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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA54 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Sensitive Security Information: Disclosure in Federal Civil Court Proceedings 
Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is proposing to revise its regulations governing the protection of Sensitive Security Information (SSI) to implement section 525(d) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2007, which grants civil litigants or their counsel who do not currently have a need to know SSI access to specific SSI in Federal district court proceedings, if certain requirements are met. Sensitive Security Information is primarily information that would be detrimental to transportation security or safety if publicly disclosed. This proposed rule would establish an administrative process by which a limited number of individuals representing parties in Federal civil court proceedings would apply to TSA for access to SSI for use in the litigation. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1515    49 CFR 1520   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 114    PL 109-295, sec 525    PL 110-161, sec 522    PL 110-329, sec 510    PL 111-83, sec 510   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Holly Dickens
Senior Policy Analyst, Sensitive Security Information (SSI) Program
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Security and Administrative Services, Enterprise Support, 6595 Springfield Center Drive,
Springfield, VA 20598-6018
Phone:571 227-3723

Thomas Philson
Deputy Director, Regulatory and Economic Analysis
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, TSA-28, HQ, E10-411N, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3236
Fax:571 227-1362

John Vergelli
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:571 227-4416