PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 108 STAT. 1215 §44915. Exemptions The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may exempt from sections 44901, 44903(a)-(c) and (e), 44906, 44935, and 44936 of this title airports in Alaska served only by air carriers that— (1) hold certificates issued under section 41102 of this title; (2) operate aircraft with certificates for a maximum gross takeoff weight of less than 12,500 pounds; and (3) board passengers, or load property intended to be carried in an aircraft cabin, that will be screened under section 44901 of this title at another airport in Alaska before the passengers board, or the property is loaded on, an aircraft for a place outside Alaska. SUBCHAPTER II—ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL § 44931. Director of Intelligence and Security (a) ORGANIZATION.—There is in the Office of the Secretary of Transportation a Director of Intelligence and Security. The Director reports directly to the Secretary. (b) DUTIES AND POWERS. — The Director shall— (1) receive, assess, and distribute intelligence information related to long-term transportation security; (2) develop policies, strategies, and plans for dealing with threats to transportation security; (3) make other plans related to transportation security, including coordinating countermeasures with appropriate departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States Government; (4) serve as the primary liaison of the Secretary to the intelligence and law enforcement communities; and (5) carry out other duties and powers the Secretary decides are necessary to ensure, to the extent possible, the security of the traveling public. §44932. Assistant Administrator for Civil Aviation Security (a) ORGANIZATION.—There is an Assistant Administrator for Civil Aviation Security. The Assistant Administrator reports directly to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and is subject to the authority of the Administrator. (b) DUTIES AND POWERS.— The Assistant Administrator shall— (1) on a day-to-day basis, manage and provide operational guidance to the field security resources of the Administration, including Federal Security Managers as provided by section 44933 of this title; (2) enforce security-related requirements; (3) identify the research and development requirements of security-related activities; (4) inspect security systems; (5) report information to the Director of Intelligence and Security that may be necessary to allow the Director to carry out assigned duties and powers; (6) assess threats to civil aviation; and (7) carry out other duties and powers the Administrator considers appropriate.