TSA seeks comments on FAST card for Canadian, Mexican drivers
Aug 7, 2006 2:42 PM
The Transportation Security Administration is seeking comments on an interim rule that allows Canadian and Mexican drivers transporting hazardous materials into the United States to use a FAST card for entry.
The interim rule (49 CFR Part 1572) published in the Federal Register August 7 requires that as of August 10, 2006, hazmat drivers licensed in Canada or Mexico to undergo a background check similar to the one required of US-licensed operators with a hazmat endorsement on their commercial driver licenses. TSA has determined that the background check required to obtain a credential under the FAST (Free and Secure Trade ) program meets the background check requirements.
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