downwind problems, water toxicity, flammability hazards, etc.); (4) Specific responses--clean up procedure, equipment availability, etc.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Manuals 1, 2, and 4 have been publicly available from the GPO but are presently out of print awaiting the update of Manual 2 to include all 900 substances on which the USCG has gathered data. Manual 3 is as of now unavailable to the general public but is available to government agencies. Following the testing of all 18 models, the USCG may publish it for general use. For information, call (202) 426-1058.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00187021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Coast Guard
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Manual
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM