Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Homeland Security-Vulnerability Identification Self-Assessment Tool-Transportation (DHS-VISAT-T), 7619 [E9-3443]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Notices Dated: February 11, 2009. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E9–3430 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Department of Homeland Security— Vulnerability Identification SelfAssessment Tool—Transportation (DHS–VISAT–T) AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30 day Notice. This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652–0037, 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 December 24, 2008, 73 FR 79148. The collection allows TSA to collect data from transportation asset owners or operators on security measures deployed and their effectiveness. DATES: Send your comments by March 20, 2009. 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: Ginger LeMay, Office of Information Technology, TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–3616; e-mail ginger.lemay@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:45 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 Title: Department of Homeland Security—Vulnerability Identification Self-Assessment Tool—Transportation (DHS–VISAT–T). Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0037. Forms(s): NA. Affected Public: Transportation Sectors. Abstract: The DHS–VISAT–T (formerly the TSA Self-Assessment Risk Module (TSARM)) was developed to assist all modes of transportation asset owners/operators in developing a security plan and in performing a vulnerability assessment of their asset(s). The tool is designed to be userfriendly, web-based, and is provided at no cost to transportation owner and operators. The tool captures a snapshot of the asset’s baseline security posture and assists the stakeholder in conducting a vulnerability assessment and completing a comprehensive security plan. TSA designed this tool to be flexible to support the unique characteristics of each transportation mode, while still providing a common framework from which analysis and trends can be identified. Thus far, TSA has developed modules of the tool for maritime, mass transit, highway bridges, and rail passenger stations, with more in development. Users have the option to submit the completed assessment to TSA. If PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7619 submitted, TSA reviews the assessment for consistency and provides feedback to the users. Submitted assessments are then used to conduct analysis of the industry standard and to provide cross sector analysis of multiple modes. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 8,000 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 12, 2009. Ginger LeMay, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E9–3443 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Regulations Governing the Administration of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (ESA–100, LS–200, LS–201, LS–203, LS–204, LS–262, LS– 267, LS–271, LS–274, LS–513). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before April 20, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0292, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Department of Homeland Security--Vulnerability Identification 
Self-Assessment Tool--Transportation (DHS-VISAT-T)

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), OMB control number 1652-0037, 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 December 24, 2008, 73 FR 79148. The collection allows 
TSA to collect data from transportation asset owners or operators on 
security measures deployed and their effectiveness.

DATES: Send your comments by March 20, 2009. 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: Ginger LeMay, Office of Information 
Technology, TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 
12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; telephone (571) 227-3616; e-mail 
ginger.lemay@dhs.gov.

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

    Title: Department of Homeland Security--Vulnerability 
Identification Self-Assessment Tool--Transportation (DHS-VISAT-T).
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0037.
    Forms(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Transportation Sectors.
    Abstract: The DHS-VISAT-T (formerly the TSA Self-Assessment Risk 
Module (TSARM)) was developed to assist all modes of transportation 
asset owners/operators in developing a security plan and in performing 
a vulnerability assessment of their asset(s). The tool is designed to 
be user-friendly, web-based, and is provided at no cost to 
transportation owner and operators. The tool captures a snapshot of the 
asset's baseline security posture and assists the stakeholder in 
conducting a vulnerability assessment and completing a comprehensive 
security plan. TSA designed this tool to be flexible to support the 
unique characteristics of each transportation mode, while still 
providing a common framework from which analysis and trends can be 
identified. Thus far, TSA has developed modules of the tool for 
maritime, mass transit, highway bridges, and rail passenger stations, 
with more in development.
    Users have the option to submit the completed assessment to TSA. If 
submitted, TSA reviews the assessment for consistency and provides 
feedback to the users. Submitted assessments are then used to conduct 
analysis of the industry standard and to provide cross sector analysis 
of multiple modes.
    Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 8,000 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 12, 2009.
Ginger LeMay,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Business Improvements and 
Communications, Office of Information Technology.
 [FR Doc. E9-3443 Filed 2-17-09; 8:45 am]
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