On-Line Special Permit & Approval Application System
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On-Line Special Permit & Approval Application Process - provides faster processing/turnaround time, 24/7 access, immediate confirmation and tracking #, ability to attach supporting docs, and ease of submitting multiple applications!
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has the primary responsibility for the issuance of DOT Special Permits and Approvals to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). A Special Permit or Approval is a document which authorizes a person to perform a function that is not currently authorized under the authority of the HMR. Also, in many instances, the Regulations require approvals and/or registrations prior to transportation in commerce.
If you have any questions regarding this application, contact the Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals either by telephone (202) 366-4511 or by using the Contact Information for Special Permits and Approvals on our Contact Us Page at http://phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/reqs/contact.


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ATTENTION FIREWORKS APPROVAL APPLICANTS!!! As of June 30, 2011 fireworks applications will only be accepted from the manufacturer or their designated U. S. Agent on their behalf as required by 49 CFR ยง105.40. See Federal Register Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0353: Notice 10-9, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-06-29/pdf/2011-15969.pdf.
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***Attention Special Permit Applicants***


PHMSA is in the process of developing a new and improved Special Permits application system. On November 14th, Phase 1 of this new system came on line. It accommodates application requests for PartyTo and Renewal of Special Permits. Phase 2 will include the capability to accommodate requests for New Special Permits, as well as, Modifications to existing Special Permits.
If you are attempting to submit a request for Party To or Renewal of a Special Permit, please go to http://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/portal . First time users will need to enroll using the CREATE ACCOUNT feature.

Please Note: When you enroll for an account, you must provide a DUNS number for the company that you are representing. At this time, each account can only be associated with one DUNS number. If you the need to be associated with multiple DUNS numbers, you must create an account for each DUNS number.