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You may request a copy of the transcript by writing to our Freedom of Information Office (HFI–35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 12A–16, Rockville, MD 20857. We anticipate that transcripts will be available approximately 10 days after the public meeting at a cost of 10 cents per page. The transcripts will also be available for public examination at the Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Jan 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 Dated: January 5, 2006. Randall W. Lutter, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. 06–249 Filed 1–9–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: TSA Claims Management Program Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: TSA invites public comment on a new information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Send your comments by March 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: 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: SUMMARY: 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, Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Purpose of Data Collection BILLING CODE 4160–01–S PO 00000 1763 Sfmt 4703 The TSA Claims Management Office (CMO) needs to collect additional certain information from claimants in order to thoroughly investigate and resolve tort claims against the agency. TSA receives approximately 2,000 tort claims per month arising from airport screening activities and other circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents and employee loss. The Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 1402(b), 2401(b), 2671–2680) is the authority under which the CMO adjudicates tort claims. Description of Data Collection The data is collected whenever a citizen believes they have experienced property loss or damage, a personal injury, or other damages due to the negligence or wrongful act or omission of a TSA employee, and decides to file a Federal tort claim against TSA. Submission of a claim is entirely voluntary and initiated by citizens. The claimants (or respondents) to this collection are typically the traveling public. Currently claimants file a claim by submitting to TSA a Standard Form 95 (SF–95), which has been approved under OMB control number 1105–0008. Because TSA requires further clarifying information from claimants, it is requesting OMB approval for two additional forms for tort claims. In addition to the SF–95, claimants will be asked to complete a Supplemental Information form, which is agency specific to TSA. If, after review of these two forms, TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA will send the claimant a third form requesting banking information in order to direct payment to the claimant. Claim instructions and forms are available through the Internet at http:// www.tsaclaims.org (also accessible via the TSA Web site at http://www.tsa.gov). However, currently claimants must download these forms and mail or fax them to TSA. TSA is developing an online claim submission system by which claimants may submit claims electronically. TSA is also seeking OMB approval for the online claim submission system, which, once developed, will be an option for claims submissions, in addition to the paper SF–95 and Supplemental Information forms. The online system will streamline the information collection so that claimants can input all the E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 1764 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2006 / Notices necessary information in one location and ensure their claims are completed sufficiently the first time. The online system will also increase TSA’s efficiency in processing claims. On the Supplemental Information form, claimants are asked to provide additional claim information including: (1) E-mail address, (2) location of incident within the airport, (3) airport, (4) complete travel itinerary, (5) whether baggage was delayed by airline (6) why they believe TSA was negligent, (7) whether they used a third-party baggage service, (8) whether they were traveling under military orders, and (9) whether they submitted claims with the airlines or insurance. If TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA sends the claimant a third form where TSA requests: (1) Claimant signature, (2) banking information (routing and accounting numbers), and (3) Social Security number (required by the U.S. Treasury for all Government payments to the public pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3325). Under the current system of claims submitted by mail or fax, TSA estimates there will be approximately 28,800 respondents on an annual basis, for a total annual hour burden of 19,200 hours. Once the online system is operational, TSA estimates that out of the 28,800 annual respondents, approximately 70 percent, or 20,160, will submit claims electronically, for a total annual hour burden of 5,040 hours; and that approximately 30 percent, or 8,640, will continue to submit claims by mail or fax, for a total annual hour burden of 2,160 hours. Use of Results TSA will use all data collected from claimants to investigate and analyze tort claims against the agency to determine alleged TSA liability and to reimburse claimants when claims are approved. In some cases, TSA may use the information to identify victims of theft or to aid any criminal investigations into property theft. rmajette on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on January 5, 2006. Lisa S. Dean, Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E6–138 Filed 1–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Jan 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5042–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluating Outcomes of HUD’s Healthy Homes Grants Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement concerning an evaluation of grants made under the Healthy Homes Initiative (HHI) funded by HUD will be 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: March 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be sent to Shelby Glover, Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter J. Ashley, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone number (202) 708–0614, extension 7595 (this is not a toll-free number) for copies of the proposed questionnaire and related information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies 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 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technology (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Evaluating Outcomes of HUD’s Healthy Homes Grants. OMB Control Number: To be assigned. Need for the Information and Proposed Use: The Healthy Homes Initiative, initiated in 1999, encourages a holistic approach to efficiently reducing multiple health and safety hazards in homes, including asthma triggers such as mold and other allergens, pests, lead, carbon monoxide and other indoor contaminants, and injury hazards. To date, the Department has awarded 63 grants in the categories of demonstration, education and outreach, and technical studies. HUD is interested in evaluating the outcomes of these grants to identify and highlight effective practices and significant research findings and to assess progress in achieving HHI program objectives. HUD will ask grant recipients to respond to a questionnaire, administered by telephone, on: (a) The range of interventions and activities that have been conducted under demonstration and education and outreach grants, the effectiveness of these actions, and factors that determine effectiveness; (b) the major research findings from technical studies and demonstration grants, and information on how these findings are being disseminated and applied; (c) the extent to which grants have resulted in local infrastructure being developed to continue healthy-housing related activities after completion of the grant; and (d) results of healthy-housing activities supported through interagency agreements with other federal agencies. To minimize the burden on grantees, HUD will, where applicable, enter available information from each grantee’s quarterly progress reports and final project report into the questionnaire responses prior to administering the questionnaire by telephone, at which time the information will be confirmed. Agency Form Numbers: None. Members of Affected Public: Managers of programs funded by grants provided under the Healthy Homes Initiative. Total Burden Estimate: Number of respondents: 2.5 for each of the 63 grantees = 157.5; Frequency of responses = 1; Hours per response = 4 (including preparation); Burden hours: total estimate = 630. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: New request. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: TSA Claims Management Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on a new information collection 
requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Send your comments by March 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES: 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:

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

Purpose of Data Collection

    The TSA Claims Management Office (CMO) needs to collect additional 
certain information from claimants in order to thoroughly investigate 
and resolve tort claims against the agency. TSA receives approximately 
2,000 tort claims per month arising from airport screening activities 
and other circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents and employee 
loss. The Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 1402(b), 2401(b), 
2671-2680) is the authority under which the CMO adjudicates tort 
claims.

Description of Data Collection

    The data is collected whenever a citizen believes they have 
experienced property loss or damage, a personal injury, or other 
damages due to the negligence or wrongful act or omission of a TSA 
employee, and decides to file a Federal tort claim against TSA. 
Submission of a claim is entirely voluntary and initiated by citizens. 
The claimants (or respondents) to this collection are typically the 
traveling public. Currently claimants file a claim by submitting to TSA 
a Standard Form 95 (SF-95), which has been approved under OMB control 
number 1105-0008. Because TSA requires further clarifying information 
from claimants, it is requesting OMB approval for two additional forms 
for tort claims. In addition to the SF-95, claimants will be asked to 
complete a Supplemental Information form, which is agency specific to 
TSA. If, after review of these two forms, TSA determines payment is 
warranted, TSA will send the claimant a third form requesting banking 
information in order to direct payment to the claimant.
    Claim instructions and forms are available through the Internet at 
http://www.tsaclaims.org (also accessible via the TSA Web site at 
http://www.tsa.gov). However, currently claimants must download these 
forms and mail or fax them to TSA. TSA is developing an online claim 
submission system by which claimants may submit claims electronically. 
TSA is also seeking OMB approval for the online claim submission 
system, which, once developed, will be an option for claims 
submissions, in addition to the paper SF-95 and Supplemental 
Information forms. The online system will streamline the information 
collection so that claimants can input all the

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necessary information in one location and ensure their claims are 
completed sufficiently the first time. The online system will also 
increase TSA's efficiency in processing claims.
    On the Supplemental Information form, claimants are asked to 
provide additional claim information including: (1) E-mail address, (2) 
location of incident within the airport, (3) airport, (4) complete 
travel itinerary, (5) whether baggage was delayed by airline (6) why 
they believe TSA was negligent, (7) whether they used a third-party 
baggage service, (8) whether they were traveling under military orders, 
and (9) whether they submitted claims with the airlines or insurance.
    If TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA sends the claimant a 
third form where TSA requests: (1) Claimant signature, (2) banking 
information (routing and accounting numbers), and (3) Social Security 
number (required by the U.S. Treasury for all Government payments to 
the public pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3325).
    Under the current system of claims submitted by mail or fax, TSA 
estimates there will be approximately 28,800 respondents on an annual 
basis, for a total annual hour burden of 19,200 hours. Once the online 
system is operational, TSA estimates that out of the 28,800 annual 
respondents, approximately 70 percent, or 20,160, will submit claims 
electronically, for a total annual hour burden of 5,040 hours; and that 
approximately 30 percent, or 8,640, will continue to submit claims by 
mail or fax, for a total annual hour burden of 2,160 hours.

Use of Results

    TSA will use all data collected from claimants to investigate and 
analyze tort claims against the agency to determine alleged TSA 
liability and to reimburse claimants when claims are approved. In some 
cases, TSA may use the information to identify victims of theft or to 
aid any criminal investigations into property theft.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on January 5, 2006.
Lisa S. Dean,
Privacy Officer.
 [FR Doc. E6-138 Filed 1-10-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-62-P