Hazardous Materials Carrier Responsibility
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), hazardous materials and chemical waste transporters have an obligation to comply with certain aspects that may overlap with the generator (shipper) of hazardous waste and chemicals.
- Shipping papers / Hazardous Waste Manifests
- Haz Mat Placards
- Marking transporter vehicles
- Loading vehicle
- Unloading vehicle
- Compatibility of hazardous waste aboard
- Blocking & Bracing of shipping containers
- Incident Reporting
- Security Plan
- Employee Training
When a transporter picks up the responsibility of the generator, that transporter is responsible for doing so in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The box, car, tank, or trailer that the hazardous material (hazmat) is shipped in must be suitable for the chemicals within. The transport vehicle must be in satisfactory operating condition, as it will be inspected at roadside toll stations by state and federal officials.
Also, the carrier, aside from the provisions of 49 CFR 100-180, must placard loads of hazardous materials (haz mat) in accordance with 49 CFR Part 397.
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