Technical Reports

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan Guidance Document for Railroads

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1993
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: FRA/ORD-93/09
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Hazmat Plans, Preparedness, Recovery, Response, Cleanup
ABSTRACT: This report provides guidance to railroads for the development and/or review of plans for dealing with a hazardous materials emergency. The introduction provides the setting for the sections on preparedness, response, and recovery. Guidance recommendations are structured to permit each railroad to design its emergency response plan for its unique circumstances. Among the topics described are: organizational and individuals responsibilities; coordination and communication with Federal, state, and local authorities; training and drills; problem assessment; protective actions; public information and relations; and cleanup. The Special Notice in the front of the report regarding incidents involving pipelines was added by FRA.

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