United States Requirements on Security Clearances for Persons Transporting Dangerous Goods Within the United States

These new requirements are contained in four documents.

Department of Transportation

  • Hazardous Materials: Enhancing Hazardous Materials Transportation Security; Interim Final Rule
  • Limitations on the Issuance of Commercial Driver's Licenses with a Hazardous Materials Endorsement; Interim Final Rule

Department of Homeland Security

  • Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License; Final Rule
  • Drivers Licensed in Canada or Mexico Transporting Hazardous Materials Within the United States; Notice

Transport Canada - Security and the Canada Border Services Agency have been working with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to find an appropriate solution to respond to the United States Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users SAFETEA-LU requirement for drivers hauling dangerous goods into the US to undergo background checks similar to those required of US hazmat commercial drivers.

On February 10, 2006, the TSA published a notice in the Federal Register extending the implementation deadline for Canadian commercial drivers hauling dangerous goods into the United States until August 10, 2006.

We will continue to keep you informed as we work towards a long-term solution.

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