Guide to Developing an Effective Security Plan for the Highway Transportation of Hazardous Materials   [open pdf - 1MB]

"This Guide is a tool that motor carriers transporting hazardous materials can use in developing a security plan as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation in their HM-232 rulemaking. It is designed to provide motor carriers with (a) sufficient background to understand the nature of the threats against hazardous materials transportation; (b) the means to identify the vulnerabilities to those threats; and (c) an approach to address the vulnerabilities. The first step in developing a security plan is conducting a security assessment. The Guide establishes a framework for reviewing a company's hazardous materials operations and identifying relevant threats and vulnerabilities. The focus is on making the assessment specific with respect to an individual company facility or each type of hazardous material. The Guide also offers an approach for prioritizing each of the threats and vulnerabilities that are identified. The discussion of the security plan introduces a recommended approach for determining appropriate security measures for addressing identified threats and vulnerabilities that help to eliminate unnecessary security-related expenses. Consideration of varying threat levels (such as those indicated by the Homeland Security Advisory System) and a method for prioritizing potential security measures is also discussed. The Guide covers the required security training (awareness and in-depth) and security plan administration. Administration includes the distribution, maintenance, verification, and validation of the full security plan as well as how to best incorporate the insights and support that are available from industry partners, local community organizations, and law enforcement agencies."

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
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