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DHS/TSA RIN: 1652-AA72 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Indirect Air Carrier Security 

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is reducing the frequency of renewal applications for indirect air carriers (IACs). Currently, these entities must submit an application to renew their security program each year. Following a review of TSA’s regulatory requirements seeking to reduce the cost of compliance, TSA determined that the duration of the security program for these entities can be increased from one year to three years without having a negative impact on transportation security.  

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: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1548   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 114    49 U.S.C. 5103    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44901 to 44905    49 U.S.C. 4491 to 44914    49 U.S.C. 44916 to 44917    49 U.S.C. 44932    49 U.S.C. 449354 to 44936    49 U.S.C. 46105    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

Consistent with Executive Order 12866 and OMB Circular A-4, TSA identified portions of air cargo regulations that may be tailored to impose a lesser burden on society and that may improve government processes. Under 49 CFR 1548 indirect air carriers are required to renew their security programs each year. TSA's robust inspection and compliance requirements make the annual renewal requirement unnecessary.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

TSA is in the process of determining the costs and benefits of this rulemaking. Cost savings are expected to arise from time saved due to a less frequent security program renewal cycle.

Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  09/16/2009  74 FR 47705   
NPRM  05/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1652-AA23 
Agency Contact:
Ronoy Varghese
Section Chief
Department of Homeland Security
Transportation Security Administration
6595 Springfield Center Drive,
Springfield, VA 20598-6028
Phone:571 227-2230