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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA50 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: Drivers Licensed by Canada or Mexico Transporting Hazardous Materials to and Within the United States 

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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1572.201   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5103a(h)   
Legal Deadline:  None
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 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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

John Vergelli
Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Chief Counsel's Office, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-4416