Governing Law and Regulations
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water and Waste Management
Public Service Commission of West Virginia (PSC) Transportation Administration Division
West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways (DOH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. West Virginia adopts the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.
All persons who transport hazardous materials into or through West Virginia must apply to the PSC for a uniform hazardous materials registration and permit. This requirement is applicable to all "motor carriers."
• Administration and enforcement.
The PSC enforces the rules for permitting motor vehicles.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MOTOR CARRIERS
National Uniform Program
WV Reg. 150-23-1
West Virginia participates in the Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures (National Uniform Program), which allows a hazardous materials transporter to carry a Uniform Program credential that will be valid in all participating states. This means the ...