Connecticut Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Connecticut Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Adoption of federal hazardous materials transportation regulations: 29-337-3b Regulations of the Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)

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Transportation of explosives:

Classification of explosives: 29-349-107 RCSA

Transporter and drivers: 29-349-177 RCSA, 29-349-178 RCSA, 29-349-180 RCSA, 29-349-190 RCSA, and 29-349-198 RCSA

Training and vehicle attendance: 29-349-192 RCSA

Packing: 29-349-199 RCSA

Loading and delivery: 29-349-200 RCSA

Vehicle requirements: 29-349-179 RCSA, 29-349-182 RCSA, 29-349-183 RCSA, 29-349-185 RCSA, 29-349-188 RCSA, 29-349-191 RCSA, and 29-349-196 RCSA

Transfer of explosives: 29-349-194 RCSA

Inspections: 29-349-184 RCSA

Parking and routing: 29-349-186 RCSA, 29-349-189 RCSA, and 29-349-195 RCSA

Forbidden explosives: 29-349-378 RCSA

Regulatory Agencies

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP)

DESPP Division of Fire, Emergency, and Building Permits

DESPP Connecticut State Police

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

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 the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), 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 ...

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