Reminder: Annual Hazmat Transportation Registration Renewal Deadline is July 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires both hazardous material transporters and those who offer hazardous materials to common carriers for shipment to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of authority to operate in both intrastate and interstate commerce.
However, since multi-year registrations are allowed, not all certificates are up for renewal on July 1, 2020.
Marketers should look at their registration certificate for the date of renewal or search registration status at PHMSA’s online website (provided in the full regulatory report) to determine registration renewal year.
All expiring registrations must be filed by the July 1, 2020 deadline to maintain operating authority to haul hazardous materials (petroleum products). Failure to do so will also result in a substantial fine.
HAZMAT registration certificates are routinely checked by enforcement authorities at roadside inspections. Any vehicle without a current HAZMAT registration will be pulled out of service and the company will lose operating authority until registration is brought up to date.