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VOLUME 9  AIRCRAFT, AIRPORT, AND OPERATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES

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CHAPTER 4  COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS WITH TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PRINCIPAL SECURITY INSPECTORS

Section 1  General

9-50    PROGRAM TRACKING AND REPORTING SUBSYSTEM (PTRS) ACTIVITY CODES.

A.    Operations: 1892.

B.    Airworthiness: 3892.

C.    Avionics: 5892.

9-51    BACKGROUND. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) principal security inspectors (PSI) have regulatory oversight responsibilities for security programs for all aircraft operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121, part 135 (maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) over 12,500 lbs), and part 125 (MTOW over 100,309.3 lbs). However, it is important to note, not all operators have an assigned PSI. Some TSA responsibilities require actions which could affect operational oversight conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate-holding district offices (CHDO). It is important for CHDO principal inspectors (PI) (principal operations inspector (POI)/principal maintenance inspector (PMI)/principal avionics inspector (PAI)) and TSA PSIs to interact with each other to share information regarding certificate holder operations. Sharing information between TSA PSIs and FAA PIs would be beneficial for both agencies and the certificate holders. This section requires PIs to meet with PSIs at least once annually to discuss information which affects each other’s oversight responsibilities.

9-52    AREAS OF MUTUAL CONCERN. Suggested topics for PI/PSI meetings include, but are not limited to:

    Type of operation being conducted;

    Review of security procedures when the operator conducts operations under 14 CFR part 91;

    Review of security procedures to ensure minimum or no operational impacts that affect airline performance with the CHDO areas of responsibility;

    Review of crewmember training with regards to security topics;

    Any recent modifications to the Operating Certificate;

    Results of air carrier cockpit access program audits;

    Any issues or concerns PIs and/or PSIs have with regard to the operations of the certificate holder; and

    Harmonization of safety/security processes when necessary.

9-53    COORDINATION. At a minimum, one PI (preferably all) will meet with the operator’s PSI at least once every calendar year either in person, by telephone, or by video teleconference. In-person meetings would normally take place in conjunction with the PSI’s scheduled visit to the operator. Travel should not be scheduled solely for the purpose of a PI/PSI meeting. PIs who are not familiar with their respective PSIs or are unsure if there is a PSI assigned to the operator can find out by sending an inquiry to the TSA at
Charters-AirCargo-S@tsa.dhs.gov.

9-54    DOCUMENTATION. Complete a PTRS record to reflect the scope and general content of the meeting. If more than one PI attends the meeting, only one PTRS record is required to be completed.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 9-55 through 9-69.