TSA has approved an extension of the HME Exemption that allowed States to issue an extension of up to 180 days for HMEs expiring between March 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020. The 90-day extension makes the new exemption period for HMEs that would otherwise expire between March 1, 2020 – October 29, 2020. This email serves as an advance notification to stakeholders. TSA will provide an update with a link to the actual exemption posted to the Federal Register when it becomes available. Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQ) on the exemption.

Please contact TSA Hazmat at HME.Question@tsa.dhs.gov if you have questions not answered in the FAQ.

July 24, 2020