New York Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transporters: 17 New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR) 820.8

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Availability: 17 NYCRR 820.8(f)

Reports: 17 NYCRR 820.8(g)

Incident reporting: 17 NYCRR 820.8(h)

Inspections: 17 NYCRR 820.8(i)

Penalties: 17 NYCRR 820.11

Gasoline transport vehicles: 6 NYCRR 230.3, 6 NYCRR 230.4, and 6 NYCRR 230.6

Regulatory Agencies

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Operations Division Office of Model Safety and Security Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau

New York State Police (NYSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New York adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials motor carriers. New York also has additional hazmat reporting requirements and imposes additional penalties for violations of certain safety rules. New York also has specific requirements for gasoline transport vehicles.

Administration and enforcement. Three state agencies in New York have authority over motor carriers transporting hazardous materials: NYSDOT, NYSP, and DEC. DEC regulates hazardous waste shipments and administers and enforces the state's transporter permit rules.

State Requirements



17 NYCRR 820.8(f)

Shippers of hazardous materials who are required to have someone available at all times, 24 hours a day, to answer questions with respect to the material being carried and the ...

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