The Federal agency responsible for regulating interstate shipments of hazardous materials is:

Possible Answers:

  1. Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Department of Transportation
  3. Federal Emergency Management
  4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Correct Answer:

B. The Federal agency responsible for regulating interstate shipments of hazardous materials is the Department of Transportation.

Explanation:

The Department of Transportation is one of the three federal agencies introduced by NIMS. All these agencies are responsible for protecting the general public from the hazards that can be due to any hazardous materials.

The Department of Transportation or DOT is generally responsible for regulating and handling the transportation of hazardous materials. They deal with the shipping and packaging of these materials.

The packaging of these materials is one of the major concerns because the authorities need to label them properly to prevent any hazards and classify them according to international and national guidelines.

The law has further provided additional authority to this department to regulate the traffic that can affect foreign commerce.

This also trains the shippers and the team members working on these hazardous materials, further facilitating the smooth transportation and handling of the products. Thus, the U.S. Department creates an overall transportation policy all around the united state.

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