Accession Number:

ADA096803

Title:

CHRIS: Hazard Assessment Handbook

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-12

Pagination or Media Count:

284.0

Abstract:

The Chemical Hazard Response Information System CHRIS is designed to provide timely information essential for proper decision-making by responsible Coast Guard personnel and others during emergencies involving the water transport of hazardous chemicals. A secondary purpose is the provision of certain basic non-emergency-related information to support the Coast Guard in its efforts to achieve improved levels of safety in the bulk shipment of hazardous chemicals. CHRIS consists of four reference guides or manuals, a regional contingency plan, a hazard-assessment computer system HACS, and an organizational entity located at Coast Guard headquarters. The four manuals contain chemical data, hazard-assessment methods, and response guides. Regional data for the entire coastline are included in the Coastal Regional Contingency Plans. The headquarters staff operates the hazard-assessment computer system and provides technical assistance on request by field personnel during emergencies. In addition, it is responsible for periodic update and maintenance of CHRIS. A brief description of each component of CHRIS and its relation to this manual - the Hazard-Assessment Handbook - is provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE