[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 12 (Thursday, January 17, 2013)]
[Pages 3908-3909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00935]



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 February 
6, 2013, to discuss reports from its sub-committees. This meeting will 
be open to the public.

DATES: The Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, from 
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This meeting may end early if all business is 
    Submit comments by January 30, 2013, on the reports being 
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 reports listed in the ``Meeting 
Agenda'' section below. 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, Dean.Walter@dhs.gov, 571-227-


Comments Invited

    TSA invites interested persons to submit written comments, data or 
views on the Recommendation Reports 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 related to the sub-committee reports to 
our docket address, as well as items sent to the address or email under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, in the public 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 

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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 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 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, and all non-
ASAC members and staff 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 on the sub-
committee reports being considered by the committee. 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 specifically 
addressing issues pertaining to the reports listed in the ``Meeting 
Agenda'' section below may be presented to the Committee. Contact the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later 
than January 30, 2013, to register to attend the meeting and/or to 
speak at the meeting. Written statements shall also be submitted no 
later than January 30, 2013. Anyone in need of assistance or a 
reasonable accommodation for the meeting should contact the person 

Meeting Agenda

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
     Air Cargo Recommendations Report (document in docket);
     International Aviation Recommendations Report (document in 
     Risk-Based Security Sub-committee status update;
     General Aviation Sub-committee status update;
     Passenger Advocacy Sub-committee status update; and
     Public question/comment on the Recommendation Reports 
listed above.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on January 11, 2013.
Jos[eacute] M. Ralls,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Security Policy and Industry 
[FR Doc. 2013-00935 Filed 1-16-13; 8:45 am]