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Advisory Notice; Enhancing the Security of Hazardous Materials in Transportation

The DOT has issued a notice that advises shippers and carriers of voluntary measures to enhance the security of hazardous materials shipments during transportation. The notice addresses personnel, facility, and en route security issues and includes contact points for obtaining additional, more detailed information. In the wrong hands, hazardous materials pose a significant security threat, particularly those that may be used as weapons of mass destruction. Persons who offer, transport, or store hazardous materials in transit should review their security measures and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the security of hazardous materials shipments. To assist you in performing appropriate risk assessments, RSPA has posted a Risk Management Self-Evaluation Framework on their website (

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Gorsky, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, Research and Special Programs Administration, telephone (202) 366-8553. The full notice is available on RCP’s website here.