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Under Title VII of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)-"The Hazardous Materials Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005" (Pub. L. 109-59), 119 Stat. 1144 (August 10, 2005), amended the Federal hazardous materials transportation law by changing the term "exemption" to "special permit" and authorizes a special permit to be granted up to two years for new special permits and up to four years for renewals.

Please contact the PHMSA Office of Hazardous Materials Special Permits and Approvals by telephone (202) 366-4535) or by email.

Special Permits Search Tool
 
Special Permits Search
With this tool, you can locate special permits which are official copies of every current document (with date and signature) and, due to numerous inquires, several expired special permits.
 
List by SP Number
Use to locate a series of SP numbers. Note, Party To letters are not included in this listing, use the search tool above for Grantee / Party To letter searches.
Recent Special Permits Notices
The notices are published each month and contain information regarding new applications for special permits, applications for modification of special permits, and applications that have been delayed more than 180 days.
 
News Novemeber 4 2013 List of applications for special permits. Nov 4, 2013
 
180 Day September 26 2013 List of applications delayed more than 180 days. Sep 26, 2013
 
News September 26 2013 List of applications for special permits. Sep 26, 2013
 
Grants and Denials September 26 2013 Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. Sep 26, 2013
 
Mods September 26 2013 List of applications for modification of special permits. Sep 26, 2013
 
Grants and Denials August 21 2013 Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. Aug 21, 2013
 
180 Day August 21 2013 List of applications delayed more than 180 days. Aug 21, 2013
 
Mods August 21 2013 List of applications for modification of special permits Aug 21, 2013
 
News August 21 2013 List of applications for special permits. Aug 21, 2013
 
Mods, June 19, 2013 List of applications for modification of special permits Jun 19, 2013
Review all Special Permits Notices for the last year or review the archive of items one to five years old.
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