New LASP Proposal Set for Departmental Review, TSA Says

 - March 30, 2010, 11:50 AM

The Transportation Security Administration has completed the revision of the large aircraft security program (LASP) and the legislation is about to move to the Department of Homeland Security and Office of Management and Budget for review, according to Brian Delauter, the TSA’s general manager for general aviation. Speaking on Friday at an event organized by the Westchester Aviation Association at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y., he told the group that he believes operators will see a far different rule. “What I would tell you is the NPRM process worked,” Delauter told AIN. “We got public comments, and we listened to the industry. We’ve implemented a lot of those suggestions and we’ve retooled some portions of it that I think make better sense for security and for business. And I don’t think we’ll have to sacrifice security at all by maintaining a good product that can allow us to still do good business.” The agency expects a new NPRM to be issued this fall at the latest, followed by a 60-day comment period, including public forums that Delauter said he plans to attend.