TSA Proposed Rule as directed by court is out

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    L.A. Times: Public gets chance to comment on TSA's full-body scanners

    Airline passengers have been walking through full-body scanners for nearly five years, but only now are fliers getting a chance to officially tell the federal government what they think about the screening machines.

    ...

    The TSA began the comment period online in March, and so far it has been getting an average of 26 comments a day — nearly all of which blast the TSA and the scanners for a variety of reasons.

    ...

    To add your comments, visit www.regulations.gov and type in the case code TSA-2013-0004.


    Similar blurbs popping up at The Verge, SlashDot, DVICE.
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I've been looking for my comment to show up on the gov site. No sign of it. I did send it as a file with a small written cooment for a place keeper. Would you take a look and see if you see it. Submitted on the 14th I think.
     
  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I don't see it, RB.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well I think I submitted properly. Wonder if submitting a word file is an issue? Will do it again, good thing I saved a copy of my remarks.
     
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    If you've not submitted it already, RB, make certain you copy down the comment submission number when you get the "your comment was submitted successfully" page.
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Just looking at the Comment Site. The processing of comments seems to be falling behind. 2951 comments received and only 936 posted so far. The vast majority of comments that I've read are against the Strip Search Machines.

    Will be interesting to see how TSA ignores so many negative comments.
     
  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Maybe Mr. Burns is on a detail assignment.
     
  8. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Is it posted yet, RB?

    Sorry if this has already been linked, but Christopher Elliot's piece on the rulemaking is a good source to look at too. He tries to focus commenters on the four alternatives presented, and to "vote" for one of these in your comments:
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    3.a. Metal detectors and exlosives trace screening that tests specifically for explosives
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    No, not that I have been able to determine. There is a backlog of pending comments (remember this is government) so no telling how long it will take. I think I will post a condensed version of my remarks and see if that pops up any quicker.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Except ETD machines used by TSA alert on hand lotion.
     
    KrazyKat likes this.
  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    None of mine have appeared yet either.
     
  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I saw one of yours over a week ago. Forget the exact date. Have you searched by name?
     
  14. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    One is there under Doober's name. There is another document (signed) with far fewer comments, but they appear to all be searchable under the same base docket # ID: TSA-2013-0004. http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=TSA-2013-0004
    Hopefully PV didn't neglect the link to comments for any reason other than to be unhelpful. Nonetheless, I may add my legal deficiency comments to both documents.

    For killer comments, address the alternatives and:
    A little nerdy, but better than simply "I hate scanners." :D
    Up to 3400+ with something less than a third posted. I think the smurfs have been encouraged to contribute some as well, based on the latest submissions.
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    5. None of the above. Return to pre-2001 screening procedures.
     
    Caradoc likes this.
  16. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    You're correct. The first one I posted showed up but none of the last 4 have appeared yet. It seems they are getting further and further behind on postings.
     
  17. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    There is government, and then there is the TSA...
    3,500 comments, fewer than 1,500 posted.
    I see your attachment comment, finally, RB, dated May 7, 2013. Is this a new one?
     
  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I submitted two comments, pretty much the same although I submitted this one in April as a PDF. The first comment submitted with a Word file has never shown up. The dating confuses me, I have not submitted anything this month.
     
  19. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    The date for final submission is June 24 not the 26th.
     
  20. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Standard "Legalese" (I don't speak it, but I used to read it :D) counts the starting & ending dates as two days, e.g. May 1-2 (most people would do the math 2-1 & says it's one day) is two days in LawyerSpeak, which bears a vague resemblance to English.

    That might account for one of your two days. Pissy probably absconded with the other one.
     

Share This Page