Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
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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 ...