NOTICE TO ALL EXPLOSIVES INDUSTRY MEMBERS
Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has asked the Hazardous
Materials Advisory Council, of which ISEE is a member, to relay
the following message to all involved in hazmat transport, carriers
in particular, urging that they pay particular attention to:
hazmat routing guidelines and rules; routing hazmat shipments
away from cities and populated areas if possible; exploring
ways to improve hazmat cargo security measures; and instructing
their personnel to call 911 if they observe anything that suggests
criminal behavior and to call 311 if they recall an incident
after the fact.
has contacted state and local authorities to request that they
investigate and take control of vehicles "off normal routes."
In particular, vehicles transporting Division 1.1, 1.2, and
1.3 materials will be expected to have on board a route plan
as required by 397.67(d). Carriers should route all hazmat shipments
away from cities and populated areas, if possible, and consider
increasing security measures. Most importantly, anything suspicious
should be reported to local or state authorities.
for your cooperation.
Jeffrey L. Dean, CAE
Executive Director and General Counsel
International Society of Explosives Engineers