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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA70 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Amending Vetting Requirements for Employees With Access to a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will propose a rule to revise its regulations, with current knowledge of insider threat and intelligence, to enhance the eligibility requirements and disqualifying criminal offenses for individuals seeking or having unescorted access to any Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) of an airport. As required by the Aviation Security Act of 2016, TSA will consider adding to the list of disqualifying criminal offenses and criteria, develop a waiver process for approving the issuance of credentials for unescorted access, and propose an extension of the look back period for disqualifying crimes.

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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1524.209   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-190, sec. 3405   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Rule for individuals with unescorted access to SIDA due 180 days after date of enactment.  01/11/2017 

Overall Description of Deadline: According to sec, 3405 of Title III of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act, 2016 (Aviation Security Act of 2016), Pub. L. 114-190 (130 Stat. 615, July 15, 2016), a final rule revising the regulations under 49 U.S.C. 44936 is due 180 days after the date of enactment.

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 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA11 
Agency Contact:
Alex Moscoso
Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch-Coordination & Analysis Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Policy, Plans, and Engagement, 6595 Springfield Center Drive,
Springfield, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-5839

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