Governing Law and Regulations
Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction (HBC) Division of Fire Protection Hazardous Materials Section
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Vehicle Regulations
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Kentucky State Police
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Kentucky has adopted by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to the transportation of hazardous materials by motor carriers. The state has additional notification requirements in the event of a spill.
• Administration and enforcement. HBC's Hazardous Materials Section inspects vehicles that are used for the transportation of hazardous materials. The Department of Vehicle Regulations enforces the federal hazardous materials regulations in Kentucky.
In the event of an accident involving hazardous materials in Kentucky, the operator of the vehicle must notify the Kentucky State Police within 1 hour. The operator must also provide the shipping papers to state and local emergency response authorities and immediately bring to their attention the fact that the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials.
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