Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Corporate Security Review, 9620 [E9-4652]

Download as PDF 9620 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: February 25, 2009. Randall W. Lutter, Deputy Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E9–4645 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Corporate Security Review AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on one currently approved information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Send your comments by May 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Ginger LeMay, PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ginger LeMay, PRA Officer, 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. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 (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: Corporate Security Review (CSR). Type of Request: Renewal of one current public collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0036. Form(s): Corporate Security Review Form. Affected Public: Surface transportation system owners and operators. Abstract: The Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107–71) requires TSA to oversee the security of the nation’s surface transportation system. Specifically, ATSA grants TSA authority to execute its responsibilities for: • Enhancing security in all modes of transportation; • Assessing intelligence and other information in order to identify threats to transportation security; and • Coordinating countermeasures with other Federal agencies to address such threats, including the authority to receive, assess, and distribute intelligence information related to transportation security (49 U.S.C. 114(d), (f)(1)–(5), (h)(1)–(4)). To support these requirements, TSA assesses the current security practices in the surface transportation sector by way of site visits and interviews through its Corporate Security Review (CSR) program, one piece of a much larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program in support of TSA’s and Department of Homeland Security’s missions. TSA is seeking to renew its OMB approval for this information collection so that TSA can continue to ascertain information security measures and identify gaps. These activities are critical to its mission of ensuring transportation security. The CSR is an ‘‘instructive’’ review that provides TSA with an understanding of surface transportation owner/operators’ security programs, if they have them. In carrying out CSRs, modal experts from TSA conduct site visits of highway and pipeline assets throughout the nation. 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TSA plans to collect information from businesses of all sizes. The annual hour burden for this information collection is estimated to be 612 hours. While TSA estimates a total of 590 potential respondents, this estimate is based on TSA conducting 184 visits per year, each visit lasting 1 day (3–8 hour work day). The total annual cost burden to respondents is $30,000. Number of Respondents: 590. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 612 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 27, 2009. Ginger LeMay, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E9–4652 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Canine Program Training Form AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the on-line submission of names, Social Security E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


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

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: TSA invites public comment on one currently approved 
information collection requirement abstracted below that we will submit 
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Send your comments by May 4, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Ginger LeMay, PRA 
Officer, Office of Information Technology, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ginger LeMay, PRA Officer, 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. 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: Corporate Security Review (CSR).
    Type of Request: Renewal of one current public collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0036.
    Form(s): Corporate Security Review Form.
    Affected Public: Surface transportation system owners and 
operators.
    Abstract: The Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 
(ATSA) (Pub. L. 107-71) requires TSA to oversee the security of the 
nation's surface transportation system. Specifically, ATSA grants TSA 
authority to execute its responsibilities for:
     Enhancing security in all modes of transportation;
     Assessing intelligence and other information in order to 
identify threats to transportation security; and
     Coordinating countermeasures with other Federal agencies 
to address such threats, including the authority to receive, assess, 
and distribute intelligence information related to transportation 
security (49 U.S.C. 114(d), (f)(1)-(5), (h)(1)-(4)).
    To support these requirements, TSA assesses the current security 
practices in the surface transportation sector by way of site visits 
and interviews through its Corporate Security Review (CSR) program, one 
piece of a much larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection 
program in support of TSA's and Department of Homeland Security's 
missions. TSA is seeking to renew its OMB approval for this information 
collection so that TSA can continue to ascertain information security 
measures and identify gaps. These activities are critical to its 
mission of ensuring transportation security.
    The CSR is an ``instructive'' review that provides TSA with an 
understanding of surface transportation owner/operators' security 
programs, if they have them. In carrying out CSRs, modal experts from 
TSA conduct site visits of highway and pipeline assets throughout the 
nation. The TSA team analyzes the owner's/operator's security plan, if 
the owner/operator has one, and determines if the mitigation measures 
included in the plan are being implemented. In addition to reviewing 
the security plan document, TSA inspects one or two assets owned by the 
operator.
    At the conclusion of these site visits, TSA completes the Corporate 
Security Review form, which asks questions concerning eleven topics: 
Threat assessments, vulnerability assessments, security planning, 
credentialing, secure areas, infrastructure protection, physical 
security countermeasures, cyber security, training, communications, and 
exercises. TSA conducts this collection through voluntary face-to-face 
visits at the company/agency headquarters of surface transportation 
owners/operators. Typically, TSA sends one to three employees to 
conduct a 4-8 hour discussion/interview with representatives from the 
company/agency owner/operator. TSA plans to collect information from 
businesses of all sizes.
    The annual hour burden for this information collection is estimated 
to be 612 hours. While TSA estimates a total of 590 potential 
respondents, this estimate is based on TSA conducting 184 visits per 
year, each visit lasting 1 day (3-8 hour work day). The total annual 
cost burden to respondents is $30,000.
    Number of Respondents: 590.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 612 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 27, 2009.
Ginger LeMay,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
 [FR Doc. E9-4652 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-62-P