Transportation Security Administration – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Exemption for Exclusive Area Agreements at Certain Airports
Document Number: 2021-15902
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA is providing notice of temporary exemptions the agency is granting to three airport operators to permit them to enter into Exclusive Area Agreements (EAA) with Amazon Air, a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. The exemption applies to the following airport operators: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), and Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Airport Security
Document Number: 2021-14898
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0002, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection includes requirements for airport operators to submit certain information to TSA, as well as to maintain and update records to ensure compliance with security provisions set forth in agency rules.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Customer Comment Tools
Document Number: 2021-14886
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0030, abstracted below to OMB for a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This collection allows customers to provide feedback to TSA about their experiences with TSA's processes and procedures, to request information or request assistance at the TSA checkpoint, and to report security threats and vulnerabilities.
TSA PreCheck® Application Program Fees
Document Number: 2021-14518
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administers the TSA PreCheck[supreg] Application Program (also known as the TSA Pre[check][supreg] Application Program), in which members of the public may apply to be eligible for expedited airport security screening. To apply for TSA PreCheck Application Program eligibility, individuals voluntarily provide biometric and biographic information that TSA uses to conduct a security threat assessment and those applicants pay a fee to cover the cost to operate the TSA PreCheck Application Program. In this Notice, TSA announces the anticipated launch of additional enrollment providers who will be able to establish additional price points for the TSA PreCheck Application Program. These enrollment providers are planned to become available in 2021 to increase opportunities to apply for membership in the program. TSA will announce the details and pricing for these new enrollment options, when available, via https://www.tsa.gov/precheck.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-14517
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requesting applications from individuals who are interested in being appointed to serve on the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC). All applicants must represent one of the constituencies specified below in order to be eligible for appointment. STSAC's mission is to provide advice, consultation, and recommendations to the TSA Administrator on improving surface transportation security matters, including developing, refining, and implementing policies, programs, initiatives, rulemakings, and security directives pertaining to surface transportation security, while adhering to sensitive security guidelines. The STSAC will consider risk-based approaches in the performance of its duties.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Pipeline Operator Security Information
Document Number: 2021-13885
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0055, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). On May 26, 2021, OMB approved TSA's request for an emergency revision of this collection to address the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems and associated infrastructure. TSA is now seeking to renew the collection as it expires on November 30, 2021. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. Specifically, the collection involves the submission of data concerning pipeline security incidents, appointment of cybersecurity coordinators, and coordinators' contact information.
Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines
Document Number: 2021-13884
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0050, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR addresses a statutory requirement for TSA to develop and implement a plan to inspect critical pipeline systems. On May 26, 2021, OMB approved TSA's request for an emergency revision of this collection to address the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems and associated infrastructure. TSA is now seeking to renew and revise the collection as it expires on November 30, 2021. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden, which TSA is seeking to continue its collection of critical facility security information.
Announcing Opportunity To Become a Secured Packing Facility
Document Number: 2021-12372
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is announcing the opportunity for manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, vendors, e-commerce fulfillment centers, and third-party logistics providers in the air cargo supply chain to become a Secured Packing Facility (SPF). SPFs must apply security controls to secure cargo that moves through the supply chain destined for outbound international locations onboard all-cargo aircraft subject to TSA regulatory oversight. As a prerequisite to becoming an SPF, interested persons must first become an Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) regulated by TSA and agree to adopt the TSA's SPF Order. If these requirements are met, cargo appropriately transferred to a TSA-regulated all-cargo aircraft operator by an SPF would not need to be screened in order to meet international requirements that take effect on June 30, 2021. This notice is being published to ensure all interested persons are aware of the opportunity to become an SPF.
Intent To Request a Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP)
Document Number: 2021-11770
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0044, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of identifying the travel experience information submitted by individuals requesting redress through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP).
Intent To Request Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program
Document Number: 2021-11751
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0062 abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR assesses the current security practices in the mass transit/passenger rail and highway and motor carrier industries by way of the Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) program, which encompasses site visits and interviews, and is part of the larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program that supports the mission of TSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This voluntary collection allows TSA to conduct transportation security-related assessments during site visits with security and operating officials of certain surface transportation entities.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Programs for Foreign Air Carriers
Document Number: 2021-10185
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0005, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This information collection is mandatory for foreign air carriers and must be submitted prior to entry into the United States.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Screening Partnership Program
Document Number: 2021-10182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0064, abstracted below to 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. The collection involves an application completed by airports to initiate a request to participate in TSA's Screening Partnership Program (SPP).
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security Program
Document Number: 2021-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0053, abstracted below to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves: (1) Applications from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSFs) or Third-Party Canine-Cargo (3PK9-C) Certifiers; (2) personally identifiable information to allow TSA to conduct security threat assessments (STA) on certain individuals employed by the CCSFs or 3PK9-C Certifiers and those authorized to conduct 3PK9-C Program activities; (3) standard security programs or submission of a proposed modified security program or amendment to a security program by CCSFs, or standards provided by TSA or submission of a proposed modified standard by 3PK9-C Certifiers; (4) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers; (5) designation of a Security Coordinator (SC) by CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers; and (6) significant security concerns detailing information of incidents, suspicious activities, and/or threat information by CCSFs and 3PK9-C Certifiers.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Reimbursement Request
Document Number: 2021-09804
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0063, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the reimbursement of expenses incurred by airport operators for the provision of law enforcement officers to support airport checkpoint screening.
Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees; Extension of Compliance Dates; Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 2021-09394
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This action amends the ``Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees'' (Security Training) final rule (published March 23, 2020, and amended May 1, 2020, and October 26, 2020) to extend the compliance date by which a security training program must be submitted to TSA, and make minor technical corrections. TSA is aware that many owner/operators within the scope of this rule's applicability may be unable to meet the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training programs to TSA for approval because of the impact of COVID-19 as well as actions taken at various levels of government to address this public health crisis. In response, TSA is extending the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training program from March 22, 2021, to no later than June 21, 2021. Should TSA determine that an additional extension of time is necessary based upon the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, TSA will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing an updated compliance date for this requirement.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System
Document Number: 2021-09234
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0057, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the user's own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. It also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation mode or method of operation. Using and inputting information into EXIS is completely voluntary.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Flight Crew Self-Defense Training-Registration and Evaluation
Document Number: 2021-09227
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0028, abstracted below, that we will submit to OMB for extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves requesting information from flight and cabin crew members of air carriers to verify employment status to confirm eligibility to participate in voluntary advanced self-defense training provided by TSA. Each crew member will also be required to complete an electronic Injury Waiver Form. Additionally, each participant is asked to complete an anonymous course evaluation at the conclusion of the training.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Speaker Request Form
Document Number: 2021-08393
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the basic point of contact information on the person/organization requesting a TSA speaker, the logistical information for that speaking engagement, and context for the request to determine the audience reach, ethical concerns, and possible promotion of the speaking engagement.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: TSA Customer Comment Card
Document Number: 2021-07482
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0030 abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This collection allows customers to provide feedback to TSA about their experiences with TSA's processes and procedures, to request information or request assistance at the TSA checkpoint, and to report security threats and vulnerabilities.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-07362
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requesting applications from individuals who are interested in being appointed to serve on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). All applicants must represent one of the constituencies specified below in order to be eligible for appointment. ASAC's mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the TSA Administrator on improving aviation security matters, including developing, refining, and implementing policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security, while adhering to sensitive security guidelines.
Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver's License
Document Number: 2021-07193
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0027, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves a driver's voluntary submission of biometric and biographic information for TSA's security threat assessment (STA) in order to obtain the hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by States and the District of Columbia.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed Training
Document Number: 2021-07192
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0034, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) maintenance of a database of all Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies that have received the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Flying Armed Training course.
Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines
Document Number: 2021-07191
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0050, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. In accordance with the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act), which required TSA to develop and implement a plan to inspect critical pipeline systems, TSA is seeking to continue its collection of critical facility security information.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and Travel Protocol Office (TPO) Programs
Document Number: 2021-07190
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0069, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of travel information to TSA to provide wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, and certain other travelers with assistance through the airport security screening process.
Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees
Document Number: 2021-04335
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0001, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves air carriers and foreign air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for three fiscal years.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program
Document Number: 2021-03723
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of biographic and biometric information that TSA uses to verify identity and conduct a security threat assessment (STA) for the TWIC[supreg] Program, and a customer satisfaction survey.
Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Screening Partnership Program
Document Number: 2021-02929
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0064, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves an application completed by airport operators desiring to opt-out of passenger and baggage security screening performed by federal employees, preferring a qualified private screening company to perform security screening functions under a contract entered into with TSA.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application
Document Number: 2021-02806
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0042, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves TSA determining whether individuals seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) may be granted access to the SSI.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2020-28813
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
Pursuant to standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective June 30, 2021, all international air- cargo transported on commercial aircraft must be screened by the aircraft operator or received from another regulated entity that has applied security controls that satisfy the international standards. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to implement a new program that meets the ICAO standards for an alternative to screening and is announcing a closed meeting with representatives of e-commerce fulfillment centers, manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, and third-party logistics providers who ship international air cargo to discuss this alternative framework. This meeting will be closed to the public. Participation is limited and all participants must be validated by TSA as a representative of one of the industries identified above and obtain clearance from TSA for access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI). In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the meeting will be virtual.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Airport Security
Document Number: 2020-28287
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0002, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR will describe the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA airport security programs require airport operators to submit certain information to TSA, as well as to maintain and update records to ensure compliance with security provisions.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees
Document Number: 2020-27283
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0001, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves air carriers maintaining an accounting system for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for three fiscal years.
Intent to Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security Program
Document Number: 2020-25368
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
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 1652-0053, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collections of information that make up this ICR include: (1) Applications from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSFs), Third-Party Canine-Cargo (3PK9-C) Certifiers or Certified Cargo Screening Program-Canine (CCSP-K9) Holders; (2) personally identifiable information to allow TSA to conduct security threat assessments (STA) and/or Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) on certain individuals employed by the CCSFs, 3PK9-C Certifiers, Certified Cargo Screening Facilities-K9 (CCSF-K9) and those authorized to conduct 3PK9-C Program activities; (3) standard security program or submission of a proposed modified security program or amendment to a security program by CCSFs and CCSF-K9s or standards provided by TSA or submission of a proposed modified standard by 3PK9-C Certifiers; (4) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs, CCSF-K9s and 3PK9-C Certifiers; (5) designation of a Security Coordinator (SC) by CCSP Holders, CCSP-K9 Holders and 3PK9-C Certifiers; and (6) significant security concerns detailing information of incidents, suspicious activities, and/or threat information by CCSP Holders, CCSP- K9 Holders and CCSP-K9 Holders. TSA is seeking an extension of this ICR for the continuation of the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) in order to secure passenger aircraft carrying cargo.
Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25000
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) to discuss issues listed in the Meeting Agenda section below. This meeting will be open to the public as stated in the Supplemental section below. In light of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the meeting will be virtual.
Enforcement Actions Summary
Document Number: 2020-24180
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA is providing notice that it has issued an annual summary of all enforcement actions taken by TSA under the authority granted in the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.
Notice To Extend Exemption From Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals
Document Number: 2020-23961
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA is extending the exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals that TSA published on July 31, 2020 which was scheduled to expire on October 30, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Under this exemption, states may extend the expiration date of hazardous materials endorsements (HMEs) that expire on or after March 1, 2020, for 180 days, due to restrictions and business closures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If a state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat assessment (STA) for the HME no later than 60 days before the end of the state-granted extension. Federal partners, state licensing agencies and related associations report ongoing difficulties in timely renewal of expiring HMEs and asked TSA to consider extending the exemption until the end of calendar year 2020. TSA has determined it is in the public interest to extend the exemption through December 31, 2020, which aligns with similar waivers issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. TSA may extend this exemption at a future date depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis.
Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees; Compliance Dates; Amendment
Document Number: 2020-23064
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This final rule amends the ``Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees'' (Security Training) final rule (published March 23, 2020, and amended May 1, 2020) to extend the compliance dates by which certain requirements must be completed. TSA is aware that many owner/operators within the scope of this rule's applicability may be unable to meet the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training programs to TSA for approval because of the impact of COVID-19 as well as actions taken at various levels of government to address this public health crisis. In response, TSA is extending the compliance deadline for submission of the required security training program to no later than March 22, 2021. Should TSA determine that an additional extension of time is necessary based upon the impact of the COVID-19 public health crisis, TSA will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing an updated compliance date for this requirement.
Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2020-22749
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a meeting of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC) to discuss issues listed in the Meeting Agenda section below. This meeting will be open to the public as stated in the Supplemental section below. In light of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the meeting will be virtual.
Notification of Termination of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within Certain Countries
Document Number: 2020-20371
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to terminate arrival restrictions applicable to certain flights. Specifically, this document terminates arrival restrictions that are applicable to flights carrying persons who had recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the People's Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau); the Islamic Republic of Iran; the countries of the Schengen Area; the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe; the Republic of Ireland; or the Federative Republic of Brazil. These arrival restrictions direct such flights to only land at a limited set of U.S. airports where the U.S. Government (USG) had focused public health resources conducting enhanced entry screening. Other measures to protect public health will remain in place.
Notice To Extend Exemption From Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals
Document Number: 2020-16359
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
TSA is extending for 90 days the exemption from Renewal of the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Security Threat Assessment for Certain Individuals that TSA published on April 8, 2020, which was scheduled to expire on July 31, 2020. Under this exemption, states may extend the expiration date of hazardous materials endorsements (HMEs) that expire on or after March 1, 2020, for 180 days, due to restrictions and business closures in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If a state grants an extension, the individual with an expired HME must initiate the process of renewing his or her security threat assessment (STA) for the HME no later than 60 days before the end of the state- granted extension. State licensing agencies and related associations report ongoing difficulties in timely renewal of expiring HMEs and asked TSA to consider extending the exemption for 90 days. TSA has determined it is in the public interest to extend the exemption for 90 days. TSA may extend this exemption at a future date depending on the status of the COVID-19 crisis.
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program
Document Number: 2020-14226
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of biographic and biometric information that TSA uses to verify identity and conduct a security threat assessment (STA) for the TWIC[supreg] Program, and a customer satisfaction survey.
Public Meeting and Extension of Comment Period on Request for Information: Air Cargo Security Options To Mitigate Costs of Compliance With International Security Requirements
Document Number: 2020-13580
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
On April 10, 2020, TSA published a request for information (RFI) specifically requesting information from the air cargo industry (including manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, e-commerce fulfillment centers, third-party logistics providers, and air carriers) relating to compliance with international security standards for the transport of air cargo by commercial aircraft operators (85 FR 20234). In advance of the closing date for comments submitted in response to the RFI, TSA will hold a public meeting on July 29, 2020, to answer questions regarding the international standards discussed in the RFI and to provide an additional forum for comments by stakeholders and other interested persons regarding the issues identified in the RFI. In light of the current COVID-19 public health crisis, the public meeting will be virtual. TSA is also extending the comment period for the RFI to provide an additional period for comments to be submitted after the public meeting.
Civil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for Inflation
Document Number: 2020-11124
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2020 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2020 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after June 17, 2020 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
Revision of an Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Appointment Center (SAC) Visitor Request Form and Foreign National Vetting Request
Document Number: 2020-12251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0068, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The collection involves gathering information from individuals who plan to visit all TSA facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR). In addition, TSA is revising the collection to transition TSA Forms 2802, 2816A, and 2816B into Common Forms to streamline the information collection process.
Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Federative Republic of Brazil
Document Number: 2020-11576
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces the decision of the Secretary of Homeland Security to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Federative Republic of Brazil (Brazil) to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources. This document updates the previous decisions of the Secretary of Homeland Security: To direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the People's Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau) to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective February 2, 2020); to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the Islamic Republic of Iran to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 2, 2020); to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the countries of the Schengen Area, to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 13, 2020); and to direct all flights to the United States carrying persons who have recently traveled from, or were otherwise present within, the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe, or the Republic of Ireland to arrive at one of the United States airports where the United States Government is focusing public health resources (effective March 16, 2020). Specifically, this document adds two airports (Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH)) to the list of airports where such flights may land.
Exemption From Regulatory Requirements Limiting the Initiation of Flight Training to 180 Days or Less for Aliens Who Have an Approved Security Threat Assessment
Document Number: 2020-10960
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption from certain requirements in 49 CFR part 1552 regarding the timeframe within which a flight school must initiate flight training for alien flight students (candidates) who have an approved TSA security threat assessment (STA). For the duration of this exemption, TSA grants an extension from 180 days to 365 calendar days for candidates to begin training if the candidate's information and fees for an STA were submitted on or between December 1, 2019 and September 1, 2020.
Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA PreCheckTM
Document Number: 2020-10937
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0059, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 November 4, 2019, 84 FR 59401. The collection involves the submission of biographic and biometric information by individuals seeking to enroll in the TSA PreCheck\TM\ (also known as TSA Pre[check][supreg]) Application Program, as well as optional surveys sponsored by TSA to current and former applicants related to customer service, enrollment processes, and TSA PreCheck marketing.
Revision of an Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Appointment Center (SAC) Visitor Request Form and Foreign National Vetting Request
Document Number: 2020-10096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice serves to withdraw the previous Federal Register notice on this subject, published May 1, 2020 (85 FR 25469). The notice will be republished at a later date, allowing the full run of the 60- day notice, published March 4, 2020 (85 FR 12800).
Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application
Document Number: 2020-09545
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0042, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves TSA determining whether the party or representative of a party seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) in a civil proceeding in federal district court, a prospective bidder seeking access to SSI for the purpose of perfecting a proposal in response to a TSA request for proposal, a party to other contractual agreements (e.g., bailments), a participant of other transaction agreements, or someone who receives other conditional SSI disclosures may be granted access to the SSI.
Revision of an Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Appointment Center (SAC) Visitor Request Form and Foreign National Vetting Request
Document Number: 2020-09349
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0068, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The collection involves gathering information from individuals who plan to visit all TSA facilities in the National Capital Region (NCR). In addition, TSA is revising the collection to transition TSA Forms 2802, 2816A, and 2816B into Common Forms to streamline the information collection process.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-09304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is requesting individuals who are interested in serving on the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) for the constituencies specified below to apply for appointment. ASAC's mission is to provide advice and recommendations to the Administrator of TSA on improving aviation security matters, including developing, refining, and implementing policies, programs, rulemaking, and security directives pertaining to aviation security, while adhering to sensitive security guidelines.