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Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Motor Carrier Division
Utah Department of Public Safety (UDPS) Driver License Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah adopts by reference the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to hazardous materials transporters. All persons who transport hazardous materials (which include hazardous wastes) into or through Utah must apply to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) for a uniform hazardous materials registration and a hazardous materials safety permit.
In addition to a commercial driver's license (CDL), anyone carrying hazardous materials in amounts requiring placards is required to have a hazardous materials endorsement from the Utah Department of Public Safety (UDPS). Before applying for this endorsement, a driver must undergo a federal security threat assessment. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.
In addition to all federal transporter regulations, hazardous waste transporters must comply with additional state discharge notification and manifest requirements. For information specific to hazardous waste transporters in Utah, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS.
• Administration and enforcement. UDOT's Motor Carrier Division is responsible for enforcing the hazardous materials regulations in Utah. The Driver License Division of the UDPS issues CDLs as well as hazardous materials endorsements.