Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a Current Public Collection of Information; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees, 24108-24109 [05-9130]

Download as PDF 24108 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 87 / Friday, May 6, 2005 / Notices Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households ProgramOther Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 05–9054 Filed 5–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2001–11120] Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of a Current Public Collection of Information; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on a currently approved public information collection requirement abstracted below that will be submitted to OMB in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Send your comments by July 5, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Katrina Wawer, Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA– 9, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wawer at the above address or by telephone (571) 227–1995 or facsimile (571) 227–2594. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Therefore, in preparation for submission for OMB clearance of the information collection discussed in this notice, TSA solicits comments in order to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate jul<14>2003 18:03 May 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 1652–0001; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees To help cover aviation security costs, as authorized by 49 U.S.C 44940, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) imposed security service fees on passengers of air carriers and foreign air carriers on December 31, 2001, at 66 FR 67698 (codified at 49 CFR part 1510). This collection was initially required and granted approval under OMB control number 2110–0001, while TSA was under the Department of Transportation. When TSA was transferred to the Department of Homeland Security, the collection was subsequently transferred and assigned the current OMB control number 1652– 0001. This information collection requires the air carriers to submit to TSA certain information necessary for TSA to impose, collect, and regulate the Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees (September 11th Security Fee), which is used to help defray the costs of providing Federal civil aviation security services, and to retain this information for a six-year rolling period. For instance, air carriers must keep the information collected during Fiscal Year 2005 until the expiration of Fiscal Year 2011. TSA collects the information related to the September 11th Security Fee to monitor carrier compliance with the fee requirements, for auditing purposes, and to track performance measures. The fee amount collected from each passenger is $2.50 per enplanement originating in the United States. Passengers may not be charged for more than two enplanements per one-way trip or four enplanements per round trip. 49 CFR 1510.5. TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the fee on passengers, and to submit the fee to TSA by the final day of the calendar month following the month in which the fee was collected. 49 CFR 1510.13. Air carriers are further required to submit quarterly reports to TSA, which provide an accounting of the fees imposed, collected, refunded to passengers, and remitted to TSA. 49 CFR 1510.17. PO 00000 Frm 00148 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Each air carrier that collects security service fees from more than 50,000 passengers annually is also required under 49 CFR 1510.15 to submit to TSA an annual independent audit, performed by an independent certified public accountant, of its security service fee activities and accounts. Although, the annual independent audit requirements were suspended January 23, 2003 (68 FR 3192), TSA conducts its own audits of the air carriers (49 CFR 1510.11). TSA is seeking renewal of this collection to require air carriers to continue submitting the quarterly reports to TSA, and to retain the information for a six-year rolling period. This requirement includes retaining the source information for the quarterly reports remitted to TSA, and the calculations and allocations performed to remit reports to TSA. Should the auditing requirement be reinstated, the requirement would include information and documents reviewed and prepared for the independent audit: The accountant’s working papers, notes, worksheets, and other relevant documentation used in the audit; and, if applicable, the specific information leading to the accountant’s opinion, including any determination that the accountant could not provide an audit opinion. Although TSA suspended the independent audits, TSA conducts audits of the air carriers, and therefore, requires air carriers to retain and provide the same information as required for the quarterly reports and independent audits. TSA estimates that 196 total respondent air carriers will spend approximately 1 hour per quarterly report, for a total of 784 hours per year. Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, on which they would spend approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 2,100 hours annually. TSA estimates the total for quarterly reports and annual audits is 2,884 hours. For the quarterly reports and TSA’s audits, TSA estimates that the 196 air carriers and foreign air carriers will each incur an average cost of $282.08 annually. This estimate includes $100 in staff time for preparation of the reports (at $25 per hour, each quarterly report is estimated to take 1 hour to prepare), $361.20 in annual records storage related costs, and $1.48 for postage for the report (4 stamps at 37 cents each). TSA estimates an aggregate annual cost of $90,685.28 for each airline to submit quarterly reports and data retention, and an aggregate cost of E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 87 / Friday, May 6, 2005 / Notices $272,055.84 for the three years of the renewal period. Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates the total annual cost for this collection at $315,000 (105 air carriers, at an estimated rate of $150 per hour, at 20 hours per report). For the three-year period of the renewal, TSA estimates the total aggregate cost to be $945,000, and $1,217,055.84 for the three-year extension of both quarterly reports and annual audits. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 3, 2005. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. 05–9130 Filed 5–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4977–N–04] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Emergency Comment Request, Survey of HUD Homeownership Fair Attendees Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 20, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within fourteen (14) days from the date of this notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number and should be sent to Mr. Mark Menchik, HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; telephone (202) 708–2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the U.S. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:03 May 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, for emergency processing, a survey instrument to obtain information from persons who attend HUD’s Homeownership Fairs. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies and concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Survey of HUD Homeownership Fair Attendees. Description of the Need for the Information and its Proposed Use: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to survey persons as they arrive to attend HUD’s Homeownership Fairs in June. HUD is conducting the survey to determine the demographic characteristics of people who attend, how they heard about the fair, and what they hope to learn from attending the Fair. HUD will not collect the name or other identifying information from those attending. The purpose of collecting this data is to better design the marketing and content of future Homeownership Fairs. The three research questions are: (1) Is the fair attracting a broad demographic spectrum of potential homebuyers? (2) What advertising source led to attendees of different demographic backgrounds attending? (3) What types of information were attendees hoping to learn at the Fair? The Homeownership Fairs are to be conducted as part of Homeownership Month in June 2005. The Fairs will be conducted in four communities, Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Orlando, and New Orleans. As estimated 4,000 people will attend the fairs. OMB Control Number: Pending OMB approval. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: Attendees of HUD Homeownership Fair. Estimated of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24109 respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of response: An estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 320, number of respondents is 4,000, frequency of response is 1 per annum, and the total hours per respondent is 0.048. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: April 28, 2005. Harold L. Bunce, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs. [FR Doc. 05–9024 Filed 5–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–62–M DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–4971–N–24] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; FHA Fee Inspector Panel Application Package Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The national FHA Inspector Roster is a listing of FHA approved inspectors. FHA approved mortgagees select inspectors from the roster. The information collection is essential to the Department’s efforts to ensure that compliance Inspectors possess the prerequisite knowledge and skills to assess the quality of construction of homes before the homes can be accepted as security for FHA insured loans. DATES: Comments Due Date: June 6, 2005. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2502–0548) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; or ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2001-11120]


Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) of a Current Public Collection of Information; 
Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service 
Fees

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on a currently approved public 
information collection requirement abstracted below that will be 
submitted to OMB in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Send your comments by July 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Katrina Wawer, 
Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security 
Policy, TSA-9, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th 
Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wawer at the above address or by 
telephone (571) 227-1995 or facsimile (571) 227-2594.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is 
not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number. Therefore, in preparation for 
submission for OMB clearance of the information collection discussed in 
this notice, TSA solicits comments in order to--
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

1652-0001; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation 
Security Service Fees

    To help cover aviation security costs, as authorized by 49 U.S.C 
44940, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) imposed 
security service fees on passengers of air carriers and foreign air 
carriers on December 31, 2001, at 66 FR 67698 (codified at 49 CFR part 
1510). This collection was initially required and granted approval 
under OMB control number 2110-0001, while TSA was under the Department 
of Transportation. When TSA was transferred to the Department of 
Homeland Security, the collection was subsequently transferred and 
assigned the current OMB control number 1652-0001.
    This information collection requires the air carriers to submit to 
TSA certain information necessary for TSA to impose, collect, and 
regulate the Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees (September 
11th Security Fee), which is used to help defray the costs of providing 
Federal civil aviation security services, and to retain this 
information for a six-year rolling period. For instance, air carriers 
must keep the information collected during Fiscal Year 2005 until the 
expiration of Fiscal Year 2011. TSA collects the information related to 
the September 11th Security Fee to monitor carrier compliance with the 
fee requirements, for auditing purposes, and to track performance 
measures. The fee amount collected from each passenger is $2.50 per 
enplanement originating in the United States. Passengers may not be 
charged for more than two enplanements per one-way trip or four 
enplanements per round trip. 49 CFR 1510.5.
    TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the fee on 
passengers, and to submit the fee to TSA by the final day of the 
calendar month following the month in which the fee was collected. 49 
CFR 1510.13. Air carriers are further required to submit quarterly 
reports to TSA, which provide an accounting of the fees imposed, 
collected, refunded to passengers, and remitted to TSA. 49 CFR 1510.17.
    Each air carrier that collects security service fees from more than 
50,000 passengers annually is also required under 49 CFR 1510.15 to 
submit to TSA an annual independent audit, performed by an independent 
certified public accountant, of its security service fee activities and 
accounts. Although, the annual independent audit requirements were 
suspended January 23, 2003 (68 FR 3192), TSA conducts its own audits of 
the air carriers (49 CFR 1510.11).
    TSA is seeking renewal of this collection to require air carriers 
to continue submitting the quarterly reports to TSA, and to retain the 
information for a six-year rolling period. This requirement includes 
retaining the source information for the quarterly reports remitted to 
TSA, and the calculations and allocations performed to remit reports to 
TSA. Should the auditing requirement be reinstated, the requirement 
would include information and documents reviewed and prepared for the 
independent audit: The accountant's working papers, notes, worksheets, 
and other relevant documentation used in the audit; and, if applicable, 
the specific information leading to the accountant's opinion, including 
any determination that the accountant could not provide an audit 
opinion. Although TSA suspended the independent audits, TSA conducts 
audits of the air carriers, and therefore, requires air carriers to 
retain and provide the same information as required for the quarterly 
reports and independent audits.
    TSA estimates that 196 total respondent air carriers will spend 
approximately 1 hour per quarterly report, for a total of 784 hours per 
year. Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 
105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, on which 
they would spend approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 
2,100 hours annually. TSA estimates the total for quarterly reports and 
annual audits is 2,884 hours.
    For the quarterly reports and TSA's audits, TSA estimates that the 
196 air carriers and foreign air carriers will each incur an average 
cost of $282.08 annually. This estimate includes $100 in staff time for 
preparation of the reports (at $25 per hour, each quarterly report is 
estimated to take 1 hour to prepare), $361.20 in annual records storage 
related costs, and $1.48 for postage for the report (4 stamps at 37 
cents each). TSA estimates an aggregate annual cost of $90,685.28 for 
each airline to submit quarterly reports and data retention, and an 
aggregate cost of

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$272,055.84 for the three years of the renewal period.
    Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates 
the total annual cost for this collection at $315,000 (105 air 
carriers, at an estimated rate of $150 per hour, at 20 hours per 
report). For the three-year period of the renewal, TSA estimates the 
total aggregate cost to be $945,000, and $1,217,055.84 for the three-
year extension of both quarterly reports and annual audits.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 3, 2005.
Lisa S. Dean,
Privacy Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-9130 Filed 5-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-62-P