Section 3734.15 | Registration and liability of transporters and acceptors of hazardous waste.
(A) No person shall transport hazardous waste anywhere in this state unless the person has first filed an annual registration statement with, and paid an annual registration fee to, the United States department of transportation in accordance with 49 C.F.R. 107.601 to 107.620.
For the purposes of this section, "registered transporter" means any person who has filed an annual registration statement with, and paid an annual registration fee to, the United States department of transportation in accordance with 49 C.F.R. 107.601 to 107.620.
(B) A registered transporter of hazardous waste shall be responsible for the safe delivery of any hazardous waste that the registered transporter transports from such time as the registered transporter obtains the waste until the registered transporter delivers it to a treatment, storage, or disposal facility specified in division (F) of section 3734.02 of the Revised Code, as recorded on the manifest required in division (B) of section 3734.12 of the Revised Code. Any registered transporter who violates this chapter or any rule adopted under the chapter while transporting hazardous waste shall be liable for any damage or injury caused by the violation and for the costs of rectifying the violation and conditions caused by the violation.
(C) No person who generates hazardous waste shall cause the waste to be transported by any person who is not a registered transporter. No person shall accept for treatment, storage, or disposal any hazardous waste from an unregistered transporter. Any person who is requested to accept such waste for treatment, storage, or disposal shall notify the director, the board of health in the person's location, and the public utilities commission of the request.
If a generator causes an unregistered transporter to transport the hazardous waste, the generator of the waste, the transporter, and any person who accepts the waste for treatment, storage, or disposal shall be jointly and severally liable for any damage or injury caused by the handling of the waste and for the costs of rectifying their violation and conditions caused by their violation.