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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA69 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Vetting of Certain Surface Transportation Employees 

The 9/11 Act requires vetting of certain railroad, public transportation, and over-the-road bus employees. Through this rulemaking, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to propose the mechanisms and procedures to conduct the required vetting. This regulation is related to 1652-AA55, Security Training for Surface Transportation Employees.

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: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114    Pub. L. 110-53, secs. 1411, 1414, 1512, 1520, 1522, and 1531   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Background and immigration status check for all public transportation frontline employees is due no later than 12 months after date of enactment.   08/03/2008 

Overall Description of Deadline: Sections 1411 and 1520 of Pub. L. 110-53, Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act), (121 Stat. 266, Aug. 3, 2007), require background checks of frontline public transportation and railroad employees not later than one year from the date of enactment. Requirement will be met through regulatory action.

Statement of Need:

Employee vetting is an important and effective tool for averting or mitigating potential attacks by those with malicious intent who may target surface transportation and plan or perpetrate actions that may cause significant injuries, loss of life, or economic disruption.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

TSA is in the process of determining the costs and benefits of this rulemaking.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA55, Related to 1652-AA56 
Agency Contact:
Victor Parker
Transportation Security Specialist
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Policy, Plans and Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-3664

Alex Moscoso
Chief Economist, Economic Analysis Branch-Coordination & Analysis Division
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
Policy, Plans, and Engagement, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-5839

Christine Beyer
Senior Counsel, Regulations and Security Standards
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
TSA-2, Chief Counsel, Chief Counsel's Office, 601 South 12th Street,
Arlington, VA 20598-6002
Phone:571 227-3653