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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA56 Publication ID: Spring 2010 
Title: Public Transportation and Passenger Railroads--Vulnerability Assessment and Security Plan 
Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will propose new regulations to enhance security in public transportation and passenger railroad operations in accordance with sections 1405 and 1512 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. This rulemaking will propose general requirements to require public transportation agencies that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined are at high risk for terrorism to develop comprehensive security plans. Technical assistance and guidance will be provided to these agencies in preparing and implementing the security plans. This rulemaking will also propose general requirements for each passenger railroad carrier assigned by the Secretary of DHS to a high-risk tier to conduct a vulnerability assessment; implement a security plan that addresses security performance requirements; and establish standards and guidelines for developing and implementing these vulnerability assessments and security plans. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 49 USC 114    PL 110-53, secs 1405 and 1512   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Rule for passenger railroads is due no later than 12 months after date of enactment.  08/03/2008 

Overall Description of Deadline: According to section 1512 of Public Law 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Aug. 3, 2007; 121 Stat. 266), a final regulation for passenger railroads is due no later than 12 months after the date of enactment of the Act. There is no legal deadline for public transportation agencies.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas L. Farmer
Deputy General Manager-Mass Transit
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, TSA-28, E10-219S, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3552
Email: tom.farmer@dhs.gov

Betsy Campos
Economist, Regulatory Development and Economic Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, TSA-28, HQ, E10-342N, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-4662
Fax:571 227-1362
Email: betsy.campos@dhs.gov

David Kasminoff
Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Chief Counsel's Office, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-3583
Email: david.kasminoff@tsa.dhs.gov