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Download as PDF 64288 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 1, 2006 / Notices Dated: October 26, 2006. Ernest Hawk, Director, Office of Centers, Training and Resources, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E6–18351 Filed 10–31–06; 8:45 am] Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) BILLING CODE 4140–01–P BILLING CODE 9110–10–P R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–18320 Filed 10–31–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1665–DR] [FEMA–1664–DR] New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Hawaii; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration AGENCY: 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 Hawaii (FEMA–1664–DR), dated October 17, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 23, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii is hereby amended to include the Individual Assistance program for the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of October 17, 2006: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hawaii County for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance [Categories C–G] (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Oct 31, 2006 Jkt 211001 Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of New York (FEMA–1665–DR), dated October 24, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: October 24, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated October 24, 2006, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of New York resulting from severe storms and flooding during the period of October 12–13, 2006, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of New York. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance and Public Assistance in the designated areas, as well as Hazard Mitigation throughout the State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance will 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. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Peter J. Martinasco, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of New York to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans Counties for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance. All counties within the State of New York are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management 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.) R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–18312 Filed 10–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration New Emergency Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice of emergency clearance request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of information collection and its expected burden. DATES: Send your comments by December 1, 2006. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 1, 2006 / Notices Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Kletzly, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA–2, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220; telephone (571) 227–1995; facsimile (571) 227–1381. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Information Collection Requirement Title: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments. Type of Request: Emergency processing request of new collection. OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned. Forms(s): Security Threat Assessment Application. Affected Public: Individuals seeking access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI) for use in civil proceedings in Federal court. Abstract: Section 114(s) of title 49 of the U.S.C. requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to promulgate regulations governing the protection of Sensitive Security Information (SSI). SSI includes VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:36 Oct 31, 2006 Jkt 211001 information that would be detrimental to transportation security if publicly disclosed. TSA’s SSI regulation, 49 CFR part 1520, establishes certain requirements for the recognition, identification, handling, and dissemination of SSI, including restrictions on disclosure and civil penalties for violations of those restrictions. Individuals may only access SSI if they are a covered person with a need to know as defined by the regulation. Section 525 of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (DHS Appropriations Act) provides that in civil proceedings in the U.S. District Courts, where a party seeking access to SSI demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI in the preparation of the party’s case and an undue hardship to obtain equivalent information by other means, the party or party’s counsel shall be designated as a covered person under 49 CFR part 1520.7, provided that the overseeing judge enters an order protecting the SSI from unauthorized disclosure; the individual undergoes a criminal history records check (CHRC) and threat assessment; and the provision of access to the specific SSI in question in a particular proceeding does not present a risk of harm to the nation. TSA is implementing sec. 525 of the DHS Appropriations Act by establishing a process whereby a party seeking access to SSI in a civil proceeding in Federal court that demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI in preparation of the party’s case may request that the party, or if represented, an attorney, be granted access to the SSI. In order to determine if the individual may be granted access to SSI for this purpose, TSA will conduct a criminal history records check (CHRC) and security threat assessment. TSA is seeking emergency processing of this information collection request to implement sec. 525 of the DHS Appropriations Act and meet ongoing litigation deadlines in pending litigation, including those in In Re: September 11 Litigation, 21 MC 97 &101 (S.D.N.Y.). The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Pub. L. 107–71, sec. 114 (f), authorizes TSA to perform threat assessments. To accomplish this, individuals will be required to submit identifying information, information regarding the litigation, an explanation supporting the party’s need for the information, information concerning the individual’s bar membership, if applicable, and information concerning sanctions, if any, issued by a court or other judicial body to the individual or any of the individual’s clients to TSA PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64289 via secure electronic mail or regular or express mail. These individuals must also submit fingerprints for purposes of conducting the CHRC. TSA will use the information to conduct name-based security threat assessments and CHRCs for the purpose of identifying actual or potential threats to transportation security and the nation. The results of the CHRC and threat assessment will be used to make a final determination on whether the individual may be granted access to SSI. Number of Respondents: 80. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 80 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on October 27, 2006. Peter Pietra, Director of Privacy Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 06–9011 Filed 10–30–06; 10:48 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by December 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Endangered Species The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


New Emergency Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of emergency clearance request.

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SUMMARY: This Notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for emergency processing and approval under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of information collection 
and its expected burden.

DATES: Send your comments by December 1, 2006. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

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ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland 
Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_
submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katrina Kletzly, Attorney-Advisor, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, TSA-2, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220; 
telephone (571) 227-1995; facsimile (571) 227-1381.

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: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments.
    Type of Request: Emergency processing request of new collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Forms(s): Security Threat Assessment Application.
    Affected Public: Individuals seeking access to Sensitive Security 
Information (SSI) for use in civil proceedings in Federal court.
    Abstract: Section 114(s) of title 49 of the U.S.C. requires the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to promulgate regulations 
governing the protection of Sensitive Security Information (SSI). SSI 
includes information that would be detrimental to transportation 
security if publicly disclosed. TSA's SSI regulation, 49 CFR part 1520, 
establishes certain requirements for the recognition, identification, 
handling, and dissemination of SSI, including restrictions on 
disclosure and civil penalties for violations of those restrictions. 
Individuals may only access SSI if they are a covered person with a 
need to know as defined by the regulation. Section 525 of the 
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (DHS 
Appropriations Act) provides that in civil proceedings in the U.S. 
District Courts, where a party seeking access to SSI demonstrates a 
substantial need for relevant SSI in the preparation of the party's 
case and an undue hardship to obtain equivalent information by other 
means, the party or party's counsel shall be designated as a covered 
person under 49 CFR part 1520.7, provided that the overseeing judge 
enters an order protecting the SSI from unauthorized disclosure; the 
individual undergoes a criminal history records check (CHRC) and threat 
assessment; and the provision of access to the specific SSI in question 
in a particular proceeding does not present a risk of harm to the 
nation.
    TSA is implementing sec. 525 of the DHS Appropriations Act by 
establishing a process whereby a party seeking access to SSI in a civil 
proceeding in Federal court that demonstrates a substantial need for 
relevant SSI in preparation of the party's case may request that the 
party, or if represented, an attorney, be granted access to the SSI. In 
order to determine if the individual may be granted access to SSI for 
this purpose, TSA will conduct a criminal history records check (CHRC) 
and security threat assessment. TSA is seeking emergency processing of 
this information collection request to implement sec. 525 of the DHS 
Appropriations Act and meet ongoing litigation deadlines in pending 
litigation, including those in In Re: September 11 Litigation, 21 MC 97 
&101 (S.D.N.Y.).
    The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Pub. L. 107-
71, sec. 114 (f), authorizes TSA to perform threat assessments. To 
accomplish this, individuals will be required to submit identifying 
information, information regarding the litigation, an explanation 
supporting the party's need for the information, information concerning 
the individual's bar membership, if applicable, and information 
concerning sanctions, if any, issued by a court or other judicial body 
to the individual or any of the individual's clients to TSA via secure 
electronic mail or regular or express mail. These individuals must also 
submit fingerprints for purposes of conducting the CHRC.
    TSA will use the information to conduct name-based security threat 
assessments and CHRCs for the purpose of identifying actual or 
potential threats to transportation security and the nation. The 
results of the CHRC and threat assessment will be used to make a final 
determination on whether the individual may be granted access to SSI.
    Number of Respondents: 80.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 80 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on October 27, 2006.
Peter Pietra,
Director of Privacy Policy and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 06-9011 Filed 10-30-06; 10:48 am]
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