TSA Renews Hazardous Materials Security Threat Endorsement Exemption For States

The Transportation Security Administration is extending the exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals that TSA published on July 31, 2020 which was scheduled to expire on October 30, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

Under this exemption, states may extend the expiration date of hazardous materials endorsements (HMEs) that expire on or after March 1, 2020, for 180 days, due to restrictions and business closures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If a state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat assessment (STA) for the HME no later than 60 days before the end of the state-granted extension.

            Click Here for the full Federal Register noticeClick Here for EMA Summary.

It is unclear whether or not PennDOT will adopt this extension. If your company employs drivers in need of an HME extension please contact Ted Harris at tharris@papetroleum.org  

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