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Transportation Security Laws

Aviation and Transportation Security Act

On November 19, 2001 the President signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) which among other things established our agency, the Transportation Security Administration, within the Department of Transportation. This Act established a series of challenging but critically important milestones toward achieving a secure air travel system.

Read the full text of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (PDF 174KB)

Air Commerce and Safety - General Information

Chapters 401 - 501 of this document contains the portion of Title 49 of the U.S. Code concerning aviation programs. Title 49 U.S.C. Chapters 401-501 (PDF 1.34MB).

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