HMTUSA

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HMTUSAHazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act
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In 1990, Congress amended HMTA by enacting HMTUSA which, among other things, rewrote the standards for determining when federal law preempts state regulations pertaining to hazardous materials transportation.
But HMTUSA requires state law to be "substantively the same as" federal law, RCRA is a floor while HMTUSA is a ceiling.
HMTUSA has already set up a federal registration program to raise money for state and local emergency response planning and training, as well as a safety permit system for highly hazardous cargos.