NationalTRANSCAER® is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. TRANSCAER® members may consist of volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distribution, hazardous material storage and handling, emergency response and preparedness, and related service industries as well as the government.
TRANSCAER® is organized into two groups: the National TRANSCAER® Task Group (NTTG) and its included Executive Committee, which manages the TRANSCAER program; and the Regional Approach, which implements TRANSCAER® and the nine TRANSCAER® steps throughout the United States.
The NTTG is the managing body of the TRANSCAER® initiative. The NTTG steers the overall direction of TRANSCAER®, develops manuals and other tools to help the regional and state coordinators implement TRANSCAER®, and manages TRANSCAER® resources.
The NTTG Executive Committee is responsible for long range planning and coordination of all task group activities and is responsible for the conduct of NTTG business when the NTTG is not in session.
Members of the NTTG may represent manufacturers, distributors, hazardous materials storage and handling, transporters, emergency response and preparedness organizations, their associations, and related service industries, although this is not an exhaustive list.
NTTG membership includes designated Sponsor representatives, TRANSCAER Regional Coordinators, and designated national level TRANSCAER Partner representatives. Others may apply to the NTTG Executive Committee, through the Staff Executive, for NTTG membership. Applications for membership, other than Regional Coordinators and Sponsor representatives, must be approved by the Executive Committee.
The NTTG Chairperson (Chair) and Vice Chairperson (Vice Chair) are appointed by the NTTG Executive Committee for two year terms of office, effective on January 1. The Vice Chair does not automatically succeed the Chair when the Chair completes his/her term.
The NTTG will meet a minimum of four times a year. Each member of the NTTG is a working member, and is expected to take a leadership role in NTTG activities. Members are expected to have their employer's support for time necessary to carry out NTTG responsibilities.
Among other duties, NTTG members are also expected to assist in recruitment of new TRANSCAER Sponsors.
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National TRANSCAER Task Group Meetings for 2013
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013 American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC
- Monday, May 20, 2013 Dallas, TX prior to AAR/BOE HazMat Seminar
- Thursday, September 5, 2013 Sacramento, CA during the Continuing Challenge HazMat Conference
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013 American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC