he U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to register and pay a fee each year in return for a certificate of operation. PHMSA began mailing the 2020-2021 registration information to HAZMAT transporters earlier this year. Only those with expiring DOT PHMSA HAZMAT registration certificates must re-register before July 1, 2020 or risk losing authority to operate and pay substantial civil penalty. NEFI members should check their HAZMAT certificate for the expiration date as multiple year reservations are offered and 2020 may not be your expiration date. The validity of HAZMAT registration certificates is checked at roadside inspections.