Study and Report to Congress on Civil Aviation Security Responsibilities and Funding, 1998 [open pdf - 345KB]
This report is provided to Congress by the Federal Aviation administration (FAA) in response to the requirement for a study of and report regarding allocating civil aviation security responsibilities established by section 301 of the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996 (PL 104-264). This study examines the evolution of aviation security responsibilities and finds that a consensus exists to retain the current system of shared responsibilities. It also recognizes the incremental increases in Federal Government involvement that have taken place and predicts that such increases will continue. This study examines discussions of funding for aviation security and considers a number of views. It contains options for aviation security funding and states the Administration's position that any FAA activities, including security activities, be derived from charges paid by the users of the National Airspace System.