Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.018
Hazardous Materials


The director shall adopt rules relating to the reporting of all transportation incidents involving releases of reportable quantities of hazardous materials occurring on public roads or railroads that are not on a private industrial site. The rules must be consistent with federal rules relating to hazardous materials adopted under federal law. The director may adopt all or part of the federal hazardous materials rules by reference.


The department by rule shall require that all carriers of hazardous materials report all incidents involving a release of reportable quantities of hazardous materials to the department.


The department shall serve as the central repository of statistical information relating to incidents involving release of hazardous materials.


The department is responsible for the on-site coordination of all hazardous materials transportation emergencies. The director shall adopt necessary rules to implement this subsection.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 4, Sec. 2.22(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Sec. 411.019. TOLL-FREE NUMBER. (a) The department shall provide a 24-hour toll-free telephone number for use by the public in reporting traffic offenses, including driving while intoxicated, suspected criminal activity, and traffic accidents and other emergencies.


On receiving a report of an offense, the department shall contact the law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction where the reported suspected driver or incident was observed or shall dispatch department officers.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1251, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1989.
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