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Certified Cargo Screening Program Information Collections Under Review

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Transportation Security Administration is seeking comments by Jan. 29, 2016, on the proposed renewal of information collection requirements associated with the Certified Cargo Screening Program. The forms at issue are TSA Form 419B, CCSF Facility Profile Application; TSA Form 419D, CCSF Principal Attestation; TSA Form 419E, Security Profile; and TSA Form 419F, Security Threat Assessment Application.

Companies seeking to become certified cargo screening facilities are required to submit an application for a security program and for certification to TSA at least 90 days before the intended date of operation. CCSFs must ensure that individuals performing screening and related functions, and those who have unescorted access to cargo, have successfully completed a security threat assessment conducted by TSA. In addition, the senior manager or representative in control of the CCSF operations, and the CCSF security coordinators and their alternates, must all undergo STAs. CCSFs must submit personally identifiable information on these individuals to TSA so it can conduct an STA.

TSA also requires CCSFs to accept and implement a standard security program provided by TSA or to submit a proposed modified security program to the designated TSA official for approval. The CCSF must also submit to an assessment of its facility by TSA. Once TSA approves the security program and determines that the applicant is qualified to be a CCSF it will send the applicant a written notice of approval and certification to operate as a CCSF. Once approved, CCSFs must maintain screening, training, and other security-related records of compliance with their security program and make them available for TSA inspectors.

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