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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA53 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: General Aviation Security and Other Aircraft Operator Security  
Abstract: On October 30, 2008 (73 FR 64790), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to amend current aviation transportation security regulations to enhance the security of general aviation by expanding the scope of current requirements, and by adding new requirements for certain large aircraft operators and airports serving those aircraft. TSA also proposed that all aircraft operations, including corporate and private charter operations, with aircraft having a maximum certificated takeoff weight (MTOW) above 12,500 pounds (large aircraft) be required to adopt a large aircraft security program. TSA also proposed to require certain airports that serve large aircraft to adopt security programs. After considering comments received on the NPRM and sponsoring public meetings with stakeholders, TSA decided to revise the original proposal to tailor security requirements to the general aviation industry. TSA is preparing a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM), which will include a comment period for public comments. TSA is considering the following proposed provisions in the SNPRM: (1) The type of aircraft subject to TSA regulation; (2) compliance oversight; (3) watch list matching of passengers; (4) prohibited items; (5) scope of the background check requirements and the procedures used to implement the requirement; and (6) other issues. Additionally, in the SNPRM, TSA plans to propose security measures for foreign aircraft operators commensurate with measures for U.S. operators. 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1515    49 CFR 1520    49 CFR 1522    49 CFR 1540    49 CFR 1542    49 CFR 1544    49 CFR 1550   
Legal Authority: 6 USC 469    18 USC 842    18 USC 845    46 USC 70102 to 70106    46 USC 70117    49 USC 114    49 USC 114(f)(3)    49 USC 5103    49 USC 5103a    49 USC 40113    49 USC 44901 to 44907    49 USC 44913 to 44914    49 USC 44916 to 44918    49 USC 44932    49 USC 44935 to 44936    49 USC 44942    49 USC 46105   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/30/2008  73 FR 64790   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/29/2008    
Notice--NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/25/2008  73 FR 71590   
NPRM Extended Comment Period End  02/27/2009    
Notice--Public Meetings; Requests for Comments  12/18/2008  73 FR 77045   
Supplemental NPRM  02/00/2014 
Additional Information: Public Meetings held on: Jan. 6, 2009, at White Plains, NY; Jan. 8, 2009, at Atlanta, GA; Jan 16, 2009, at Chicago, IL; Jan. 23, 2009, at Burbank, CA; and Jan. 28, 2009, at Houston, TX. Additional Comment Sessions held in Arlington, VA, on April 16, 2009, May 6, 2009, and June 15, 2009.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Local 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA03, Related to 1652-AA04 
Agency Contact:
Kerwin Wilson
Acting Assistant General Manager, General Aviation Security
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA-28, HQ, E, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3788

Monica Grasso Ph.D.
Manager, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3329

Denise Daniels
Attorney-Advisor, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Office of the Chief Counsel, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-3443
Fax:571 227-1381