Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines, 20700-20701 [E8-8096]

Download as PDF 20700 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The information collection request (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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Information Collection Requirement 1652–0028, Flight Crew Self-Defense Training—Registration and Evaluation. TSA is seeking to renew the ICR, currently approved under OMB number 1652–0028, to continue compliance with a statutory mandate. Under Title VI, Sec. 603 of Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub. L. 108–176, 117 Stat. 2490, 2563, Dec. 12, 2003), TSA is required to develop and provide a voluntary advanced selfdefense training program for flight and cabin crew members of air carriers providing scheduled passenger air transportation. See 49 U.S.C. 44918(b). TSA collects limited biographical information from flight and cabin crew members to confirm their eligibility to participate in this training. TSA also asks participants to complete an anonymous and voluntary evaluation form after participation in the training to assess the quality of the training. TSA requests this renewal so that TSA may continue confirming participants’ eligibility and attendance for the training program, as well as to continue to assess training quality. TSA confirms the eligibility of the participant by contacting the participant’s employer. Attendance is confirmed by comparing registration information against a sign-in sheet provided in the classroom. The estimated number of annual respondents is 3,000 and estimated annual burden is 750 hours. There is no estimated annual cost burden to respondents. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 9, 2008. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–8088 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This collection provides TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from owners or operators of the nation’s largest pipelines, and is necessitated by the requirements set forth in the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. DATES: Send your comments by June 16, 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 (703) 603–0822. 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. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Section 1557(b) of the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, specifically tasks TSA to develop and implement a plan for inspecting certain critical facilities of the 100 most critical pipeline systems. See Pub. L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266 at 475 (Aug. 3, 2007). The predominant criterion used to determine the nations top 100 pipeline systems in terms of criticality is the quantity of hazardous liquid or natural gas product that is transported through a pipeline in one year (annual throughput). Using annual through-put data from Federal and commercially available data as a preliminary determinant, TSA has selected the nation’s top 125 pipeline systems from which annual through-put and critical facility information will be requested. TSA is requesting annual product through-put information from these top 125 pipeline systems in order to ensure that selection of the top 100 pipeline systems for inspection reflects the most recent throughput data and is as complete and accurate as possible. Description of Data Collection TSA is requesting information from the owners/operators of 125 systems. Within each of the system owner/ operator companies, both the annual through-put and critical facility information has already been determined and is readily available to employees within the respective companies. System through-put is a figure already determined and frequently used by pipeline companies for various business, financial, and operations performance purposes. Per guidance set forth in the ‘‘Pipeline Security Circular September 4, 2002’’ (2002 Guidelines) issued by the U.S. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20701 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 74 / Wednesday, April 16, 2008 / Notices Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), formerly the Office of Pipeline Safety, pipeline companies had to determine critical facilities in accordance with guidance provided in that circular by December 31, 2003. Therefore, very little additional burden will be incurred by the pipeline companies in determining or producing this information. Consequently, the burden to pipeline owners/operators from to which information is requested lies only in compiling, reviewing, and transmitting the currently existing information to TSA. The time estimate breakdown is as follows: TSA will request the information from the nation’s top 125 pipeline systems. TSA estimates that system owners and operators would spend a maximum of four hours per system to collect, review, and submit the information via email to TSA. Thus, TSA estimates the total annual burden to the public would be (125 owners or operators) × (4 hours per owner or operator) = 500 total hours per year. Use and Handling of Results TSA will use annual product throughput values as a significant factor in determining the most critical systems. The lists of a system’s critical facilities and amplifying information are determined by the individual pipeline system owners or operators for their respective systems through their own site assessment process, and will be used by TSA to develop a plan for TSA to inspect the top 100 sites as required in section in 1557(b) of the Implementing Recommendation for the 911 Commission Act of 2007. Both the request for information sent by TSA and the responses from subject pipeline system owners or operators will be conducted via electronic mail. To the extent that the information provided by owners or operators is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), it will be protected in accordance with procedures meeting the transmission, handling and storage requirements of SSI set forth in 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 9, 2008. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–8096 Filed 4–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5187–N–19] Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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. The paperwork involved in this action involves all activities related to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) from execution of the a grant agreement to case management. HUD will invite public housing agencies that currently administer the Housing Choice Voucher program to administer DHAP based on several factors such as where the DHAP eligible families are currently residing or have indicated they wish to receive DHAP assistance. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 16, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2577–0252) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e- mail Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 402–8048. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting 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 technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP). OMB Approval Number: 2577–0252. Form Numbers: HUD–5255, HUD– 5250. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The paperwork involved in this action involves all activities related to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) from execution of the a grant agreement to case management. HUD will invite public housing agencies that currently administer the Housing Choice Voucher program to administer DHAP based on several factors such as where the DHAP eligible families are currently residing or have indicated they wish to receive DHAP assistance. Frequency of Submission: Quarterly, Weekly, Annually. Number of respondents Annual responses 700 671 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Reporting Burden .............................................................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Apr 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM × Hours per response 0.726 16APN1 = Burden hours 341,425

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 74 (Wednesday, April 16, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20700-20701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8096]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most 
Critical Pipelines

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR 
describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. This collection provides TSA critical facility and annual 
product through-put information from owners or operators of the 
nation's largest pipelines, and is necessitated by the requirements set 
forth in the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission 
Act of 2007.

DATES: Send your comments by June 16, 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 (703) 603-0822.

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

Purpose of Data Collection

    Section 1557(b) of the Implementing the Recommendations of the 9/11 
Commission Act of 2007, specifically tasks TSA to develop and implement 
a plan for inspecting certain critical facilities of the 100 most 
critical pipeline systems. See Pub. L. 110-53, 121 Stat. 266 at 475 
(Aug. 3, 2007). The predominant criterion used to determine the nations 
top 100 pipeline systems in terms of criticality is the quantity of 
hazardous liquid or natural gas product that is transported through a 
pipeline in one year (annual through-put). Using annual through-put 
data from Federal and commercially available data as a preliminary 
determinant, TSA has selected the nation's top 125 pipeline systems 
from which annual through-put and critical facility information will be 
requested. TSA is requesting annual product through-put information 
from these top 125 pipeline systems in order to ensure that selection 
of the top 100 pipeline systems for inspection reflects the most recent 
throughput data and is as complete and accurate as possible.

Description of Data Collection

    TSA is requesting information from the owners/operators of 125 
systems. Within each of the system owner/operator companies, both the 
annual through-put and critical facility information has already been 
determined and is readily available to employees within the respective 
companies. System through-put is a figure already determined and 
frequently used by pipeline companies for various business, financial, 
and operations performance purposes. Per guidance set forth in the 
``Pipeline Security Circular September 4, 2002'' (2002 Guidelines) 
issued by the U.S.

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Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety 
Administration (PHMSA), formerly the Office of Pipeline Safety, 
pipeline companies had to determine critical facilities in accordance 
with guidance provided in that circular by December 31, 2003. 
Therefore, very little additional burden will be incurred by the 
pipeline companies in determining or producing this information. 
Consequently, the burden to pipeline owners/operators from to which 
information is requested lies only in compiling, reviewing, and 
transmitting the currently existing information to TSA. The time 
estimate breakdown is as follows: TSA will request the information from 
the nation's top 125 pipeline systems. TSA estimates that system owners 
and operators would spend a maximum of four hours per system to 
collect, review, and submit the information via email to TSA. Thus, TSA 
estimates the total annual burden to the public would be (125 owners or 
operators) x (4 hours per owner or operator) = 500 total hours per 
year.

Use and Handling of Results

    TSA will use annual product through-put values as a significant 
factor in determining the most critical systems. The lists of a 
system's critical facilities and amplifying information are determined 
by the individual pipeline system owners or operators for their 
respective systems through their own site assessment process, and will 
be used by TSA to develop a plan for TSA to inspect the top 100 sites 
as required in section in 1557(b) of the Implementing Recommendation 
for the 911 Commission Act of 2007.
    Both the request for information sent by TSA and the responses from 
subject pipeline system owners or operators will be conducted via 
electronic mail. To the extent that the information provided by owners 
or operators is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), it will be 
protected in accordance with procedures meeting the transmission, 
handling and storage requirements of SSI set forth in 49 CFR parts 15 
and 1520.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 9, 2008.
Fran Lozito,
Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and 
Technology.
 [FR Doc. E8-8096 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P