49 CFR 171.15 - Immediate notice of certain hazardous materials incidents.
(a)General. As soon as practical but no later than 12 hours after the occurrence of any incident described in paragraph (b) of this section, each person in physical possession of the hazardous material must provide notice by telephone to the National Response Center (NRC) on 800-424-8802 (toll free) or 202-267-2675 (toll call) or online at http://www.nrc.uscg.mil. Each notice must include the following information:
(1) Name of reporter;
(2) Name and address of person represented by reporter;
(3) Phone number where reporter can be contacted;
(4) Date, time, and location of incident;
(5) The extent of injury, if any;
(7) Type of incident and nature of hazardous material involvement and whether a continuing danger to life exists at the scene.
(b)Reportable incident. A telephone report is required whenever any of the following occurs during the course of transportation in commerce (including loading, unloading, and temporary storage):
(1) As a direct result of a hazardous material -
(i) A person is killed;
(ii) A person receives an injury requiring admittance to a hospital;
(iii) The general public is evacuated for one hour or more;
(iv) A major transportation artery or facility is closed or shut down for one hour or more; or
(v) The operational flight pattern or routine of an aircraft is altered;
(2) Fire, breakage, spillage, or suspected radioactive contamination occurs involving a radioactive material (see also § 176.48 of this subchapter);
(3) Fire, breakage, spillage, or suspected contamination occurs involving an infectious substance other than a regulated medical waste;
(5) A situation exists of such a nature (e.g., a continuing danger to life exists at the scene of the incident) that, in the judgment of the person in possession of the hazardous material, it should be reported to the NRC even though it does not meet the criteria of paragraphs (b)(1), (2), (3) or (4) of this section; or
(6) During transportation by aircraft, a fire, violent rupture, explosion or dangerous evolution of heat (i.e., an amount of heat sufficient to be dangerous to packaging or personal safety to include charring of packaging, melting of packaging, scorching of packaging, or other evidence) occurs as a direct result of a battery or battery-powered device.
Under 40 CFR 302.6, EPA requires persons in charge of facilities (including transport vehicles, vessels, and aircraft) to report any release of a hazardous substance in a quantity equal to or greater than its reportable quantity, as soon as that person has knowledge of the release, to DOT's National Response Center at (toll free) 800-424-8802 or (toll) 202-267-2675.
- 46 CFR 4.05-30 — Incidents Involving Hazardous Materials.
- 49 CFR 175.10 — Exceptions for Passengers, Crewmembers, and Air Operators.
- 49 CFR 175.33 — Shipping Paper and Notification of Pilot-In-Command.
- 49 CFR 173.199 — Category B Infectious Substances.
- 49 CFR 171.22 — Authorization and Conditions for the Use of International Standards and Regulations.
- 49 CFR 173.4a — Excepted Quantities.
- 49 CFR 176.90 — Private Automobiles.
- 49 CFR 173.320 — Cryogenic Liquids; Exceptions.
- 49 CFR 173.422 — Additional Requirements for Excepted Packages Containing Class 7 (Radioactive) Materials.
- 49 CFR 173.157 — Reverse Logistics - General Requirements and Exceptions for Reverse Logistics.
- 49 CFR 175.705 — Radioactive Contamination.
- 49 CFR 171.15 — Immediate Notice of Certain Hazardous Materials Incidents.
- 49 CFR 174.750 — Incidents Involving Leakage.
- 49 CFR 172.102 — Special Provisions.
- 49 CFR 173.150 — Exceptions for Class 3 (Flammable and Combustible Liquids).
- 49 CFR 173.159a — Exceptions for Non-Spillable Batteries.
- 49 CFR 107.1 — Definitions.
- 49 CFR 171.16 — Detailed Hazardous Materials Incident Reports.
- 49 CFR 173.159 — Batteries, Wet.
- 49 CFR 175.90 — Damaged Shipments.
- 49 CFR 176.48 — Situation Requiring Report.
- 49 CFR 171.6 — Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
- 49 CFR 176.710 — Care Following Leakage or Sifting of Radioactive Materials.
- 49 CFR 177.843 — Contamination of Vehicles.