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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) and Advanced Notice of Arrival (ANOA). The IMSBC Code Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will discuss harmonization of U.S. regulations with the IMSBC Code and SOLAS Chapter VI, and incorporation of requirements and best practices for the safe transport of solid bulk cargoes contained in Coast Guard policy, guidelines, and previously issued special permits. The MARPOL Annex Working Group. The Working Group will review the task statement and discuss improvements for the adequacy of port waste reception facilities. The NFPA 472 Standards Subcommittee. The Subcommittee will review task statement and identify any outstanding items. Procedural These meetings are open to the public. At the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may make oral presentations during these meetings. If you would like to make an oral presentation at these meetings, please notify the DFO no later than September 2, 2008. Written material for distribution at these meetings should reach the Coast Guard no later than September 2, 2008. If you would like a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee in advance of these meetings, please submit 25 copies to the DFO no later than September 2, 2008. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at these meetings, contact the DFO as soon as possible. Dated: August 5, 2008. J. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. E8–18639 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4910–15–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:38 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2004–19147] Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals; Security Awareness Training for Flight School Employees Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection 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 information on June 06, 2008, 73 FR 32346. The collection requires TSA to conduct a security threat assessment on all aliens and designated individuals seeking flight instruction (‘‘candidates’’) from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified flight training providers. Additionally, flight training providers are required to conduct a security awareness program for their employees, and to maintain records associated with this training. DATES: Send your comments by September 12, 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: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47203 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: Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals; Security Awareness Training for Flight School Employees. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0021. Forms(s): NA. Affected Public: Aliens and other designated individuals seeking flight instruction from FAA-certified flight training providers; flight training providers required to conduct security awareness training to its employees. Abstract: TSA has established standards relating to the security threat assessments that TSA will conduct to determine whether candidates are a threat to aviation or national security, and thus prohibited from receiving flight training. This collection of information requires Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified flight training providers to provide TSA with the information necessary to conduct the security threat assessments. Finally, TSA has established standards relating to security awareness training for certain flight school employees, which include maintaining records of all such training. Number of Respondents: 66,500. TSA is revising the number of respondents from the 31,000 respondents reported in the notice published on June 6, 2008. TSA is now including 40,000 additional E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 47204 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices Flight Training Providers that do not train aliens and are not required to register with TSA. These Flight Training Providers are required under 49 CFR part 1552 to maintain records verifying that a flight school applicant has shown proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality, and are also required to retain records of the initial and recurrent security awareness training provided to employees. TSA estimates the recordkeeping burden for these Flight Training Providers is negligible. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 507,750 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 7, 2008. Kriste Jordan, Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communication, Office of Information and Technology. [FR Doc. E8–18737 Filed 8–12–08; 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 Date for the Port of American Samoa Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast Guard; DHS. ACTION: Notice. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the date for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Port of American Samoa. DATE: TWIC enrollment begins in American Samoa on August 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods. (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Research Center’’ at the top of the page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA–19, Transportation VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:38 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Background Expansion of Global Entry Pilot Program The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. This notice provides the start date for TWIC initial enrollment at the Port of American Samoa on August 20, 2008. The Coast Guard will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register indicating when facilities within the Captain of the Port Zone Guam including those in the Port of American Samoa must comply with the portions of the final rule requiring TWIC to be used as an access control measure. That notice will be published at least 90 days before compliance is required. To obtain information on the preenrollment and enrollment process, and enrollment locations, visit TSA’s TWIC Web site at http://www.tsa.gov/twic. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 8, 2008. Stephen Sadler, General Manager, Operations, Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–18777 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2006–0037] Customs and Border Protection; Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently conducting a pilot international registered traveler program, referred to as Global Entry, at three airports. This document announces the expansion of the pilot to four additional airports and to additional terminals at one of the airports at which Global Entry is currently operational. DATES: Effective Dates: The pilot will be expanded to include the additional locations on or after August 1, 2008. The exact starting date for each airport location will be announced on the CBP Web site at http://www.cbp.gov. The pilot will continue for a minimum of six months. Applications are currently being accepted and will be accepted for the duration of the pilot. Comments concerning this notice and all aspects of the announced pilot may also be submitted throughout the duration of the pilot. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fiorella Michelucci, Office of Field Operations, (202) 344–2564. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In a General Notice published in the Federal Register (73 FR 19861) on April 11, 2008, CBP announced a pilot international registered traveler program, then referred to as International Registered Traveler (IRT), scheduled to commence operations at three initial airports on June 10, 2008. In a notice published in the Federal Register (73 FR 30416) on May 27, 2008, CPB announced that the program is now known as Global Entry and that the starting date had been moved to June 6, 2008. The pilot began operations as scheduled at three initial airport locations: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York (JFK); the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas (IAH); and the Washington Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia (IAD). The Global Entry pilot program allows for the expedited clearance of preapproved, low-risk travelers into the E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2004-19147]


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals; 
Security Awareness Training for Flight School Employees

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 Information Collection Request 
(ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval of an extension of the currently approved 
collection 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 information on June 
06, 2008, 73 FR 32346. The collection requires TSA to conduct a 
security threat assessment on all aliens and designated individuals 
seeking flight instruction (``candidates'') from Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA)-certified flight training providers. Additionally, 
flight training providers are required to conduct a security awareness 
program for their employees, and to maintain records associated with 
this training.

DATES: Send your comments by September 12, 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: Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals; 
Security Awareness Training for Flight School Employees.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0021.
    Forms(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Aliens and other designated individuals seeking 
flight instruction from FAA-certified flight training providers; flight 
training providers required to conduct security awareness training to 
its employees.
    Abstract: TSA has established standards relating to the security 
threat assessments that TSA will conduct to determine whether 
candidates are a threat to aviation or national security, and thus 
prohibited from receiving flight training. This collection of 
information requires Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-certified 
flight training providers to provide TSA with the information necessary 
to conduct the security threat assessments. Finally, TSA has 
established standards relating to security awareness training for 
certain flight school employees, which include maintaining records of 
all such training.
    Number of Respondents: 66,500. TSA is revising the number of 
respondents from the 31,000 respondents reported in the notice 
published on June 6, 2008. TSA is now including 40,000 additional

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Flight Training Providers that do not train aliens and are not required 
to register with TSA. These Flight Training Providers are required 
under 49 CFR part 1552 to maintain records verifying that a flight 
school applicant has shown proof of U.S. citizenship or nationality, 
and are also required to retain records of the initial and recurrent 
security awareness training provided to employees. TSA estimates the 
recordkeeping burden for these Flight Training Providers is negligible.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 507,750 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 7, 2008.
Kriste Jordan,
Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communication, Office of 
Information and Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-18737 Filed 8-12-08; 8:45 am]
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