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DHS/OS RIN: 1601-AB06 Publication ID: Fall 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 proposal is the first rulemaking in a multi-phased project to enable Federal agencies, at their discretion, to continue accepting mobile driver’s licenses and mobile identification cards (collectively referred to as mDLs), while the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) develops comprehensive regulatory requirements for REAL ID-compliant mDLs.  This rule is proposing to add new mDL definitions to 6 CFR part 37 (REALID regulations), and to establish a process that States must follow to apply for a mDL waiver from the REAL ID regulations.  This initial rulemaking would also enable Federal agencies to accept State mDLs for official purposes from States who are issued such a waiver.  After multiple industry technical standards are finalized and published, DHS would repeal the waiver provisions and issue regulations setting the minimum technical requirements and security standards for mDLs to enable Federal agencies to accept mDLs for official purposes.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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  04/00/2023 
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