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FMC To Visit Domestic Haz Mat Carriers

December 9th, 2003 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat

Field officials with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will visit most of the nation‘s hazardous material carriers in the coming months. Their mission is to increase the level of awareness of hazardous material carriers to terrorist threats. These visits will not result in a compliance review or enforcement action. The information being provided by the field staff will be in the form of recommendations and suggestions, except those regulatory requirements affecting the actual movement of hazardous materials. The main highlights of the Security Talking Points are: General Security, Personnel Security, Hazardous Materials and Package Controls, En Route Security, Technical Innovations, Management Initiatives and Communications. These recommendations may not apply to all carriers, based on their size and scope of operation. Additionally, this list will be changed based on future priorities to address terrorist threats.

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