Roadside HAZMAT Detection Functional Area

Description

Roadside check facility equipment to detect and identify commercial vehicles carrying hazardous materials. Compare data with registered credentials and determines whether a pull-in message should be generated - notify emergency management if a problem occurs.

Included In

Kenton County CVO Roadside Equipment

Functional Requirements

IDRequirement
1The roadside check facility equipment shall detect the presence of commercial vehicles and freight equipment approaching a facility. Sensors can differentiate between different types of vehicles and determine the number of axles, gross vehicle weight, presence of security sensitive hazardous materials, and the identification of the vehicle and its cargo.
2The roadside check facility equipment shall detect the presence of security sensitive substance, e.g. detection of radiation or ammonia compounds, carried on-board commercial vehicles and freight equipment approaching a facility. This data is acquired by roadside sensors from the freight equipment electronically, optically, or manually.
3The roadside check facility equipment shall receive the credential information (e.g. snapshots) from the commercial vehicle administration center to maintain an up to date list of which vehicles with hazardous materials shipments have been cleared (enrolled).
4The roadside check facility equipment shall send a pass/pull-in notification to the commercial vehicle and its driver based on the hazmat information received from the vehicle, the freight equipment, or the administration center. The message may be sent to the on-board equipment in the commercial vehicle or transmitted to the driver using equipment such as dynamic message signs, red-green lights, flashing signs, etc.
5The roadside check facility equipment shall raise and forward an alarm to the appropriate emergency management center if the hazmat-carrying commercial vehicle does not stop, or in the case of a positive identification of an unpermitted security sensitive hazmat cargo, to coordinate a traffic stop or some other action with respect to the offending commercial vehicle. The alarm will include information concerning the security sensitive hazmat detected at the roadside including the location, appropriate identifiers, route deviation, or assignment mismatches between the driver, commercial vehicle, or the freight equipment.