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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA50 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: Drivers Licensed by Canada or Mexico Transporting Hazardous Materials To and Within the United States 
Abstract: The Interim Final Rule (IFR), published by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on August 7, 2006, announced that a commercial motor vehicle driver licensed in Canada or Mexico who holds a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) program card may use that card as an acceptable credential to transport placarded amounts of hazardous materials or any quantity of a material listed as a select agent or toxin in 42 CFR part 73 within the United States. The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires that, as of August 10, 2006, commercial motor vehicle drivers licensed in Canada or Mexico who transport hazardous materials in the United States must undergo a background check similar to the one required of U.S.-licensed operators with a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial driver's license (CDL). This rule announced TSA's determination that the background check required to obtain a credential under the FAST program meets the background check requirements of SAFETEA-LU. The interim rule also removed TSA's preexisting 49 CFR 1572.201 procedures for commercial drivers licensed in Canada who transport explosives into the United States (see RIN 1652-AA16). 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1572.201   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103a(h)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule, Part VI  08/07/2006  71 FR 44874   
Interim Final Rule Effective  08/10/2006    
Interim Final Rule; Comment Period End  10/06/2006    
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA16 
Agency Contact:
Monica Grasso Ph.D.
Manager, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3329
Email: monica.grasso@tsa.dhs.gov

John Vergelli
Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Chief Counsel, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-4416
Email: john.vergelli@tsa.dhs.gov