Chemical Hazard Response Information System, operated by US coast guard, is designed to provide information essential for proper decision-making during the emergencies involving the water transport of hazardous chemicals CHRIS operates in USA and consists of: –
- Regional contingency plans,
- Hazard assessment computer system,
- Coastguard organization unit
- Four reference manual
These manuals refer to emergency operational procedures and also provide basic information which can be used to improve safety standards.