HMCRP Report 3: Guidebook for Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies
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HMCRP Report 3:
Guidebook for Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies
(2011)
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TRB's Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 3: Guidebook for Conducting Local Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Studies is designed to support risk assessment, emergency response preparedness, resource allocation, and analyses of hazardous commodity flows across jurisdictions.

The guidebook updates the U.S. Department of Transportation's Guidance for Conducting Hazardous Materials Flow Surveys. All modes of transportation, all classes and divisions of hazardous materials, and the effects of seasonality on hazardous materials movements are discussed in the guidebook.

The contractor's final report and appendices (unedited by TRB), which documents the research supporting the development of the guidebook, are available online.

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184 pages | 8.5 x 11
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-ix
Summary 1-9
1.1 Need for Document 10-11
1.2 Hazmat Transportation Overview 12-14
1.3 Organization of this Report 15-16
2.1 Select Leadership 17-18
2.2 Set Objectives 19-21
2.3 Define Data Requirements 22-22
2.4 HMCFS Objectives and Public Protection Goals 23-23
3.1 Collect Baseline Information 24-25
3.2 Review and Evaluate Baseline Information 26-27
3.3 Scope the HMCFS Project 28-29
4.2 Locally or Institutionally Available Data Sources 30-35
4.3 Electronic Databases and Reports 36-40
4.4 Review Existing Data and New Data Needs 41-42
5.1 Conduct Interviews 43-44
5.2 Considerations for Field Data Collection 45-49
5.3 Collect Field Data 50-54
5.4 Validate New Data 55-56
6.1 Railway, Pipeline, Waterway, and Airway Data Analysis 57-58
6.3 Document the Data 59-65
6.4 Summarize Information 66-66
6.5 HMCFS Content 67-68
7.2 Disseminate and Communicate Information 69-71
7.3 Apply Results 72-73
7.5 Revisions and Updates 74-74
Chapter 8 - Conclusions and Recommendations 75-76
References 77-78
Key Terms & Acronyms 79-80
Appendix A - Hazardous Materials Placards 81-82
Appendix B - Shipping Documents and Placard Numbers from 2008 ERG 83-83
Appendix C - HMCFS Case Studies 84-92
Appendix D - Promising Practices for Conducting an HMCFS 93-117
Appendix E - HMCFS Sampling and Scheduling 118-121
Appendix F - Sample Railroad Data Request Form 122-123
Appendix G - Electronic Database and Report Descriptions 124-136
Appendix H - 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey Data 137-143
Appendix I - Large Truck Incident and Accident Information 144-145
Appendix J - Truck/Hazmat Placard Identification Sheet and Count Tabulation Sheets 146-160
Appendix K - Existing and New HMCFS Data Analysis Examples 161-174
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 175-175

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