Georgia Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Georgia Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transporters: Code of Georgia Annotated (CGA) 40-1-20 to 40-1-25, Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia (GRR) 2-171 to 2-180, and GRR 3-1.1 to 3-2.5

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Reports: GRR 2-2

Liquified natural gas (LNG), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and radioactive materials:

Permits: GRR 3-2.1 to 3-2.5

Notification: GRR 3-2.3

Emergencies: GRR 3-2.5

Penalties: GRR 6-1 to 6-8

Regulatory Agency

Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) Motor Carrier Compliance Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Georgia has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers, with additional reporting requirements and additional requirements for liquid natural gas (LNG), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and certain radioactive materials.

Administration and enforcement. DPS enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Georgia.

State Requirements


GRR 2-2

Copies of all reports required to be sent to any federal agency, except hazardous materials incident reports, must also be sent to DPS.



GRR 3-2.1 to 3-2.5

Permits are required for each bulk shipment of LNG, each shipment of PCBs, and each shipment of radioactive materials that:

  • Is required to be transported on an exclusive-use vehicle
  • Contains spent fuels
  • Has a Transportation Index in excess of 50
  • Is a Highway Route Controlled Quantity as defined in 49 CFR 173.403
  • Contains more than 5,000 curies of any "Special Form" material
  • Is any material for which notification to a governor is required under federal Department of ...

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