Monday, August 30, 2010

TSA CDL Hazmat Endorsement ICR Renewal

Today the Transportation Security Administration published a 60-day notice of their intent to seek a renewal of the current information collection request (ICR, 1652-0027) to allow the continued collection of information necessary to complete the TSA's security threat assessment required to issue the hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial drivers license (CDL).

TSA is changing some of the information that will drivers seeking an HME will be required to provide to either State agencies of the TSA to allow for an effective security threat assessment. These changes “will enable the program to better understand and forecast driver retention, transfer rate, and drop-rate to help improve customer service, reduce program costs, and provide comparability with other Federal background checks, including the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)” (75 FR 52962).

Public comments need to be submitted by October 29th. Comments may be submitted thru the Federal Rulemaking Portal (Docket # TSA-2003-14610). A subsequent 30-day notice will be published before the renewal request is actually submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for their approval of the renewal.

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