April 26, 2010 3:00 PM, EDT

PHMSA Updates Online Hazmat Application

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said it will implement a new online application process that will allow hazmat materials special permits to be reviewed in a timely manner, beginning May 1.

The new system will accept applications 24 hours a day, provide immediate confirmation of an application along with a tracking number and allow an applicant to attach supporting documentation, PHMSA said.

“Our new online system will allow us to review and process special permits and applications more quickly, more thoroughly and more efficiently,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.