False, under existing laws, States do have broad authority to control how hazardous materials are stored, used, transported, and disposed of within their borders.
The ICS framework relies on collaboration between federal, state, and local agencies to effectively manage hazardous materials incidents. State agencies, empowered by state laws, work alongside local authorities and federal agencies to implement safety standards and emergency response protocols. For instance, in the event of a hazardous materials spill on a highway, state transportation and environmental agencies would coordinate with local first responders under the ICS structure to contain the spill, mitigate environmental damage, and protect public health.
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