Reminder: U.S. DOT Annual Hazmat Registration Due By July 1

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) online portal for annual HAZMAT registration is now accepting registrations for the 2024-2025 registration period. Registration renewals must be completed by July 1, 2024. PHMSA had detailed information here. Basically all hazmat haulers have to register for this and there is a fee to pay. Upon registering online, you can download your hazmat registration certificate, a copy of which must be kept in the cab of your truck along with other required paperwork such as shipping papers.

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 multiyear registration, not all registration certificates are up for renewal by July 1, 2024. 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.