Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration: Adjustment of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee
GAO-14-725R: Jul 3, 2014
GAO reviewed the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration's new rule on the adjustment of passenger civil aviation security service fee. It was published in the Federal Register as an interim final rule. GAO found that (1) the interim final rule implements amendments to 49 U.S.C. 44940, which authorizes TSA to impose fees to defray the government's costs for providing civil aviation security services, such as those related to screening personnel, screening equipment, and other specified security services. As required by the amendments to 49 U.S.C. 44940(c), the interim final rule increases the security service fee to $5.60 per one-way trip; and (2) TSA complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.