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Number: BD-12
Issue Date: June 24, 2015
Expiration Date: June 30, 2020
Instruction: TSA Screening Partnership Program Participants :
The Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security, announces the approval of a Renewal of Block Designation for technologies participating in the Transportation Security Administration’s Screening Partnership Program (“SPP”). Participants approved to provide SPP screening services may apply for SAFETY Act protections using a Block Designation form. Please see the “Block Designations” list on for additional information, as well as the specific instructions for this Block Designation.
  BD-12 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-12SAFETY Act Block Instructions

Number: BD-13
Issue Date: July 30, 2016
Expiration Date: July 31, 2021
Instruction: Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) :
Department of Homeland Security's, Science and Technology Directorate has approved the renewal of the Block Designation for Certified Cargo Screening Facilities ("CCSF's"). Operators of facilities certified under the Transportation Security Administration's Certified Cargo Screening Program may apply for SAFETY Act via this Block Designation. Please note that coverage under this Block Designation is available only to Applicant's that own and operate a CCSF. For more information on the scope of coverage and instructions for filing, please see the documents below (BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Notice and BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Instructions).
  BD-13 SAFETY Act Block Notice
BD-13SAFETY Act Block Instructions

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


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