Governing Law and Regulations
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Solid and Hazardous Materials Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Operations Division Office of Model Safety and Security Motor Carrier Compliance Bureau
New York State Police (NYSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New York adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials motor carriers. New York also has additional hazmat reporting requirements and imposes additional penalties for violations of certain safety rules. New York also has specific requirements for gasoline transport vehicles.
• Administration and enforcement. Three state agencies in New York have authority over motor carriers transporting hazardous materials: NYSDOT, NYSP, and DEC. DEC regulates hazardous waste shipments and administers and enforces the state's transporter permit rules.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS
17 NYCRR 820.8(f)
Shippers of hazardous materials who are required to have someone available at all times, 24 hours a day, to answer questions with respect to the material being carried and the ...