California HazMat Transportation: What you need to know

· Rules. California adopts the U.S. Department of Transportation's hazardous materials regulations and includes some provisions that are stricter than the federal. For more information about federal requirements, see the national section HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION.

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This section outlines California's requirements for hazardous materials motor carriers. The stricter regulations pertain to licensing, routing, inspections, and training. California also has stricter provisions for the transportation of explosives, inhalation hazards and poison gases, and radioactive materials.

· Administration and enforcement. CHP administers and enforces the rules for hazardous materials motor carriers. Cal/EPA and CHP jointly enforce and administer the rules for hazardous waste transporters in California.

CVC 34507.5, CVC 34620, and 13 CCR 1235.1

All motor carriers and all motor carriers of property who operate in California must obtain a California carrier identification number (CA number) and a valid motor carrier permit. Carriers apply for the CA number by submitting a Motor Carrier Profile form to CHP. A copy of the Motor Carrier Profile form is available in Forms in this section.

Note: Motor carriers and motor carriers of property are defined differently under CVC. However, trucks transporting hazardous materials are included in both definitions (CVC 34500 and CVC 34601).

Any truck that is used to transport hazardous materials in quantities requiring placarding or requiring the organization that directs the operation of the truck to have a hazardous materials transportation license must have the CA number displayed on both sides of the truck unless it is already displaying a Cal-T ...

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