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AGENCY:

Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION:

Notice of availability.

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.

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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 emily.su@dhs.gov.

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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 of up to $10,000 per 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 Start Printed Page 9876the 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. This summary is for calendar year 2015. TSA will publish a summary of all enforcement actions taken under the statute in January to cover the previous calendar year.

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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 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; 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.

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Dated: February 22, 2016.

Kelly D. Wheaton,

Deputy Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Incident Management.

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February 22, 2016

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 2015 under section 114(v).[1]

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 of up to $10,000 per 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]

Enforcement Actions Taken By Tsa in Calendar Year 2015

TSA case No./type of violationPenalty proposed/ assessed
TSA Case #2014MEM0120—Rail Car Transfer of Custody (49 CFR 1580.107)$18,000/$18,000.
TSA Case #2016BUF0001—Reporting Security Concerns (49 CFR 1580.105)None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015HOU0003—TWIC—False/Altered TWIC (49 CFR 1570.7 (b))$6,000/$6,000.
TSA Case #2016ATL0038—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016BOS0062—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016JAX0021—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016JAX0022—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016JAX0025—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016JAX0024—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016LAX0056—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016LAX0057—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016LAX0070—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016MIA0007—TWIC—Fraudulent Use (49 CFR 1570.7 (a))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2016MIA0012—TWIC—Fraudulent Use (49 CFR 1570.7 (a))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015ATL0419—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))$2,000/$2,000.
TSA Case #2015ATL0435—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015HOU0059—TWIC—Fraudulent Use (49 CFR 1570.7(a))$500/$250.
TSA Case #2015HOU0259—TWIC—False/Altered TWIC (49 CFR 1570.7(b))$1,000/$1,000.
TSA Case #2015HOU0274—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))$1,000/$1,000.
TSA Case #2015HOU0275—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015JAX0127—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))$1,000/$1,000.
TSA Case #2015JAX0128—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))$1,000/$1,000.
TSA Case #2015JAX0137—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(c))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015JAX0140—TWIC—False/Altered TWIC (49 CFR 1570.7(b))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015JAX0158—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015JAX0187—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015JAX0233—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015MIA0062—TWIC—False/Altered TWIC (49 CFR 1570.5(b))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015MIA0444—TWIC—Fraudulent Use (49 CFR 1570.7(a))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015MIA0445—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))$500/$500.
TSA Case #2015MOB0009—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015PHL0050—TWIC—Fraudulent Use (49 CFR 1570.7(a)None (Warning Notice).
TSA Case #2015SAN0088—TWIC—Access Control (49 CFR 1570.7(d))None (Warning Notice).
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Footnotes

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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2.  TSA exercises this function under delegated authority from the Secretary. See DHS Delegation No. 7060-2.

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