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Don’t Forget Hazmat Registrations Are Due By June 30!

Posted on 5/15/2012 by James Griffin

Q. Does a company always need to register with the DOT if it ships hazardous materials?
 
A. Not everyone who ships or carries hazmat needs to register the activity with the DOT. Only those who transport, or offer for transport, any quantity of high-consequence material, or large quantities of any hazardous material need to file paperwork and pay fees.
 
With few exceptions, any person who offers for transportation or transports in commerce any of the following must register:
 
  • Any highway route-controlled quantity of a Class 7 (radioactive) material, as defined in 49 CFR 173.403;
  • More than 25 kg (55 lbs.) of a Division 1.1, 1.2, or 1.3 (explosive) material in a motor vehicle, rail car, or freight container;
  • More than 1 L (1.06 qt.) per package of a material extremely toxic by inhalation material (Division 2.3, Hazard Zone A or Division 6.1, PG I, Hazard Zone A);
  • A hazardous material in a bulk packaging, container, or tank having a capacity equal to or greater than 13,248 L (3,500 gal.) or more than 13.24 cubic meters (468 cubic ft.); or
  • A quantity of hazardous materials that requires placarding. [This is the most common triggering condition.]
Government agencies, farmers, and certain foreign entities are partially exempt from the registration program. [49 CFR 107.606 and 601(b)]
 
DOT Hazmat RegistrationIf, during a registration period, you ship or transport even a single shipment that meets the above criteria, then your business must register with the DOT. Registration periods begin July 1 and extend to June 30 of the following year. Registrations must be updated annually and are due to the DOT by June 30 to cover your activities during the next registration period. The registration notifies the DOT what sort of shipments you will be carrying or offering during the next year.
 
In addition to providing the DOT with information about your hazmat shipping activities, you must also pay a fee as part of your registration. The yearly fees for registration, including a $25 processing fee, are:
 
  • $275 for small businesses or not-for-profits, and
  • $2,600 for all others.
Registrations must be filed on DOT Form F5800.2. You can do this through the mail or online.
 
References: 49 CFR Part 107 Subpart G—“Registration,” 49 USC 5108
 

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