Commercial Hazardous Waste Licensed Transporters

Transportation of Hazardous Wastes - Regulations and Licensed Companies

Transportation Regulations

Under the authority of RCRA, the USEPA regulates the transportation of hazardous wastes. The USEPA coordinates its transportation ordinances with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) and any statutes promulgated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) pursuant to HMTA. The USEPA has set forth these standards applicable to transporters of hazardous wastes in 40 CFR 263. These USEPA standards incorporate and require compliance with the DOT provisions on labeling, marking, placarding, using proper containers, and reporting discharges. The USEPA's adoption of these DOT standards ensures consistency among the requirements as well as avoids establishing conflicting rules. The DOT's regulations are documented in 49 CFR 171-180 and they are implemented by the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) within the DOT. In summary, the USEPA is directed by RCRA to establish certain standards for transporters of hazardous materials and to coordinate regulatory activities with the DOT.

According to the USEPA regulations, a transporter must perform the following tasks:

States are authorized to administer and enforce their own hazardous waste programs if their regulations are consistent with and at least as stringent as the federal programs. The USEPA would declare a state policy inconsistent with federal standards if the program unreasonably restricted the free movement of hazardous materials across state lines. HTMA specifically allows DOT to preempt inconsistent state and local requirements.

Under HMTA, Congress has empowered the DOT to promulgate regulations for the transportation and handling of hazardous wastes and "reportable quantities" of hazardous substances. These regulations focus on the transportation of hazardous materials by:

They also deal with the "manufacture, fabrication, marking, maintenance, reconditioning, repairing, or testing of packaging or containers which are represented, marked, certified, or sold for use in such transportation."

Additional regulations applicable to the acceptance and transportation of hazardous materials by motor vehicles are documented in the 49 CFR 177. Among these are that the packages must be secured against movement within the vehicle and that the packages must be braced so as to prevent relative motion between containers. Furthermore, some hazardous materials must not be loaded, transported, or stored together. The "Segregation and Separation Chart of Hazardous Materials" of 49 CFR 177.848 should be followed when loads of different hazardous materials are mixed. All shipments of hazardous materials must be transported without unnecessary delay. RCRA hazardous waste loads which cannot be delivered within forty-eight (48) hours after arrival at their destination must be promptly disposed of by return to the generator or delivered to an alternate facility at the direction of the generator.

Transporters of hazardous wastes must also adhere to all of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which DOT has adopted under the Motor Carrier Safety Act of 1984. The Act was passed for the purpose of promoting the safe operation of commercial vehicles and protecting the safety of the drivers of those vehicles. It was also implemented to reaffirm the scope of DOT's authority to regulate safety in this area. The Motor Carrier Safety Act is applicable to all commercial motor vehicles, including those which transport hazardous waste.

This Act specifies more requisites that apply to the transport vehicle and the driver. Among them are concise specifications for vehicle parts and accessories, such as lighting devices, brakes, glazing and windows, fuel systems, tires, and horns. Additional requirements concerning inspection, repair, and maintenance are enumerated. Special driving and parking rules which relate to hazardous materials transportation are also indicated. Standards for drivers identify minimum qualifications, including physical qualifications, background and character profiles, and pertinent examinations. Also included among these rules are testing requirements for alcohol and controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, and phencyclidine (PCP). Other regulations pertaining to drivers comprise of standards for the driving of vehicles, stopping, fueling, the use of lamps, the reporting of accidents, and the monitoring of a driver's hours of service.

In addition to the regulatory duties of the USEPA and DOT, several other agencies conduct non-regulatory functions that deal with the transportation of hazardous materials. These non-regulatory tasks are intended to provide for the safety of the public as well as the environment. The Interstate Commerce Commission investigates interstate carriers to ensure that the services, equipment, and facilities that they furnish will satisfactorily meet all necessary regulations. The Federal Emergency Management Agency supplies the required assistance to state and local governments in response to a hazardous materials emergency. If a discharge of hazardous materials does occur, the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the accident to determine the probable causes.

A crucial first step for transporters of hazardous waste is to properly identify and classify the substances involved. DOT's "Hazardous Materials Tables," which are given in 49 CFR 172, designate the proper shipping names and descriptions for hazardous materials, their hazard classes, identification numbers, and relevant packaging and labeling provisions. The generator or individual who supplies the substance for transportation is responsible for determining its composition and properties as well as for correctly classifying it.

The RSPA has compiled broad hazard classes of hazardous materials in 49 CFR 172-173. The nine basic categories are given below:

The substances identified in the "Hazardous Materials Table" are assigned to one of three packing groups. Packing Group I represents those materials which pose the greatest hazard, while Packing Group III is for those involving the least risk. Packaging must pass some or all of the following types of tests:

For instance, packaging for materials in Group I must achieve more demanding test results.

The transporters are subject to both DOT and USEPA enforcement of the regulations. Consequently, the DOT and USEPA coordinate their efforts, especially at the regional level, to obtain compliance with both the RCRA and HMTA regulations. Enforcement also depends on the mode of transportation. It is divided among the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and the Coast Guard. RSPA has enforcement authority over intermodal shipments and suppliers of packaging.

Commercial Hazardous Waste Transportation Companies - Company Details

 

BDC - Special Waste Services

Phone:

(626) 969-1384

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 946
Azusa, CA 91702

Point of Contact:

Frank Gutierrez

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

C.M. Penn, Inc.

Phone:

(504) 261-5070 or (800) 233-5044

Facility Address:

14461 Frenchtown Road
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739

Point of Contact:

Jerry Rivers

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Coal City Cob Co., Inc.

Phone:

(214) 627-3232 or (800) 872-5412

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 516
Avalon, TX 76623

Point of Contact:

Bruce Howard

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

DartAmerica Trucking Company

Phone:

(330) 533-9841

Facility Address:

61 Railroad Street
Canfield, OH 44406

Point of Contact:

Theresa DeSantis

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Disposal Control Service, Inc.

Phone:

(702) 331-9400

Facility Address:

1200 Marietta Way
Sparks, NV 89431

Point of Contact:

Jonas Sipala

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Eldredge, Inc.

Phone:

(215) 436-4749

Facility Address:

898 Fernhill Road
West Chester, PA 19380

Point of Contact:

Kimberly Singleton

Email Address:

eldinc@eldredgeco.com

Web Page Location:

www.eldredgeco.com

 

 

Environmental Systems Company (ENSCO)

Phone:

(813) 289-5600

Facility Address:

1715 North Westshore Boulevard, Suite 345
Tampa, FL 33607

Point of Contact:

Andrew Bouchard

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Environmental Transportation Company (ETS)

Phone:

(405) 677-8781

Facility Address:

1813 S.E. 25th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129

Point of Contact:

Suzanne Dunn

Email Address:

ets@telepath.com

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Hazmat Environmental Group

Phone:

(716) 827-8700

Facility Address:

60 Commerce Drive
Buffalo, NY 14218

Point of Contact:

Ronald McGrath

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

John Pfrommer, Inc.

Phone:

(800) 523-2785

Facility Address:

1320 Ben Franklin Way
Douglassville, PA 19518

Point of Contact:

Michael Piazza

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Keers Environmental, Inc.

Phone:

(505) 823-9006

Facility Address:

5904 Florence Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Point of Contact:

Daniel Gay

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Metropolitan Environmental, Inc.

Phone:

(419) 586-6638

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 378
Celina, OH 45822

Point of Contact:

Rita Ripley

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Munchiando Trucking Company

Phone:

(303) 940-6642

Facility Address:

12098 W. 50th Place
Wheat Ridge, CO 90033

Point of Contact:

Greg Munchiando

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Page Companies, E.T.C.

Phone:

(315) 834-6681

Facility Address:

2758 Trombley Road
P.O. Box 1290
Weedsport, NY 13166

Point of Contact:

Annette Trip

Email Address:

pagetran@msn.com

Web Page Location:

Not Available

Comments:

Page E.T.C. has full Canadian Authority for delivery or pick of wastes into or out of Quebec or Ontario.

 

 

Peoria Disposal Company

Phone:

(309) 688-0760

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 9071
Peoria, IL 61672

Point of Contact:

Tammy Stockwell

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Phillip Services, Inc.

Phone:

(303) 279-5506

Facility Address:

1900 St. Charles Road
Pueblo, CO 81006

Point of Contact:

Steve Nemmers

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

SJ Transportation

Phone:

(609) 769-2741

Facility Address:

U.S. Route 40, P.O. Box 169
Woodstown, NJ 08098

Point of Contact:

Edward Remster

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Triad Transport, Inc.

Phone:

(918) 426-4751

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 818
McAlester, OK 74502

Point of Contact:

Davey Wilkett

Email Address:

Not Available

Web Page Location:

Not Available

 

 

Trism Environmental Services

Phone:

(800) 234-8768

Facility Address:

P.O. Box 113
Joplin, MO 64802

Point of Contact:

Alan Lane

Email Address:

alane@tsmt.com

Web Page Location:

www.trism.com