Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous materials transporter requirements: General Statutes of North Carolina (N.C. Gen. Stat.) 20-376, N.C. Gen. Stat. 20-381, and regulations at 14A North Carolina Administrative Code 09J.0102
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety (DCCPS) State Highway Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Section
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. North Carolina follows the federal hazardous materials regulations for hazardous materials motor carriers.
In addition to a commercial driver's license, anyone carrying hazardous materials in amounts requiring placards is required to have a hazardous materials endorsement. Before applying for this endorsement, a driver must undergo a federal security threat assessment. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.
For information specific to hazardous waste transporters in North Carolina, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS.
• Administration and enforcement. DCCPS's Motor Carrier Enforcement Section is responsible for enforcing the hazardous materials regulations and the motor carrier safety regulations in North Carolina.