DOT To Make Hazmat Changes

The Department of Transportation announced that it will drop some materials, including paint and diesel fuel, from the list of substances the agency considers dangerous enough to require hazmat motor carriers to file detailed security plans.

Still included on the list of “serious security risks” are such materials as gasoline, explosives, and some toxic gases.

The new rule, effective October 1st, was published on March 9 by DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Adminstration. It also clarifies various hazmat requirements related to security planning, training, and documention.

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