Reforming HAZMAT Trucking Security, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, First Session, November 1, 2005 [open pdf - 272KB]
From the opening statement of Daniel Lungren. "The subcommittee is meeting today to hear testimony on reforming the HAZMAT trucking security program. I would like to welcome everybody to this hearing. Today, we will review the current TSA security program for transporting hazardous materials by truck and the impact of these regulations on the trucking industry. Four years ago, Congress mandated security threat assessments of all individuals who operate a motor vehicle under the Department of Transportation's HAZMAT program. It is extremely important that we prevent dangerous material that could be used in a terrorist event from falling into the wrong hands, and I am a strong supporter of this program. Yet I am concerned that the current approach is neither the most effective nor efficient manner to address this very real program. There are over 4,000 substances currently classified as a hazardous material for a variety of environmental, corrosive, health, safety or security reasons. They include items such as nail polish remover, corn syrup, dish detergent, and alcohol spirits." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Lungren, Loretta Sanchez, Sheila Jackson-Lee, John Linder, Gary Brown, Michael Laizure, Scott Madar, Linda Lewis-Pickett, Stephen Russell, Robert McGuire, and Justin Oberman.
Serial No. 109-52
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