Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Motor Vehicle Commission
Department of Law and Public Safety New Jersey State Police
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey has adopted by reference most of the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers, with some differences in notification and reporting requirements and added prohibitions for hazmat transportation through the Route 29 tunnel in Trenton. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.
New Jersey has not adopted 49 CFR 171.1, 49 CFR 171.4, 49 CFR 171.6, 49 CFR 171.20, 49 CFR 173.32a, and 49 CFR 179.3 to 179.5. In addition, NJAC 16:49 applies to the transportation of hazardous materials by rail or motor carrier. Modes of transportation by air, water, or pipeline are specifically excluded.
• Administration and enforcement. NJDOT and the State Police enforce the hazardous materials regulations in New Jersey.
DISCHARGE NOTIFICATION AND REPORTS
New Jersey does not include the requirement for notification if a release of a marine pollutant above 450 liters (119 gallons (gal)) or 400 kilograms (kg) (882 pounds (lb)) occurs.
Unlike the federal regulations, New Jersey ...