Failure to Maintain and Carry Out Effective Security Measures-Notice to Passengers Transiting Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, 66725-66726 [2018-27983]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Written comments must be submitted and received by Monday, January 28, 2019 to February, 28, 2019. Comments must be identified by Docket No. DHS– 2018–0076 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: HSAC@hq.dhs.gov. Include Docket No. DHS–2018–0076 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 282–9207. Include Mike Miron and the Docket No. DHS–2018– 0076 in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Attention Mike Miron, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0445, 245 Murray Lane SW, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and ‘‘DHS–2018– 0076,’’ the docket number for this action. 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AGENCY: This notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, does not maintain and carry out effective security measures that meet standards prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Pursuant to this notice, all U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (and their agents) providing transportation between the United States and MNL are directed to provide written notice of this determination to any passenger purchasing a ticket for transportation between the United States and MNL in accordance with statutory requirements. DATES: Applicable December 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bilello, Assistant Administrator, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, TSA–4, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 601 South 12th SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66725 Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6004; telephone: (571) 227–2865; email: Michael.Bilello@tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(a), the Secretary of Homeland Security is required to assess periodically the effectiveness of the security measures maintained by foreign airports that handle air carriers that serve the United States or that may pose a ‘‘high risk of introducing danger to international air travel.’’ If the Secretary initially determines that a foreign airport does not maintain and carry out effective security measures, the Secretary is required to ‘‘notify the appropriate authorities of the government of the foreign country of the decision and recommend the steps necessary to bring the security measures in use at the airport up to the standard used by the Secretary [of Homeland Security] in making the assessment.’’ 49 U.S.C. 44907(c). Further, upon finding that an airport does not ‘‘maintain and carry out effective security measures, the Secretary must: (a) Publish the identity of the foreign airport in the Federal Register, (b) have the identity of the airport posted and displayed prominently at all U.S. airports at which scheduled air carrier operations are provided regularly, and (c) notify the news media of the identity of the airport. 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(A). In addition, the statute requires all air carriers providing transportation between the United States and the foreign airport in question to provide written notice of the determination, either on or with the ticket, to all passengers purchasing transportation between the United States and the airport. 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(B). Determination Regarding Security Measures On December 26, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security notified the Government of the Philippines that, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907, she had determined that MNL, Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, does not maintain and carry out effective security measures in accordance with ICAO standards. This determination is based on TSA assessments that have found that security measures used at MNL do not meet the standards established by ICAO. DHS is issuing this notice pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(1) to inform the public of this determination. Notice of this decision shall be displayed prominently in all U.S. airports with E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 66726 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices regularly scheduled air carrier operations. Further, DHS will notify the news media of this determination. In addition, as a result of this determination, 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(B) requires that each United States and foreign air carrier (and their agents) providing transportation between the United States and MNL will provide written notice of DHS’s determination to each passenger buying a ticket for transportation between the United States and MNL. Dated: December 18, 2018. Kirstien M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–27983 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) Flying Armed Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves gathering information from Federal, State, local, and tribal armed law enforcement officers (LEOs) who require specialized screening at the TSA checkpoint. DATES: Send your comments by January 28, 2019. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on July 27, 2018, 83 FR 35675. Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation will be available at http://www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. Information Collection Requirement Title: Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) Flying Armed. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–XXXX. Form(s): TSA Form 413A, Checkpoint Sign-In Log. Affected Public: Federal, state, local, and tribal armed LEOs. Abstract: Under 49 CFR 1540.111(b), LEOs may carry a firearm or other weapons while in the performance of law enforcement duties at the airport. In addition, LEOs may fly armed if they meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1544.219. TSA has established a specialized screening process for Federal, State, local, and tribal LEOs when they are flying armed. To PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 document completion of TSA’s specialized screening process, LEOs who traverse a TSA checkpoint must complete TSA Form 413A, Checkpoint Sign-in Log. This process confirms, documents, and memorializes that LEOs have met the requirements of 49 CFR 1544.219, presented themselves at the airport for specialized screening with authenticated credentials, and are flying armed to conduct or in furtherance of official law enforcement duties. Number of Respondents: 68,000. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,133 hours annually. Dated: December 18, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–27942 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6134–N–01] Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2019 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs). AGENCY: The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department’s Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2019 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 AAFs and continuing with these FY 2019 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at the anniversary of Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts for which rents are to be adjusted using the AAF for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. AAFs are distinct from, and do not apply to the same properties as, Operating Cost Adjustment Factors (OCAFs). OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust rents for project-based rental assistance contracts issued under SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66725-66726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27983]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Failure to Maintain and Carry Out Effective Security Measures--
Notice to Passengers Transiting Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 
Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) has determined that Ninoy Aquino International Airport 
(MNL), Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, does not maintain and 
carry out effective security measures that meet standards prescribed by 
the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Pursuant to this 
notice, all U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (and their 
agents) providing transportation between the United States and MNL are 
directed to provide written notice of this determination to any 
passenger purchasing a ticket for transportation between the United 
States and MNL in accordance with statutory requirements.

DATES: Applicable December 26, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bilello, Assistant 
Administrator, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs, TSA-4, 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6004; telephone: (571) 227-2865; email: 
Michael.Bilello@tsa.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(a), the Secretary of Homeland Security 
is required to assess periodically the effectiveness of the security 
measures maintained by foreign airports that handle air carriers that 
serve the United States or that may pose a ``high risk of introducing 
danger to international air travel.'' If the Secretary initially 
determines that a foreign airport does not maintain and carry out 
effective security measures, the Secretary is required to ``notify the 
appropriate authorities of the government of the foreign country of the 
decision and recommend the steps necessary to bring the security 
measures in use at the airport up to the standard used by the Secretary 
[of Homeland Security] in making the assessment.'' 49 U.S.C. 44907(c).
    Further, upon finding that an airport does not ``maintain and carry 
out effective security measures, the Secretary must: (a) Publish the 
identity of the foreign airport in the Federal Register, (b) have the 
identity of the airport posted and displayed prominently at all U.S. 
airports at which scheduled air carrier operations are provided 
regularly, and (c) notify the news media of the identity of the 
airport. 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(A). In addition, the statute requires 
all air carriers providing transportation between the United States and 
the foreign airport in question to provide written notice of the 
determination, either on or with the ticket, to all passengers 
purchasing transportation between the United States and the airport. 49 
U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(B).

Determination Regarding Security Measures

    On December 26, 2018, the Secretary of Homeland Security notified 
the Government of the Philippines that, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907, 
she had determined that MNL, Pasay City, Republic of the Philippines, 
does not maintain and carry out effective security measures in 
accordance with ICAO standards. This determination is based on TSA 
assessments that have found that security measures used at MNL do not 
meet the standards established by ICAO.
    DHS is issuing this notice pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(1) to 
inform the public of this determination. Notice of this decision shall 
be displayed prominently in all U.S. airports with

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regularly scheduled air carrier operations. Further, DHS will notify 
the news media of this determination. In addition, as a result of this 
determination, 49 U.S.C. 44907(d)(l)(B) requires that each United 
States and foreign air carrier (and their agents) providing 
transportation between the United States and MNL will provide written 
notice of DHS's determination to each passenger buying a ticket for 
transportation between the United States and MNL.

    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Kirstien M. Nielsen,
Secretary of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-27983 Filed 12-26-18; 8:45 am]
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