California Environmental Law Attorneys

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Counseling and Defense

Edgcomb Law Group, LLP attorneys address the complex hazardous materials regulations (“HMRs”) governing hazardous materials transportation set forth in Part 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Our experience includes working with the Department of Transportation’s hazardous materials regulations and handling the regulatory issues surrounding hazardous materials transport.

Our expertise spans a wide spectrum of technical, regulatory, and policy aspects of hazardous materials transportation. We provided regulatory compliance advice to a large distributor of consumer commodity ORM-D hazardous materials, represented shippers and charterers in maritime arbitrations concerning hazardous material transportation issues, and represented shippers in regulatory proceedings involving product and crude oil pipeline issues. We also defended a number of clients who received agency notices of violations (NOVs) for alleged improper air and motor vehicle transportation of hazardous materials and negotiated reduced penalty assessments.

Representative Experience

  • Provided compliance advice to a major consumer product distribution company regarding receipt of notice of probable violation of marking regulations.
  • Provided compliance advice to a major pharmaceutical distribution company regarding applicability of packaging and marking regulations to returned products destined for disposal and provide related contract drafting advice.
  • Defended a paint company and successfully resolved notice of alleged violation of regulations governing air transportation of hazardous materials.

Contact Edgcomb Law Group, LLP for additional information about our hazardous materials transportation practice.

Related Articles

  • Edgcomb, John D., "Hazardous Substance Releases from Vessels: Current U.S. Law, the HNS Convention and its Potential Impact if Ratified," 10 Univ. of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 73 (1998).
  • Edgcomb, John D., "The Trojan Horse Sets Sail: Carrier Defenses against Hazmat Cargoes," 13 Univ. of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 31 (2000-01).