Risk Assessment of Hazardous Material Transportation for Small and Tribal Communities

This research is focused on small communities and tribal communities in Nebraska. Research is proposed to assess the risk from highway based transportation of hazardous materials to small (population <5,000) and tribal communities in Nebraska. Highway-based incidents involving hazardous materials constitute about 88% of incidents reported nationwide by all modes of transport (air, rail, water, and highway). In 2018, about 18,000 incidents involving hazardous materials were reported on highways nationwide with an estimated cost of about $92 million (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Material Safety, 2019). Small communities and tribal communities may be more vulnerable to the effects of incidents involving hazardous materials due to a variety of reasons including possible lack of planning, preparedness, and limited resources to deal with incidents. Therefore, it is important to: (1) assess the vulnerability of small and tribal communities to hazardous materials involved highway incidents by assessing the risk, (2) develop a framework for emergency planning for dealing with the outcomes of hazardous material involved incidents, and (3) develop a manual with guidance for small and tribal communities.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $442673
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747107

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-America Transportation Center

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Nebraska, Lincoln

      1400 R Street
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68588
    • Principal Investigators:

      Khattak, Aemal

    • Start Date: 20200101
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01738629
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Feb 11 2020 4:14PM