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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA77 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: ●REAL ID Phased Approach for Card-Based Enforcement 

TSA will issue an NPRM that would explicitly allow Federal agencies to implement the card-based enforcement provisions of the REAL ID regulations under a phased approach beginning on the May 7, 2025, enforcement deadline.  TSA intends to propose a framework under which agencies may exercise enforcement discretion through implementation of a phased enforcement plan that takes into consideration REAL ID-compliant card adoption rates, security, and operational feasibility.  To ensure that agencies’ enforcement plans consistently and appropriately advance the objectives of the REAL ID regulations, this rule would require agencies’ plans be coordinated with DHS and that full enforcement is in place by May 5, 2027.  Through this rule, DHS seeks to ensure that Federal agencies are well-positioned to begin enforcing the REAL ID regulations on May 7, 2025, in a manner that meets the objectives of the REAL ID Act and regulations while ensuring that agencies have flexibility to begin enforcement in a manner that minimizes operational and security risks to the Federal agencies and the public.  As TSA continues to develop this regulation, we seek to engage Federal agencies, State and territorial licensing jurisdictions, and members of the public affected by implementation of REAL ID requirements.

Effective May 22, 2023, authority to administer the REAL ID program was delegated from the Secretary of Homeland Security to the Administrator of TSA pursuant to DHS Delegation No. 7060.02.1.

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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 6 CFR 37   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 30301 note   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
George Petersen
Senior Program Manager, REAL ID Program
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Enrollment Services & Vetting Programs, 6595 Springfield Center Drive,
Springfield, VA 20598-6010
Phone:571 227-2215