Countermeasures to Airborne Hazardous Chemicals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815512325, 9780815516798

Countermeasures to Airborne Hazardous Chemicals

1st Edition

Authors: J.M. Holmes C.H. Byers
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815512325
eBook ISBN: 9780815516798
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1990
Page Count: 343

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Presents a study which reviews the entire spectrum of activities, recommends appropriate action, and gives technical guidance. the information in the book is from Countermeasures to hazardous chemicals, prepared for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, April 1989. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Nature of the Threat û Task 1
  3. Existing Responsibilities and Instructional Options-Task II 3.1 Federal Responsibilities 3.2 State and Local Responsibilities 3.3 Private Sector Activities 3.4 Overlaps and Gaps in Responsibilties and Programs 3.5 Prevention 3.6 Response Systems 3.7 Training
  4. Technical Options for Countermeasures-Task III 4.1 Characterization of Emergency Releases 4.2 Technical Basis for Needed Countermeasures 4.3 Evaluation of Available Resources 4.4 New Technical Approaches 4.5 Methodology for Ranking of Chemical Hazards
  5. Introduction
  6. Overview of Recent Chemical Emergencies 2.1 Bhopal Disaster 2.2 Pemex Disaster 2.3 Incident at Institute, West Virginia 2.4 Acute Hazardous Events Data Base
  7. Relative Accident Frequencies and Severity 3.1 Relative Accident Frequency by Sector 3.2 Relative Accident Severity by Sector 3.3 Relative Accident Frequencies and Severity by Hazardous Chemical 3.4 Events Involving Death or Injury
  8. Current Responsibilities 4.1 Prevention 4.2 Planning 4.3 Response 4.4 Training
  9. Federal and State Statutes for Hazardous Materials 5.1 Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1977 5.2 Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) 5.3 Clean Air Act of 1970 and Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 5.4 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 5.5 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980 5.6 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 5.7 Superfund Amendments and Reauthoriza


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