Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)

Source Department of Transportation
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Dates Covered 1971 – March 2014
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Description

The HAZMAT database contains the incident reports of unintentional releases of hazardous materials for all modes of transportation (air, highway, railway, and water). The Hazardous Materials Incident Report Subsystem is maintained by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in the Department of Transportation.

The Hazardous Materials Incident Reports were established in 1971 to fulfil the requirements of the Federal hazardous materials transportation law. Part 171 of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, contains the incident reporting requirements for carriers of hazardous materials. An unintentional release of hazardous materials meeting the criteria set forth in Section 171.16, 49 CFR, must be reported.

You can access and download the data (as a CSV) on the PHMSA website here: https://hazmatonline.phmsa.dot.gov/IncidentReportsSearch/Note that the default option is to only export the most requested fields, but you can also export all of the fields.

Record layouts and samples of this database

Main documentation (NICAR_readme.txt) 7.3 KB
Form 5800.1 (Form 5800.1.pdf) 66.2 KB

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