Ohio Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials motor carriers: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 4905.80, ORCA 4921.15, ORCA 4921.19, and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4901:2

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Registration and permit from base state: OAC 4901:2-6-03

Term of registration and permit: OAC 4901:2-6-06

Supplemental information: OAC 4901:2-6-04

Fees: OAC 4901:2-6-05 and ORCA 4921.19

Routing: OAC 4901:2-8-01 to 4901:2-8-04

Inspection: OAC 4901:2-5-11

Regulatory Agencies

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials transporters. All persons who transport hazardous materials (which includes hazardous wastes) into or through Ohio must apply to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers." Hazardous waste transporters must comply with additional state discharge notification and manifest requirements in addition to all federal transporter regulations. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information on these requirements.

Administration and enforcement. PUCO and the Ohio State Highway Patrol enforce the rules for hazardous materials transportation in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles issues commercial driver's licenses in the state.

State Requirements


National Uniform Program

Ohio participates in the Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation ...

>> Read more about Hazmat Transportation

More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Ohio Hazmat Transportation Resources

Hazmat Transportation Products

Safety.BLR.com - Making Safety Training and Compliance Easier
Safety training and compliance just got easier. You get easy access to hundreds of training solutions, easy-to-understand regulatory analysis, analysis of federal and state full-text regs, regulatory activity, news, and best practices. Safety.BLR.com - your online safety solution."
Audio Click 'n Train: Hazardous Materials Transportation
This movie-like version of the powerpoint presentation with audio makes it easy to deliver HazMat Transportation training. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint slides, handouts, quiz, trainer's guide and more!"
EHS Department of One Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "EHS Department of One: How To Keep Workers Safe and Avoid Penalties for Noncompliance""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!