Report on TSA Rulemakings (July 2021)


This report provides a summary and status of TSA’s pending priority rulemakings. The information in the report is intended to provide general information to the public regarding TSA’s rulemaking actions, but should not be construed to commit TSA to specific conclusions or actions.  Because TSA is a component of the Department of Homeland Security, our rulemaking agenda is coordinated through the Department and the Office of Management and Budget.

Note that all target dates are consistent with the current semi-annual Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda).*

Access to the Report

July Rulemaking Report

Purpose of the Report

TSA is providing this report to inform the public about regulatory activities.  This information can be used in conjunction with other tools available to the public.  For instance, by using the Docket Number when it is provided in the Report, you can locate the public docket for a particular rulemaking.  By using the Federal Register citation, you can also locate the document in the Federal Register. This report also addresses section 1967(a) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-254, 132 Stat. 3537 (Oct. 5, 2018), which requires TSA to publish on a public website information regarding the status of certain rulemakings.  The requirements in section 1967 are limited to statutorily required rulemakings related to surface transportation.  TSA has chosen to provide the same information for all of its priority rulemakings to the extent the information is available.

TSA's dockets can be found in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS). These dockets electronically store all TSA-issued documents, supporting documents, and public comments regarding a particular rulemaking.  In addition, once in the docket, you can sign up for an email notification when particular documents are placed in the docket.

If you are interested in additional information about our rulemakings, you can review brief summaries in the Unified Agenda for both significant and non-significant rulemakings for the Federal Government. Anticipated publication dates in the semiannual Unified Agenda are general estimates only and are subject to change.


If you have substantive questions regarding a particular rulemaking, you may contact the responsible office directly by looking up the regulation in the Unified Agenda, and obtaining the contact information for that office.

*All dates are consistent with the most recently published Unified Agenda. They will be updated upon publication of the next semi-annual update.

Updated: July 2021