Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence

Department of Transportation
Research and Special Programs Administration

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

DOT issued a final rule on security requirements for transporters of hazardous materials on March 25, 2003. The rule amends 49 CFR 172.704 and 49 CFR 172.800.

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Regulations
Section 172.704 – Training Requirements
Section 172.800 – Development and Implementation of Plans to Address Security Risks

DOT’s HazMat Safety Homepage

DOT’s Hazardous Materials Safety Brochure

Hazardous Materials Transportation (HMT) Security
This page includes a brochure, and free training on the new requirements to download, or you can obtain the Hazmat Transportation Security Awareness Training on CD-ROM - Available at no charge in limited quantities. Publication orders may be placed on-line through RSPA's e-hazmat site: Orders may also be processed by FAX (202) 366-7342, telephone (800) 467-4922 X 3, or (202) 366-2301 or mail in a request to USDOT/RSPA/DHM-50, 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, DC 20590.

Training Requirements Under the Hazardous Materials Regulations
Includes definitions of a HazMat Employee and Employer, the training requirements, and recordkeeping.

Risk Management Self-Evaluation Framework (RMSEF)
Includes templates, a vulnerability assessment model, and links to related materials.

Important Deadlines
March 25, 2003 – Each hazmat employee must be trained in security awareness. This must be completed by March 24, 2006. Training may occur in training courses for existing employees. For new hazmat employees, training must occur within 90 days of employment.

September 25, 2003 – A written security plan must be developed and implemented for employers who offer or transport hazardous materials.

December 22, 2003 – All employers who are required to have a written security plan must provide “in-depth” security awareness training to hazmat employees on the elements of their plan.

March 24, 2006 – Every hazmat employee must have received training.