ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: DHS Announces Security Standards for Freight and Passenger Rail Systems [November 13, 2008]   [open pdf - 37KB]

This Fact Sheet published by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides insight into the rail security rule implemented by DHS in order to "enhance security of freight and passenger rail. With respect to freight rail, the rule addresses the transport of security-sensitive materials, including PIH (poisonous by inhalation hazard) materials, by rail, from start to finish, including predictable stopping points during shipment. PIH materials are potentially harmful and include essential chemicals like chlorine and anhydrous ammonia. PIH materials represent less than one percent of all hazardous materials rail shipments. [...] The rail security rule will bring a higher degree of security for freight and passenger railroad transportation. Compliance with the rule, combined with voluntary initiatives already underway, will drive down risk and provide comprehensive coverage for this mode of transportation."

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Date:
2008-11-13
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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pdf
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