Hazardous Waste Registrations and Permits

What is hazardous material? The Transportation Division uses the federal hazardous materials table as shown in 49 CFR Part 172.

What is hazardous waste? Hazardous waste is a type of hazardous material. The Transportation Division uses the federal hazardous materials table as shown in 49 CFR Part 172.

What is an Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures Permit? An Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures Permit (commonly called an "Alliance Permit") is a permit allowing commercial motor vehicle carriers to transport hazardous material and/or hazardous waste in interstate or intrastate commerce in six (6) participating Alliance states.

Who must obtain an Alliance Permit?

Hazardous Waste Only
If you are a transporter of hazardous waste of such a type and in such an amount as to require a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, (pursuant to 49 CFR Part 262), and you plan to transport this hazardous waste in interstate or intrastate commerce, you must obtain an Alliance Permit. In addition, you must satisfy all other intrastate and interstate requirements.

Both Hazardous Material and Hazardous Waste
If you are a transporter of both hazardous material and hazardous waste, please refer to the Hazardous Waste Only information on this page.

Hazardous Material Only
If you are a transporter of hazardous material only, you do not need a special permit in Oklahoma, but you may need one in other states in which you operate or through which you pass. You must contact other states not participating in the Alliance directly for information relating to their requirements.

If you are planning to transport hazardous material in interstate or intrastate commerce through or in states belonging to the Alliance, and if the hazardous material is of a type or in an amount requiring a placard on the transport vehicle, (pursuant to 49 CFR Part 172.500 et. seq.), you must obtain an Alliance Permit. In addition, you must satisfy all other intrastate and interstate requirements.

Which states participate in the Alliance? The following states participate in the Alliance for Uniform Hazmat Transportation Procedures ("the Alliance").  A list of registered Hazmat carriers is available for viewing.

Alliance State Type of Hazardous Material Regulation Hazardous Waste Fee? Hazardous Material Fee?
Michigan Hazardous Waste Yes No
Nevada Hazardous Materials (includes Hazardous Waste)and Radioactive Waste Yes Yes
Ohio Hazardous Materials (includes Hazardous Waste) Yes Yes
Oklahoma Hazardous Waste Yes No
West Virginia Hazardous Materials (includes Hazardous Waste) Yes Yes

In what area may the holder of an Alliance Permit operate? The Alliance Permit allows you to operate in the Alliance states.

How do you obtain an Alliance Permit? Click here for the Alliance website, which provides for an on-line application form. The on-line application form performs automatic calculations and allows for electronic funds processing. If you prefer to complete the application manually, contact Hazardous Waste Licensing to arrange for a paper form and instructions to be mailed to you.

What is the filing fee? Please see OAC 165:30-17-15 for the current Oklahoma filing fees. Since a portion of the fee is based on mileage, you will need to have your most current IRP (apportioned vehicle registration) mileage calculations handy. Some states assess an additional fee for hazardous materials transportation. The additional amount will be calculated when you use the on-line form. If you are using the manual form, you will be invoiced for the additional fee.

What is the process for obtaining an Alliance Permit? You begin by applying for an Alliance Permit. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will forward your completed application to other Alliance states to obtain their approval, if that is required. As part of the process for obtaining an Alliance Permit, you will undergo a Permit Review.

Which state will serve as your Alliance base state?

Hazardous Waste
If you transport hazardous waste and are based in an Alliance base state, that state will serve as your base state. If you are not based in an Alliance base state, the Alliance state where you incur the most hazardous waste mileage will serve as your base state.

Hazardous Materials, but not Hazardous Waste
If you transport hazardous materials, but not hazardous waste, and are based in an Alliance state that regulates hazardous materials, that state will serve as your base state. If you transport hazardous materials, but not hazardous waste, and are not based in an Alliance state that regulates hazardous materials, the Alliance state that regulates hazardous materials and in which you incur the most hazardous materials mileage will serve as your base state.

What is the term of an Alliance Permit? After you receive your initial permit and registration, you must renew your registration annually. Every third year, when you renew your registration, you will once again undergo a Permit Review.

Do you receive a credential? Yes. A copy of that credential must be carried in each vehicle transporting hazardous waste or materials.

What other requirements are there?