Transportation

TSA Rail Transportation Security Rule

Significant Security Concern Reporting

 

Each covered facility is required to “immediately report potential threats and significant security concerns to TSA. There are nine (9) categories of reportable information:

  • Interference with the train crew;
  • Bomb threats, both specific and non-specific;
  • Reports or discovery of suspicious items that result in the disruption of railroad operations;
  • Suspicious activity occurring on board a train or inside the facility of a freight railroad carrier or a rail hazmat shipper or receiver that results in a disruption of operations;
  • Suspicious activity observed at or around rail cars, facilities, or infrastructure used in the operation of the railroad or rail hazmat shipper or receiver;
  • Discharge, discovery, or seizure of a firearm or other deadly weapon on a train, in a station, terminal, facility, storage yard, or other location used in the operation of the railroad or rail hazmat shipper or receiver;
  • Indications of tampering with rail cars;
  • Information relating to the possible surveillance of a train, facility, storage yard, or other location used in the operation of the railroad or rail hazmat shipper or receiver; and
  • Correspondence received by the freight railroad carrier or rail hazmat shipper or receiver indicating a potential threat.