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Hazmat security plan requirements
  • Companies or people offering for transport or transporting hazard materials as listed in 172.800 are required to develop and implement a security plan.
  • The security plan must address security and access issues, people and duties relevant to the plan, and employee training.
  • Security plans for rail carriers are subject to additional requirements.

Any entity that offers for transportation or transports in commerce one or more of the hazardous materials listed in 172.800(b)(1)-(16) must develop and implement a security plan.

Security plans must address the following elements:

  • Personnel security,
  • Unauthorized access,
  • En route security,
  • Job title of the senior management official responsible for overall development and implementation of the security plan,
  • Security duties for each position that is responsible for implementing the plan or a portion of the plan, and
  • A plan for training hazmat employees on security awareness and in-depth security training.

The security plan must be reviewed at least annually and revised and/or updated as necessary to reflect changes in circumstances. The plan, including the risk assessment, must be in writing and must be retained as long as it remains in effect.