carriers, large and small, that haul certain categories of hazardous
materials are required by the U.S. Department of Transportation
to develop and follow a hazmat security plan by Sept. 25, 2003.
plan must include:
to confirm information provided by job applicants hired to access
and handle the hazardous material.
- Measures to address the assessed risk that unauthorized persons
may gain access to the materials.
- Steps to address the assessed security risks of hazmat shipments
en route from origin to destination, including shipments stored
incidental to movement.
addition, the plan must be in writing and must be retained for
as long as it remains in effect. Copies of the security plan must
be available to employees who are responsible for implementing
it - consistent with personnel security clearance or background
investigation restrictions and a demonstrated need to know.
plan also must include an assessment of possible transportation
security risks for shipment of applicable hazardous materials
and the measures taken to address this assessed risks.
the plan must be revised and updated as necessary to reflect changing
of applicable hazmats
plan covers haulers of radioactive material and those who haul
more than 55 pounds of explosive material.
- More than 1.06 quarts per package of any material poisonous
hazmat shipment in bulk packaging that has a capacity equal
to or greater than 3,500 gallons for liquids or gases or more
than 458 for solids;
shipment in other than a bulk packaging of 5,000 pounds gross
weight or more of one class of hazardous materials for which
placarding is required; and
select agent or toxin regulated by the Centers for Disease Control