Thursday, April 25, 2013

TSA Publishes Final Rule on STA Fees

Today the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 24353-24360) removing from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) the specific amount of fees collected for the processing of security threat assessments (STA) for both the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and the Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) for the State administered Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. This change will make it easier for the TSA to adjust the fee to cover actual program costs as required by 6 USC 469.

The final rule amends 49 CFR §1572.403, §1572.405(a) and §1572.501(b) to “to remove references to specific fee amounts, continue to use the existing fees to support the programs, and publish as a Notice any revisions to fee schedules in the Federal Register”. No changes were made in the adoption of this final rule from the notice of proposed rulemaking from June 2012.

This rule has an effective date of May 28th, 2013. 

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