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TSA Security Threat Assessments Exemption Extended

Bottom Line: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has granted a temporary exemption from the renewal requirements regarding its Security Threat Assessment (STA) for Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) holders.

Specifically, states may exempt drivers who have previously passed the threat assessment and whose HME is set to expire between July 1, 2022 and December 27, 2022. States may extend the expiration date for a period of up to 180 days for HME holders.

The HME Threat Assessment Program conducts a threat assessment for any driver seeking to obtain, renew and transfer a hazardous materials endorsement on a state-issued commercial driver’s license. TSA determined that it is in the public interest to grant a temporary exemption for commercial truck drivers renewing their HME. This announcement eases the requirement that current HME holders, including those working in the propane industry, renew their threat assessment before the expiration of their current HME. Please send any questions or comments to Twana Aiken, NPGA Manager of Industry Affairs.