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Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), 42 USC 6923et seq., and regulations at 40 CFR 263.10 to 263.31

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EPA incorporation of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards: 40 CFR 263.10

EPA ID: 40 CFR 263.11

Manifests and recordkeeping: 40 CFR 262.20, 40 CFR 263.20, 40 CFR 263.22, and 49 CFR 172.205

Discharge response actions: 40 CFR 263.30 and 40 CFR 263.31

Transfer facilities: 40 CFR 260.10 and 40 CFR 263.12

Transporter as a treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF): 40 CFR 263.12

Hazwaste export and import: 40 CFR 263.20

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

Hazardous Waste Transporters Overview

Hazardous waste transporters have to follow both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. While EPA transporter regulations focus on hazardous waste management and the manifest system, DOT governs how hazardous materials are packaged, marked, and labeled before transport and emergency response procedures for discharges during transport. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.

This section outlines the requirements for the transportation of hazardous waste on highways.

EPA, through RCRA, administers and enforces regulations that apply to transporters of hazardous waste. RCRA defines a "transporter" as any person engaged in the off-site movement of hazardous waste by air, railway, highway, or water (40 CFR 260.10). The hazardous waste transportation regulations establish the requirements for the handling, transportation, and management of hazardous waste. For ...


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State Requirements

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