Avoid Processing Delays, Renew Expiring Annual Hazmat Registrations Certificates Online Now

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) online portal for annual HAZMAT registration opened on May 1. Registration renewals must be completed by July 1, 2021.

However, due to COVID-19 workplace restrictions and processing delays, marketers should register online this year and do so early.

Important! Due to COVID-19 workplace restrictions, processing of paper HAZMAT registration forms is likely to be significantly delayed this year. It is highly recommended that registration be conducted online to avoid interruption of operating authority.

HAZMAT registration renewals made on paper forms and mailed to PHMSA will very likely not be processed in time for the July 1, 2021 registration deadline.

Don’t risk interruption of operating authority. Renew online.

PHMSA requires both hazardous material transporters and those who ship hazardous materials through common carriers to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of authority to operate in intrastate and/or interstate commerce.

Since PHMSA allows multi-year registration, not all registration certificates are up for renewal by July 1, 2021.

Marketers should look at their registration certificate for the date of renewal or search registration status at PHMSA’s online portal at registration look-up to determine whether registration is due for renewal.

Click Here to read the full EMA Regulatory Compliance Bulletin. For more information, contact Mark S. Morgan, EMA Regulatory Counsel mmorgan@emamerica.org.

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