HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTATION ENFORCEMENT
49-2203. Endorsement requirements for transporters of hazardous materials. (1) Every person, including a private carrier or a common or contract carrier, who operates a vehicle on any highway of this state transporting hazardous material in such quantity and under such conditions that such vehicle is required to be placarded pursuant to 49 CFR part 172 or such vehicle’s cargo is regulated by 49 CFR part 171 or is required to meet the manifest requirements as set forth under the rules of the department of environmental quality, shall first procure from the department an annual vehicle registration endorsement. This registration endorsement shall be available for examination, unless procured via the state web portal, and shall be displayed in accordance with rules adopted by the department. The provisions of this section shall not apply to vehicles owned by any city, county, state or federal governmental department or agency or special purpose district created pursuant to law.
(2) The fee for an annual vehicle registration endorsement for the transportation of hazardous materials shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00). Any carrier required to pay the fee assessed pursuant to this section is authorized to pass along such fee to the shipping party. Vendors selling endorsements on behalf of the board shall be reimbursed at the rate of forty cents (40¢) per endorsement. No portion of the annual endorsement fee shall be prorated, reduced or transferred to another vehicle.
(3) The operation of a vehicle, which is subject to the endorsement requirements of this section, in a negligent manner is a violation of the provisions of this chapter.
[49-2203, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 455, p. 814; am. 1990, ch. 331, sec. 2, p. 909; am. 2001, ch. 103, sec. 89, p. 330; am. 2010, ch. 260, sec. 1, p. 662; am. 2020, ch. 36, sec. 1, p. 73.]