Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration September 9, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Risk-Based Adjustment of Transportation Security Plan Requirements
Document Number: E8-20856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA, in consultation with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is proposing to modify its current security plan requirements governing the commercial transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, vessel, and highway. Based on an evaluation of the security threats associated with specific types and quantities of hazardous materials, the proposed rule would narrow the list of materials subject to security plan requirements and reduce associated regulatory costs and paperwork burden. The proposed rule also would clarify certain requirements related to security planning, training, and documentation and incorporate and build on recent international standards governing hazardous materials security.