Governing Law and Regulations
Washington State Patrol (WSP) Commercial Vehicle Division
Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington has adopted the federal hazardous materials transporter requirements as they apply to the transportation of hazardous materials on public highways. The state has additional inspection provisions for carriers of radioactive waste materials.
• Administration and enforcement. WSP is responsible for ensuring compliance with hazardous materials transportation regulations, including those for radioactive wastes. UTC registers carriers and conducts safety audits at the company terminal.
WAC 480-14-090 and WAC 480-14-190
UTC will issue a common carrier permit to any applicant who:
- Files the appropriate application for either intrastate or interstate carriers.
- Meets the insurance requirements, which are the same as the federal.
Permit holders must carry a copy of operating authority issued by UTC on each power unit operated in intrastate operations.
The application fee for permanent common carrier operating authority for hazardous ...