RSPA Leaves 2001-2002 Hazmat Registration Fees Unchanged
May 2, 2001 12:00 PM
The US Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) announced that for registration year 2001-2002, which begins July 1, 2001, the hazardous materials registration fees remain $300 for small businesses and $2,000 for all other businesses. Both include a $25 processing fee.
On December 7, 2000, RSPA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing to temporarily lower the registration fees paid by companies that transport or offer for transportation in commerce certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials, charge not-for-profit organizations the same registration fee as a small business, and use the North American Industry Classification System for size criteria for determining if an entity is a small business. The President’s fiscal year 2002 budget request to Congress proposes to fund a portion of RSPA’s hazardous materials safety program budget from fees collected through the Hazardous Materials Registration program.
Therefore, consistent with the President’s budget request to Congress, RSPA is delaying final action on all proposals contained in the NPRM pending enactment of the fiscal 2002 DOT appropriations act.