Georgia HazMat Transportation laws & safety compliance analysis

Georgia HazMat Transportation: What you need to know

· Rules. Georgia has adopted has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers, with additional permit requirements for liquid natural gas (LNG), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and certain radioactive materials.

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· Administration and enforcement. DPS enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Georgia.

Exceptions In Intrastate Commerce
GRR 2-173.8-1

Class 3 (flammable liquid) petroleum products can be transported intrastate in nonspecification cargo tanks of less than 3,500 gallons in capacity and in nonspecification, nonbulk tanks that are permanently mounted to motor vehicles.

GRR 2-2

Copies of all reports required to be sent to any federal agency, except hazardous materials incident reports, must also be sent to DPS.

LNG, PCBs, and Radioactive Materials Permits
GRR 3-2.1 to 3-2.5

Permits are required for each bulk shipment of LNG, each shipment of PCBs, and each shipment of radioactive materials that:

  • Is required to be transported on an exclusive-use vehicle
  • Contains spent fuels
  • Has a Transportation Index in excess of 50
  • Is a Highway Route Controlled Quantity as defined in 49 CFR 173.403
  • Contains more than 5,000 curies of any "Special Form" material
  • Is any material for which notification to a governor is required under federal Department of Energy regulations

Restrictions. No permit will be issued authorizing more than 5 travel days in Georgia for these materials. No permit is valid for travel into or through the area bounded by Interstate 285 (Atlanta bypass) unless the vehicle is making a pickup or delivery in this area. The driver must be able to show proof of the pickup or delivery.

Single trip permits. ...

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