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Determination of a National Emergency Requiring Actions to Protect the Safety of Americans Using and Employed by the Transportation System

As reflected in numerous determinations by the Executive Branch, including the President’s March 13, 2020 determination that the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) constitutes a “national emergency” under the National Emergencies Act and the nationwide public health emergency declared by the Secretary of Health and Human Services on January 31, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a threat to our health and security.

"In the light of these circumstances and direction from the President, and after consultation with public health officials, I, David P. Pekoske, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 101 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), as codified at section 114(g) of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.) do hereby determine that a national emergency exists and am directing the Transportation Security Administration to take actions consistent with the authorities in ATSA as codified at 49 U.S.C. sections 106(m) and 114(f), (g), (l), and (m) to implement the Executive Order to promote safety in and secure the transportation system."

Created Date: January 30, 2021
Last Published Date: July 23, 2021
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