ATA officials recently received word from Alabama CDL Coordinator Sgt. Brian Duke that applicants seeking a CDL with hazmat endorsements through the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) should be prepared for a slightly longer wait time for processing.
According to federal officials, due to the high volume of cases currently being processed by TSA, the normal turnaround for completion of HME STAs is now closer to 45 days versus the usual 30 days. Not a huge problem, but TSA officials say they are working diligently to reduce case processing time as soon as possible.
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