hey guys i have a paper due for my HAZMAT class... its about the fist law law in US that details Hazardous material and the first law passed in US in regards of HAZMAT if anyone can help me please respond to this or E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello from Santa Barbara, Your post is somewhat nebulous Nazy... The first law in the US detailing hazmat has been mentioned twice here... I'd love to help you but you need to be specific.
If I was to guess about which law(s) that you need to find information about, I would say it was in 1986 when the United States Congress passed the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA).
There's a lot to Title III of SARA as far as the endless listing of required things that folks have to comply with if they are storing, using, handling or shipping hazardous materials. This ties in the beginnings for each state to develop ways to deal with releases of hazardous mateirals. This law also, among other things, required that the governor of each state appoint an Emergency Response Commission. This is what got everything started. I hope this is helpful. Good luck on your report.
thank you Michael. i know the subject is not really clear how ever this is what our professor gave us. i will contact him and try to find out a more specific and detail Question. hopefully you could definitely help me then.
again thx alot
Ben, So now I'm curious about what this professor wants, is it Title III of SARA or something else as you eluded too? We will just have to wait for Nazi to give us the answer... have a great weekend! Mike
Here's another pretty good history site - scroll down to the 1970's section.
FEMA was created by federal legislation in 1979 - largely in response to the various big railroad derailments with hazmat releases listed above, plus a bromine release in Rockwood, TN that I'd forgotten about.