Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX, 65586-65587 [E7-22754]

Download as PDF 65586 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) (B) (C) (A × B ) (A × B × C) Newport, IN (Mail Survey) (5) ........................................ Pine Bluff, AR ............................................................... Pueblo, CO (4) ............................................................... Pueblo City ............................................................ Umatilla, OR ................................................................. 815 1,093 823 383 814 1 1 1 1 1 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.17 0.25 815 1,093 823 383 814 204 273 206 65 204 TotaL ...................................................................... 7,757 1 ........................ 7,757 1,910 (1) State and local officials. (2) Thirty residential and/or business respondents per pilot test in each of 8 CSEPP sites. (3) Individual/residential respondents. (4) Includes 86 business respondents. (5) Mail survey will double as pilot per OMB suggestions. Estimated Cost: There are no startup or operational/maintenance costs to respondents since there are no reporting or record keeping requirements associated with this collection. The only cost to respondents is the one incurred as a direct result of the burden hours. Comments: Written comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2008. Interested persons should submit written comments to Office of Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472 (Mail Drop Room 301, 1880 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA, 22202). ADDRESSES: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Joe Herring, Program Specialist, CSEPP at (703) 605–1378 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or e-mail address: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: November 7, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–22713 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket Nos. TSA–2006–24191; Coast Guard–2006–24196] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast Guard; DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX. DATES: TWIC enrollment in Charleston, SC will begin on November 28, 2007; in Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; and Port Fourchon, LA on November 29, 2007; in Boston, MA on November 30, 2007; and Brownsville, TX on December 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods. (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Research Center’’ at the top of the page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA–19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Ports of Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; Boston, MA; and Brownsville, TX. Enrollment in Charleston, SC will begin on November 28, 2007. Enrollment in Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; and Port Fourchon, LA will begin on November 29, 2007. Enrollment in Boston will begin on November 30, 2007 and in Brownsville on December 5, 2007. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Charleston, including those in the Port of Charleston; Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo including those in the Port of Cleveland; Captain of the Port Zone Detroit including those in the Port of Detroit; Captain of the Port Zone New Orleans including those in the Port of Port Fourchon; Captain of the Port Zone Boston including those in the Port of Boston; and Captain of the Port Zone Corpus Christi including those in the Port of Brownsville must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required. To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 16, 2007. Stephen Sadler, Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22754 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Revision of an Existing Information Collection; Request for Comments and Suggestions for Making the Form More User Friendly U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, HSD. ACTION: 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I–589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal; OMB Control No. 1615–0067. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2007, at 72 FR 35713. The notice allowed for a 60-day public comment period, and also requested suggestions for making the form more user friendly. USCIS did not receive any comments for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until December 21, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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, Chief, 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, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202–395– 6974 or via e-mail at kastrich@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0067 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 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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (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; and (5) Suggest how the collection of information can be made more PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65587 customer-friendly, identify any confusing and/or unnecessary language contained in the collection of information (including the form and form instructions), and offer specific ways that the form and form instructions can be improved upon or clarified so that they are more easily understood by those who do not speak English as their primary language and who may not be familiar with legal terms. Any suggested changes in language must be consistent with the statutory, regulatory and legal requirements for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection pursuant to the Convention Against Torture, and must be sufficiently precise so as to elicit the information needed by adjudicators to decide the cases before them and to provide adequate notice to the applicant of the legal consequences and requirements associated with the application. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–589. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or Households. This information collection will be used to determine whether an alien applying for asylum and/or withholding of deportation in the United States is classifiable as a refugee, and is eligible to remain in the United States. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 63,138 responses at 12 hours per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 757,656 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at: http:// www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/main. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, telephone number 202–272–8377. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-22754]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket Nos. TSA-2006-24191; Coast Guard-2006-24196]


Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); 
Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; 
Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast 
Guard; DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the 
dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the 
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of 
Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, 
LA; and Brownsville, TX.

DATES: TWIC enrollment in Charleston, SC will begin on November 28, 
2007; in Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; and Port Fourchon, LA on November 
29, 2007; in Boston, MA on November 30, 2007; and Brownsville, TX on 
December 5, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the 
TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using 
any one of the following methods.
    (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page 
at http://www.regulations.gov;
    (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://
www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or
    (3) Visiting TSA's Security Regulations Web page at http://
www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ``Research Center'' at the top 
of the page.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA-19, Transportation 
Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-
4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC 
Program, (571) 227-4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov.

Background

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United 
States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration 
(TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) 
pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and 
Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 
109-347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed 
merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure 
areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final 
rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment 
approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to 
implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice 
in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific 
location will begin and when it is expected to terminate.

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    This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at 
the Ports of Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, 
LA; Boston, MA; and Brownsville, TX. Enrollment in Charleston, SC will 
begin on November 28, 2007. Enrollment in Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; 
and Port Fourchon, LA will begin on November 29, 2007. Enrollment in 
Boston will begin on November 30, 2007 and in Brownsville on December 
5, 2007. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal 
Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone 
Charleston, including those in the Port of Charleston; Captain of the 
Port Zone Buffalo including those in the Port of Cleveland; Captain of 
the Port Zone Detroit including those in the Port of Detroit; Captain 
of the Port Zone New Orleans including those in the Port of Port 
Fourchon; Captain of the Port Zone Boston including those in the Port 
of Boston; and Captain of the Port Zone Corpus Christi including those 
in the Port of Brownsville must comply with the portions of the final 
rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That 
notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is 
required.
    To obtain information on the pre-enrollment and enrollment process, 
and enrollment locations, visit TSA's TWIC Web site at http://
www.tsa.gov/twic.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 16, 2007.
Stephen Sadler,
Director, Maritime and Surface Credentialing, Office of Transportation 
Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security 
Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-22754 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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