Massachusetts HazMat Transportation laws & safety compliance analysis

Massachusetts HazMat Transportation: What you need to know

· Rules. Massachusetts incorporates by reference the highway-related portions of the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations.

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In addition to the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, Massachusetts has state-specific regulations for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids. This section covers permitting and general requirements.

In addition to the federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, Massachusetts has state-specific regulations for the transportation of explosives and flammable and combustible liquids. This section covers permitting and general requirements for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids.

· Administration and enforcement. The Registry of Motor Vehicles and the State Police enforce the hazardous materials transportation regulations in Massachusetts. DFS enforces the state rules for the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids. Local fire departments may also place restrictions on the transportation of flammable and combustible liquids in their jurisdictions.

FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS
527 CMR 8.01 to 8.22
Applicability

These requirements apply to the transportation of combustible liquids by Massachusetts registered motor vehicles, in cargo tanks, portable tanks, and transport tanks in transport vehicles, and to the transportation of flammable liquids in nonbulk packagings with a capacity of 7 gallons (gal) or less.

Anyone who transports combustible liquids by cargo tank or transport vehicle within Massachusetts must comply with 527 CMR 8.00. Anyone who transports flammable liquids within Massachusetts must do so in accordance with the pertinent U.S. ...


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