Opportunity to improve TSA regulations

Have you ever wished that you could change the regulations regarding aviation security? If so, now’s your chance.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking public comment on its regulations. Among the regulations eligible for comment are those found in 49 CFR Chapter XII, Subchapter C, Civil Aviation Security.

The specific regulations pertaining to aviation security that are up for public review and comment include:

  • PART 1540 — CIVIL AVIATION SECURITY: GENERAL RULES
  • PART 1542 — AIRPORT SECURITY
  • PART 1544 — AIRCRAFT OPERATOR SECURITY: AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS
  • PART 1546 — FOREIGN AIR CARRIER SECURITY
  • PART 1548 — INDIRECT AIR CARRIER SECURITY
  • PART 1549 — CERTIFIED CARGO SCREENING PROGRAM
  • PART 1550 — AIRCRAFT SECURITY UNDER GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES
  • PART 1552 — FLIGHT SCHOOLS
  • PART 1560 — SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM
  • PART 1562 — OPERATIONS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC, METROPOLITAN AREA

To read the complete article in the Federal Register, click here.

To submit your comments electronically, click here.

The public comment period ends on March 28, 2014.

Cheers from The Alamo!

Comments

  1. Gary says

    TSA is typical of our sorry government today: punish the innocent, ignore the guilty. Everyday, I see thousands of Americans being punished by long wait times, unjustified searches, and abusive treatment for the crimes of a very small group. Why not go after the criminals and leave the innocent alone? Oh! That would be dangerous for our law enforcement folk. It is much easier/safer for them to punish the law abiding citizens.

    Happily, we have the government we deserve. Those who are not brave, do not deserve freedom.

  2. Grandpa says

    Great ideas!

    My biggest problem with the TSA seems to be getting fixed but it is SO slow. Here we are 12+ years after 9/11 and they are still treating most of us the same. I have lived and worked on airports for over 70 years. I have been elected to the Aviation Hall of Fame in my state. But I am not famous enough for the TSA to stop treating me like an “unknown.” To them it seems my presence is a threat. Their vastly variable rules at different airports do nothing but puzzle and frustrate the aviation professionals that encounter them. They act like they own our airports when all they are is a not so welcome bunch of tenants.

  3. Ed Watson says

    The TSA is just another BIG gubmit overkill approach to CONTROL “the folks”. If they were really serious about airliner security drunks and Muslims would be targeted (screened, scanned, patted down, etc.) for weapons and bombs, not grandma or the 3 year old in a wheel chair. Yes, that is profiling, and that is what needs to be done.
    1. As for the passengers, offer each one a knife as they board. The result – 250 passengers, some 100 plus with knives against say 5 hijackers. Pretty good odds I’s say.
    2. Cockpit doors secure, a good thing. Better if they had a video camera in them to let the cockpit see the cabin and any antics going on “back there”.
    3. The ability to depressurize the cabin w/o their masks being deployed would disable everyone in the back and then allow one of the two pilots to use a walk-around O2 bottle to then go back and secure the disturbance. 30 seconds at 30,000 feet = ~30 seconds of useful consciousness.
    4. The pilots should also have the ability to put all comms onto the emergency frequency for ALL to hear and record (ground and air-to-air). Mics in the cabin would also help.
    5. Consider some IR threat sensing and defeating system for airliners from local ground based missiles. TSA funds saved could help fund the system like that already being developed by and with Israel.

  4. Kent misegades says

    The best way to improve the TSA is to shut it down. Get these goons off our airports. Hire private companies, run by the Israelis, to do security for the airlines. Profile, of course.

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