August 3, 2020
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the exemption from its Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals for 90 days. This exemption enables states to extend the expiration date of hazardous materials endorsements (HMEs) that expire on or after March 1, 2020, for 180 days. If a state grants an extension, the person with an expired HME must begin 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.
This extension of the previously issued exemption, published on April 8, 2020, becomes effective on August 1, 2020, and remains in effect through October 29, 2020.