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Exit Lanes – An exit lane for deplaning passengers moving from the sterile area to the public terminal is
typically found adjacent to a TSA screening checkpoint; although in some cases the architecture of the
building may allow the exit lane to be located in a relatively isolated area well removed from the checkpoint.
Further, under still-evolving rules, certain preapproved persons may, with special ID checks or abbreviated
screening, be allowed access through the exit lane rather than through the screening queue; these include
individuals such as law enforcement officers (LEOs) responding to an incident in the sterile area, LEOs
flying armed, Federal Air Marshals (FAMS), and known flight crew. In either situation, the potential for
unscreened persons to gain access to the sterile or secured areas will require personnel monitors during the
time the airport is active in order to check IDs, perhaps biometrically, to differentiate among those persons
seeking special access and will require physical security closures and PACS controls when the airport is
As the time of this writing, TSA is seeking to transfer responsibility for providing exit lane monitoring
personnel to the airport operator. While it is unclear if this change will be realized, it is only an operational/
personnel issue, not a planning and design issue, although it remains a matter of discussion as to who is
responsible to pay for any technological enhancements that might be introduced when personnel are
unavailable. In all cases, the exit lanes must still be monitored and controlled to the same level of security
as the rest of the airport.
These are in all the zones, except the AOA. When the door does not fall into one of the six zones, it does
not have to be part of the PACS.
Attention to the air pressure that is created between interior and exterior space should be watched. Often
the closure hardware does not pull the door complete shut and door held open alarm will be generated. An
electronic closure offers the ideal option but as with the electronic locks the unit must be connected to an
Most locations require contact with any local authority having jurisdiction over their fire standards
and regulations, particularly regarding fire doors. A few examples of the items to be aware of are listed
Fire-Rated Door Assemblies: Assemblies complying with NFPA 80 that is listed and labeled
by a testing and inspecting agency acceptable to authorities having jurisdiction, for fire-
protection ratings indicated, based on testing according to NFPA 252 or UL 10C Standard for
Positive Pressure Fire Tests of Door Assemblies. Fire classification labels at all doors with fire
ratings greater than twenty (20) minutes shall indicate the temperature rise developed on the
unexposed surface of the door after the first 30 minutes of fire exposure. Provide metal labels
permanently fastened on each door, which is within the size limitations established by the local
Temperature-Rise Rating: Where indicated, provide doors with a temperature-rise rating of
450° F (250° C) maximum in 30 minutes of fire exposure.
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