Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Public Collection of Information; Port Security Training Exercise Program (PortSTEP), 76064-76065 [E5-7684]

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[FR Doc. 05–24383 Filed 12–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Public Collection of Information; Port Security Training Exercise Program (PortSTEP) Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice to withdraw and supersede previous notice. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice serves to withdraw the previous Federal Register notice on this subject, published May 25, 2005 (70 FR 30132), and supersedes all information contained in that notice. TSA is coordinating the collection of information concerning surface transportation modes within the nation’s public and private port terminals and facilities, in order to develop a full understanding of critical links and dependences to maritime transportation modes within each port. TSA invites public comment on the new information collection requirements abstracted below that will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Send your comments by February 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Katrina Wawer, Information Collection Specialist, Office of Transportation Security Policy, TSA– 9, Transportation Security VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina 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 to renew clearance 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Purpose of Data Collection The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directed the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop and implement a security response training exercise program that addresses security measures across all transportation modes. Unlike existing response exercise programs, this security exercise program will address the unique aspects of prevention and the measures needed to counter credible security threats preincident, in coordination with on-going response efforts. TSA, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), has chosen the maritime transportation modes as the prototype sector to develop such a program. The USCG holds lead responsibility for regulating security in maritime transportation, exercised substantially through the Area Maritime Security Committees and Plans. TSA supports USCG in this mission, contributing particular expertise in security across all transportation modes. As part of this effort, TSA and the USCG have identified a need for information regarding the type, amount, and complexity of surface transportation assets (for example: Rail, truck, etc.) and infrastructure located within the nation’s ports. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The ports of the United States are unique entities in that they form a nexus between maritime and surface transportation modes of the Nation’s transportation network. TSA is focusing efforts on the areas where surface transportation modes intersect at the Nation’s ports, while the Coast Guard is focused on the waterside and maritime transportation aspects of the ports. TSA and USCG are interested in learning more about the inter-dependence and economic importance of these modal assets as they come together in the port environment. TSA was able to locate several sources of data. However, most available data did not include information or assessments specific to the surface transportation modes and their inter-dependence with the maritime transportation modes. Although some information exists for public port authorities, information is not readily available for private terminals. A Port Security Training Exercise Program (PortSTEP) Internet Web site is being developed as part of this program. Data will be collected from registered users as described further below. Description of Data Collection TSA will conduct the information collection via the Internet, using a webbased survey. The information collection will target public and private ports and terminals nationwide to capture data concerning the interdependency and importance of linkages between the maritime and surface transportation modes, in and around the port environment. This is a voluntary collection of information. Port directors and managers may choose to obtain input from relevant port stakeholders in the area, including USCG Area Maritime Security Committees, State and local transportation security managers, emergency managers and emergency responders, private port service providers, and industry and labor associations. However, this is not required. TSA estimates the total number of respondents for the PortSTEP survey to be 360, and the estimated annual reporting burden to be 150 hours annually. TSA and USCG PortSTEP Project Officers may need to re-administer this survey periodically after 2007 to refine and refresh data collections. However, this requirement is not certain. PortSTEP Project Officers will provide an Internet Web site for registered and non-registered users to share data and provide releasable information to the public. Users include members of the maritime community, such as Federal, E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 245 / Thursday, December 22, 2005 / Notices State, and local agency representatives and industry individuals. User registrations will be required for access to certain data shared and collected, which may be sensitive in nature. Also, users must submit personal information so that TSA can verify an individual’s identity and establish the access accounts to the registered user’s site. Use of Results TSA will compile data from the survey results and assign weights to produce a score that TSA and USCG PortSTEP Project Officers will use to determine the appropriate level of TSA involvement in the management, conduct, and oversight of training response exercises conducted with surface transportation in the port area. TSA will also use the information collected to group ports based on their similarities, characteristics, and the degree of surface transportation exposure, in order to help focus the design, conduct, and evaluation of PortSTEP responses on the surface transportation issues. Much can be learned about the interactions and coordination between the surface and maritime transportation modes if the series of response exercises in PortSTEP are designed, conducted, and evaluated with this in mind. TSA and USCG will use the findings to refine and customize future PortSTEP iterations to the needs of the transportation mode being exercised. TSA and USCG plan to share and discuss this data with other agencies within the Federal Government. Data collected from registered Web site users will be retained to verify account status and access permissions. TSA will assign users an account to determine access to certain information, and group users for administrative purposes. All data will be stored securely. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 16, 2005. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7684 Filed 12–21–05; 8:45 am] cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–52–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Dec 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Receipt of an Application for an Incidental Take Permit for Florida Scrub-jays Resulting From the Proposed Construction of a Combination Single-Family Home Subdivision and Commercial Facilities in the City of Melbourne, Brevard County, FL Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Riverside Development Group, Inc. (Applicant) requests an incidental take permit (ITP) for a duration of two years, pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (Act) as amended (U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Applicant anticipates the loss of about 1.57 acres of occupied Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) (scrub-jay) habitat in Section 8, Township 27 South, Range 37 East, in the City of Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. Habitat loss would occur as a result of vegetation clearing and the subsequent construction of a 126 unit single-family home subdivision and commercial facilities on the 36-acre project site. The loss of one scrub-jay family could occur as a result of the Applicant’s proposed project. The Applicant’s Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) describes the mitigation and minimization measures proposed to address the effects of the project on the Florida scrub-jay. These measures are also outlined in the Service’s Environmental Assessment (EA) and in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Service announces the availability of the ITP application, HCP, and EA. Copies of the application, HCP, and EA may be obtained by making a request to the Southeast Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). Requests must be in writing to be processed. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10 of the Act and National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). DATES: Written comments on the ITP application, EA, and HCP should be sent to the Service’s Southeast Regional Office (see ADDRESSES) and should be received on or before February 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Persons wishing to review the application, EA, and HCP may obtain a copy by writing the Service’s Southeast Regional Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30030 (Attn: Endangered Species Permits). Please reference permit PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76065 number TE102635–0 in such requests. Documents will also be available for public inspection by appointment during normal business hours at either the Southeast Regional Office or at the Jacksonville Field Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 6620 Southpoint Drive South, Suite 310, Jacksonville, Florida 32216–0912 (Attn: Field Supervisor). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David Dell, Regional HCP Coordinator, Southeast Regional Office (see ADDRESSES above), telephone: 404/679– 7313, facsimile: 404/679–7081; or Mr. Michael Jennings, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Jacksonville Field Office (see ADDRESSES above), telephone: 904/232– 2580, ext. 113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of several methods. Please reference permit number TE102635–0 in such comments. You may mail comments to the Service’s Southeast Regional Office (see ADDRESSES). You may also comment via the Internet to david_dell@fws.gov. Please submit comments over the Internet as an ASCII file, avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your e-mail message. If you do not receive a confirmation from us that we have received your e-mail message, contact us directly at either telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to either Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES). Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from the administrative record. We will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be other circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. The Florida scrub-jay (scrub-jay) is geographically isolated from other species of scrub-jays found in Mexico and the western United States. The scrub-jay is found exclusively in E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


 Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Public Collection of 
Information; Port Security Training Exercise Program (PortSTEP)

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.

ACTION: Notice to withdraw and supersede previous notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice serves to withdraw the previous Federal Register 
notice on this subject, published May 25, 2005 (70 FR 30132), and 
supersedes all information contained in that notice. TSA is 
coordinating the collection of information concerning surface 
transportation modes within the nation's public and private port 
terminals and facilities, in order to develop a full understanding of 
critical links and dependences to maritime transportation modes within 
each port. TSA invites public comment on the new information collection 
requirements abstracted below that will be submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Send your comments by February 21, 2006.

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: Katrina 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 to renew clearance 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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

Purpose of Data Collection

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directed the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop and implement a 
security response training exercise program that addresses security 
measures across all transportation modes. Unlike existing response 
exercise programs, this security exercise program will address the 
unique aspects of prevention and the measures needed to counter 
credible security threats pre-incident, in coordination with on-going 
response efforts. TSA, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard 
(USCG), has chosen the maritime transportation modes as the prototype 
sector to develop such a program. The USCG holds lead responsibility 
for regulating security in maritime transportation, exercised 
substantially through the Area Maritime Security Committees and Plans. 
TSA supports USCG in this mission, contributing particular expertise in 
security across all transportation modes. As part of this effort, TSA 
and the USCG have identified a need for information regarding the type, 
amount, and complexity of surface transportation assets (for example: 
Rail, truck, etc.) and infrastructure located within the nation's 
ports.
    The ports of the United States are unique entities in that they 
form a nexus between maritime and surface transportation modes of the 
Nation's transportation network. TSA is focusing efforts on the areas 
where surface transportation modes intersect at the Nation's ports, 
while the Coast Guard is focused on the waterside and maritime 
transportation aspects of the ports. TSA and USCG are interested in 
learning more about the inter-dependence and economic importance of 
these modal assets as they come together in the port environment. TSA 
was able to locate several sources of data. However, most available 
data did not include information or assessments specific to the surface 
transportation modes and their inter-dependence with the maritime 
transportation modes. Although some information exists for public port 
authorities, information is not readily available for private 
terminals. A Port Security Training Exercise Program (PortSTEP) 
Internet Web site is being developed as part of this program. Data will 
be collected from registered users as described further below.

Description of Data Collection

    TSA will conduct the information collection via the Internet, using 
a web-based survey. The information collection will target public and 
private ports and terminals nationwide to capture data concerning the 
interdependency and importance of linkages between the maritime and 
surface transportation modes, in and around the port environment. This 
is a voluntary collection of information. Port directors and managers 
may choose to obtain input from relevant port stakeholders in the area, 
including USCG Area Maritime Security Committees, State and local 
transportation security managers, emergency managers and emergency 
responders, private port service providers, and industry and labor 
associations. However, this is not required. TSA estimates the total 
number of respondents for the PortSTEP survey to be 360, and the 
estimated annual reporting burden to be 150 hours annually.
    TSA and USCG PortSTEP Project Officers may need to re-administer 
this survey periodically after 2007 to refine and refresh data 
collections. However, this requirement is not certain. PortSTEP Project 
Officers will provide an Internet Web site for registered and non-
registered users to share data and provide releasable information to 
the public. Users include members of the maritime community, such as 
Federal,

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State, and local agency representatives and industry individuals. User 
registrations will be required for access to certain data shared and 
collected, which may be sensitive in nature. Also, users must submit 
personal information so that TSA can verify an individual's identity 
and establish the access accounts to the registered user's site.

Use of Results

    TSA will compile data from the survey results and assign weights to 
produce a score that TSA and USCG PortSTEP Project Officers will use to 
determine the appropriate level of TSA involvement in the management, 
conduct, and oversight of training response exercises conducted with 
surface transportation in the port area. TSA will also use the 
information collected to group ports based on their similarities, 
characteristics, and the degree of surface transportation exposure, in 
order to help focus the design, conduct, and evaluation of PortSTEP 
responses on the surface transportation issues. Much can be learned 
about the interactions and coordination between the surface and 
maritime transportation modes if the series of response exercises in 
PortSTEP are designed, conducted, and evaluated with this in mind. TSA 
and USCG will use the findings to refine and customize future PortSTEP 
iterations to the needs of the transportation mode being exercised. TSA 
and USCG plan to share and discuss this data with other agencies within 
the Federal Government.
    Data collected from registered Web site users will be retained to 
verify account status and access permissions. TSA will assign users an 
account to determine access to certain information, and group users for 
administrative purposes. All data will be stored securely.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on December 16, 2005.
Lisa S. Dean,
Privacy Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7684 Filed 12-21-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-52-P