In addition to the most recent ERG, the main page also provides links to a series of related ERG materials.
The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is developed by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of the Communications and Transportation of mesico (SCT). The ERG is intended to be used by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene ofa transportation incident involving hazardous material.
It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in
ERG is updated every four years to accommodate new products and technology.
The 2016 ERG and its Spanish-language version are available for download as PDFs
These documents may require Adobe Acrobat Reader or a similar document reader software. You can download a free Adobe viewer here.
For an official bound copy of the 2012 ERG, please consult the commercial supplier list to locate and contact the supplier nearest you.
For more information or questions about the ERG, please contact the Hazardous Materials Information Center.
Mr. Charles E. Betts
Director, Standards and Rulemaking Division
U.S. DOT/PHMSA (PHH-10)
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE East Building, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20590
(please include your phone number in e-mail)