Oregon Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Adoption of federal hazardous materials regulations: Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 740-110-0010

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Transportation of hazardous materials regulations: OAR 740-110-0010 to 740-110-0090

Spill notification: OAR 740-110-0040

Radioactive materials:

Permit: OAR 740-110-0070

Inspections: OAR 740-110-0080

Notification: OAR 740-110-0090

Penalties: Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) 825.258, ORS 825.950, and ORS 825.990

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Motor Carrier Transportation Division

ODOT Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division

Oregon State Police (OSP)

Oregon Emergency Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials motor carriers, with additional requirements for notification in the event of a hazardous materials spill, for the transportation of radioactive materials, and for inspection notification.

Administration and enforcement. ODOT administers and enforces Oregon's hazardous materials transportation requirements.

State Requirements


Motor Carrier Spill Notification

OAR 740-110-0040

If a hazardous material spill should occur, transporters must immediately notify:

  • Oregon Emergency Response System —800-452-0311 from within Oregon —503-378-4124 from outside Oregon
  • National Response Center: 800-424-8802
  • Waste generator

Transporters are also required to note on the manifest the time and location of the spill and the amount and type of material spilled and file a Hazardous Materials Incident Report with ODOT ...

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