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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA56 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Surface Transportation Vulnerability Assessments and Security Plans 
Abstract:

The 9/11 Act requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to issue regulations for vulnerability assessments and security planning to be conducted by high-risk surface transportation operations. TSA will propose a new regulation to address the security of higher-risk freight railroads, public transportation agencies, passenger railroads, and over-the-road buses in accordance with requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act). The proposed rule will consider comments received on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) published in December 2016.

 
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: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1520    49 CFR 1570    49 CFR 1580    49 CFR 1582 (new)    49 CFR 1584 (new)    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114    Pub. L. 110-53, secs. 1405, 1512 and 1531   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Rule for freight railroads and passenger railroads is due no later than 12 months after date of enactment.  08/03/2008 
Final  Statutory  Rule for over-the-road buses is due no later than 18 months after the date of enactment of the 9/11 Act.  02/03/2009 

Overall Description of Deadline: According to section 1512 of Pub. L. 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act), (121 Stat. 266, Aug. 3, 2007), a final regulation for freight railroads and passenger railroads is due no later than 12 months after the date of enactment. According to section 1531 of the 9/11 Act, a final regulation for over-the-road buses is due no later than 18 months after the date of enactment.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  12/16/2016  81 FR 91401   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/14/2017 
ANPRM; Comment Period Reopened  03/14/2017  82 FR 13575   
ANPRM; Comment Period Reopened End  05/15/2017 
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Local 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA55, Merged with 1652-AA58, Merged with 1652-AA60 
Agency Contact:
Chandru (Jack) Kalro
Deputy Director, Surface Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Policy, Plans, and Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-1145
Email: surfacefrontoffice@tsa.dhs.gov

Alex Moscoso
Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch-Cross Modal Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Policy, Plans, and Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-5839
Email: alex.moscoso@tsa.dhs.gov

Traci Klemm
Assistant Chief 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:571 227-3596
Email: traci.klemm@tsa.dhs.gov