The Resource Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers

Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers

Label
Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers
Title
Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is gradually implementing Section 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act (P.L. 107-56). This provision seeks to reduce some of the security risks associated with hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation by requiring a security threat assessment of drivers with a hazmat endorsement on their commercial drivers license (CDL). This process, which includes immigration and database checks, may deter a terrorist from obtaining or keeping such an endorsement; nevertheless, the hazmat transportation system remains vulnerable to attack. Members of Congress are overseeing implementation of TSA's program, reviewing its financial impacts, and deciding whether to explicitly require in law a comparable review of Canadian- and Mexican-domiciled drivers transporting specified hazmats into the United States. During 2004, TSA screened 2.7 million drivers with a hazmat endorsement by comparing their names to those on databases. These checks generated more than 100 leads that were sent to the FBI. TSA recognizes that the reliability of this process will be improved by incorporating a fingerprint-based criminal background check. For each of the next 5 years, TSA will put roughly 1/5 of the drivers with, or seeking, a hazmat endorsement through a more comprehensive threat assessment process, including a fingerprint-based records review. TSA and the states have faced many challenges in the development and implementation of this initiative. The complete program was originally planned to start in 2003, however, it has been delayed several times. Starting January 31, 2005, TSA will not permit a state to issue a new hazmat endorsement with a CDL until a determination has been made that an applicant does not pose a security threat. Starting May 31, 2005, this TSA rule also applies to drivers seeking either to renew a CDL with this endorsement, or, in some cases, to transfer his/her license from one state to another
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DTICE
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  • Rothberg, Paul F
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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  • Policies
  • Land transportation
  • Threat evaluation
  • Hazardous materials
  • Domestic terrorism
  • Homeland security
  • Drivers(personnel)
  • Data bases
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Fingerprint recognition
  • State government
  • Legislation
  • Counterterrorism
  • Costs
  • Vulnerability
  • United states government
  • Government and Political Science
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare
Label
Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
23 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227898201
  • (OCoLC)ocn227898201
Label
Security Threat Assessments for Hazmat Drivers
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
23 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227898201
  • (OCoLC)ocn227898201

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