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Number: BD-14
Issue Date: May 29, 2019
Expiration Date: June 30, 2024
Instruction: Certified Cargo Screening Program - Canine (CCSP-K9) :
The Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security is proud to announce a new Block Designation for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Certified Cargo Screening Program – Canine (CCSP-K9). Seller of Explosive Detection Canine services, certified by the TSA to operate in Certified Cargo Screening Facilities – Canine (CCSF-K9) are now eligible to apply for SAFETY Act Designation under this new Block. Applications submitted under this Block undergo a streamlined review process. See BD-14 Instructions for more details.
  BD-14 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-14SAFETY Act Block Instructions

Number: BD-15
Issue Date: November 05, 2019
Expiration Date: November 30, 2024
Instruction: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Tier 3 CTPAT Services :
Please see attached document.
  BD-15 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-15SAFETY Act Block Instructions

Number: BD-17
Issue Date: July 15, 2020
Expiration Date: July 31, 2025
Instruction: Screening Partnership Program Block Designation :
Please see attached document.
  BD-17 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-17SAFETY Act Block Instructions
BD-17 - Sample Exhibit A
BD-17 Designation Notice-Signed 7.10.2020

Number: BD-18
Issue Date: July 19, 2021
Expiration Date: July 31, 2026
Instruction: C-IED Train-the-Trainer Program :
Please see attached document.
  BD-18 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-18SAFETY Act Block Instructions
BD-18 Designation Letter-Signed 7.9.2021

Number: BD-19
Issue Date: September 09, 2021
Expiration Date: August 31, 2026
Instruction: TSA CCSF Block Designation :
Please place the two attachments in the Active Block Designations area
  BD-19 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-19SAFETY Act Block Instructions


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