Transportation Security Administration November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Maryland-Three Airports: Enhanced Security Procedures at Certain Airports in the Washington, DC, Area
Document Number: E8-28394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0029, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on September 2, 2008, 73 FR 51313. This collection requires individuals to successfully complete a security threat assessment in order to operate an aircraft to or from one of the three Maryland airports that are located within the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area Flight Restricted Zone (Maryland-Three airports), or to serve as an airport security coordinator at one of these three airports.
Rail Transportation Security
Document Number: E8-27287
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this final rule to enhance the security of our Nation's rail transportation system. This rule establishes security requirements for freight railroad carriers; intercity, commuter, and short-haul passenger train service providers; rail transit systems; and rail operations at certain, fixed-site facilities that ship or receive specified hazardous materials by rail. This rule codifies the scope of TSA's existing inspection program and requires regulated parties to allow TSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to enter, inspect, and test property, facilities, conveyances, and records relevant to rail security. This rule also requires that regulated parties designate rail security coordinators and report significant security concerns. This rule further requires that freight rail carriers and certain facilities handling specified hazardous materials be able to report location and shipping information to TSA upon request and implement chain of custody requirements to ensure a positive and secure exchange of specified hazardous materials. TSA also clarifies and amends the sensitive security information (SSI) protections to cover certain information associated with rail transportation.
Large Aircraft Security Program, Other Aircraft Operator Security Program, and Airport Operator Security Program
Document Number: E8-28011
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is extending the comment period on the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) published on October 30, 2008. TSA has received and decided to grant the request for an extension of the comment period for an additional sixty (60) days. The comment period will now end on February 27, 2009, instead of December 29, 2008.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & Shippers
Document Number: E8-27526
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection involves the submission of security training program evaluation forms by hazardous materials (hazmat) motor carriers and shippers after participants have received the training.
New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: On-Boarding Information for New Hire Candidates
Document Number: E8-27513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
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. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on July 18, 2008, 73 FR 41367. The collection involves collecting personal information from new hire candidates for their entrance on duty (EOD) as part of the hiring process using an electronic interface known as EODonline.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of One Current Public Collection of Information; Federal Flight Deck Officer Program
Document Number: E8-27443
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0011, abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection requires interested volunteers to fill out an application to determine their suitability for participating in the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program, and deputized FFDOs to submit written reports of certain prescribed incidents.
Notice of Availability of Surface Transportation Grant Programs
Document Number: E8-26406
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
DHS is announcing that on or about November 5, it will issue guidance and accept applications for surface transportation security improvement grants for fiscal year (FY) 2009. Eligibility for the FY 2009 grants, as provided in the new guidance, may have changed from previous years. Applications for these grants must be submitted pursuant to the procedures outlined in the guidance to be made available on or about November 5, 2008.