The Hazardous Materials Technical Center HMTC was established in June 1982 by the Defense Logistics Agency DLA to provide a center of expertise on technology and regulations related to handling, storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous materials. This presentation discusses the purpose, functions, and operating experience of the HMTC. The HMTC is an Information Analysis Center operated for DLA with technical supervision by the U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency and DLA. The purpose of the HMTC is to provide a single location as a source for information on all aspects of hazardous materials technology and regulatory requirements. To develop this source HMTC will Identify, Collect, Assess, Synthesize, and Disseminate information on technology and regulations for the management of hazardous materials and wastes. This information will cover all aspects of hazardous materialswaste management and will come from a wide variety of sources. The data will be evaluated by the HMTC staff and the result disseminated in user friendly manner by the most appropriate means.