Accession Number : ADA113196

Title :   Hazardous Materials Management System Validation: A Comparison of the Hazard Analysis and Resource Inventories Conducted by Multnomah County and the City of Portland.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 80-Mar 82.

Corporate Author : PORTLAND OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OR

PDF Url : ADA113196

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This report describes the validation of the Multnomah County hazardous materials hazard analysis and resource inventory. The validation was conducted by the City of Portland, which lies within the geographic boundaries of Multnomah County but which maintains separate emergency response and planning authority. The hazard analysis prepared under contract to the County project did not meet the information requirements for City of Portland planning or emergency response procedures. Because the Country analysis was for a regional government and the City analysis for a municiple government their objectives were quite different. To validate the data in the County project and to meet the needs of the City of Portland, an independent hazard analysis was conducted; the methodology for this independent analysis is described in this report and compared to that of the Multnomah County project. The resource inventory was determined complete as developed and was not validated through replication. The methodologies described in Hazardous Materials Management System: A Guide for Local Emergency Managers are valid, to the extent of detail in which the tasks and activities are addressed. It should be useful to FEMA in preparing planning aids for local governments. Suggestions for such planning aids are also made in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hazardous materials, *Safety, *Systems management, *Emergencies, Manufacturing, Storage, Transportation, Management planning and control, Planning, Inventory, Identification, Data acquisition, Validation, Accidents, Prevention, Information systems, Training, Manuals, Urban areas

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE