April 19, 2013: (FR) PHMSA – temporary reduction of HazMat registration fees.

HM Registration fees go to fund the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA’s) HazMat Emergency Preparedness Grant Program (HMEP). There are some unused funds in this account so for registration year 2013-2014 (7/1/2013-6/30/2014), PHMSA is reducing the fees by 50%.The final cost will be: (1) for a small business or non-profit – $125 plus $25 processing fee or (2) for all other businesses – $1,300 plus $25 processing fee. You will receive a refund for the difference if you paid this year’s registration in advance at the higher rate. As of 7/1/2014 the fees will revert to their original amounts ($250 or $2,600 plus $25 processing).

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.