Notification of Division regarding certain accidents, motor vehicle crashes or incidents.
A person responsible for the care, custody or control of a hazardous material which is involved in an accident, motor vehicle crash or incident occurring during the transportation of the hazardous material by a motor carrier, including any accident, motor vehicle crash or incident occurring during any loading, unloading or temporary storage of the hazardous material while it is subject to active shipping papers and before it has reached its ultimate consignee, shall notify the Division, consistent with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. § 171.15, as soon as practicable if, as a result of the hazardous material:
A person is killed;
A person receives injuries that require hospitalization;
Any damage to property exceeds $50,000;
There is an evacuation of the general public for 1 hour or more;
One or more major transportation routes or facilities are closed or shut down for 1 hour or more;
There is an alteration in the operational flight pattern or routine of any aircraft;
Any radioactive contamination is suspected;
Any contamination by an infectious substance is suspected;
There is a release of a liquid marine pollutant in excess of 450 liters or a solid marine pollutant in excess of 400 kilograms; or
Any situation exists at the site of the accident, motor vehicle crash or incident which, in the judgment of the person responsible for the care, custody or control of the hazardous material, should be reported to the Division.
The notification required pursuant to this section must include:
The name of the person providing the notification;
The name and address of the motor carrier represented by that person;
The telephone number where that person can be contacted;
The date, time and location of the accident, crash or incident;
The extent of any injuries;
The classification, name and quantity of the hazardous material involved, if that information is available; and
The type of accident, crash or incident, the nature of the hazardous material involved and whether there is a continuing danger to life at the scene of the accident, crash or incident.
A person may satisfy the requirements of this section by providing the information specified in subsection 2 to the person who responds to a telephone call placed to:
The number 911 in an area where that number is used for emergencies; or
The number zero in an area where the number 911 is not used for emergencies.