Leon N. Moses In June 1991, the Transportation Center at Northwestern University sponsored Hazmat Transport '91: A National Conference on the Transportation of Hazardous Materials and Wastes. The faculty associated with the center were aware that there had been many professional, industrial and government conferences and meetings on the subject. However, they believed that the unique capacity of the Transportation Center to bring together leaders from industry and government, as well as leading scholars from economics, law, engineering, psychology and sociology who have done research on the problems associated with the transportation of hazardous materials and wastes (hazmats), could produce a set of integrated insights and understandings that would go well beyond those of previous conferences. The papers that make up this volume were all delivered at Hazmat Transport '91. From a legislative point of view, they tend to deal with issues associated with the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975 (HMTA), the original act passed to regulate the transportation of hazardous materials, and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act of 1990 (HMTVSA). There were talks and papers presented at the conference that focused on other recent legislation and transportation issues with which HMTUSA does not deal. The conference proceedings volume also had discussions and papers on significant managerial and regulatory issues that could not be included in this volume because of constraints on its size. Therefore, this essay is made up of three parts.
Introduction. 1. Disclosure, Enforcement, and Compliance: A Shipper's Perspective on Compliance; D.A. Boyd. 2. Compliance and Enforcement Problems in Hazmat Transportation: will the Hazardous Materials Uniform Safety Act of 1990 make a Difference? W.E. Kenworthy. 3. International Standards and Docket No. HM-181; L.W. Bierlein. 4. Interagency Conflicts in the Regulation of Hazardous Materials in Transport: the Nuclear Materials Examples; M. Kassen. 5. An Economic Review of Monitored Retrievable Storage for Spent Nuclear Fuel; G. Rothwell. 6. Analyzing Routes for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials including Radioactive Waste and Spent Nuclear Fuel by Use of Effective Risk Estimation; P. Olekszyk. 7. Working together to Build a Safer Future; M. Abkowitz. 8. Multiobjective Policy Analysis of Hazardous Materials Routing; M.A. Turnquist, G.F. List. 9. Sitting Emergency Response Teams; Tradeoffs among Response Time, Risk, Risk Equity and Cost; G.F. List. 10. Databases and Needs for Risk Assessment of Hazardous Materials Shipments by Truck; A.G. Hobeika, S. Kim. 11. Uncertainty in the Estimation of Risks for the Transport of Hazardous Materials; F.F. Saccomanno, A. Stewart, J.H. Shortreed. 12. Perceptions of Risk: Paradox and Challenge; P. Slovic. 13. Risk Communication, Recreancy, and Organizational Effectiveness; L. Clarke, W.R. Freudenburg. 14. Risk, Loss and Liability in the Transportation of Hazardous Materials; M.S. Shapo. 15. The Law and Economics of Hazardous Materials Transportation: regulating Harm by Administrative Agency and Tort Liability; T.S. Ulen, C. Kolstad. 16. Annual License Fees and Other Charges for Road Transportation of Hazardous Materials; L.N. Moses, I. Savage. 17. Costing the Movement of Hazardous Materials by Rail; M.W. Tretheway, W.G. Waters II. 18. A Test of Market Behavior in the Transport of Petroleum and Liquid Hazardous Materials; R.R. Braeutigam, L.N. Moses. Index. Name Index.
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