Connecticut HazMat Transportation: What you need to know

· Rules. Connecticut has adopted by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials motor carriers. Connecticut has additional requirements for the transportation of explosives. However, according to DPS, these requirements are very old and the Department considers hazardous materials motor carriers who are in compliance with the federal hazardous materials regulations to be in compliance with Connecticut requirements. The only exception is the stricter state requirement that blasting caps and explosives not be transported in the same vehicle.

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· Administration and enforcement. DMV and DPS administer and enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Connecticut.

Classification of Explosives
29-349-107 RCSA

Explosives subject to these requirements are divided into 2 classes:

  • Class A: Dangerous
  • Class B: Less Dangerous

Class A explosives include:

  • Ammunition for cannon with explosive projectiles
  • Ammunition for cannon with gas projectiles
  • Ammunition for cannon with illuminating projectiles
  • Ammunition for cannon with incendiary projectiles
  • Ammunition for cannon with smoke projectiles
  • Black Powder
  • Blasting caps--more than 1,000
  • Blasting caps with metal-clad mild detonating fuse--more than 1,000
  • Boosters (explosives)
  • Bursters (explosives)
  • Charged oil well jet perforating guns (total explosive contents in exceeding 20 pounds (lb) per motor vehicle)
  • Detonating primers
  • Electric blasting caps, more than 1,000
  • Explosive bomb
  • Explosive compositions
  • Explosive mine
  • Explosive projectile
  • Explosive torpedo
  • Fuses, detonating, Class A Explosives
  • Fuses, detonating, Class A Explosives radioactive
  • Hand grenades
  • High explosives
  • High explosives, liquid

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