Is the Flying Public Protected? An Assessment of Security at Foreign Repair Stations, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, November 18, 2009   [open pdf - 550KB]

From the opening statement of Bennie Thompson: "We are here today to discuss a topic that not only highlights a potential security risk for our flying public, but also reminds Congress of the need for improved interagency cooperation in the creation and implementation of harmonized security policies. Security at foreign repair stations is not a new topic. In fact, Congress first required TSA [Transportation Security Administration] to develop a security risk assessment and audit of foreign repair stations as early as 2003. Today, nearly 7 years later, TSA has finally released an NPRM [Notice of Proposed Rulemaking] for repair station security. Although I am pleased that it has been issued, I am also concerned that it fails to clearly address serious procedural and communication questions that will be essential in implementing an effective foreign repair station security program." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sheila Jackson-Lee, Representative in Congress from Texas; Bennie Thompson; Calvin L. Scovel; Doug Dalbey; Cindy Farkus; Robert Roach; Robert Gless; Chris Moore; Basil Barimo; and Christian A. Klein.

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