Friday, September 24, 2021

TSOB Ratifies TSA Pipeline Security Directive #2

Today DHS published a notice in the Federal Register (86 FR 52953) announcing that the Transportation Security Oversight Board (TSOB) has ratified Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Directive Pipeline-2021-02. That security directive was issued on July 19th, 2021.

This review and ratification is required under 49 USC 114(l)(2)(B). That subparagraph only allows an emergency order to last for 90-days unless ratified by the TSOB. According to today’s notice, the TSOB met on August 4th, 2021 and ratified the Security Directive ‘in its entirety’ on August 17th, 2021.

The TSOB was established under 49 USC 115. It consists of seven members or their designees

• The Secretary of Homeland Security,

• The Secretary of Transportation,

• The Attorney General,

• The Secretary of Defense,

• The Secretary of the Treasury,

• The Director of National Intelligence, and

• One member appointed by the President to represent the National Security Council.

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