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The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) has adopted by reference the federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 40, 107, 171 – 173, 177, 178, 180, 382, 385 (385.1-385.8), 390 – 393, and 395 – 397 as amended and revised through January 1, 1998. This adoption has been in effect since 2002 and applies to all motor carriers — both interstate and intrastate.
Permission to drive a transport vehicle that contains a hazardous material via intrastate commerce in an emergency without the proper markings or placards, as provided in Title 49, CFR, Section 177.823(a)(2), must be obtained from the Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division (CMVE) of the Oklahoma DPS.
The Oklahoma DPS exercises enforcement over the transportation of hazardous materials within the state.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is the lead agency in developing and administering the Oklahoma hazardous waste registration, permitting of motor carriers, enforcement of registration and permits.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers the hazardous waste management program within Oklahoma, and is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authorized agency for the administration and enforcement of the standards applicable to hazardous waste transporters.