Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA), 49 USC 5101et seq., and regulations at 49 CFR 100 to 180

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Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 USC 101 et seq.

Definition of hazardous material: 49 CFR 171.8

Applicability of the hazardous materials regulations (HMRs):

Shippers: 49 CFR 171.1(b) and 49 CFR 171.8

Transporters: 49 CFR 171.1(c), 49 CFR 171.8, and 49 CFR 177.800(d)

Producers/refurbishers/markers of containers and packaging: 49 CFR 171.1(a) and 49 CFR 171.8

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) registration: 49 CFR 107.601 to 107.620

Registration: 49 CFR 107.601

Registration form and fee: 49 CFR 107.608 and 49 CFR 107.612

Records: 49 CFR 107.620

Exceptions to registration: 49 CFR 107.606

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) operating authority and registration:

Operating authority: 49 CFR 365.105 and 49 CFR 365.T106

FMCSA registration: 49 CFR 390.21, 49 CFR 390.201, and 49 CFR 390.203

Hazardous materials safety permits:

Applicability: 49 CFR 385.403

Application process: 49 CFR 385.405

Safety permit conditions: 49 CFR 385.407 and 49 CFR 385.419

Required information: 49 CFR 385.415(a)

Pretrip inspections: 49 CFR 385.415(b)

Communications plan: 49 CFR 385.415(c)(1)

Lost shipments: 49 CFR 385.415(c)(2)

Shipping papers:

Overview: 49 CFR 172.200 to 172.205 and 49 CFR 177.817

Carrier requirements: 49 CFR 177.817

Retention: 49 CFR 177.817

Loading and unloading:

General requirements: 49 CFR 177.834

Segregation: 49 CFR 177.848

Drivers and vehicles:

Contamination of vehicles: 49 CFR 177.843

Vehicles containing passengers: 49 CFR 177.870

Highway-railroad grade crossings: 49 CFR 177.804(b)(1), 49 CFR 392.10, and 49 CFR 392.12

Cell phone and texting prohibitions: 49 CFR ...

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