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Document ID (ISN)46941
CIS number 86-1623
ISSN - Serial title 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carnes S.A.
Title Institutional issues affecting the transport of hazardous materials in the United States: Anticipating strategic management needs
Bibliographic information Aug. 1986, Vol.13, No.3, p.257-277. 49 ref.
Abstract The transportation of hazardous materials occurs in the context of a complex and dynamic institutional environment. This environment comprises the attention and actions of a diverse cast of characters, ranging from the transport industry itself to self-appointed overseers of hazardous materials transport (HMT). In addition to concerns over protection of public health and the environment, institutional issues include discussions of the appropriate division of political authority and responsibility, trust in diverse political authorities, and financial liability and the provision of sufficient emergency response capabilities in the event of transport accidents. Changes in the institutional environment may be anticipated as the volume of HMT increases, as communications among institutional actors increase, and these actors become increasingly specialised and professionalised. Planning for such changes may profit from a consideration of alternative institutional management strategies emphasising different degrees of openness among affected institutions.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; safety programmes; transport of materials; USA
Descriptors (secondary) neighbourhood protection
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Transport of materials
Safety programmes