Ohio Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials motor carriers: Ohio Revised Code Annotated (ORCA) 4905.80, ORCA 4921.15, ORCA 4921.19, and regulations at Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4901:2

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Registration and permit from base state: OAC 4901:2-6-03

Term of registration and permit: OAC 4901:2-6-06

Supplemental information: OAC 4901:2-6-04

Fees: OAC 4901:2-6-05 and ORCA 4921.19

Routing: OAC 4901:2-8-01 to 4901:2-8-04

Inspection: OAC 4901:2-5-11

Regulatory Agencies

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

Ohio State Highway Patrol

Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials transporters. All persons who transport hazardous materials (which includes hazardous wastes) into or through Ohio must apply to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers." Hazardous waste transporters must comply with additional state discharge notification and manifest requirements in addition to all federal transporter regulations. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information on these requirements.

Administration and enforcement. PUCO and the Ohio State Highway Patrol enforce the rules for hazardous materials transportation in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles issues commercial driver's licenses in the state.

State Requirements


National Uniform Program

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