[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 171 (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)]
[Pages 53902-53903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21631]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2011-0008]

Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) Meeting

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 


SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will hold a 
meeting of the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) on September 
18, to discuss the recommendations of its sub-committees. This meeting 
will be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting may end early if all business is 
    Submit comments by September 11, 2012, on the reports to be 
considered by the committee.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Transportation Security 
Administration Systems Integration Facility, located at 3701 West Post 
Office Road, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), 
Arlington, VA 22202.
    We invite your comments on the Report on the Actions of the Air 
Cargo Security Sub-committee and the Report on the Actions of the 
International Aviation Sub-committee, placed in the public docket. You 
may submit comments on these reports, identified by the TSA docket 
number to this action (Docket No. TSA-2011-0008), to the Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS), a government-wide, electronic docket 
management system, using any one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online 
instructions for submitting comments.
    Mail, In Person, or Fax: Address, hand-deliver, or fax your written 
comments to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001; fax (202) 493-2251. The 
Department of Transportation (DOT), which maintains and processes TSA's 
official regulatory dockets, will scan the submission and post it to 
    See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for format and other information 
about comment submissions.

Officer, Transportation Security Administration (TSA-28), 601 12th 
Street South, Arlington, VA 20598-4028, [email protected], 571-227-


Comments Invited

    To facilitate public participation, TSA invites interested persons 
to participate in this action by submitting written comments, data, or 
views on the issues to be considered by the committee as listed in the 
``Meeting Summary'' section below. We also invite comments relating to 
the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might 
result from this action. See ADDRESSES above for information on where 
to submit comments.
    With each comment, please identify the docket number at the 
beginning of your comments. TSA encourages commenters to provide their 
names and addresses. The most helpful comments reference a specific 
portion of the document, explain the reason for any recommended change, 
and include supporting data. You may submit comments and material 
electronically, in person, by mail, or fax as provided under ADDRESSES, 
but please submit your comments and material by only one means. If you 
submit comments by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, 
no larger than 8.5 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic 
    If you would like TSA to acknowledge receipt of comments submitted 
by mail, include with your comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard 
on which the docket number appears. We will stamp the date on the 
postcard and mail it to you.
    TSA will file all comments to our docket address, as well as items 
sent to the address or email under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, in 
the public

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docket, except for comments containing confidential information and 
sensitive security information (SSI).\1\ Should you wish your 
personally identifiable information redacted prior to filing in the 
docket, please so state. TSA will consider all comments that are in the 
docket on or before the closing date for comments and will consider 
comments filed late to the extent practicable. The docket is available 
for public inspection before and after the comment closing date.

    \1\ ``Sensitive Security Information'' or ``SSI'' is information 
obtained or developed in the conduct of security activities, the 
disclosure of which would constitute an unwarranted invasion of 
privacy, reveal trade secrets or privileged or confidential 
information, or be detrimental to the security of transportation. 
The protection of SSI is governed by 49 CFR part 1520.

Handling of Confidential or Proprietary Information and Sensitive 
Security Information (SSI) Submitted in Public Comments

    Do not submit comments that include trade secrets, confidential 
commercial or financial information, or SSI to the public regulatory 
docket. Please submit such comments separately from other comments on 
the action. Comments containing this type of information should be 
appropriately marked as containing such information and submitted by 
mail to the address listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.
    TSA will not place comments containing SSI in the public docket and 
will handle them in accordance with applicable safeguards and 
restrictions on access. TSA will hold documents containing SSI, 
confidential business information, or trade secrets in a separate file 
to which the public does not have access, and place a note in the 
public docket explaining that commenters have submitted such documents. 
TSA may include a redacted version of the comment in the public docket. 
If an individual requests to examine or copy information that is not in 
the public docket, TSA will treat it as any other request under the 
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) (5 U.S.C. 552) and the Department of 
Homeland Security's (DHS') FOIA regulation found in 6 CFR part 5.

Reviewing Comments in the Docket

    Please be aware that anyone is able to search the electronic form 
of all comments in any of our dockets by the name of the individual who 
submitted the comment (or signed the comment, if an association, 
business, labor union, etc., submitted the comment). You may review the 
applicable Privacy Act Statement published in the Federal Register on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://DocketInfo.dot.gov.
    You may review TSA's electronic public docket on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov. In addition, DOT's Docket Management 
Facility provides a physical facility, staff, equipment, and assistance 
to the public. To obtain assistance or to review comments in TSA's 
public docket, you may visit this facility between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, or call (202) 
366-9826. This docket operations facility is located in the West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140 at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590.

Availability of Committee Documents

    You can get an electronic copy using the Internet by--
    (1) Searching the electronic Federal Docket Management System 
(FDMS) web page at http://www.regulations.gov; or
    (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR to view 
the daily published Federal Register edition; or accessing the ``Search 
the Federal Register by Citation'' in the ``Related Resources'' column 
on the left, if you need to do a Simple or Advanced search for 
information, such as a type of document that crosses multiple agencies 
or dates.
    In addition, copies are available by writing or calling the 
individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Make sure to 
identify the docket number of this action.

Meeting Summary

    Notice of this meeting is given under section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). ASAC 
operates under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 70112 and provides advice, 
consults with, and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, via the Administrator of TSA on matters affecting civil 
aviation security.
    This meeting is open to the public, but attendance is limited to 75 
people. The meeting will be held at the TSA Systems Integration 
Facility, which is a secure facility, at 3701 West Post Office Road, 
DCA Airport, Arlington, VA 22202. Members of the public must register 
in advance with their full name and company/association to attend. In 
addition, members of the public must make advance arrangements to 
present oral statements at the meeting. The public comment period will 
be held during the meeting from approximately 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 
depending on the meeting progress. Speakers are requested to limit 
their comments to three minutes. Written statements may also be 
presented to the Committee. Contact the person listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than September 11, 2012, 
to register to attend the meeting and/or to speak at the meeting. 
Written statements shall also be submitted no later than September 11, 
2012. Anyone in need of assistance or a reasonable accommodation for 
the meeting should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 

Meeting Agenda

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
     Report on the actions of the Air Cargo Security Sub-
     Report on the actions of the International Aviation Sub-
     Status reports on the actions of the--
    [cir] Risk-Based Security Sub-committee;
    [cir] General Aviation Sub-committee; and
    [cir] Passenger Advocacy Sub-committee.
     Other aviation security topics.
     Public question/comment period.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 27, 2012.
John P. Sammon,
Assistant Administrator, Security Policy and Industry Engagement.
[FR Doc. 2012-21631 Filed 8-31-12; 8:45 am]