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UNIFORM HAZMAT PROGRAM

The Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures consists of five member states that have implemented the Uniform Program. Other states are encouraged to examine the Uniform Program and pass legislation to join, to take advantage of the many benefits available for both implementing states and motor carriers. The key policy objective of the Uniform Program is the protection of public health and safety. For more background, see this NCSL overview. To apply to transport hazmat or hazardous waste in Alliance states, go to the Alliance website.

HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

Check out NCSL's 50-state chart about state registration and permitting requirements for hazardous materials transportation.

 

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OVERVIEW | HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION

Federal and state governments share responsibility for hazmat transportation safety. In recent years, state and federal policymakers have reviewed the effectiveness of existing regulations, particularly due to security concerns about hazardous material transportation. 

The U.S. DOT has the lead role under the federal Transportation of Hazardous Material law (49 U.S.C. §§5101-5128). This law and corresponding regulations set uniform national safety standards that apply to shipments of hazardous materials by highway, rail, air and water.

States also have a significant role in regulating hazmat transportation. The goal of state legislation is to prevent accidents, minimize adverse consequences, and ensure adequate emergency response. State laws address registration and permit programs, routing requirements, notification, financial liability, emergency response planning and training, inspection, enforcement and shipment restrictions.

 

 

 

 

 
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