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DOT | Hazardous Materials Transportation Program Compliance

Is your company or place of business engaged in hazardous materials transportation? If so, your activities are subject to the requirements set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are issued by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and govern the transportation of hazardous materials by highway, rail, vessel, and air.

Understanding the requirements for the safe transport of hazardous materials, i.e., “hazmat,” is an often confusing process. Complying with the HMR requires those involved in the transportation of hazmat in commerce to address issues regarding: hazardous materials classification; packaging; hazard communication, i.e., labeling and marking; emergency response; and training. These requirements apply to those persons/companies shipping containerized or bulk products as well as waste materials.

Hazmat Consultants

ESC’s staff has an established foundation of experience in hazmat consulting – from the examination of shipping requirements to meet both domestic and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations to the development of specialized transportation permits, training and DOT Security Plans.

Our Hazmat Consultants look forward to assisting you.

The following links provide you access to hazmat rules and guidance.

PHMSA – Regulations (HMR)

HAZMAT Guidance

2008 ERG


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