Published: Mar 14, 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 14, 2012 5:12 PM EDT

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The Orlando Sanford International Airport is going to try to opt out of only using TSA agents for security screening.
The president of the airport said Tuesday that he would apply again to use private operators to screen passengers, using federal standards and oversight.
U.S. Rep. John Mica included a provision in federal aviation legislation that strengthens the ability of airports to use private screeners instead of only using agents with the Transportation Security Administration.
Currently, only 16 of the nation's airports have opted out using only TSA agents.

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