Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program, 67945 [E7-23388]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 231 / Monday, December 3, 2007 / Notices effectiveness. To increase the security awareness levels across the pipeline industry, TSA plans to develop and distribute a Security Awareness Training compact disk (CD–1) to interested pipeline companies. In order to measure the effectiveness of CD–1 on raising pipeline company employee security awareness levels, TSA will solicit voluntary feedback from pipeline companies seeking to utilize the CD–1. TSA will use this information to: (1) Assess the effect of the CD–1 project on raising the baseline level of security awareness within the pipeline industry, and (2) obtain, based on individual company input, an indication of CD–1 user participation and employee participation levels throughout the pipeline industry. Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 200 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 27, 2007. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E7–23365 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–24191] Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. OMB approved the collection of information for six months and TSA now seeks the maximum three-year approval. The collection involves the submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey. DATES: Send your comments by February 1, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Joanna Johnson, Communications Branch, Business Management Office, Operational Process VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Nov 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 and Technology, TSA–32, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3651 or facsimile (571) 227–3588. 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. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. 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 1652–0046; Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program. TSA developed the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities in the national transportation system. The TWIC is a biometric credential that can be used as an identification tool for workers in various segments of the national transportation system. Before issuing an individual a credential, TSA performs a security threat assessment, which requires it to collect certain personal information such as name, address, etc. The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107–71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 107–295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67945 L. 109–59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) issued a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006. 71 FR 29396. After consideration of public comment on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint Final Rule (FR) with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 applicable to the maritime transportation sector that would require this information collection. 72 FR 3492. Data is collected during an optional pre-enrollment step or during the enrollment session at an enrollment center. Among the records checks required by MTSA are: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) a check of intelligence databases; and (3) an alien status check. TSA also intends to conduct a survey to capture worker overall satisfaction with the enrollment process. The current estimated annualized reporting burden is 1,289,816 hours and the estimated annualized cost burden is $47,971,669. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 27, 2007. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E7–23388 Filed 11–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–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 Long Beach, CA and Indiana Harbor, IN 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 Long Beach, CA and Indiana Harbor, IN. DATES: TWIC enrollment in Indiana Harbor, IN will begin on December 7, 2007; and Long Beach, CA, December 12, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 231 (Monday, December 3, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on one currently approved information collection 
requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. OMB approved the collection of information for 
six months and TSA now seeks the maximum three-year approval. The 
collection involves the submission of identifying and other information 
by individuals applying for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey.

DATES: Send your comments by February 1, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Joanna Johnson, 
Communications Branch, Business Management Office, Operational Process 
and Technology, TSA-32, Transportation Security Administration, 601 
South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202-4220.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson at the above address, 
or by telephone (571) 227-3651 or facsimile (571) 227-3588.

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. The ICR documentation is available 
at http://www.reginfo.gov. 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

    1652-0046; Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
Program. TSA developed the Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC) program to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities in 
the national transportation system. The TWIC is a biometric credential 
that can be used as an identification tool for workers in various 
segments of the national transportation system. Before issuing an 
individual a credential, TSA performs a security threat assessment, 
which requires it to collect certain personal information such as name, 
address, etc.
    The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107-71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 
106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 
107-295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) 
(Pub. L. 109-59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 
5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) issued a joint 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006. 71 FR 29396. 
After consideration of public comment on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint 
Final Rule (FR) with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 applicable to 
the maritime transportation sector that would require this information 
collection. 72 FR 3492.
    Data is collected during an optional pre-enrollment step or during 
the enrollment session at an enrollment center. Among the records 
checks required by MTSA are: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) 
a check of intelligence databases; and (3) an alien status check. TSA 
also intends to conduct a survey to capture worker overall satisfaction 
with the enrollment process. The current estimated annualized reporting 
burden is 1,289,816 hours and the estimated annualized cost burden is 
$47,971,669.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 27, 2007.
Fran Lozito,
Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and 
Technology.
[FR Doc. E7-23388 Filed 11-30-07; 8:45 am]
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