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DOT Hazmat Registrations Due by June 30th

Posted on 4/15/2014 by Marc Kleinman

Department of Transportation hazmat registrations for the 2014-2015 year are due by June 30th. Does your company plan on shipping ANY loads that require a placard? In other words, if an empty truck or rail car is loaded at your property and now requires a placard, then you must be registered with DOT as a hazmat shipper. If your trucks are placarded, then you must register as a hazmat carrier.
 
This annual fee was established to create a fund for training grants and support to small community emergency response groups. DOT is now authorized to collect $28 million annually to cover the fiscal period from July 1 to June 30. The registration is completed using the F5800.2 form either in hardcopy or online.
 
What Shipments Require Registration?
 
There are a number of shipments that trigger the registration requirement. With few exceptions, you must register your business if you ship or carry the following:
 
  • A highway route-controlled quantity of radioactive (Class 7) material;
  • More than 25 kg (55 pounds) of a high explosives (Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3);
  • More than 1 L (1.06 quarts) per package of extremely toxic by inhalation materials (Hazard Zone A);
  • Any shipment of hazmat in bulk packagings having a capacity equal to or greater than 13,248 L (3,500 gallons) for liquids/gases or 13.24 cubic meters (468 cubic feet) for solids;
  • Any shipment in non-bulk packagings with a total gross weight of 2,268 kg (5,000 pounds) or more; and
  • Any other shipment of hazmat that requires placards.
2014-15 Registration Fees 
 
These are the current projected fees for 2014-2015:
 

Registration Year

Small Business

Not-for-profit Organization

Other Than Small Business or Not-for-profit
Organization

2014-2015 and later

$250

$250

$2,575

As defined in 49 CFR 107.612:

Small business: A person that qualifies as a small business, under criteria specified in 13 CFR part 121 applicable to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code that describes that person’s primary commercial activity.
 
Not-for-profit organization: An organization exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(a).
 
The groups that are exempted from the registration requirement are found in 49 CFR 107.606 and include government agencies, farmers, and certain foreign entities. 
 
There is also a $25 processing fee per registration, but a company can pay for three years and eliminate two of the three $25 fee payments.
 
Paying Past Years’ Registration Fees 
 
Lastly, if you realize you should have paid the fee in past years, DOT will accept those “overdue” payments:

Registration Year

Small Business

Not-for-profit Organization

Other Than Small Business or Not-for-profit
Organization

2013-2014

$125

$125

$1,300

2012-2013, 2011-2012, 2010-2011

$250

$250

$2,575

2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007

$250

$250

$975

2005-2006, 2004-2005, 2003-2004

$125

$125

$275

2002-2003, 2001-2002, 2000-2001

$275

(1)

$1,975

1999-2000 and earlier

$250

$250

$250

 
(1) Fee appropriate for small or other than small business.
 
The registration program for hazmat shippers and carriers began in 1992 and is one of the ways the DOT keeps track of hazardous materials shipments within the United States. The number a company receives from DOT when it registers identifies it as either a hazmat shipper or carrier. It is quite likely that an enforcement officer will ask for this registration number when reviewing a hazardous material company for compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
 
Ensure your hazmat operations comply fully with US DOT, IATA, and IMDG hazmat shipping requirements at the Complete Multimodal Hazmat Shipper Certification Workshop. The complete program covers the latest rules for shipping hazmat by ground, air, and ocean. Update your training with Lion’s systematic, step-by-step process to shipping hazmat in full compliance with all applicable regulations. Fines for hazmat shipping mistakes are now as high as $75,000 per day, per violation. 

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