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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AB06 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes; Waiver for Mobile Driver's Licenses 

This rule is part of an iterative rulemaking process that begins by proposing to add new definitions to 6 CFR part 37 (REAL ID regulations) for mobile driver’s licenses and mobile identification cards, collectively referred to as mDLs, and to allow for federal acceptance of mDLs for official purposes under certain circumstances.  The rule would require that to be accepted after full enforcement of the REAL ID regulations, a mDL must be issued by a State that obtains a waiver of those requirements.  This waiver would be based on a determination by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that the State is in full compliance with standards established by DHS for mDLs.  Once multiple industry technical standards are finalized and published, DHS would issue requirements for REAL ID-compliant mDLs. This rulemaking, therefore, would be the first step in a multi-phased rulemaking to enable Federal agencies, at their discretion, to continue accepting mDLs during the period between full enforcement of REAL ID requirements and issuance of comprehensive regulatory requirements for mDLs. 

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 37   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30301 note    6 U.S.C. 111    6 U.S.C. 112   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
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 1601-AA37, Related to 1601-AB01, Related to 1601-AB03 
Agency Contact:
Steve Yonkers
Department of Homeland Security
REAL ID Program, 2707 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20528
Phone:202 447-3274