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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA08 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Protection of Sensitive Security Information 

In 2004 TSA and Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) governing the protection of sensitive security information (SSI). See 49 CFR parts 15 (OST) and 1520 (TSA). Since that time, requirements for the protection of SSI have been modified by a subsequent IFR (2005) and regulations promulgated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), TSA, and Department of Homeland Security. These modifications have resulted in inconsistencies between TSA and OST regulations. TSA is issuing a final rule that will harmonize TSA's regulations with DOT's requirements, and reduce regulatory burden through streamlining certain requirements and eliminating others. 

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1520   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114    49 U.S.C. 44905    49 U.S.C. 46105    49 U.S.C. 44912    sec. 1963, Pub. L. 115-254, 132 Stat. 3186   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Rule for protection of sensitive security information.  04/03/2019 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 1963 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2019, Pub. L. 115-254 (132 Stat. 3186, Oct. 5, 2018), requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to revise regulations in 49 CFR part 1520 to treat names of Federal Flight Deck Officers as sensitive security information in a manner consistent with the classification of information about Federal Air Marshals.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule; Request for Comments  05/18/2004  69 FR 28066   
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/17/2004    
Interim Final Rule; Comment Period End  07/19/2004    
Final Rule; Technical Amendment  01/07/2005  70 FR 1379   
Final Rule; Technical Amdt Effective  01/07/2005 
Notice-Information Collection; Emergency Approval  11/01/2006  71 FR 64288   
Notice-Information Collection; 60-Day Renewal  02/04/2007  72 FR 7059   
Notice-Information Collection; 30-Day Renewal  06/18/2007  72 FR 33511   
Notice-Information Collection; 60-Day Renewal  08/03/2010  75 FR 44974   
Notice-Information Collection; 30-Day Renewal  10/15/2010  75 FR 63499   
Notice-Information Collection; 60-Day Renewal  08/16/2013  78 FR 50076   
Notice-Information Collection; 30-Day Renewal  01/15/2014  79 FR 2679   
Notice-Information Collection; 60-Day Revision  11/25/2016  81 FR 85243   
Notice-Information Collection; 30-Day Revision  06/16/2017  82 FR 27852   
Final Rule  08/00/2021 
Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 2110-AA10
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA05, Related to 1652-AA49 
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

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

Traci Klemm
Assistant Chief Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Chief Counsel's Office, 6595 Springfield Center Drive,
Springfield, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-3596