Regulatory considerations in hazardous materials transportation


  • Lawrence W. Bierlein

    1. Washington, D. C. 20007
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    • Larry Bierlein is a lawyer with his own firm in Washington, D.C., dealing exclusively with hazardous materials and hazardous waste regulations throughout the world. At one time he worked for the U.S. Department of Transportation providing legal advice to that government agency on the regulation of hazardous materials.

      Today in his private practice he assists corporate shippers, carriers and manufacturers of packaging in the implementation of hazardous materials and hazardous waste compliance programs, analysis and interpretation of regulations, preparation of requests for exemptions and rule making, defense of enforcement actions, management of liability, clean up of past disposal sites, and resolution of conflicts between government regulations affecting materials distribution both nationally and internationally.

      He is the author of the basic transportation text called the Redbook on Transportation of Hazardous Materials, and is the Editorial Director of the monthly newsletter “Hazardous Materials Transportation.” He also served as an editor of the recently issued National Academy of Sciences report entitled “Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Toward a National Strategy.”

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