Hazmat drivers from Mexico, Canada get background-check extension

Drivers from Canada and Mexico transporting hazardous materials into the U.S. will not have to undergo background checks until Aug. 10, 2006

Drivers from Canada and Mexico transporting hazardous materials into the U.S. will not have to undergo background checks until Aug. 10, 2006.

Part of last year’s highway bill (SAFETEA-LU), the background check requirement was originally set to go into effect Feb. 10, 2006.

The Transportation Security Administration published a notice of the extension in today’s Federal Register.

However, TSA does have the authority to set an earlier date for implementing the background checks by issuing yet another notice.

For more information, go to http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-1247.htm

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