New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines, 45232-45233 [E8-17720]

Download as PDF 45232 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 150 / Monday, August 4, 2008 / Notices you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366– 9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Public Participation and Request for Comments We encourage you to respond to this notice by submitting comments and related materials. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you provide. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use their Docket Management Facility. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (USCG–2008–0521), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an e-mail address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES; but please submit your comments and material by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this 5-year exercise schedule, as well as other elements of the PREP, in light of your comments. Viewing Comments and Documents To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Enter the docket number for this notice (USCG–2008–0521) in the Search box, and click ‘‘Go>>.’’ If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Aug 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Privacy Act Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act, system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose In 1994, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) of the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the Department of the Interior, coordinated the development of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) Guidelines to ensure compliance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) pollution response exercise requirements (33 U.S.C. 1321(j)). The guiding principles of PREP distinguish between internal and external exercises. Internal exercises are conducted within the planholder’s organization. External exercises extend beyond the planholder’s organization to involve other members of the response community. External exercises are separated into two categories: Area exercises, and Government-initiated, unannounced exercises. External exercises are designed to evaluate the entire pollution response mechanism in a given geographic Area to ensure adequate response preparedness. Area exercises involve the entire response community including Federal, State, local, tribal, and non-government organizations, and industry participants; therefore, these Area exercises require more extensive planning than other oil spill response exercises. The PREP Guidelines describe all of these exercises in more detail. A National Schedule Coordination Committee (NSCC) was established for scheduling Area exercises. The NSCC is comprised of personnel representing the four Federal regulating agencies—the USCG, EPA, MMS, and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS). Since 1994, the NSCC published a triennial schedule of Area exercises. Starting in 2008, NSCC will publish a schedule of Area exercises every 5 years. Source for PREP Documents The PREP Area exercise schedule and exercise design manuals are available on PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Internet at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ exercises. To obtain a hard copy of the exercise design manual, contact Ms. Melanie Barber at PHMSA, Office of Pipeline Safety at 202–366–4560. PREP Schedule This notice announces the next 5-year schedule of the Area exercises. The PREP schedule for calendar years 2009 through 2013 for Government-led and Industry-led Area exercises is available on the Internet in the docket for this notice at http://www.regulations.gov and at http://homeport.uscg.mil/ exercises under Port Level Exercises. Any revisions to the schedule will appear on the http://homeport.uscg.mil Web site. We have include a table listing the dates and Federal Register cites of past PREP exercise notices in our online docket for those who wish to compare this 2009–2013 schedule with past schedules. If a company wants to volunteer for an Area exercise, a company representative may call either the Coast Guard or EPA on-scene coordinator for times and locations. If you have concerns or recommended improvements to the Government-led PREP exercises, please submit those using the procedures described under the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Dated: July 24, 2008. Joseph R. Castillo, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Response Policy. [FR Doc. E8–17755 Filed 8–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 150 / Monday, August 4, 2008 / Notices information on April 16, 2008, 73 FR 20700. This collection provides TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from owners/ 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. Send your comments by September 3, 2008. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. DATES: 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 Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, Communications Branch, Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology, TSA–32, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220; telephone (571) 227–3651; facsimile (703) 603– 0822. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:50 Aug 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Information Collection Requirement Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned. Form(s): NA. Affected Public: Pipeline Companies. Abstract: Sec. 1557(b) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266, 475, 08/03/2007) (9/11 Act), specifically tasks TSA to develop and implement a plan for inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical pipeline systems. To meet the 9/11 Act’s requirement, TSA will request a report of annual product through-put and a listing of critical facilities from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual through-put, as reported in pipeline trade journals and other sources. TSA uses system annual through-put as a primary factor in determining pipeline system criticality. This figure is based on the amount of hazardous liquid or natural gas product transported through a pipeline in one year (i.e., annual through-put). TSA will request the information from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual through-put, and out of these, TSA will make a determination of the top 100 most critical pipeline systems. The request for information will be transmitted by TSA via e-mail to the 125 respondents. TSA will ask the respondents to provide the information to TSA via e-mail. To the extent the information transmitted is Sensitive Security Information; TSA will safeguard the information in accordance with 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520. TSA will use the information to develop and implement a plan for inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical pipeline systems. Number of Respondents: 125. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 500 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on July 29, 2008. Kriste Jordan, Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E8–17720 Filed 8–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45233 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5187–N–49] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Customer Satisfaction Surveys Office of the Chief Information Officer, 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. Executive Order 12862, ‘‘Setting Customer Service Standards ‘‘requires that Federal agencies provide the highest quality service to our customers by identifying them and determining what they think about our services. The surveys covered in the request for a generic clearance will provide HUD a means to gather this data directly from our customers. HUD will conduct various customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback and data directly from our customers to determine the kind and quality of services and products they want and expect to receive. DATES: Comments due: October 3, 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 (2535–0116) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department or Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 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. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\04AUN1.SGM 04AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments, of the following collection of

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information on April 16, 2008, 73 FR 20700. This collection provides 
TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from 
owners/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 September 3, 2008. A comment to OMB is 
most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: 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 Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, Communications Branch, 
Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology, TSA-32, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202-4220; telephone (571) 227-3651; 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 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

    Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical 
Pipelines.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Form(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Pipeline Companies.
    Abstract: Sec. 1557(b) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 
9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-53, 121 Stat. 266, 475, 08/03/
2007) (9/11 Act), specifically tasks TSA to develop and implement a 
plan for inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical 
pipeline systems. To meet the 9/11 Act's requirement, TSA will request 
a report of annual product through-put and a listing of critical 
facilities from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual 
through-put, as reported in pipeline trade journals and other sources.
    TSA uses system annual through-put as a primary factor in 
determining pipeline system criticality. This figure is based on the 
amount of hazardous liquid or natural gas product transported through a 
pipeline in one year (i.e., annual through-put). TSA will request the 
information from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual 
through-put, and out of these, TSA will make a determination of the top 
100 most critical pipeline systems. The request for information will be 
transmitted by TSA via e-mail to the 125 respondents. TSA will ask the 
respondents to provide the information to TSA via e-mail. To the extent 
the information transmitted is Sensitive Security Information; TSA will 
safeguard the information in accordance with 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520. 
TSA will use the information to develop and implement a plan for 
inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical pipeline 
systems.
    Number of Respondents: 125.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 500 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on July 29, 2008.
Kriste Jordan,
Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of 
Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-17720 Filed 8-1-08; 8:45 am]
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