A Study of Optimal Siting of Hazardous Materials Response Teams in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Report No: 87-R30

Published in 1987

About the report:

The report describes a method for determining the optimal placement of response teams in Virginia. The three sites in Virginia that provided the most coverage of the state within a two-hour response period were analyzed as was the optimal placement of teams at four sites. The author concluded that four response teams, located throughout the state, could provide emergency response to every location in Virginia.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Gary M. Bowman

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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