Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Requirements   [open pdf - 6MB]

"The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat). Hazmat is essential to the economy of the United States and the well-being of its people. Hazmat fuels our cars and trucks and heats and cools our homes and offices. Hazmat is used in farming and medical applications as well as manufacturing, mining, and other industries. Every day millions of tons of hazmat are safely transported by air, train, truck, or vessel in quantities ranging from several ounces to thousands of gallons. In the wrong hands, however, hazmat can pose a significant security threat, particularly those that can be used as weapons of mass destruction. Addressing this security threat is vital to the safety of our citizens and security of our economy."

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