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04/24/2014
2013 NATIONAL TRANSCAER® AWARD RECIPIENTS RECOGNIZED FOR IMPROVING SAFETY OF TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

2013 NATIONAL TRANSCAER® AWARD RECIPIENTS RECOGNIZED FOR IMPROVING SAFETY OF TRANSPORTING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Contact: Donna L. Lepik (202) 249-6723

Email: dlepik@transcaer.com

WASHINGTON (April 24, 2014) – TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response), a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident, today announced the recipients of its 2013 National Awards Recognition Program.

The TRANSCAER® Awards Program recognizes the achievements of individuals, companies and organizations that exceed in advocating, demonstrating and implementing at the national and regional levels the principles of TRANSCAER®, including transportation safety, community assistance and emergency response planning and aid.

This year’s TRANSCAER® awards included:

·        National and Regional Achievement Awards;

·        the Chairman's Award, a special, discretionary award given by the National TRANSCAER® Task Group Chairman;

·        the Torch Award, recognizing those individuals whose legacy leaves a lasting impact on the TRANSCAER® program; and

·        Individual Achievement and Certificate of Appreciation Awards.

“Heartfelt appreciation goes out to all the on-the-ground trainers and their supporting organizations that have aided in better preparing communities and our Nation’s emergency responders for possible hazardous materials events,” said National TRANSCAER® Task Group Chair Ed Chapman, of BNSF Railway. “For their collaborative planning and training efforts during 2013, the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Awards offer a modest, albeit coveted, form of recognition to the activities of all of these outstanding volunteers.”

The 2013 National TRANSCAER® Awards Recipients announced by Chapman include:

·        National Achievement:

  • BNSF Railway
  • Canadian National CN DG Team
  • Canadian Pacific
  • Central California Traction Company
  • CSX Transportation
  • DANA Transport Inc.
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
  • Tanner Industries, Inc.
  • The Chlorine Institute
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad

·        Regional Achievement:

  • Scott Etzel, Dow; and Dan Coots, TCR Industries, Inc., Dave Buccolo, Central California Traction Company representing TRANSCAER®’s California State Team

·        Chairman’s Award:

  • Rollie Shook, The Dow Chemical Company

·        Torch Award:

  • Ed Chapman, BNSF Railway
  • Brock Lowman, BNSF Railway

Members of the National TRANSCAER® Task Group Executive Committee also presented 128 Individual Achievement and Certificate of Appreciation Awards to those individuals nationwide who worked to advance the principles of TRANSCAER®.

The National awards will be presented to recipients during multiple upcoming industry conferences this spring, including the American Chemistry Council’s annual Responsible Care® Conference and Expo in Miami and the Association of American Railroads/Bureau of Explosive’s annual Bureau of Explosives Hazmat Seminar in Addison, TX.

The full list of current and previous award recipients is available by visiting the TRANSCAER® Web site at www.transcaer.com

About TRANSCAER®

TRANSCAER® (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous material transportation incidents. TRANSCAER® members include volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distribution, and emergency response industries, as well as the government.

TRANSCAER® is sponsored by the American Chemistry Council, the Association of American Railroads, CHEMTREC®, The Chlorine Institute, The Fertilizer Institute, the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Petroleum Institute. For more information on TRANSCAER®, visit www.TRANSCAER.com.

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