Florida HazMat Transportation laws & safety compliance analysis

Florida HazMat Transportation: What you need to know

· Rules. Florida has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for information about these requirements. FDOT may conduct motor carrier and shipper compliance reviews to ensure compliance.

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Florida provides for additional penalties for certain violations of the federal hazardous materials regulations and for refusal to submit to compliance reviews. See the state section PENALTIES/LIABILITIES for information about state-specific penalties..

· Administration and enforcement. FDOT's Motor Carrier Compliance Office enforces the federal regulations governing the transportation of hazardous materials on the state's highways. FHP and local enforcement agencies are also authorized to enforce the regulations if the situation presents itself.

FS 316.302(4)(b) and FS 316.3025(3)

Anyone who transports hazardous materials in Florida in violation of the federal hazardous materials regulations commits a first degree misdemeanor and faces up to 1 year in prison and/or $1,000 in fines.

A civil penalty of $250 can be assessed for violations of placarding requirements or shipping paper requirements.

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