11.03.01.09

.09 Airport Security.

A. Restricted Areas. An individual entering any restricted area on the Airport requires the authorization of the Administration.

B. Security Regulations.

(1) Tampering or interfering with the lock or security access electronics of any door, window, gate, or other opening leading to the air operations area or any other restricted area at the Airport, or breaching any other security device is prohibited except under emergency conditions.

(2) Interference with security procedures or violation of security regulations or directives is prohibited.

(3) It is unlawful for an individual to knowingly and willingly enter an aircraft or an Airport restricted area including the air operations area, contrary to security requirements established by the federal government or the State.

C. Weapons.

(1) Weapons, except those properly packaged for shipment, are prohibited.

(2) Exceptions to §C(1) of this regulation are:

(a) Law enforcement officers of the federal government, of the State of Maryland, its political subdivisions, and of the Maryland Aviation Administration and any other State agency, if weapons are required in performance of their duties;

(b) Enplaning and deplaning passengers authorized by 49 CFR §1544.219 to carry weapons aboard aircraft; and

(c) Uniformed employees of licensed armored transport services under contract to any tenant of the Airport carrying handguns when actually transporting monies or valuables.

(3) Discharge of any weapon on the Airport except in the performance of official duties or in the lawful defense of life or property is prohibited.

(4) Furnishing, giving, selling, or trading any weapon or simulated weapon on the Airport is prohibited. Toys sold by Airport concessionaires and approved by the Administration are excepted from this regulation.

D. Security Identification Badge.

(1) An individual entering the air operations area at the Airport shall display an authorized employee identification badge or be properly escorted by an individual displaying an authorized employee identification badge issued by the Administration.

(2) The identification badge shall be worn conspicuously on the outermost garments.

(3) The type of plastic laminate on the identification badge shall be such that, if tampered with, any photograph and identification card would be mutilated.

(4) If an identification badge is lost or stolen, the employee shall give prompt notice to the Airport Security Office.

(5) The employer shall collect immediately and forward to the Airport Security Office the identification badge of an employee upon the termination of employment.

(6) Identification badges are not transferable.

(7) An individual entering the air operations area or a restricted area shall insert the individualís identification badge or personal identification number, or both, in the appropriate reader.

(8) All individuals in lawful possession of, or applying for, an identification badge from the Administration shall comply with all laws applicable to Airport security, including without limitation all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures established by the Administration or the United States Department of Homeland Security, by and through the United States Transportation Security Administration, including the provisions of 49 CFR Parts 1540, 1542, and 1544, as amended.

(9) All individuals approved to be an authorized signatory shall comply with all laws applicable to Airport security, including without limitation all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures established by the Administration or the United States Department of Homeland Security, by and through the United States Transportation Security Administration, including the provisions of 49 CFR Parts 1540, 1542, and 1544, as amended.

(10) The Administrationís Director of the Airport Security Office, or the Directorís designee, shall have the authority to refuse, revoke, suspend, or confiscate any individualís identification badge for any lawful reason, including, but not limited to, violations of federal laws, State laws, or Airport security rules, regulations, policies, or procedures.

(11) If the Administrationís Director of the Airport Security Office, or the Directorís designee, determines that an individual in lawful possession of an identification badge poses an immediate or continuing threat to the security of the Airport or the health, safety, or welfare of Airport property, tenants, personnel, passengers, or customers, the Director, or the Directorís designee, may immediately revoke, suspend, or confiscate the individualís identification badge.

(12) If the Administrationís Director of the Airport Security Office, or the Directorís designee, refuses, revokes, suspends, or confiscates an individualís identification badge, notice of the action shall be mailed to the last known address of the individual and served personally on the individual through the individualís authorized signatory. The notice shall state the reason for the action, the duration of the action, and any requirements that must be met before an identification badge can be restored, and shall advise the individual of the individualís right to request a hearing before the Administrationís Executive Director or the Executive Directorís designee.

(13) Each notice of refusal, revocation, suspension, or confiscation shall be effective upon receipt by the individualís authorized signatory. Except in matters involving refusals or immediate revocations, suspensions, or confiscations of identification badges, upon receipt of a request for a hearing, the Administrationís Executive Director, or the Executive Directorís designee, shall stay the revocation, suspension, or confiscation pending the outcome of the hearing. In matters involving refusals or immediate revocations, suspensions, or confiscations of identification badges, the refusal, suspension, revocation, or confiscation shall remain in effect until it is amended or terminated by the Executive Director, or the Executive Directorís designee, or it expires by its terms.

(14) A request for a hearing must be filed in writing with the Administrationís Executive Director no later than 10 calendar days after notice of the action has been served on the individualís authorized signatory. The request for a hearing must state the grounds for the appeal. The Executive Director or the Executive Directorís designee shall review the individualís written appeal and shall set a date to conduct a hearing. The Executive Director or the Executive Directorís designee shall render a final agency decision in writing.

(15) All hearings under this regulation shall be conducted and decisions rendered in accordance with the Maryland Administrative Procedure Act, State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.