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CHAPTER 8 Code Required Regulatory and Information Signs This chapter contains on overview of the regulatory and informational signs required by code to be posted in airports, primarily in the terminal areas. Theses codes as well as the governing agencies are subject to change. Therefore, airports should periodically review the most current code requirements. The information listed in this section is current as of the publication date of this guideline. 8.1 Federal Agencies Regulatory agencies are described below in the following sections. 8.1.1 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) One component of the Department of Homeland Security is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). TSA protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. Since 2001, TSA has been mandated by law to appropriately screen air travelers to ensure that certain items and persons prohibited from flying don't board commercial airliners. TSA officers are most visibly present at over 450 airports across the country where passengers must pass through security checkpoints to access the departure gate, and where Security Officers screen passengers and their carry-on baggage. TSA sign requirements are subject to change without notice. Specific requirements can be found in the most recently published TSA Airport Signage Guidelines. The Assistant Federal Security Directors responsible for security compliance and customer service should be contacted for latest guidelines and how those guidelines are applied to the specific airport. The five primary types of TSA airport signage are: Checkpoint Signage, Campaign Signage, Checked Baggage Signage, Direct Access Point Signage, and Technology Signage. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is another component of the Department of Home- land Security. Signage required by CBP is identified in the document Airport Technical Design Standards--Passenger Processing Facilities dated August 2006. In addition, CBP required signage includes currency reporting. 197