Illinois Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Illinois Environmental Protection Act, 415 Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) 5/20 to 5/22

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Illinois Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 430 ILCS 30

Hazardous materials regulations: 92 Illinois Administrative Code (IAC) 171 to 180

Hazmat exception: 92 IAC 173.3000(b)(7)

Regulatory Agencies

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety

Illinois Department of State Police

Illinois Secretary of State

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Illinois incorporates by reference most of the federal requirements for hazardous materials transporters, with an exception for fuel tank packaging.

Administration and enforcement. IDOT and the Department of State Police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Illinois. The Illinois Secretary of State issues commercial driver's licenses in Illinois.

State Requirements



92 IAC 173.3000(b)(7)

Illinois incorporates by reference all the federal hazardous materials regulations except for requirements for nonbulk fuel tank packaging. In Illinois, a nonspecification metal tank with a capacity of less than 450 liters (119 gallons) may be used in the intrastate transportation of flammable liquid petroleum if the containers are tanks constructed of 18 gauge or heavier steel or equivalent gauge aluminum, securely fastened to the vehicle, electrically bonded to the frame of the vehicle, and protected against leakage or damage in the event of a turnover.

The tanks may not be drained by gravity. Top mounted pumps must be designed and labeled for ...

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