Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous materials transporters: Florida Statutes (FS) 316.302
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Motor Carrier Compliance Office
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)
Local law enforcement agencies
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Florida has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for information about these requirements. FDOT may conduct motor carrier and shipper compliance reviews to ensure compliance.
Florida provides for additional penalties for certain violations of the federal hazardous materials regulations and for refusal to submit to compliance reviews. See the state section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES for information about state-specific penalties.
• Administration and enforcement. FDOT's Motor Carrier Compliance Office enforces the federal regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials on the state's highways. FHP and local enforcement agencies are also authorized to enforce the regulations if the situation presents itself.