Chapter 4901:2-8 Highway Routing of Non-Radioactive Hazardous Materials

4901:2-8-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Carrier" means any person, engaged in the highway transportation of hazardous materials, in commerce, into, within, or through this state.

(B) "Designated routes" means those highway routes on which hazardous materials must be transported.

(C) "Hazardous materials" means nonradioactive hazardous materials of a type or in a quantity that requires the transport vehicle to be placarded pursuant to 49 C.F.R. 172, as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (C) of rule 4901:2-8-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) "Restricted routes" means those highway routes on which hazardous materials may not be transported.

(E) "Routing designation" means any regulation, limitation, or restriction applicable to the highway transportation of hazardous materials over a specific highway route or portion of a route.

Replaces: 4901:2-8-01

Effective: 07/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81 , 4923.11
Rule Amplifies: 4923.11
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/96, 3/1/03, 9/27/10

4901:2-8-02 Purpose and scope.

(A) This chapter governs all proceedings of the commission to establish routing designations applicable to the highways transportation of nonradioactive hazardous materials, in commerce, into, within, or through, this state as authorized by section 4923.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) The commission may, upon an application or a motion filed by a party, waive any requirement of this chapter, other than a requirement mandated by statute, for good cause shown.

(C) Each citation contained within this chapter that is made to a regulation in the code of federal regulations is intended, and shall serve, to incorporate by reference the particular version of the cited matter that as effective on March 13, 2013.

Replaces: 4901:2-8-02

Effective: 07/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81 , 4923.11
Rule Amplifies: 4923.11
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/96, 3/1/03, 9/27/10

4901:2-8-03 Establishment of routing designations.

(A) Other than routing designations recognized by the United States department of transportation, routing designations shall be established in accordance with 49 C.F.R. 397, as effective on the date referenced in paragraph (C) of rule 4901:2-8-02 of the Administrative Code.

(B) No carrier transporting hazardous materials into, within, or through, this state shall fail to comply with routing designations recognized by the United States department of transportation or established in accordance with this rule.

Replaces: 4901:2-8-03

Effective: 07/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81 , 4923.11
Rule Amplifies: 4923.11
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/96, 9/27/10

4901:2-8-04 Routing designations for northeast Ohio.

(A) As used in this rule, "northeast Ohio" means the following counties in the state of Ohio: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina.

(B) As used in this rule, "through transportation" means the transportation of hazardous materials which has neither a place of origin nor a destination in northeast Ohio.

(C) The following routes shall be designated routes for the through transportation of hazardous materials in northeast Ohio:

(1) Interstate 90 from the Lake/Ashtabula county line to interstate 271 in Lake county.

(2) Interstate 80 and interstate 80/90 (Ohio Turnpike) from gate 13 in Portage county to the Lorain/Erie county line.

(3) Interstate 271 from interstate 90 in Lake county to interstate 71 in Medina county.

(4) Interstate 77 from interstate 80 in Cuyahoga county to interstate 271 in Summit county.

(5) Interstate 71 from interstate 80 in Cuyahoga county to Medina/Wayne county line.

(6) Interstate 480 from interstate 80, gate 13 in Portage county to interstate 271 in Summit county.

(7) Interstate 480 from interstate 480N in Cuyahoga county to interstate 80 in Lorain county.

(8) Interstate 480N from interstate 271 to interstate 480 in Cuyahoga county.

(D) The following routes shall be restricted routes for the through transportation of hazardous materials in northeast Ohio:

(1) Interstate 90 from interstate 271 in Lake county to interstate 80/90 in Lorain county.

(2) Interstate 71 from interstate 80 to interstate 90 in Cuyahoga county.

(3) Interstate 77 from interstate 80 to interstate 90 in Cuyahoga county.

(4) Interstate 490 from interstate 90 to interstate 77 in Cuyahoga county.

(5) State route 2 from state route 44 to interstate 90 in Lake county.

(6) State route 44 from state route 2 to interstate 90 in Lake county.

(7) Interstate 480 from interstate 271 to interstate 480N in Cuyahoga county.

(8) Any other highway or state or local road not otherwise designated for the transportation of hazardous materials by this rule.

Replaces: part of 4901:2-8-03, 4901:2-8-04

Effective: 07/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4905.81 , 4923.11
Rule Amplifies: 4923.11
Prior Effective Dates: 7/1/96, 9/27/10