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      RS 30:2189     


§2189.  Transporters

A.  The Department of Public Safety is authorized and directed to promulgate regulations and oversee compliance therewith governing the transportation of hazardous wastes by any means of commercial or private transport.  The Department of Environmental Quality shall advise and cooperate in the promulgation of regulations pursuant to this Section.  

B.  Such regulations at a minimum shall require:

(1)  Record keeping sufficient to determine the types and quantities of hazardous wastes transported in the state, the generator source, the treatment, storage, or disposal site to which such wastes have been transported, and periodic reports thereon.  

(2)  Adherence to the manifest system otherwise authorized by this Chapter.  

(3)  Transportation equipment standards which will assure the safe handling and transport of hazardous waste.  

(4)  Permitting or licensing procedures for transporters by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency which, when coupled with the manifest system, will require identification of the transporters.  Political subdivisions which operate such transportation systems with their own personnel shall not be required to provide a surety bond, certificate of public liability insurance, or other financial assurance, but shall be liable for any such damages.  

(5)  Consistency and uniformity of standards as applied to interstate and intrastate transporters.  

(6)  Such other regulations as are deemed necessary to effectively administer this Chapter and to comply with federal law.  

C.  The use of any equipment, including, without limitation, containers and holding tanks, used to transport or store hazardous waste is expressly prohibited from being used to transport or store any item, product, or commodity intended for human or animal consumption unless the equipment has been properly decontaminated.  

Acts 1979, No. 449, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Acts 1983, No. 97, §1, eff. Feb. 1, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 419, §1; Acts 1986, No. 891, §1.  

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