Governing Law and Regulations
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction (DPS) Office of State Police
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Louisiana follows the federal hazardous materials regulations. Louisiana has additional reporting requirements under certain emergency conditions and has route restrictions for the transport of hazardous materials within the state.
• Administration and enforcement. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Correction (DPS) administers and enforces the federal hazardous materials regulations and the federal motor carrier safety regulations as well as Louisiana's additional requirements.
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."
REPORTING UNDER EMERGENCY CONDITIONS
LAC 33:V.11101 to 33:V.11105
The requirements apply to anyone engaged in the transportation of certain hazardous materials by railcars, vessels, or barges, and to hazardous materials temporarily ...