Hazmat safety permit eligibility rates revised

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Updated Jul 5, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued new fixed out-of-service rates for determining eligibility for a permit under the Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Program. These rates are now in effect and are being used to establish a company’s eligibility for an HMSP. Detailed information on the method used to calculate these rates is published on FMCSA’s SAFER Website at www.safersys.org/hazmatrates.aspx.

If FMCSA previously denied a company an HMSP due to either a crash, vehicle, driver and/or hazardous materials out-of-service rate equal to or above the national cutoff, the company should review its prior 12 months of safety information to determine if it now qualifies for an HMSP under the rates established as the result of this recent policy change.

A company’s inspection and crash reports, as well as OOS rates, may be accessed by downloading a Company Safety Profile at www.safersys.org. If the company believes that it now qualifies for an HMSP, it must resubmit its MCS-150B application by e-mailing it to [email protected] or faxing it to 202-366-3621 to the attention of Tyrone Gibbs or Roxane Greene.

The company’s U.S. Department of Transportation number, a current Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Certificate of Registration and proof of adequate insurance presented on the MCS-90 form must be submitted in order for an HMSP application to be processed.

For more information, call FMCSA’s Hazardous Materials Division at 202-385-2400 or 202-366-6121. If a company’s HMSP is reissued, it will be e-mailed or faxed to the company.