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Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1994, as amended by Section 1711 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002

49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.; 49 C.F.R. § 107.601-620; 49 CFR § 172.704; 49 CFR § 172.800, 802 and 804

This law regulates the transportation of hazardous material in interstate, intrastate, and foreign commerce. Registration, reporting, and recordkeeping are all required, as well as payment of a hazardous material transportation fee. The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) govern safety aspects, including security of the transporation of hazardous material as the Secretary of Transportation considers appropriate.

University personnel who transport or cause to be transported hazardous materials must file annually a registration statement by June 30. Training of hazmat employees is required 90 days after employment or change in job function, followed by recurrent training once every three years. See 49 USC 5102 (3) for definition of a hazmat employee. 


FMCSA How to Comply with Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations*

OSHA Transporting Hazardous Materials



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