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    Explain the role of the US DOT in both preventing incidents and responding to those incidents should they occur.

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    The Department of Transportation was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, the Department's first official day of operation was April 1, 1967. The mission of the Department is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The DOT issues regulations on the shipment of hazardous materials. See http://www.ehs.cornell.edu/lrs/dot/DOT_Shipping_Advice_3-98.htm for more information on the types of ...

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