Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DOT Increases Hazmat Registration Fees

(World Trade Interactive)

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a final rule that, effective April 29, will adjust the registration and fee assessment program for persons who transport or offer for transportation certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. Under this rule, for registration years beginning in 2010-2011 the annual fee to be paid by those registrants not qualifying as a small business or not-for-profit organization will increase from $975 (plus a $25 administrative fee) to $2,975 (plus a $25 administrative fee). The fee for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations will remain $250 (plus a $25 administrative fee).