Department of Transportation Changes Format Requirements for Emergency Response Phone Numbers

Effective July 5, 2016, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will require that emergency response phone numbers that shippers provide on shipping papers for most hazmat shipments be shown as “numbers only.”

Alphanumeric phone numbers, such as 1-800-INGENIUM, will no longer be accepted. This change is being implemented to prevent confusion and dialing mistakes that could cost responders precious time in an emergency situation. Under the new format requirements, the phone number should read 1-800-464-3648.

At INGENIUM, we strive to keep our clients up-to-date with recent changes to requirements and regulations for all their hazardous waste needs. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via our website at or call us directly at 1-800-464-3648.

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