Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Hazardous Waste Transporters Overview
Hazardous waste transporters have to follow both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and applicable U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
The EPA defines a "transporter" as any person engaged in the off-site movement of hazardous waste by air, railway, highway, or water (40 CFR 260.10). The EPA hazardous waste transportation regulations establish the requirements for the handling, transportation, and management of hazardous waste. For packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding, the EPA has adopted the DOT regulations.
The DOT incorporates the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous wastes as one of the types of hazardous materials that must be transported according to DOT specifications. Hazardous waste generators may be subject to hazardous waste transporter and hazardous material transporter standards if they transport hazardous waste.
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