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 M Number, Visual Approvals and Special Permit Applicants***


PHMSA is in the process of developing new and improved IT systems.
For M number and Visual Approval requests, please visit PHMSA Portal at https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/PHMSAPortal2/.
For Special Permit and Party To and Renewal please visit https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov.
Please Note: Prior to submitting you request in the PHMSA Portal, you must first create an account.