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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
ATSDR is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that performs specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.
Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC)
http://www.tc.gc.ca/canutec/en/menu.htm
The Canadian version of CHEMTREC, CANUTEC assists emergency response personnel in handling hazmat related emergencies. This national bilingual 24-hour emergency center is operated by Transport Canada.
CHEMNET®
http://www.chemtrec.com/products/services/Pages/CHEMNET.aspx
The CHEMNET® program is a network of for-hire contractors (primarily in the USA) for CHEMTREC registrants who may need the services of an emergency response contractor at the scene of an incident involving their product. The CHEMNET list is the primary resource for shippers, carriers and others that require the services of a contractor for response to a incident involving hazardous materials. Upon request, CHEMTREC can link the shipper with the CHEMNET contractor closest to the scene.

Please note: All CHEMNET contractors operate independently of CHEMTREC; CHEMTREC does not vet any contractors nor verify the information provided by the contractor to CHEMTREC. Charges incurred from a for-hire contractor's actual response are the responsibility of the company that requests and authorizes those services.
CHEMTREC®
http://www.chemtrec.com/
CHEMTREC is a 24-hour public service hotline for fire fighters, law enforcement, and other emergency responders to obtain information and assistance for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials. CHEMTREC also provides a cost-effective method for shippers of hazardous materials to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR § 172.604.
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Hazardous Response Team Unit (HMRU)
http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/html/hmru1.htm
The Hazardous Material Response Unit (HMRU) responds to criminal acts and incidents that involve hazardous materials, and develops technical proficiency and readiness for crime scene and evidence-related operations in cases involving chemical, biological, and radiological materials and wastes and trains U.S. and international law enforcement in these skills.
National Response Center (NRC)
http://www.nrc.uscg.mil/nrchp.html
Staffed by U.S. Coast Guard officers and marine science technicians, the National Response Center (NRC) is the federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SISTEMA DE EMERGENCIAS EN TRANSPORTE PARA LA INDUSTRIA QUÍMICA (SETIQ)
http://www.aniq.org.mx/setiq
SETIQ is an 24 hour emergency hotline that provides telelephone information for dealing with emergencies and incidents where chemicals are involved throughout Mexico.
U.S. National Response Team (NRT)
http://www.nrt.org/
The U.S. National Response Team provides technical assistance, resources and coordination on preparedness, planning, response and recovery activities for emergencies involving hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants, hazmat, oil, and weapons of mass destruction.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/
As an operating component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC promotes health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.
Department of Health and Human Sevices (HHS)
http://www.hhs.gov/
The Department of Health and Human Sevices (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Energy Information Administration (EIA)
http://www.eia.doe.gov/
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) is a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy whose mission is to provide policy-neutral data, forecasts, and analyses to promote sound policy making, efficient markets, and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.
Environmental Management Office of Transportation (EM)
http://www.em.doe.gov/pages/emhome.aspx
The Office of Environmental Management (EM) of the DOE is responsible for the risk reduction and cleanup of the environmental legacy of the U.S.'s nuclear weapons program.
Evironmental Protection Agency (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is an ageny of the federal government that conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the primary responsibility to protect human health and the environment.
EPA: Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER)
http://www.epa.gov/swerrims/index.htm
OSWER provides policy, guidance and direction for the EPA's solid waste and emergency response programs. They develop guidelines for the disposal of hazardous waste, provide technical assistance to all levels of government, administer the Brownfields program, and manage the Superfund program to respond to abandoned and active hazardous waste sites and accidental oil and chemical releases.
EPA: Regulatory Information for the Chemicals Sector
http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/bizsector/chemicals.html
An EPA list of major environmental statutes and regulations including text, history, statutory authority, supporting analyses, compliance information, or related guidance.
EPA: Regulatory Information for the Transportation Sector
http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/bizsector/transportation.html
An EPA list of major environmental statutes and regulations affectign the transportation industry.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
http://www.faa.gov/
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation that regulates and oversees all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), now under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, coordinates the response to a disaster that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities. The primary mission of FEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation whose mission is to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving large trucks and buses.
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
http://www.fra.dot.gov/
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation that enforces rail safety regulations, administers railroad assistance programs, conducts research and development in support of improved railroad safety and national rail transportation policy, and consolidates government support of rail transportation activities.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Database
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/LEPCDb.nsf/HomePage?openform
Local Emergency Planning Committees are local organizations mandated by the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) that provide emergency response planning and information for hazmat related emergencies and substances, and coordination of training and exercises for emergency response.
Mining Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)
http://www.msha.gov/
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor which enforces compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents, to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents, to minimize health hazards, and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the nation's mines.
National Communications System (NCS)
www.ncs.gov
The National Communications System (NCS) links, improves, and extends the communications facilities and components of various Federal agencies, focusing on interconnectivity and survivability.
National Cyber Security Division (NCSD)
http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/editorial_0839.shtm
The National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) is a division of the U.S. Depatment of Homeland Security that works collaboratively with public, private and international entities to secure cyberspace and America’s cyber assets.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/
The NHTSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for conducting research and data analysis related to motor vehicle and highway safety, and provides a variety of resources critical to motor vehicle and highway safety through staff, products and technical information.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov/
The NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that conducts and supports medical research. NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and cures for all types of diseases.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
http://www.ntsb.gov/
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent agency responsible for investigation of accidents involving aviation, highway, marine, pipelines and railroads in the United States (except aircraft of the armed forces and the intelligence agencies).
Office of Health, Safety, and Security (HSS)
http://hss.energy.gov/index.html
The Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) is the Department of Energy's (DOE) organization responsible for health, safety, environment, and security. HSS is responsible for policy development and technical assistance; safety analysis; corporate safety and security programs; education and training; complex-wide independent oversight; and enforcement.
Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO)
http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/opeo/index.html
The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations (OPEO) is responsible for developing operational plans, analytical products, and training exercises to ensure the preparedness of the Office, the Department, the Federal Government and the public to respond to domestic and international public health and medical threats and emergencies.
PHMSA
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/
An agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), PHMSA works to ensure the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials by all modes of transportation. PHMSA develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's pipeline transportation system and daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.
PHMSA: Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHM)
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat
The OHM promulgates a national safety program to minimize the risks to life and property in commercial transportation of hazardous materials. The functions of the OHM include regulatory development, enforcement, training and information dissemination, domestic and international standards, and inter-agency cooperative activities.

PIPELINE EMERGENCIES

http://www.pipelineemergencies.com/main.aspx
The Pipeline Emergencies instructor program developed by Michael Callan in cooperation with Michael Hildebrand and Gregory Noll provides instructors with a comprehensive and flexible approach to training pipeline industry and emergency services personnel in the safe handling of Pipeline Emergencies.  The primary components of the instructor's program include teaching notes, a printable student handout, a test and a companion PowerPoint presentation with ten interactive scenarios. The instructor's notes and all information can be edited and modified in PowerPoint using the training tools provided in the program. 

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
http://www.rita.dot.gov/
The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is charged with coordinating, facilitating and reviewing the U.S. Department of Transportation's research and development programs and activities; advancing technologies; performing transportation statistics research, analysis and reporting; and providing education and training.
RITA: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
http://www.bts.gov/
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics is a statistical agency created to administer data collection, analysis, and reporting and to ensure the most cost-effective use of transportation-monitoring resources.
State Emergency Management Associations
http://www.fema.gov/about/contact/statedr.shtm
A list of state EMA's across the United States.
State Emergency Response Commission contacts
http://www.epa.gov/oem/content/epcra/serc_contacts.htm
The purpose of State Emergency Response Commissions is to protect public health and the environment by assisting communities within their state with chemical and hazmat incident prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP)
http://www.em.doe.gov/Transportation/TEPP_Home.aspx
The Transportation Emergency Preparedness Program (TEPP) is a Department of Energy program which integrates transportation emergency preparedness activities under a single program to address the emergency response concerns of state, tribal, and local officials affected by the DOE shipment of radioactive materials.
Transportation Safety Institute (TSI)
http://www.tsi.dot.gov/
The Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) is a federal cost recovery agency that develops and conducts worldwide safety, security, and environmental training, products, and/or services for both public and private sectors.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
http://www.tsa.gov/
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was formed following the events of 9-11 and is charged with overseeing the security fof the U.S.'s highways, railroads, buses, mass transit systems, ports and airports.
United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)
http://www.us-cert.gov/
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, and to coordinate defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation.
U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
www.usda.gov
The United States Department of Agriculture is a United States Cabinet Department that develops and executes policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, and protect natural resources
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
http://www.energy.gov/
The U.S. Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States, to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission, and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
DOE: National Laboratories and Technology Centers
http://www.energy.gov/organization/labs-techcenters.htm
DOE's laboratories and technology centers where scientists and engineers perform research in a variety of subjects.
U.S. Department of Labor: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) promotes the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
http://www.dhs.gov/
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the U.S. federal government with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the U.S. from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. The Department of Homeland Security's goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
http://www.dot.gov/
The DOT is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government dedicated to improving transportation by making it safer, less congested, better connected, environmentally friendly and fully operational.
U.S. Department of Transportation (States)
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/webstate.htm
Links to DOT's for individual U.S. states.
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/hazmat
As part of FEMA, the USFA provides national leadership to local fire and emergency services for the fostering of prevention, preparedness, and response.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
http://www.nrc.gov/
The NRC is an independent agency that regulates commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine, through licensing, and inspection and enforcement of its requirements.

MILITARY

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/csepp.shtm
The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army that assists communities surrounding eight chemical stockpile sites to enhance their abilities to respond to the event of a chemical agent emergency.
Naval Explosive Ordinance Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV)
http://www.navy.mil/local/EODTech
NAVEODTECHDIV provides Explosive Ordnance Disposal technology to the Joint Services through EOD knowledge management and development of EOD procedures and technical information.
Office of the Special Assistant Chemical and Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization Programs
http://www.acq.osd.mil/cp
The mission of this Office is to lead, guide, and integrate the chemical and biological defense program, ensure DOD operations are unconstrained by chemical and biological effects, and provide chemical and biological defense capabilities in support of the national military strategies.

The Chemical Demilitarization Program (CDP) is a critical national program whose mission is to enhance national security by eliminating all chemical warfare materiel within the U.S., while ensuring maximum protection of the public, personnel involved with the destruction effort, and the environment.
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)
http://www.acq.osd.mil/
The AT&L's goal is to innovate and collaborate to engage the warfighting, requirements, and resourcing communities on behalf of the taxpayer; lead the enterprise and drive business success; operate as a neighborhood, collaborating and developing people to strengthen the community; and align with and support the Department’s transformation priorities.
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
http://www.opcw.org/
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) implements the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention in order to achieve their vision of a world free of chemical weapons, and one in which chemistry for peaceful purposes is fostered.
U.S. Army
http://www.army.mil/
The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities … in support of the National Security and Defense Strategies." The Army has the primary responsibility for land-based military operations with control and operation of the Army administered by the Department of the Army, one of the three service departments of the Department of Defense.
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA)
http://www.cma.army.mil/
The U.S. Army's Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) stores, treats, and disposes of chemical weapons safely and effectively. The agency develops and uses technologies to safely store and eliminate chemical weapons while protecting the public and the environment.
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE)
http://www.usace.army.mil/
The United States Army Corps of Engineers is made up of military and civilian engineers, scientists, and other specialists that work as leaders in engineering and environmental matters and provide responsive engineering services to the U.S.
U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville (CEHNC)
http://www.hnd.usace.army.mil/
The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is a specialized agency of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Huntsville Center missions involve ballistic missile defense, chemical demilitarization, installation support, medical facility life cycle support, and the detection and disposal of unexploded ordnance.
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
http://www.jmc.army.mil/
The Joint Munitions Command (JMC) provides the conventional ammunition life-cycle functions of logistics sustainment, readiness and acquisition support for all U.S. military services, other government agencies, and allied nations as directed.
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center
http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/editorialSearch.do
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center works with the marine industry and the Coast Guard to evaluate and approve of commercial vessel and systems designs, develop safety standards and policies, respond to maritime casualties, and oversee delegated third parties in support of the Coast Guard's marine safety and environmental protection programs.
U.S. Department of Defense
http://www.defenselink.mil/
The United States Department of Defense (DOD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military.
U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
http://www.transcom.mil/
USTRANSCOM is responsible for creating and implementing global deployment and distribution solutions for the U.S. government by projecting national security capabilities; sensing the operating environment; and providing end-to-end distribution process visibility.

REFERENCE

 

CAMEO Chemicals

http://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/
CAMEO Chemicals is a chemical database containing response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains more than 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.
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CBS News Disaster Links
http://www.cbsnews.com/digitaldan/disaster/disasters.shtml
CBS News Disaster Links lists links for every disaster broken into categories cover topics ranging from biological weapons and oil spills to tsunamis and typhoons.
Chemical Hazards Response Information System (CHRIS)
http://www.chrismanual.com/
CHRIS provides information needed for decision-making in emergencies that occur during the water transport of hazardous chemicals.
Cole-Parmer: Chemical Compatibility
http://www.coleparmer.com/techinfo/ChemComp.asp
The information in this chart can be used as a guide in selecting equipment for appropriate chemical compatibility. Ratings of chemical behavior listed in this chart apply at a 48-hr exposure period.
Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ)
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http://www.drj.com/
Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning and provides their readers with information on disasters, services, trends, and products.
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Disaster Research Center
http://www.udel.edu/DRC
The Disaster Research Center is a social science research center devoted to the study of disasters. Currently at the University of Delaware, the center conducts field and survey research on group, organizational and community preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters and other community-wide crises.
Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008)
http://hazmat.dot.gov/pubs/erg/erg2008_eng.pdf
Developed jointly by the DOT, Transport Canada, and the SCT, the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008) aids first responders in identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in an incident, and protecting themselves and the public.
EPA: Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
http://web-services.gov/lol
A searchable database of the EPA's Consolidated List of Chemicals Subject to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.
EPA: Databases and Tools
http://www.epa.gov/oem/tools.htm
These resources help first responders address emergency situations, assist facilities in complying with emergency management regulations, and give the public an improved understanding of chemicals in their community.
Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB)
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?HSDB
The Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) contains comprehensive data profiles compiled from an extensive range of authoritative sources on over 5,000 potentially toxic chemical substances. It is created and updated by specialists at the US National Library of Medicine (NLM).
NASA's Disaster Finder
http://disasterfinder.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Disaster Finder is a service developed and maintained by the NASA Solid Earth and Natural Hazards Program that provides variuous links for disaster information.
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG)
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npg.html
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) is a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. The NPG is intended to help users recognize and control occupational chemical hazards.
Transport of Hazardous Materials (Transport 49CFR)
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title49/49tab_02.tpl
The Transport of Hazardous Materials (Transport 49CFR) database contains regulatory and other information related to the transportation of hazardous materials in the United States of America.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER)
http://webwiser.nlm.nih.gov/getHomeData.do;jsessionid=7735BC5FA374D6876B0A8674EC75F1C6
WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents by providing a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice.
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ASSOCIATIONS

American Chemistry Council (ACC)
http://www.americanchemistry.com/
The American Chemistry Council represents companies engaged in the business of chemistry. It's mission is to deliver business value to its members through advocacy based on enhanced member performance, high quality scientific research, communications, effective participation in the political process, and a commitment to sustainable development through member contributions to economic, environmental and societal progress.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
http://www.aiche.org/
AIChE represents more than 40,000 chemical engineering professionals.
AIChE: Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
http://www.aiche.org/ccps
CCPS is a nonprofit, corporate membership organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs within the chemical, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries.
American Petoleum Institute (API)
http://www.api.org/
API is a national trade association representing all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. API's 400 corporate members come from all segments of the industry including producers, refiners, suppliers, pipeline operators and marine transporters, as well as service and supply companies that support the industry.
American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
http://www.asisonline.org/
ASIS International is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 36,000 members worldwide. ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, governmental entities, and the public.
American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA)
www.truckline.com
The mission of the American Trucking Associations, Inc., is to serve and represent the interests of the trucking industry, to influence in Federal and State governmental actions, to advance the trucking industry’s image, efficiency, competitiveness, and profitability, to provide educational programs and industry research, and to promote safety and security on the nation’s highways and among drivers.
Association of American Railroads (AAR)
http://www.aar.org/
AAR represents the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak, and is committed to bringing critical rail-related issues to the attention of Congressional and government leaders, and instituting programs to improve the efficiency, safety and service of the railroad industry.
Compressed Gas Association (CGA)
http://www.cganet.com/
CGA is dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial gas industry. Members represent all facets of the industry; manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and transporters of gases, cryogenic liquids, and related products.
The Fertilizer Institute (TFI)
http://www.tfi.org/
TFI represents the public policy, communication, and statistical needs of producers, manufacturers, retailers and transporters of fertilizer. TFI concerns itself with security, international trade, energy, transportation, the environment, worker health and safety, and farm bill and conservation programs to promote the use of enhanced efficiency fertilizer.
Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)
http://www.ime.org/
IME is the safety and security association of the commercial explosives industry in the United States and Canada. It is a non-profit association founded to provide accurate information and recommendations concerning commercial explosive materials.
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
http://www.theiacp.org/
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives in the world. With over 20,000 members in over 89 different countries, the IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
http://www.iafc.org/
The International Association of Fire Chiefs represents experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation. It's mission is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community.
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
http://www.iaff.org/
The International Association of Fire Fighters represents over 288,000 professional fire fighters and paramedics, and is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington. In addition to city and county fire fighters and emergency medical personnel, the IAFF represents state employees, federal workers and fire and emergency medical workers employed at certain industrial facilities.
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
http://www.imo.org/
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) was established through the United Nations to coordinate international maritime safety and related practices. The IMO promotes cooperation among governments and the shipping industry to improve maritime safety and to prevent marine pollution.
National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)
http://www.nacd.com/
The NACD is an international association of chemical distributor companies that purchase and take title of chemical products from manufacturers. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products.
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
http://www.nasemsd.org/
The National Association of State EMS Officials is a national organization for EMS officials whose mission is to promote the development of coordinated EMS systems across the nation; promote high quality care of patients; provide a forum for the exchange of information among state EMS officials; facilitate interstate cooperation; maintain liaison with state and national governments, professional organizations; and other appropriate public and private entities; and enhance the professional knowledge, skill and abilities of state EMS officials and staff.
National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM)
http://www.firemarshals.org/
The National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) is an association comprised of the most senior fire officials in the United States whose mission is to protect lives, property and the environment from fire, and to prevent fires from occurring in the first place.
National Propane Gas Association (NPGA)
http://www.npga.org/
The NPGA is a national trade association representing the U.S. propane industry whose 3,500 members include businesses engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances; producers and wholesalers of propane equipment; manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment; fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks; and propane transporters.
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
http://www.sheriffs.org/
The National Sheriffs' Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among those in the criminal justice field. The NSA provides programs for Sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field of criminal justice to better perform their jobs.
National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)
http://www.tanktruck.net/
The NatioNTTC is a trade association composed of approximately 200 trucking companies which specialize in the nationwide distribution of bulk liquids, industrial gases and dry products in cargo tank motor vehicles.
Responsible Care® (ACC)
http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_responsiblecare/sec.asp?CID=1298&DID=4841
Responsible Care®, mandatory for American Chemistry Council member companies, is a global initiative by those companies to advance the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. Responsible Care companies, as part of their obligations under Responsible Care, submit annual performance data that are made publicly available on ACC's website.
Security Industry Association (SIA)
http://www.siaonline.org/
SIA is a nonprofit international trade association representing electronic and physical security product manufacturers, specifiers, and service providers. SIA promotes growth and professionalism within the security industry by providing education, research, technical standards and representation and defense of its members’ interests.
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA)
http://www.socma.com/
The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association’s serves the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry by promoting high industry standards, building public awareness, and working with government agencies to develop and improve the industry.

TRANSCAER® SPONSORS

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

http://www.americanchemistry.com/
The American Chemistry Council represents companies engaged in the business of chemistry. It's mission is to deliver business value to its members through advocacy based on enhanced member performance, high quality scientific research, communications, effective participation in the political process, and a commitment to sustainable development through member contributions to economic, environmental and societal progress.
Association of American Railroads (AAR)
http://www.aar.org/
The Association of American Railroads is an association representing the major freight railroads in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as Amtrak. The AAR is committed to keeping the railroads of North America safe, fast, efficient, clean, and technologically advanced.
Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)
http://www.chemed.org/
The Chemical Educational Foundation serves the chemical industry and the public by providing information and educational programs about the benefits, uses, and safe handling of chemicals.
CHEMTREC®
http://www.chemtrec.com/
CHEMTREC is a 24-hour public service hotline for fire fighters, law enforcement, and other emergency responders to obtain information and assistance for emergency incidents involving chemicals and hazardous materials. CHEMTREC also provides a cost-effective method for shippers of hazardous materials to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation regulation 49 CFR § 172.604.
The Chlorine Institute
http://www.chlorineinstitute.org/
The Chlorine Institute is a technical trade association that supports the chlor-alkali industry and serves the public by fostering continuous improvements to safety and the protection of human health and the environment connected with the production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen chloride.
National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC)
http://www.tanktruck.net/
National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) is a trade association composed of approximately 200 trucking companies specializing in the nationwide distribution of bulk liquids, industrial gases and dry products in cargo tank motor vehicles.
Renewable Fuels Association (RFA)
http://www.ethanolrfa.org/
RFA is a national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry that promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol.

TRANSCAER® PARTNER SITES

BNSF: TRANSCAER®

http://www.bnsf.com/communities/responsible_care/trancaer.html?menu=5&submenu=1
BNSF's TRANSCAER® site details the company's involvement in the organization and where they have trained emergency responders.
Dow: TRANSCAER®
http://www.dow.com/transcaertours/
TRANSCAER® Training Tours is a long standing initiative of the many joint commitments Union Pacific Railroad Company and Dow have formed to define the path for improvement and innovation within the chemical supply chain.
UP: TRANSCAER®
http://www.uprr.com/she/cts/transcar.shtml
UP's TRANSCAER® site details the company's involvement in the organization and provides statistics on participation.
HAZMAT TRAINING
Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC)
http://www.ethanolresponse.com/
The Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC) is a coalition of industry-related associations working to enhance the knowledge, capability and readiness of operational emergency response agencies to effectively respond to fires, spills and other emergencies involving ethanol and ethanol blended fuels.
Emergency Response Training Center (ERTC)
http://www.hazmattraining.com/
ERTC provides hands-on emergency response training courses that prepare teams to safely respond to accidents. The training programs include rail, highway, intermodal, and WMD emergency response.
NIEHS: Worker Education and Training Program (WETP)
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Worker Education and Training Program (WETP) supports the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response.
PHMSA: Pipeline Safety Office of Training and Qualifications (TQ)
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/portal/site/PHMSA/menuitem.7c371785a639f2e55cf2031050248a0c/?vgnextoid=56d508ae2db83110VgnVCM1000009ed07898RCRD&vgnextchannel=56d508ae2db83110VgnVCM1000009ed07898RCRD&vgnextfmt=print
The Pipeline Safety Office of Training and Qualifications (TQ) offers training activities designed to familiarize government and industry personnel with the requirements of pipeline safety regulations. It provides nationwide training and technical assistance and promotes safety in the transport of hazardous gases and liquids in the nation's pipelines.
TSA: Hazmat Motor Carrier Security Self Assessment Training Program
http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/tsnm/highway/self_training.shtm
The Hazmat Motor Carrier Security Self Assessment Training Program is a cooperative effort between PHMSA, FMCSA, and TSA designed to provide hazmat motor carrier security managers, drivers, and any other personnel involved in the transportation of hazardous materials with the necessary knowledge and tools to do their jobs effectively.
U.S. Fire Administation: Training
http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/subjects/hazmat/training.shtm
A variety of training courses offered by the U.S. Fire Administation on dealing with hazardous material-related emergencies.

HAZMAT TRAINING GRANTS

NIEHS: Worker Education and Training Program (WETP)

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/funding/index.cfm
The NIEHS WETP supports the development of training programs throughout the country to help employers meet OSHA requirements under CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response. The primary mission of this program is to fund non-profit organizations in providing training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials.
PHMSA: Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP)
http://hazmat.dot.gov/training/state/hmep/hmep.htm
The Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grant program provides financial and technical assistance for emergency planning and training. HMEP distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to emergency responders for hazmat training.


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