[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 28894]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11857]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Maritime Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of removal of TSA's maritime vulnerability self-
assessment tool.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces 
that the TSA Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM), developed 
to support the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) regulatory efforts 
promulgated pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 
of 2002, will no longer be available. Since the TMSARM became 
available, other tools for conducting vulnerability assessments became 
available and usage of the TMSARM has dropped off considerably.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Roman Reilly, Office of 
Security Capabilities, TSA-16, Transportation Security Administration, 
601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6016; telephone (571) 227-
2990; facsimile (571) 227-1933, email TSA-OSCCommunications@tsa.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 5, 2003 (68 FR 68096), TSA 
published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability 
of the Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM). The TMSARM was 
developed to support the USCG regulatory efforts promulgated pursuant 
to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064, Nov. 25, 2002). One of these MTSA requirements 
is that any facility or vessel that might be involved in a 
transportation security incident (TSI)\1\ must conduct a vulnerability 
assessment and submit a security plan to the USCG. TSA, in coordination 
with other Federal agencies, developed TMSARM specifically to meet the 
security assessment requirements mandated by MTSA.
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    \1\ The MTSA defines a TSI as ``a security incident that results 
in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation 
system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area.''
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    Since the TMSARM was made available in 2003, hundreds of maritime 
owner/operators have used it to support their vulnerability 
assessments. However, usage has fallen off significantly, in part, due 
to the fact that other tools have become available, and TSA has 
determined that it is not necessary to continue to support it.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2012.
Kelly Hoggan,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Capabilities.
[FR Doc. 2012-11857 Filed 5-15-12; 8:45 am]
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