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transportation of the specific HAZMAT should be trained on this matter accordingly. The
training should be documented.
(2) If it is determined by the USACE office that the specific HAZMAT presents a
security risk during the pre-transportation phase, a site-specific security plan should be
developed by the USACE office as an offeror of the specific HAZMAT. Appendix B is a
security plan template. USACE offices should modify, add to, and delete from this template as
appropriate. In addition, the USACE office should require that onsite contractors provide
certification to the government that their staffs involved in pre-transportation activities for the
specific HAZMAT meet the security provisions outlined by the contractor's security plan.
Certification language is as follows: "I hereby certify that those persons employed by (name of
contractor) have had background checks performed and that they do not pose a security risk in
the pre-transportation related activities with respect to the covered HAZMAT. We have a
security plan in place that addresses these matters as per the requirements of 49 CFR 172,
Subpart I." USACE offices should make sure that the contract clearly indicates, through the
appropriate Federal Acquisition Regulations clauses, that the prime contractor is responsible for
(3) In addition, the contract will clearly require full compliance with DOT regulations,
49 CFR, Subchapter C.
(4) With each shipment of HAZMAT required to have a security plan for purposes of
transportation, the USACE representative responsible for signing the shipping documents, will
require the initial transporter to sign a certification statement. This certification will be placed in
the project files in association with the shipping document. Subsequent shipments of the same
hazard class of materials transported by the same transporter need not provide additional
certifications. The certification will be typed on a separate page and read as follows: "I hereby
certify that (name of transportation company) has a Security Plan in place which meets the
requirements of 49 CFR 172 Subpart I for the hazardous materials described in the attached
shipping papers." This certification will be signed by the initial transporter and dated.
(5) All certifications will be placed in the project files with the shipping documents, and
retained for at least the period required for the shipping papers.
e. Additional Information. Attached, as Appendix A, is an HTRW Center of Expertise
Information Fact Sheet regarding security requirements for offerors and transporters of
hazardous materials. The fact sheet lists the seven hazardous materials that will require a
security plan. It is also available on the web at
Appendix B, a template security plan for USACE as an offeror is also attached. DoD Instruction
Questions concerning the specifics of the technical requirements can be directed to staff at the
HTRW CX at 402-697-2562, 2560, 2634.
6. Actions Required. See paragraphs 5a, 5b, 5c, and 5d above.