Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program, 70630-70631 [05-23043]

Download as PDF 70630 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices concerning the collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 agencies estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Immigration User Fee. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number (File No. OMB–1653– 0029). U.S. ICE. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Businesses or other for profit: The information requested from commercial air carriers, commercial vessel operators, and tour operators is necessary for effective budgeting, financial management, monitoring, and auditing of user fee collections. No forms are required. Only data readily available from accounting records, necessary, to conduct daily business are required. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 25 responses at 15 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 331 hours this includes 250 annual record keeping hours plus 81 annual reporting burden hours. If you have comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection, please contact Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529; 202–272–8377; VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 or Jonathon Cykman, USICE, Director, IT Policy and Planning, 801 I Street, NW., Suite 760, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 732–2048. Dated: November 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–23058 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that TSA has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on August 23, 2005, 70 FR 43902. DATES: Send your comments by December 22, 2005. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Comments may be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: DHS–TSA Desk Officer, at (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Wawer, Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA–9, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited 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 OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0011. Forms(s): FFDO online application. Affected Public: Applicants to the FFDO Program and current FFDOs. Abstract: To further supplement the security measures being implemented by TSA, Congress and the President enacted the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act (APATA) as Title XIV of the Homeland Security Act (Pub. L. 107–296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2300), codified at 49 U.S.C. 44921. APATA required TSA to establish a program to screen, select, train, deputize, equip, and supervise qualified volunteer pilots of passenger aircraft. With the enactment of the Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 108–176, Dec. 12, 2003, 117 Stat. 2490, 2561), the program was expanded to include pilots of cargo aircraft, as well as flight engineers and navigators on both passenger and cargo aircraft. These individuals, known as Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDOs), are authorized to transport and carry a firearm and to use force, including deadly force, to defend the flight deck of an aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy. Information collected as the result of this renewal request would be used to assess the qualifications and suitability of prospective and current FFDOs through an online application, to ensure the readiness of every FFDO, to administer the program, and for security purposes. Number of Respondents: Up to 13,780 annually. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 13,780 hours annually. The burden estimate stated in the August 23, 2005 notice did not account for the total reporting burden, and thus has been revised here. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 15, 2005. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. 05–23043 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; Monthly Report Naturalization Papers; Form N– 4. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until January 23, 2005. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to (202) 272–8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0051 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 agencies estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Monthly Report Naturalization Papers. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N–4; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State or local Governments. Section 339 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) requires that the clerk of each court that administers the oath of allegiance notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) of all persons to whom the oath of allegiance for naturalization is administered, within 30 days after the close of the month in which the oath was administered. This form provides a format for submitting a list of those persons to USCIS and provides accountability for the delivery of the certificates of naturalization as required under that section of law. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 160 respondents at 12 responses annually at 30 minutes (.50) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 960 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http://uscis.gov/ graphics/formsfee/forms/pra/index.htm. If additional information is required contact: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20529, (202) 272–8377. Dated: November 17, 2005. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. [FR Doc. 05–23059 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70631 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; USCIS Case Status Service Online. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until January 23, 2006. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0080 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 agencies estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70630-70631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-23043]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that TSA has forwarded the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information 
on August 23, 2005, 70 FR 43902.

DATES: Send your comments by December 22, 2005. A comment to OMB is 
most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be faxed to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: DHS-TSA 
Desk Officer, at (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Wawer, Information Collection 
Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA-9, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202-4220.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    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 OMB 
review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is 
soliciting comments 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 using appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0011.
    Forms(s): FFDO online application.
    Affected Public: Applicants to the FFDO Program and current FFDOs.
    Abstract: To further supplement the security measures being 
implemented by TSA, Congress and the President enacted the Arming 
Pilots Against Terrorism Act (APATA) as Title XIV of the Homeland 
Security Act (Pub. L. 107-296, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2300), codified 
at 49 U.S.C. 44921. APATA required TSA to establish a program to 
screen, select, train, deputize, equip, and supervise qualified 
volunteer pilots of passenger aircraft. With the enactment of the 
Vision 100--Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 108-176, 
Dec. 12, 2003, 117 Stat. 2490, 2561), the program was expanded to 
include pilots of cargo aircraft, as well as flight engineers and 
navigators on both passenger and cargo aircraft. These individuals, 
known as Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDOs), are authorized to 
transport and carry a firearm and to use force, including deadly force, 
to defend the flight deck of an aircraft against acts of criminal 
violence or air piracy. Information collected as the result of this 
renewal request would be used to assess the qualifications and 
suitability of prospective and current FFDOs through an online 
application, to ensure the readiness of every FFDO, to administer the 
program, and for security purposes.
    Number of Respondents: Up to 13,780 annually.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 13,780 hours annually. 
The burden estimate stated in the August 23, 2005 notice did not 
account for the total reporting burden, and thus has been revised here.


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    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 15, 2005.
Lisa S. Dean,
Privacy Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-23043 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45 am]
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