[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13648-13650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04977]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2009-0024]


Enforcement Actions Summary

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is providing 
notice that it has issued an annual summary of all enforcement actions 
taken by TSA under the authority granted in the Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Su, Assistant Chief Counsel, 
Civil Enforcement, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, Transportation 
Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-
6002; telephone (571) 227-2305; facsimile (571) 227-1378; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 3, 2007, section 1302(a) of the Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (the 9/11 Act), 
Public Law 110-53, 121 Stat. 392, gave TSA new authority to assess 
civil penalties for violations of any surface transportation 
requirements under title 49 of the U.S. Code (U.S.C.) and for any 
violations of chapter 701 of title 46 of the U.S. Code, which governs 
transportation worker identification credentials (TWICs).
    Section 1302(a) of the 9/11 Act, codified at 49 U.S.C. 114(v), 
authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
to impose civil penalties for a violation of any surface transportation 
requirement under 49 U.S.C. or any requirement related to TWICs under 
46 U.S.C. chapter 701. TSA exercises this function under delegated 
authority from the Secretary. See DHS Delegation No. 7060-2.
    Under 49 U.S.C. 114(v)(7)(A), TSA is required to provide the public 
with an annual summary of all enforcement actions taken by TSA under 
this subsection; and include in each such summary the identifying 
information of each enforcement action, the type of alleged violation, 
the penalty or penalties proposed, and the final assessment amount of 
each penalty, if any. This summary is for calendar year 2016. At the 
beginning of each calendar year, TSA will continue to publish a summary 
of all enforcement actions taken under the statute during the previous 
calendar year.

Document Availability

    You can get an electronic copy of both this notice and the 
enforcement actions summary on the Internet by--
    (1) Searching the electronic Federal Docket Management System 
(FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. TSA-2009-
0024; 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 
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that crosses multiple agencies or dates; or
    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 rulemaking.

    Dated: March 7, 2017.
Kelly D. Wheaton,
Deputy Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Incident Management.

March 7, 2017

Annual Summary of Enforcement Actions Taken Under 49 U.S.C. 114(v)

Annual Report

    Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 114(v)(7)(A), TSA provides the following 
summary of enforcement actions taken by TSA in calendar year 2016 under 
section 114(v).\1\
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    \1\ 49 U.S.C. 114(v)(7)(A) states: In general. Not later than 
December 31, 2008, and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall--(i) 
provide an annual summary to the public of all enforcement actions 
taken by the Secretary under this subsection; and (ii) include in 
each such summary the docket number of each enforcement action, the 
type of alleged violation, the penalty or penalties proposed, and 
the final assessment amount of each penalty.
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Background

    Section 114(v) of title 49 of the U.S. Code gave the Transportation 
Security Administration (TSA) new authority to assess civil penalties 
for violations of any surface transportation requirements under 49 
U.S.C. and for any violations of chapter 701 of title 46 of the U.S. 
Code, which governs transportation worker identification credentials 
(TWICs). Specifically, section 114(v) authorizes the Secretary of the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to impose civil penalties for a 
violation of any surface transportation requirement under title 49 
U.S.C. or any requirement related to TWICs under 46 U.S.C. chapter 
701.\2\
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    \2\ TSA exercises this function under delegated authority from 
the Secretary. See DHS Delegation No. 7060-2.

                             Enforcement Actions Taken by TSA in Calendar Year 2016
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             TSA Case No.                    Type of violation                 Penalty proposed/assessed
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2016ATL0498..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016ATL0499..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/$1,000.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016ATL0922..........................  TWIC--Fraudulent Use (49 CFR   $500/Pending.
                                        1570.7(a)).
2016ATL0923..........................  TWIC--Fraudulent Use (49 CFR   $500/Pending.
                                        1570.7(a)).
2016BOS0317..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(d)).
2016BTR0005..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(d)).
2016BTR0006..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016EWR0125..........................  TWIC--Fraudulent Use (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(a)).
2016HOU0435..........................  TWIC--False/Altered TWIC (49   $1,000/Pending.
                                        CFR 1570.7(b)).
2016JAX0120..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(d)).
2016JAX0150..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016JAX0159..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016JAX0251..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016JAX0252..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016JFK0212..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016JFK0274..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(d)).
2016LAX0489..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016LAX0490..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016MSY0093..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016MSY0094..........................  TWIC--Fraudulent Use (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(a)).
2016MSY0184..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016MSY0185..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016OAK0128..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $4,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016OAK0146..........................  TWIC--False/Altered TWIC (49   $5,000/Pending.
                                        CFR 1570.7(b)).
2016OAK0152..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $2,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c) and (d)).
2016OAK0169..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $2,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016OAK0361..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016PDX0212..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016SAN0206..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016SAN0242..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016SAN0356..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016SAT0142..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/$1,000.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2016SEA0687..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017JFK0006..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017OAK0013..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017OAK0014..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017OAK0030..........................  TWIC--Fraudulent Use (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(a)).
2017OAK0034..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017OAK0075..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017OAK0076..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017PHL0019..........................  TWIC--False/Altered TWIC (49   $3,000/Pending.
                                        CFR 1570.7(b)).
2017RIC0004..........................  TWIC--False/Altered TWIC (49   $3,000/Pending.
                                        CFR 1570.7(b)).
2017RIC0005..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017RIC0006..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   $1,000/Pending.
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017SAT0005..........................  TWIC--False/Altered TWIC (49   $6,000/Pending.
                                        CFR 1570.7(b)).

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2017SAT0008..........................  TWIC--False Statement (49 CFR  $3,000/Pending.
                                        1570.5(a)).
2017SMF0088..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017SMF0089..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
2017STL0104..........................  TWIC--Access Control (49 CFR   None (Warning Notice).
                                        1570.7(c)).
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