Transportation Security Administration

TSA was created to oversee security in all modes of transportation and completed federalization of security operations by the end of 2002. TSA became part of the Department of Homeland Security in March 2004. TSA’s scope includes commercial and general aviation; mass transit systems; freight and passenger rail; highways, pipelines and ports.

▶Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF)
▶Approved Indirect Air Carrier (IAC)

▶Certified Cargo Screening Facility (CCSF)

Under CCSP TSA certifies cargo screening facilities located throughout the  United States to screen  cargo prior to providing it to airlines for shipment on passenger flights. Participation in the program is voluntary and designed to enable vetted, validated and certified supply chain facilities to comply with the  100  percent screening requirement.

CCSP is a practical, supply chain  solution, which provides security while ensuring the  flow of commerce. Cargo  is screened at the most efficient and effective point. It is done  before individual pieces of cargo are consolidated for  shipment.

Certified Cargo  Screening Facilities (CCSF) must carry out a TSA approved security program and adhere to strict chain  of custody requirements. Cargo  must be secured from the  time it is screened until it is placed on passenger aircraft for  shipment.

More information available at TSA.gov

▶Approved Indirect Air Carrier (IAC)

An Indirect Air Carrier (IAC) means any person or entity within the United States not in possession of a Federal Aviation Administration air carrier operating certificate, that undertakes to engage indirectly in air transportation of property and uses for all or any part of such transportation the services of a passenger air carrier. Each Indirect Air Carrier must adopt and carry out a security program that meets current TSA requirements. The Indirect Air Carrier Regional Compliance Coordinators are responsible for the application process for freight forwarders working to become classified as Indirect Air Carriers. These coordinators complete annual renewals for current Indirect Air Carriers and provide assistance with program compliance.

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