Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Participation in Biometric Device Performance Qualification Testing Program, 75470-75471 [E5-7557]

Download as PDF 75470 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 20, 2005 / Notices you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. 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E5–7534 Filed 12–19–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Transportation Security Administration [FEMA–1612–DR] Indiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Indiana (FEMA–1612–DR), dated November 8, 2005, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 7, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Acting Director, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Marianne C. 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E5–7532 Filed 12–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Dec 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Application for Participation in Biometric Device Performance Qualification Testing 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 October 14, 2005, 70 FR 60097. DATES: Send your comments by January 19, 2006. 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 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 20, 2005 / Notices (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 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 14, 2005. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7557 Filed 12–19–05; 8:45 am] VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Dec 19, 2005 Jkt 208001 Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Availability of the Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Baldwin and Mobile Counties, AL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Title: Application for Participation in Biometric Device Performance Qualification Testing Program. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0031. Forms(s): Biometric Product Qualification Application Form. Affected Public: Biometric Device Manufacturers. Abstract: Section 4011—Provision for the Use of Biometric or Other Technology, of Title IV—Transportation Security, in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108–458, 118 Stat. 3638, 3712, Dec. 17, 2004), directs TSA to issue guidance for use of biometric technology in airport access control systems including a list of qualified biometric device products and vendors by March 31, 2005. In compliance, TSA has developed a process that examines the fitness of the technology for application to airport access control systems. TSA will ask biometric device manufacturers, who wish to have their devices considered for use in airport access control systems, to submit an application containing detailed information describing their devices. TSA intends to make the forms, which provide the basis for the device manufacturer’s application to this process, widely available to the interested manufacturers through ‘‘Current Announcements’’ in the ‘‘Business Opportunities’’ link within the TSA website: http://www.tsa.gov/ public. The online application will be made via that website. TSA will use the information to evaluate the products’ readiness for performance testing. Number of Respondents: 100. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 800 hours annually. BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: The Fish and Wildlife Service announces that a Final Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is available for distribution. The plan was prepared pursuant to the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and describes how the refuge will be managed for the next 15 years. The compatibility determinations for wildlife observation, photography, and hiking; swimming and beach use; recreational fishing; environmental education and interpretation; and scientific research are also available within the plan. ADDRESSES: A copy of the plan may be obtained by writing to Robert Cail, Refuge Manager, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, 12295 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542; or by calling 251/540–7720; fax 251/540– 7301. The plan may also be accessed and downloaded from the Service’s Web site http://southeast.fws.gov/planning/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Gulf coast of Alabama, 8 miles west of the city of Gulf Shores in Baldwin and Mobile Counties. The planning study area was divided into five separate management units along the Fort Morgan Peninsula and Little Dauphin Island. Although the refuge was established in 1980, to date, only 6,978 acres have been acquired within the 12,570-acre acquisition boundary, including the 575 acres leased from the State of Alabama. The Service has management jurisdiction along the shoreline above mean high tide, except on Little Dauphin Island, which contains 560 acres of submerged bottoms. The potential wildlife habitat values of beach/dune, maritime forest, and estuarine habitat provided the impetus to purchase the properties. Management efforts since 1985 have emphasize acquiring land, securing staff to operate the refuge, and initiating conservation programs that benefit endangered wildlife species. However, Service acquisition of key properties, such as inholdings and beach/dune PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75471 habitat, may not be realized within the 15-year planning period due to budget constraints and landowner preferences. The five units within the acquisition boundary have a significant ‘‘edge,’’ which contributes to the predation of birds, sea turtles, and beach mice. Edge effect is the tendency of a transitional zone between communities to contain a greater variety of species and more dense populations of species than any surrounding communities. Implementing the comprehensive conservation plan will enable the refuge to fulfill its critical role in the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources along coastal Alabama, and to provide quality environmental education and wildlifedependent recreation opportunities for refuge visitors. The Service analyzed four alternatives for managing the refuge and selected Alternative D to guide management direction over the next 15 years. Under alternative D, fishing will continue with greater emphasis on the quality of the experience. Education and interpretation will be promoted with regular programs and partnerships with local schools. Wildlife observation and photography opportunities will be expanded, including a kayak trail and observation towers, highlighting refuge management programs and unique wildlife habitats. A user fee and permit system will be implemented to facilitate night fishing at Mobile Point. Depending upon the availability of funds, a visitor center and headquarters office will be constructed, which will include space for interpretation and environmental education. Also based on the availability of funds, a biological technician, outdoor recreation planner, seasonal maintenance worker, and fulltime law enforcement officer will be added to accomplish objectives outlined in the plan. Research studies on the refuge will be fostered and partnerships developed with agencies and universities, providing needed resources and equipment sites, all while meeting the needs of the refuge’s wildlife and habitat management programs. Research will also benefit conservation efforts throughout the central Gulf coast to preserve, enhance, restore, and manage coastal barrier island habitat. New surveys on birds, reptiles, and amphibians will be initiated to develop baseline information. Under this alternative, the refuge will continue to seek acquisition of all lands within the present acquisition boundary. Pristine lands that provide quality habitat and connectivity to existing refuge lands will be priority E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Application for Participation in Biometric Device Performance 
Qualification Testing 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 October 14, 2005, 70 FR 60097.

DATES: Send your comments by January 19, 2006. 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

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    (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: Application for Participation in Biometric Device 
Performance Qualification Testing Program.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0031.
    Forms(s): Biometric Product Qualification Application Form.
    Affected Public: Biometric Device Manufacturers.
    Abstract: Section 4011--Provision for the Use of Biometric or Other 
Technology, of Title IV--Transportation Security, in the Intelligence 
Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-458, 118 Stat. 
3638, 3712, Dec. 17, 2004), directs TSA to issue guidance for use of 
biometric technology in airport access control systems including a list 
of qualified biometric device products and vendors by March 31, 2005. 
In compliance, TSA has developed a process that examines the fitness of 
the technology for application to airport access control systems. TSA 
will ask biometric device manufacturers, who wish to have their devices 
considered for use in airport access control systems, to submit an 
application containing detailed information describing their devices.
    TSA intends to make the forms, which provide the basis for the 
device manufacturer's application to this process, widely available to 
the interested manufacturers through ``Current Announcements'' in the 
``Business Opportunities'' link within the TSA website: http://
www.tsa.gov/public. The online application will be made via that 
website. TSA will use the information to evaluate the products' 
readiness for performance testing.
    Number of Respondents: 100.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 800 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 14, 2005.
Lisa S. Dean,
Privacy Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7557 Filed 12-19-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-62-P