Passenger Screening Using Advanced Imaging Technology

 
Docket ID: TSA-2013-0004
Agency: Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summary:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a final rule to address whether screening and inspection of an individual, conducted to control access to the sterile area of an airport or to an aircraft, may include the use of advanced imaging technology (AIT). The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was published on March 26, 2013, to comply with the decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 15, 2011. 653 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2011). The Court directed TSA to conduct notice and comment rulemaking on the use of AIT in the primary screening of passengers. The final rule makes clear that TSA no longer uses images of actual passengers and now uses a generic image through the use of ATR technology installed on all AIT machines. The rule emphasizes that AIT is the best available technology to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects and safeguards agency flexibility to respond to evolving threats.

RIN: 1652-AA67
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1540.107
Priority: Economically Significant

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    • Please do not allow whole body scanners to be used because: 1) They a proving to be possible to be trivial to defeat: http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/watch-tsa...

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      06/21/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-4034
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    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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    • I am opposed to any use of body image scanners. 1) They are an invasion of our privacy. 2) Medical researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, say that all claims...

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      05/07/2013

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    • I think the use of the AIT machines is an invasion of our privacy and an over-the-top security measure. I do not believe that it is really known what effect the radiation will have...

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    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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      06/28/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-4838
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      Ronn Perry
    • Every time I fly I feel violated. I realize flying is not a mandated exercise, but it is critical to our country's economy and infrastructure. Therefore, millions of Americans...

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      04/30/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-1185
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    • Docket #: TSA-2013-0004 As a concerned law student, I support the Department of Homeland Security‚Äôs (DHS) initiative to deploy Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) in compliance with...

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      04/02/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-0226
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      N. Chan
    • The only thing that has been done to make air travel safe is to lock the door to the cockpit. Everything else is a joke.

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      Steven Foster
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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      06/27/2013

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      John Richkus
    • Body scanning technology has not been proven safe, and is an unnecessary infringement on privacy rights. There does not appear to be any evidence that the body scanning technology...

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    • Body scanners are a total invasion of privacy. There are many groups of people who would find this invasion particularly difficult to deal with, like transsexuals, people with...

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      05/14/2013

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      Mia Mantri
    • Eliminate the AIG technology. Go back to metal detectors and explosive trace detection. I recommend dogs - their rate of failure is less than the machines we used to have. My...

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      06/19/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-3872
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      Elaine Grannemann
    • The government should make the Advanced Imaging Technology a back-up tool instead of a primary tool to search passengers. I am 100% against this technology being used as it is...

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      05/30/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-2578
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      Matthew Stathis
    • I don't fly often, maybe twice a year. Yet EVERYTIME I do fly, I'm "randomly" chosen to go through the scanner. Coincidence, or perhaps the fact that I'm skinny with big boobs! I...

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    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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      06/26/2013

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      James Komar
    • I oppose the use of Advanced Imaging Technology. It is a violation of Privacy Rights and treats law abiding citizens as perpetrators. It is humiliating to stand with one's hands...

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      TSA-2013-0004-2048
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      Meribeth Mermall
    • I am concerned about the levels of radiation we are being exposed to. The TSA claims that the scans "pose no significant hazard" to passengers. What are the hazards that the TSA...

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      Frequent Flyer
    • This equipment has been rushed into deployment with utterly inadequate testing on both safety and effectiveness. The X-Ray based scanner is unable to detect metal objects placed...

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      Tom Goltz
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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      Stephanie Haring
    • I'd rather face any "boogie man" then even have a TSA. I'd rather live free or die.

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      Chad
    • I oppose any type of body scanning. The metal detectors are used successfully at airports around the USA and should continue to be the sole method for scanning persons and their...

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      05/07/2013

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      Donald Coe
    • As a concerned citizen, I believe these scanners violate my right to privacy and I am still concerned about the safety of continued use. We need further study to determine the...

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      06/20/2013

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      Anonymous
    • TSA should discontinue the use of AIT/WBI equipment. This technology is ineffective, invasive of privacy and potentially hazardous to health, and its use exceeds TSA's statutory...

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      04/01/2013

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      Eric Levin
    • First, I would like to see that I am pleased that the TSA has finally complied with both the rule of law and by the directives of the Judiciary branch. By "finally", let me be...

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      04/19/2013

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      Paul
    • I feel that our policies should be based at a minimum on policies that show improvement that outways the costs. The current TSA policies do not come anywhere close. These are...

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      06/25/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-4232
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      B. Lavin
    • I am against, what I consider, the unconstitutional searching of people and their effects. To submit people to a search without probable cause and without a warrant is...

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      04/08/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-0418
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      Brian Grainger
    • 1) The entire idea of the scanners is flawed. Just think, if someone does have something (Like a bomb) they could just set it off at the checkpoint where all the people are...

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      06/05/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-3049
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      Jon Middleton
    • The scanners are little more than a pork barrel project that has not stopped a single terrorist, and for which no conclusive safety studies exist. In fact, numerous oncologists...

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      05/21/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-1945
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      Eric Dobratz
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    • (Comments in attached PDF)

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      04/01/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-0141
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      Michael Ramoneda
    • No amount of ionizing radiation is "safe" there are academic reports of mutagenicity associated even with very small does that can "accumulate" into cancer causing reactions. http...

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      05/13/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-1620
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      Steven Leach
    • I have been an air traveler for over 45 years and while working, I flew at least twice per month. Now that I'm retired, my air travel is only several times per year, thank...

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      04/24/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-1071
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      John Daly
    • Stop invading our privacy and leaving at us through our clothes

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      06/20/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-3975
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      Nanette Crist
    • The proposal to move to "Passenger Screening Using Advanced Imaging Technology," is ridiculous, and should not be supported, pursued, or acted on by the responsible government...

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      06/12/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-3539
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      Kendall H
    • I don't see what the big deal is. If I have to be searched I would much rather have a full body scan than a strip search. If you're so sensitive about someone seeing you naked, you...

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      04/24/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-1030
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      John
    • If I'm not allowed to walk around naked in an airport because of public indecency/exposure laws, but certain people can see the equivalent of that (and potentially in a voyeuristic...

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      06/28/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4857
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      Anonymous
    • Drop the over priced back scatter and millimeter wave machines. Go back to pre-2001 systems that worked and were affordable. DHS-TSA is wasting too much of my tax dollars on pet...

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      05/30/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-2626
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    • Submitter Name:
      Anonymous
    • UNCONDITIONALLY DENY IATA'S APPLICATION FOR RESOLUTION 787

    • Public Submission
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      04/19/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-0653
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    • Submitter Name:
      Maurice Lynch
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

    • Public Submission
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      06/28/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-4749
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      Nancy-Jo Morris
    • Dear Sir: I have made three trips by air in the last 9 months and have gone through the full body imaging system every time I have gone through security. The trips were cross...

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      05/20/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-1799
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    • Submitter Name:
      Jo Anne West
    • The 4th Amendment saves both time and money, by requiring the government to have some kind of articulate cause to search a person. You are violating our rights and wasting our time...

    • Public Submission
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      06/28/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4868
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    • Submitter Name:
      Katharine England
    • I believe that only those people who have given reasonable cause that they are about to commit a crime, are engaging in activity that would be counter productive to the global...

    • Public Submission
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      06/17/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3714
    • Organization:
    • Submitter Name:
      Rev. Tim George
    • Cancel this project. While government testing seems to show little health risk, 3rd party testing shows that these screening methods do indeed pose risks for human health and thus...

    • Public Submission
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      05/21/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-1947
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      M J
    • NULL

    • Public Submission
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      06/06/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3188
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    • Please stop these searches. They're inappropriate, invasive, they aren't very effective, there are health concerns* and the whole thing is a massive waste of time and money. I can...

    • Public Submission
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      06/20/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3987
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    • Submitter Name:
      Catherine Kehl
    • I think its ridiculous that the government is spying on ordinary citizens. They're not out to catch terrorist they're out to catch those who oppose our governments tyrannical ways...

    • Public Submission
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      06/25/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4150
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    • Submitter Name:
      Adam Wright
    • Both the machines and pat-downs are undignified and costly, and the TSA has demonstrated no benefit to airline safety from this system. Many have argued that Israel has safer...

    • Public Submission
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      06/11/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3408
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      Janet Rosenbaum
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

    • Public Submission
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      06/25/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4252
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      Audrey Romero
    • TSA scanners not only are next to useless, they take away privacy and are a ghastly misuse of public funds. When I was living in Israel, not once did I have to go thru a scanner...

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      06/05/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3080
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      Joshua Dance
    • Today's the Last Day to Submit a Public Comment on TSA Screening Technically, you can "submit a public comment" about these jokers anytime you want, and you should, but (as TSA...

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      06/27/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-4556
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      Anonymous Anonymous
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