Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Airport Security, 32344-32345 [E8-12746]

Download as PDF 32344 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES a currently approved collection, 1600– 0005. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13 (as amended), 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer is soliciting comments related to its request for extension of an existing information collection authority for the solicitation of proposal information for award of public contracts under Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 5, 2008. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to the Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office, Attn: Patricia Corrigan for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Room 3114, Washington, DC 20528. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Corrigan, 202–447–5430 (this is not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Procurement Officer request renewal of an existing OMB Control Number for information requested from prospective contractors in response to agency-issued solicitations. The information requested is specific to each solicitation, and is required in order for DHS to properly evaluate offeror/bidder qualifications and capabilities in order to make informed decisions in awarding contracts. Information requested typically includes that related to offerors’ or bidders’ management approach, technical and pricing information, delivery and other pertinent information. This notice provides a request for renewal of OMB Control Number 1600–0005 previously granted in August 2005. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments regarding: 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; VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 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; and 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 submissions of responses. Analysis: Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and Legislation Office. Title: Solicitation of Proposal Information for Award of Public Contracts. OMB Number: 1600–0005. Frequency: Once. Affected Public: Businesses and individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,850. Estimated Time per Respondent: 14 hours. Total Burden Hours: 151,900 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0.00. Richard Mangogna, Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–12693 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Airport Security Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Requirement (ICR), abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 involves implementing certain provisions of the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 and the Aviation and Transportation Security Act that relate to the security of persons and property at airports operating in commercial air transportation. DATES: Send your comments by August 5, 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 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 1652–0002; Airport Security, 49 CFR part 1542. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initially required this collection under 14 CFR part 107 (now 49 CFR part 1542) and cleared under OMB control number 2120–0656. The responsibility for the collection was transferred to TSA from FAA on November 19, 2001 and subsequently assigned OMB control number 1652– 0002. Part 1542, Airport Security, implements certain provisions of the Aviation Security Improvement Act of E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 110 / Friday, June 6, 2008 / Notices 1990 (Pub. L. 101–604, November 16, 1990) and the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (Pub. L. 107–71, November 19, 2001), as amended, that relates to the security of persons and property at airports operating in commercial air transportation. TSA is seeking renewal of this information collection because airport security programs are needed to provide for the safety and security of persons and property on an aircraft operating in commercial air transportation against acts of criminal violence, aircraft piracy, and the introduction of an unauthorized weapon, explosive, or incendiary onto an aircraft. The information being collected aids in the effectiveness of passenger screening procedures and assists TSA in complying with Congressional reporting requirements. The affected public is an estimated 454 regulated airport operators. The current estimated annual burden is 535,705 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 3, 2008. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–12746 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] Comments Invited 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: Threat and Vulnerability Assessment for General Aviation Airports Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. PWALKER on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new information collection requirement abstracted below that the agency will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The collection will include the submission of information pertaining to security concerns specific to each individual airport, as perceived by the airport operators of approximately 3,000 general aviation airports. The information collected is part of a program designed to perform a standardized threat and vulnerability assessment program for general aviation airports. The information collected will VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jun 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 also be used to provide context for a feasibility study of the development of a program, based upon a riskmanagement approach, to provide grants to operators of general aviation airports for projects to upgrade security at such airports. A grant program will be established only if the Administrator determines that such a program is feasible based upon the information collected and additional research outside of the scope of this notice. DATES: Send your comments by August 5, 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: 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 Information Collection Requirement (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. Purpose of Data Collection Section 1617(k)(1) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266, 488, Aug. 3, 2007) requires that the TSA Administrator develop a standardized threat and vulnerability assessment PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32345 program for general aviation airports and implement a program to perform such assessments on a risk-management basis at general aviation airports. To accomplish this task successfully, the collection of this information is essential. Section 1617(k)(2) requires the TSA Administrator to initiate and complete a study of the feasibility of a risk-managed program to provide grants to operator of general aviation airports for projects to upgrade security. The assessment data will also provide necessary background information and context for the feasibility study of the grant program. Description of Data Collection TSA seeks the collection of information regarding threat and vulnerability assessments from approximately 3,000 general aviation airports. The collection will consist of several elements: (1) A security selfassessment that the airport operators can perform on their airport using a set of guidelines provided by TSA (available to the public on the TSA Web site); (2) a short series of ‘‘yes’’ or ‘‘no’’ questions; and (3) a narrative field wherein responders can expand on matters of concern to them. The information TSA seeks should be readily available to the airport operators and should take no more than 20–30 minutes to collect and submit. Each airport operator will need to sign on to a Web site hosted by a private entity (2 minutes), complete the assessment (17– 27 minutes) and submit the results (1 minute), for a total time burden of 20– 30 minutes. Therefore, based on the total number of general aviation airport operators expected to participate and the approximate estimated time for each to complete and submit the survey questionnaire, the approximate total burden to the public should not exceed 1,500 hours (3,000 airport operators × 30 minutes). Use of Results TSA will use these results to assess vulnerabilities at any general aviation airport and recommend security measures to mitigate any significant threat or vulnerabilities. The assessment data could also be used in the implementation of a grant program, as described above, if such a program is determined needed and feasible. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 30, 2008. Fran Lozito, Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–12748 Filed 6–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 110 (Friday, June 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32344-32345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-12746]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Airport Security

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 (ICR), abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the 
information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves 
implementing certain provisions of the Aviation Security Improvement 
Act of 1990 and the Aviation and Transportation Security Act that 
relate to the security of persons and property at airports operating in 
commercial air transportation.

DATES: Send your comments by August 5, 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 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

    1652-0002; Airport Security, 49 CFR part 1542. The Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) initially required this collection under 14 CFR 
part 107 (now 49 CFR part 1542) and cleared under OMB control number 
2120-0656. The responsibility for the collection was transferred to TSA 
from FAA on November 19, 2001 and subsequently assigned OMB control 
number 1652-0002. Part 1542, Airport Security, implements certain 
provisions of the Aviation Security Improvement Act of

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1990 (Pub. L. 101-604, November 16, 1990) and the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (Pub. L. 107-71, November 19, 2001), as 
amended, that relates to the security of persons and property at 
airports operating in commercial air transportation. TSA is seeking 
renewal of this information collection because airport security 
programs are needed to provide for the safety and security of persons 
and property on an aircraft operating in commercial air transportation 
against acts of criminal violence, aircraft piracy, and the 
introduction of an unauthorized weapon, explosive, or incendiary onto 
an aircraft. The information being collected aids in the effectiveness 
of passenger screening procedures and assists TSA in complying with 
Congressional reporting requirements. The affected public is an 
estimated 454 regulated airport operators. The current estimated annual 
burden is 535,705 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 3, 2008.
Fran Lozito,
Director, Business Management Office, Operational Process and 
Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-12746 Filed 6-5-08; 8:45 am]
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