Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous materials and motor carrier safety: Rhode Island General Laws (RI Gen. Laws) 31-23-1
Rhode Island State Police Patrol Bureau Commercial Enforcement Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Rhode Island adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. For more information about hazardous materials transportation requirements, see the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS.
• Administration and enforcement. The State Police enforce the hazardous materials and motor carrier safety regulations in Rhode Island.