Governing Law and Regulations
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Division of Traffic Safety
Illinois Department of State Police
Illinois Secretary of State
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Illinois incorporates by reference most of the federal requirements for hazardous materials transporters, with an exception for fuel tank packaging.
• Administration and enforcement. IDOT and the Department of State Police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Illinois. The Illinois Secretary of State issues commercial driver's licenses in Illinois.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS
92 IAC 173.3000(b)(7)
Illinois incorporates by reference all the federal hazardous materials regulations except for requirements for nonbulk fuel tank packaging. In Illinois, a nonspecification metal tank with a capacity of less than 450 liters (119 gallons) may be used in the intrastate transportation of flammable liquid petroleum if the containers are tanks constructed of 18 gauge or heavier steel or equivalent gauge aluminum, securely fastened to the vehicle, electrically bonded to the frame of the vehicle, and protected against leakage or damage in the event of a turnover.
The tanks may not be drained by gravity. Top mounted pumps must be designed and labeled for ...