Transportation Security Administration September 16, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Air Cargo Screening
Document Number: E9-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This rule codifies a statutory requirement of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) establish a system to screen 100 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft by August 3, 2010. To assist in carrying out this mandate, this rule establishes a program under which TSA will certify cargo screening facilities located in the U.S. that volunteer to screen cargo prior to tendering it to aircraft operators for carriage on passenger aircraft. This rule requires affected passenger aircraft operators to ensure that either an aircraft operator or certified cargo screening facility that does so in accordance with TSA standards, or TSA itself, screens all cargo loaded on passenger aircraft.