The security plan must be in writing, must be specific to the hazmat to be
transported, and must be retained for as long as it remains in effect. Copies of the
security plan, or portions thereof, must be available to the employees who are
responsible for implementing it, consistent with personnel security clearance or
background investigation restrictions and a demonstrated need to know. The
security plan must be revised and updated as necessary to reflect changing
circumstances. When the security plan is updated or revised, all copies of the plan
must be maintained as of the date of the most recent revision.
What is the deadline for preparing a Security Plan? The plan must be prepared by
September 25, 2003.
Who needs the Training? There are two separate requirements for security
(1) If you are required to have a security plan, then you are required to be trained
on the specifics of that plan (see In-depth Security Training requirements below).
(2) If you are a hazmat employee as defined in 49 CFR 171.8 and are trained
under 49 CFR 172.704, you must receive training that provides an awareness of
the security issues associated with hazardous materials transportation and
possible methods to enhance transportation security (see Security Awareness
Training requirements below).
What is the In-depth Security Training requirement? By December 22, 2003 each
hazmat employee of a person required to have a security plan must be trained
concerning the security plan and its implementation. Security training must include
company security objectives, specific security procedures, employee
responsibilities, actions to take in the event of a security breach, and the
organization security structure.
What is the Security Awareness Training requirement? No late than the date of
the first scheduled recurrent training after March 25, 2003, and in no case later
than March 24, 2006, each hazmat employee must receive training that provides
an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation
and methods designed to enhance transportation security. This training must also
include a component covering how to recognize and respond to possible security
threats. After March 25, 2003, new hazmat employees must receive the security
awareness training required by this paragraph within 90 days after employment.