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CHAPTER 83 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION Sec. 8301. Legislative findings. 8302. Powers and duties of department. 8303. Correspondence with Federal regulations. 8304. Right of entry. 8305. Injunctions and other remedies. 8306. Penalties. 8307. Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. 8308. Report to the General Assembly. Enactment. Chapter 83 was added June 30, 1984, P.L.473, No.99, effective immediately. Cross References. Chapter 83 is referred to in sections 102, 4704, 6103 of this title; section 3302 of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses). § 8301. Legislative findings. (a) Essential nature.--It is hereby found as a fact that hazardous materials are essential for various industrial, commercial and other purposes, that their transportation is a necessary incident of their use and, therefore, that such transportation is required for the employment and economic prosperity of the people. It is also found as a fact that the transportation of hazardous materials may involve risk of injury to persons and damage to property and that the degree of the risk can and should be kept at a minimum consistent with technical feasibility and economic reasonableness. (b) Balance of interests.--The purpose of this chapter and the primary standard by which it shall be administered is to so regulate the transportation of hazardous materials and assure compliance with the regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter that there is established and maintained a reasonable balance between the interests of the people in the safety of themselves and their property, on the one hand, and the interests of the people and their employment and economic prosperity on the other.

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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-75 > Chapter-83 > 8301

CHAPTER 83 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION Sec. 8301. Legislative findings. 8302. Powers and duties of department. 8303. Correspondence with Federal regulations. 8304. Right of entry. 8305. Injunctions and other remedies. 8306. Penalties. 8307. Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. 8308. Report to the General Assembly. Enactment. Chapter 83 was added June 30, 1984, P.L.473, No.99, effective immediately. Cross References. Chapter 83 is referred to in sections 102, 4704, 6103 of this title; section 3302 of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses). § 8301. Legislative findings. (a) Essential nature.--It is hereby found as a fact that hazardous materials are essential for various industrial, commercial and other purposes, that their transportation is a necessary incident of their use and, therefore, that such transportation is required for the employment and economic prosperity of the people. It is also found as a fact that the transportation of hazardous materials may involve risk of injury to persons and damage to property and that the degree of the risk can and should be kept at a minimum consistent with technical feasibility and economic reasonableness. (b) Balance of interests.--The purpose of this chapter and the primary standard by which it shall be administered is to so regulate the transportation of hazardous materials and assure compliance with the regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter that there is established and maintained a reasonable balance between the interests of the people in the safety of themselves and their property, on the one hand, and the interests of the people and their employment and economic prosperity on the other.

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Statutes > Pennsylvania > Title-75 > Chapter-83 > 8301

CHAPTER 83 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION Sec. 8301. Legislative findings. 8302. Powers and duties of department. 8303. Correspondence with Federal regulations. 8304. Right of entry. 8305. Injunctions and other remedies. 8306. Penalties. 8307. Hazardous Materials Transportation Advisory Committee. 8308. Report to the General Assembly. Enactment. Chapter 83 was added June 30, 1984, P.L.473, No.99, effective immediately. Cross References. Chapter 83 is referred to in sections 102, 4704, 6103 of this title; section 3302 of Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses). § 8301. Legislative findings. (a) Essential nature.--It is hereby found as a fact that hazardous materials are essential for various industrial, commercial and other purposes, that their transportation is a necessary incident of their use and, therefore, that such transportation is required for the employment and economic prosperity of the people. It is also found as a fact that the transportation of hazardous materials may involve risk of injury to persons and damage to property and that the degree of the risk can and should be kept at a minimum consistent with technical feasibility and economic reasonableness. (b) Balance of interests.--The purpose of this chapter and the primary standard by which it shall be administered is to so regulate the transportation of hazardous materials and assure compliance with the regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter that there is established and maintained a reasonable balance between the interests of the people in the safety of themselves and their property, on the one hand, and the interests of the people and their employment and economic prosperity on the other.

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