SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

A New Look at Storage of Hazardous Materials and Wastes


In response to the need for improved information concerning hazardous materials/wastes in a storage environment, the Hazardous Materials Technical Center (HMTC) reviewed the definition of hazardous materials and applicable regulations and developed a storage classification scheme for packaged commodities. Seventy-seven final storage compatibility groups were developed from 12 major areas defined by regulation. To arrive at this scheme, HMTC combines Department of Defense (DOD) hazardous material storage/disposal methods, industry-based storage/disposal guidelines, and survey/analysis of regulations affecting the public and military sectors (for example, Department of Transportation, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Regulatory Commission). Tables provide major definitions, a priority list of materials for multiple hazard, and major groupings of hazardous materials. Figures illustrate the development of the 77 final compatibility groups.

Author Information

Warner, DJ
Dynamic Corporation, Rockville, MD
Frick, JH
Cameron Station, Alexandria, VA
Lovejoy, WC
Dynamic Corporation, Rockville, MD
Burns, GF
Dynamic Corporation, Rockville, MD
Price: $25.00
Contact Sales
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Developed by Committee: D34
Pages: 426–442
DOI: 10.1520/STP23096S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4994-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0931-5