Under 49 CFR, a number of regulatory changes will become mandatory on October 1st, 2010. Three of the changes include:
- Preparation of shipping papers/Emergency response telephone number
The shipping paper must contain an emergency response telephone number and, if utilizing an emergency response information telephone number service provider, identify the person (by name or contract number) who has a contractual agreement with the service provider.
- Packing instructions(written notification)
Shipper’s must retain a copy of the written notification for at least 365 days from the date of issuance and have copies available for representatives of the DOT.
- Security plans (if required)
Security plans must include the identity by job title the senior management official responsible for overall development and implementation of the security plan, security duties for each position and a plan for training hazmat employees. The security plan must be available upon request to the DOT or Department of Homeland Security.