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TSA begins fingerprint background checks on hazmat haulers

It’s official. The Transportation Security Administration published its Final Rule on fingerprint-based background checks for hazmat haulers Jan. 13, and effective Jan. 31 those applying for a permit for the first time will go through the checks. Integrated Biometric Technologies of Nashville, Tenn., was chosen by TSA to be used by states to contract out fingerprint-based checks if needed, according to Dierdre O¹Sullivan, TSA spokesperson. TSA also established fees in the Final Rule for the checks. Full Story

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