Department of Transportation proposing
to amend rules on the transportation
of hazardous materials
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 16:49, Transportation of Hazardous Materials. This chapter establishes the requirements of the Department related to the governing of the transportation of hazardous materials in the State of New Jersey. The rules provide comprehensive regulation of the shipping, packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, handling, and transportation of hazardous materials, and are consistent with the regulations issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
The proposed amendments appear in the March 18, 2013 issue of the New Jersey Register. The public has until May 17, 2013 to comment on the proposal. Persons wishing to comment on the proposal must provide their comments in writing to Miriam Weeks, Administrative Practice Officer, NJ Department of Transportation, PO Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600. Fax: (609) 530-4638. Comments must be postmarked or sent by facsimile on or before May 17, 2013 which is the close of the 60-day public comment period.
Comments submitted to the Department on the proposed rulemaking are public records and are available for public inspection by prior appointment during normal Department business hours.