Haz-Mat Transportation Committee

Haz-Mat Transportation Committee

The Research and Special Programs Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced the formation of the National Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to provide DOT with a nonfederal perspective on issues and developments in all aspects of hazardous materials transportation. Their duties will be to:

  1. Undertake such information gathering activities as necessary to define issues for consideration by the committee, take issues on those positions and communicate those positions to DOT.
  2. Advise DOT on economic, technological and legal hazardous materials transportation problems in the various industries under DOT’s jurisdiction.
  3. Evaluate technological and institutional developments relating to hazardous materials transportation.
  4. Serve as a forum for the discussion of problems involving the relationship of industry activities and state and local government requirements.

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