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Title: US Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program

Abstract

The Department of Energy (DOE) has taken a positive step in ensuring that carriers are highly qualified before they are permitted to transport any DOE material classified as hazardous in Title 49 CFR. The process utilized by the DOE is the Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP). The MCEP is considered to be a cornerstone for building a partnership with the carriers and ensuring that all DOE materials, particularly hazardous and radioactive, are handled in a safe, compliant manner. Carriers are evaluated and rated based on their performance in those areas that are concerned with safety while in transit. This program is an essential part of the Department`s commitment to safety. Concern for safe disposal and storage of hazardous materials has often overshadowed the fact that, in many cases, these materials must be transported between various locations throughout the United States. The DOE Transportation of Emergency Management and Analytical Services (TEMAS) has made a commitment that, as these materials are transported, they are given the same care and safe handling by the carrier, as they are when moved internally (within DOE site boundaries). The Department continually monitors and analyzes its transportation activities to ensure public safety. As the DOE role shiftsmore » from nuclear materials production to environmental restoration, transportation continues to play an important part in the new mission. These widely dispersed hazardous materials (including radioactive materials) must be consolidated for safe storage and disposal, which will increase transportation operations across the DOE complex. For example, chemical wastes generated through years of defense production activities must be transported to commercial treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Mele Associates, Inc., Rockville, MD (United States)
  3. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
474087
Report Number(s):
CONF-960804-Vol.2
TRN: 97:008831
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPECTRUM `96: international conference on nuclear and hazardous waste management, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-23 Aug 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the international topical meeting on nuclear and hazardous waste management (SPECTRM `96): Volume 2; PB: 875 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; TRANSPORTATION SECTOR; EVALUATION; CERTIFICATION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; LAND TRANSPORT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; US DOE; SAFETY ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Savage, T.C., Lopez, C.A., and Blalock, L.B. US Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Savage, T.C., Lopez, C.A., & Blalock, L.B. US Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program. United States.
Savage, T.C., Lopez, C.A., and Blalock, L.B. Tue . "US Department of Energy motor carrier evaluation program". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Department of Energy (DOE) has taken a positive step in ensuring that carriers are highly qualified before they are permitted to transport any DOE material classified as hazardous in Title 49 CFR. The process utilized by the DOE is the Motor Carrier Evaluation Program (MCEP). The MCEP is considered to be a cornerstone for building a partnership with the carriers and ensuring that all DOE materials, particularly hazardous and radioactive, are handled in a safe, compliant manner. Carriers are evaluated and rated based on their performance in those areas that are concerned with safety while in transit. This program is an essential part of the Department`s commitment to safety. Concern for safe disposal and storage of hazardous materials has often overshadowed the fact that, in many cases, these materials must be transported between various locations throughout the United States. The DOE Transportation of Emergency Management and Analytical Services (TEMAS) has made a commitment that, as these materials are transported, they are given the same care and safe handling by the carrier, as they are when moved internally (within DOE site boundaries). The Department continually monitors and analyzes its transportation activities to ensure public safety. As the DOE role shifts from nuclear materials production to environmental restoration, transportation continues to play an important part in the new mission. These widely dispersed hazardous materials (including radioactive materials) must be consolidated for safe storage and disposal, which will increase transportation operations across the DOE complex. For example, chemical wastes generated through years of defense production activities must be transported to commercial treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities.},
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year = {1996},
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