More than 10,000 chemical industry customers subscribe to Chemtrec
, which may receive up to 200 calls a day.
DOT has prepared a "Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Guidebook" designed to work with the CHEMTREC
For its part, CHEMTREC
, the Chemical Transportation Emergency Center run by ACC, developed a chemical sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) in April 2002 to facilitate ongoing communication between members of the sector and the appropriate federal government agency (originally the FBI, now DHS).
In addition to the training and preparation, Stephens said that notifying agencies such as the National Response Center (NRC) and entities such as CHEMTREC
, which serve as clearinghouses for data pertaining to specific accidents or catastrophes is equally important.
Department of Transportation has prepared a "Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Guidebook" designed to work with the CHEMTREC
(Chemical Transportation Emergency Center) is a private operation voluntarily established by the Chemical Manufacturers Association in 1971 as a national resource to provide information on chemicals involved in transportation emergencies.