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TSA Seeks to Expand HME Enrollment Options

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is seeking public comment on an extension of the Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License Information Collection Request (ICR).
The ICR includes the collection of information to expand Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) enrollment options and the potential use of biographic and biometric (e.g., fingerprints, iris scans, and/or photo) information for additional comparability determinations.
Additional comparability determinations would allow HME applicants to participate in programs such as TSA Pre-Check or Trusted Traveler, without requiring an additional background check. Comparability determinations are currently allowed with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), and applicants in States that allow comparability determinations pay a reduced fee to obtain an HME if they already hold a TWIC.