Louisiana Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Materials Transportation and Motor Carrier Safety, Louisiana Revised Statutes (LRS) 32:1501 to 32:1525.

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Hazardous Waste Control Law, LRS 30:2189

Hazardous material transporter rules: Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) 33:V.10101 to 33:V.11105

Reporting requirements under emergency conditions: LAC 33:V.11101 to 11105

Penalties: LRS 32:1512 to 32:1520 and LAC 33:V.10309

Route Restrictions: LRS 32:1521

Regulatory Agencies

Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction (DPS) Louisiana State Police Transportation and Environmental Safety Section Hazardous Materials and Explosives Control Unit

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Louisiana has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. Louisiana has additional reporting requirements under certain emergency conditions.

Administration and enforcement. Hazardous material requirements, including hazardous waste labeling, placarding, proper use of containers, and discharge reports, are administered by DPS. For more information concerning hazardous waste requirements, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS.

DPS and DEQ enforce the reporting requirements during emergency conditions.

State Requirements


LAC 33:V.10105

DPS's definition of hazardous material includes "any substance designated by [DPS] in these rules which meet criteria established for adding other materials to the list. The term shall mean and include hazardous substances."


LAC 33:V.11101 ...

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