The Federal Register is the official daily journal of the United States Government and is the designated vehicle for letting the public know about countless notices every year of proposed rulemaking from all federal agencies.
Last month, the TSA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register regarding the use of Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) as a screening method for commercial travel. As the proposed rule explains, individuals can submit comments via the online federal rulemaking docket, Regulations.gov. This process for proposed rules and soliciting comments is used government-wide and is the first step in promulgating regulations. TSA will review and analyze the public comments to develop a final rule related to the screening process using AIT.
As we have said before, AIT is the best technology currently available to detect non-metallic objects and devices hidden on a passenger (while also detecting metallic and other threats), and is an important part of TSA’s multi-layered security effort.
You can read and comment at the Federal eRulemaking portal through June 24, 2013.
TSA Blog Team
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