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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 61. Rules and Regulations Governing the Transportation of Hazardous Materials Through Bridge-Tunnel Facilities
3/29/2020

24VAC30-61-40. Restrictions on Hazardous Material Transportation Across Urban and Water-Proximate Facilities.

Hazardous materials are regulated in the four urban and water-proximate tunnels (Elizabeth River (Midtown and Downtown), Hampton Roads, and Monitor-Merrimac) based exclusively on the "hazard class" of the material being conveyed. The following tables list those categories of materials grouped under the designations "Prohibited," "No Restrictions," or "Restricted."

Regulations concerning the transportation of hazardous materials across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel (CBBT) are available from the CBBT website: http://www.cbbt.com/hazmat.html.

*PROHIBITED*

Materials defined in the following classes are not allowed passage through the four urban, water-proximate tunnels.

CATEGORY

PLACARD NAME

PLACARD REFERENCE

1.1

Explosives 1.1

49 CFR 172.522

1.2

Explosives 1.2

49 CFR 172.522

1.3

Explosives 1.3

49 CFR 172.522

2.3

Poison Gas

49 CFR 172.540

4.3

Dangerous When Wet

49 CFR 172.548

6.1 (PG I, inhalation hazard only)

Poison

49 CFR 172.554


*NO RESTRICTIONS*

Materials in the following hazard classes are not restricted in the four urban, water-proximate tunnels.

CATEGORY

PLACARD NAME

PLACARD REFERENCE

1.4

Explosives 1.4

49 CFR 172.523

1.5

Explosives 1.5

49 CFR 172.524

1.6

Explosives 1.6

49 CFR 172.525

2.2

Nonflammable Gas

49 CFR 172.528

3

Combustible Liquids

49 CFR 172.544

4.1

Flammable Solid

49 CFR 172.546

4.2

Spontaneously Combustible

49 CFR 172.547

6.1 (PG I or II, other than PG I inhalation hazard)

Poison

49 CFR 172.554

6.1 (PG III)

Keep Away From Food

49 CFR 172.553

6.2

(None)

7 Radioactive

Radioactive

49 CFR 172.556

9

Class 9

49 CFR 172.560

ORM-D

(None)


*RESTRICTED*

Materials in the following hazard classes are allowed access to the four urban, water-proximate tunnels in "Non-bulk" (maximum capacity of 119 gallons/450 liters or less as a receptacle for liquids, a water capacity of 1000 pounds/454 kilograms or less as a receptacle for gases, and a maximum net mass of 882 pounds/400 kilograms or less and a maximum capacity of 119 gallons/450 liters or less as a receptacle for solids) quantities per container only.

CATEGORY

PLACARD NAME

PLACARD REFERENCE

2.1

Flammable Gas

49 CFR 172.532

3

Flammable

49 CFR 172.542

5.1

Oxidizer

49 CFR 172.550

5.2

Organic Peroxide

49 CFR 172.552

8

Corrosive

49 CFR 172.558

Statutory Authority

§§ 33.2-210 and 33.2-300 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR385-01-05:1 § 4; Volume 12, Issue 2, eff. November 15, 1995; amended, Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; Volume 28, Issue 01, eff. October 12, 2011.

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