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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues and administers Transportation Security Regulations (TSRs), which are codified in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter XII, parts 1500 through 1699.

Docket System and Facility: TSA maintains the official regulatory docket in electronic form through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), a government-wide, electronic docket management system, found at The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Management Facility processes TSA’s dockets and provide a physical facility and assistance to the public. Read More

Below are links to the TSRs in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR), recent uncodified amendments and related interpretive guidance, and regulatory history documents housed in our regulatory docket. In cases where a regulatory amendment has not yet taken effect, the effective date is indicated. Parts that are “(Reserved)” are proposed additions or amendments to the CFR. These parts are not linked to the e-CFR until the amendments become final. However, TSA’s regulatory history sections for these parts are available for viewing.

Click on each Subchapter to find the history including the proposed and final rules.

Click on each Part to find the current CFR parts. (Links below go to

Subchapter A – Administrative and Procedural Rules

1500, 1502, 1503, 1507, 1510, 1511, 1515

Subchapter B – Security Rules for All Modes of Transportation


Subchapter C – Civil Aviation Security

1540, 1542, 1544, 1546, 1548, 1549, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1560, 1562

Subchapter D – Maritime and Land Transportation Security

1570, 1572, 1580

TSA's Recently Published Documents

Additional Resources

With the various amendments that get published it may be hard to be sure you have the most current version of the rules, especially if you use the printed Government Printing Office (GPO) copies. This chart shows the effective dates of the most recent amendments to our TSA regulations; taken from the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR), which posts changes to the rules when they become effective. You may also use our direct link (above in paragraph one) to the e-CFR. (doc, 52kb)

Process for Enforcement of Regulations and Orders of the Secretary for Violation of Non-Aviation Transportation Security Requirements (pdf, 483kb)

DHS Regulatory Flexibility Act Compliance Procedures – Established DHS procedures for agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Executive Order 13272. (pdf, 423kb)

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Latest revision: 02 June 2014