Drivers responsible for transporting hazardous materials must possess a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME). To obtain an HME, a driver must pass the Hazardous Materials Knowledge test and submit to a fingerprint based criminal history background check to ensure that they do not have a criminal history and /or pose a security threat which would warrant denying him or her the endorsement. Background checks are required under both state and federal law.
Number of licenses issued: 5,295. Year issued: 2013.
Number of active licenses with the HME: 38,807, as of August 8th, 2012.
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
Safety Services (Hazardous Material Unit)
6 Empire State Plaza
Swan Street Building, Room 524
Albany, New York 12228
47-4041.00 - Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
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Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 8/5/14.
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