URS Rule Effective Dates Changed

The Congressionally mandated Unified Registration System (URS) will begin a phased launch beginning December 12, 2015. A phased approach allows for the complexity of retiring old systems and unifying the regulatory structure for the industry. How Does This Affect You?

New Applicants: URS Phase One impacts only new registration applicants, who will be required to use the URS online registration application beginning on December 12, 2015. Only the initial registration by new applicants will be done using the URS online registration application until 2016.

Already Registered With FMCSA:

All other aspects of the URS regulation, including the new fee structure, will roll out during a later phase. All existing entities with a USDOT, MC, or FF number, or combinations of them will continue to use existing agency forms and processes to conduct updates, seek additional registration authorities, make administrative filings, and other registration related transactions, until September 30, 2016.

The requirement for all existing private hazmat and exempt for-hire carriers to have proof of financial responsibility in place will take effect December 31, 2016. The requirement for all existing private and exempt carriers to have BOC-3 filings in place will take effect December 31, 2016. New applicants will begin providing this information September 30, 2016.

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