Governing Law and Regulations
Oklahoma Motor Carrier Safety and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, 47 Oklahoma Statutes Annotated (OSA) 230.1 to 230.16
Adoption of the federal hazardous materials regulations: Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 595:35-1-4
Oklahoma Highway Remediation and Cleanup Services Act, 27A OSA 2-7-401 to 2-7-405 and regulations at OAC 252:210-1-1 to 252:210-1-8
Incident reporting: 47 OSA 230.8
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers with some exceptions that apply to intrastate farming operations. Oklahoma also has additional reporting requirements in the event of certain hazardous materials incidents.
Any company engaged in containment, removal, and/or remediation of hazardous materials spills on highways in Oklahoma must be licensed by DEQ. See the state section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DPS administers and enforces the motor carrier safety and hazardous materials transportation regulations. OCC is in charge of registering and permitting.
DEQ administers and enforces the regulations for cleanup services and operators.
47 OSA 230.8
In addition to the federal reporting requirements, anyone involved in an incident or accident during the transportation, loading, unloading, or related storage in any place of a ...