September 1, 2010
Dear Valued Customer,
The United States Department of Transportation’s Pipleline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) created a new regulation, HM-206F, regarding information required on a dangerous goods declaration effective October 1, 2010 as follows:
A shipper (offeror) who is registered with an emergency response provider (i.e.: Chemtrec) must be identified by name or contract number on the shipping paper immediately before, after, above, or below the emergency response telephone number in a prominent, readily identifiable, and clearly visible manner that allows the information to be easily and quickly found.
This new regulation is subject to Dangerous Goods (DG) both imported into and exported from the United States. This information will enable the emergency response information provider to identify the offeror on whose behalf it is accepting responsibility for providing emergency response information in the event of a hazardous materials incident and obtain additional information about the hazardous material as needed.
- For DG cargo imported into the United States, Westwood will require the information to be provided at the time of booking.
- For DG cargo exported out of the united states, Westwood will require the information from shippers before the hazardous declaration cut-off time.
To view the full regulatory text: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/pdf/E9-24799.pdf
Please feel free to contact your Westwood Sales or Customer Service representative if you have any questions on this matter.
We thank you for your support.
Westwood Shipping Lines