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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.
 
Mods March 24 2015 List of applications for modification of special permits. Mar 24, 2015
 
180 Day March 24 2015 List of applications delayed more than 180 days. Mar 24, 2015
 
Grants and Denials March 24 2015 Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. Mar 24, 2015
 
News March 24 2015 List of applications for special permits. Mar 24, 2015
 
News February 20 2015 List of applications for special permits. Feb 20, 2015
 
Mods February 20 2015 List of applications for modification of special permits. Feb 20, 2015
 
Grants and Denials February 20 2015 Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. Feb 20, 2015
 
180 day February 19 2015 List of applications delayed more than 180 days. Feb 19, 2015
 
Grants and Denials January 22 2015 Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications. Jan 22, 2015
 
Mods January 21 2015 List of applications for modification of special permits. Jan 21, 2015
Review all Special Permits Notices for the last year or review the archive of items one to five years old.
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