In a Notice published in the Federal Register today, the Transporation Security Administration(“TSA”) informed all U.S. and foreign air carriers that the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (“ASIF”) paid by them from October, 2004 and moving forward will be “the amount the carrier paid for the screening of passengers and property transported by passenger aircraft in the U.S. during calendar year 2000”.
In the meantime, the TSA is considering alternate options for calculating the ASIF. On November 5, 2003, TSA issued a Notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on whether to reset each carrier’s ASIF payment based on market share or another appropriate measure. Although the TSA is currently in the process of considering the comments and proposals submitted in response to the Notice, no decisions have been made.
For further information regarding TSA’s security fees, contact Randall Fiertz, Director of Revenue, Office of Finance and Administration, TSA-14, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220; telephone (571) 227-2323; e-mail TSAemail@example.com or review the TSA’s website.