RSPA Delays Action on Haz-Mat Fee Reductions
May 02, 2001
The U.S. Research and Special Programs Administration has delayed final action on its proposal to reduce registration fees for hazardous materials haulers.
Last December, citing a surplus in haz-mat emergency preparedness funds, the agency recommended a temporary reduction, which would drop the fees for small businesses from $275 to $250, and from $1,975 to $475 for all others. All applicants, regardless of size, would continue to pay a $25 processing fee.
However, President Bush’s fiscal year 2002 budget request to Congress proposes to fund a portion of RSPA’s haz-mat safety program from registration fees. So RSPA says it will delay final action on fee changes until enactment of 2002 appropriations.
Small business registrants for the 2001/2002 fiscal year, which begins July 2, will pay a total of $300. All others will pay $2000.