Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees, 37981-37982 [E8-15013]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 2, 2008 / Notices (202) 646–3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov. Samuel C. Smith, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–14960 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; Revision of a currently approved collection 1660– 0044, FEMA Form 95–56. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Collection of Information Title: Emergency Management Institute Follow-Up Evaluation Survey. OMB Number: 1660–0044. Abstract: The Emergency Management Institute Follow-Up Evaluation Survey allows trainees at the Emergency Management Institute to self-assess the knowledge and skills gained through emergency managementrelated courses and the extent to which they have been beneficial and applicable in the conduct of their official positions. The information collected is used to review course content and offerings for program planning and management purposes. Affected Public: Individuals or households, State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 3,800. Estimated Time per Respondent: .25 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 950. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Jul 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Frequency of Response: On occasion. Comments: 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 OMB Desk Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Comments must be submitted on or before August 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, Mail Drop Room 301, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov. Samuel C. Smith, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–14961 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2001–11120] Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB Control Number 1652–0001, 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 air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a six-year rolling period. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37981 Send your comments by September 2, 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: DATES: 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 OMB Control Number 1652–0001; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 44940, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) imposes a security service fee on passengers of air carriers and foreign air carriers (‘‘air carriers’’) in air transportation on flights originating at airports in the United States to assist with aviation security costs. 49 CFR part 1510. This information collection requires air carriers to submit to TSA certain information necessary for TSA to impose, collect, and regulate the Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees (September 11th Security Fee), which is used to help defray the costs of providing Federal civil aviation E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 37982 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 2, 2008 / Notices security services, and to retain this information for a six-year rolling period. For instance, air carriers must keep the information collected during Fiscal Year 2008 until the expiration of Fiscal Year 2013. TSA collects the information related to the September 11th Security Fee to monitor carrier compliance with the fee requirements, for auditing purposes, and to track performance measures. TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the fee on passengers, and to submit the fee to TSA by the final day of the calendar month following the month in which the fee was collected. 49 CFR 1510.13. Air carriers are further required to submit quarterly reports to TSA, which provide an accounting of the fees imposed, collected, and refunded to passengers and remitted to TSA. 49 CFR 1510.17. The fee amount collected from each passenger is $2.50 per enplanement originating in the United States. Passengers may not be charged for more than two enplanements per one-way trip or four enplanements per round trip. 49 CFR 1510.5. Each air carrier that collects security service fees from more than 50,000 passengers annually is also required under 49 CFR 1510.15 to submit to TSA an annual independent audit, performed by an independent certified public accountant, of its security service fee activities and accounts. Although the annual independent audit requirements were suspended on January 23, 2003 (68 FR 3192), TSA conducts its own audits of the air carriers. 49 CFR 1510.11. Notwithstanding the suspension of the audit requirements, air carriers must establish and maintain an accounting system to account for the security service fees imposed, collected, refunded and remitted. 49 CFR 1510.15(a). TSA is seeking renewal of this collection to require air carriers to continue submitting the quarterly reports to TSA, and to require air carriers to retain the information for a six-year rolling period. This requirement includes retaining the source information for the quarterly reports remitted to TSA, and the calculations and allocations performed to remit reports to TSA. Should the auditing requirement be reinstated, the requirement would include information and documents reviewed and prepared for the independent audit; the accountant’s working papers, notes, worksheets, and other relevant documentation used in the audit; and, if applicable, the specific information leading to the accountant’s opinion, including any determination that the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Jul 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 accountant could not provide an audit opinion. Although TSA suspended the independent audits, TSA conducts audits of the air carriers, and therefore, requires air carriers to retain and provide the same information as required for the quarterly reports and independent audits. TSA estimates that 196 total respondent air carriers will spend approximately 1 hour per quarterly report, for a total of 784 hours per year. Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, on which they would spend approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 2,100 hours annually. TSA estimates the total for quarterly reports and annual audits is 2,884 hours. For the quarterly reports and TSA’s audits, TSA estimates that the 196 air carriers will each incur an average cost of $462.88 annually. This estimate includes $100 in staff time for preparation of the reports (at $25 per hour, each quarterly report is estimated to take 1 hour to prepare), $361.20 in annual records storage related costs, and $1.68 for postage for the report (4 stamps at 42 cents each). TSA estimates an aggregate annual cost of $90,724.48 for the airlines to prepare, submit, and store quarterly reports, and an aggregate cost of $272,173.44 for the three years of the renewal period. Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates total annual cost for this collection at $315,000 (105 air carriers, at an estimated rate of $150 per hour, at 20 hours per report). For the three-year period of the renewal, TSA estimates the total aggregate cost of the annual audit requirement to be $945,000, and $1,217,173.44 for the three-year extension of both quarterly reports and annual audits. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 26, 2008. Kriste Jordan, Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–15013 Filed 7–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5188–N–10] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; CDBG Urban County/New York Towns Qualification/Requalification Process, Notice Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410; telephone: 202–708–2374 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail Ms. Deitzer at Lillian.L.Deitzer@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed form and other available information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Johnson, Director, Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Block Grant Assistance, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1577 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice solicits comments from members of the public and affected 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 affected 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 E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 2, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2001-11120]


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil 
Aviation Security Service Fees

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 Request 
(ICR), OMB Control Number 1652-0001, 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 air carriers maintaining an accounting system to 
account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees 
collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, 
as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a six-year 
rolling period.

DATES: Send your comments by September 2, 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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0001; Imposition and Collection of 
Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees. In accordance with 49 
U.S.C. 44940, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) imposes 
a security service fee on passengers of air carriers and foreign air 
carriers (``air carriers'') in air transportation on flights 
originating at airports in the United States to assist with aviation 
security costs. 49 CFR part 1510.
    This information collection requires air carriers to submit to TSA 
certain information necessary for TSA to impose, collect, and regulate 
the Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees (September 11th 
Security Fee), which is used to help defray the costs of providing 
Federal civil aviation

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security services, and to retain this information for a six-year 
rolling period. For instance, air carriers must keep the information 
collected during Fiscal Year 2008 until the expiration of Fiscal Year 
2013. TSA collects the information related to the September 11th 
Security Fee to monitor carrier compliance with the fee requirements, 
for auditing purposes, and to track performance measures.
    TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the fee on 
passengers, and to submit the fee to TSA by the final day of the 
calendar month following the month in which the fee was collected. 49 
CFR 1510.13. Air carriers are further required to submit quarterly 
reports to TSA, which provide an accounting of the fees imposed, 
collected, and refunded to passengers and remitted to TSA. 49 CFR 
1510.17. The fee amount collected from each passenger is $2.50 per 
enplanement originating in the United States. Passengers may not be 
charged for more than two enplanements per one-way trip or four 
enplanements per round trip. 49 CFR 1510.5.
    Each air carrier that collects security service fees from more than 
50,000 passengers annually is also required under 49 CFR 1510.15 to 
submit to TSA an annual independent audit, performed by an independent 
certified public accountant, of its security service fee activities and 
accounts. Although the annual independent audit requirements were 
suspended on January 23, 2003 (68 FR 3192), TSA conducts its own audits 
of the air carriers. 49 CFR 1510.11. Notwithstanding the suspension of 
the audit requirements, air carriers must establish and maintain an 
accounting system to account for the security service fees imposed, 
collected, refunded and remitted. 49 CFR 1510.15(a).
    TSA is seeking renewal of this collection to require air carriers 
to continue submitting the quarterly reports to TSA, and to require air 
carriers to retain the information for a six-year rolling period. This 
requirement includes retaining the source information for the quarterly 
reports remitted to TSA, and the calculations and allocations performed 
to remit reports to TSA. Should the auditing requirement be reinstated, 
the requirement would include information and documents reviewed and 
prepared for the independent audit; the accountant's working papers, 
notes, worksheets, and other relevant documentation used in the audit; 
and, if applicable, the specific information leading to the 
accountant's opinion, including any determination that the accountant 
could not provide an audit opinion. Although TSA suspended the 
independent audits, TSA conducts audits of the air carriers, and 
therefore, requires air carriers to retain and provide the same 
information as required for the quarterly reports and independent 
audits.
    TSA estimates that 196 total respondent air carriers will spend 
approximately 1 hour per quarterly report, for a total of 784 hours per 
year. Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 
105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, on which 
they would spend approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 
2,100 hours annually. TSA estimates the total for quarterly reports and 
annual audits is 2,884 hours.
    For the quarterly reports and TSA's audits, TSA estimates that the 
196 air carriers will each incur an average cost of $462.88 annually. 
This estimate includes $100 in staff time for preparation of the 
reports (at $25 per hour, each quarterly report is estimated to take 1 
hour to prepare), $361.20 in annual records storage related costs, and 
$1.68 for postage for the report (4 stamps at 42 cents each). TSA 
estimates an aggregate annual cost of $90,724.48 for the airlines to 
prepare, submit, and store quarterly reports, and an aggregate cost of 
$272,173.44 for the three years of the renewal period.
    Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates 
total annual cost for this collection at $315,000 (105 air carriers, at 
an estimated rate of $150 per hour, at 20 hours per report). For the 
three-year period of the renewal, TSA estimates the total aggregate 
cost of the annual audit requirement to be $945,000, and $1,217,173.44 
for the three-year extension of both quarterly reports and annual 
audits.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on June 26, 2008.
Kriste Jordan,
Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of 
Information Technology.
 [FR Doc. E8-15013 Filed 7-1-08; 8:45 am]
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