Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Canine Program Training Form, 9620-9621 [E9-4654]

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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 42 / Thursday, March 5, 2009 / Notices numbers, addresses, department names, and phone numbers by individuals requesting participation in the TSA National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) through the Canine Web Site. The information is used to set up travel, handle reimbursement, and schedule training, all of which are crucial to program participation and administration. 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. 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Information Collection Requirement Purpose and Description of Data Collection The National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) is a partnership between TSA, airports, and local law enforcement. The NEDCTP supports TSA’s mission by preparing law enforcement canine-handlers, who are not Federal employees, and canines VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Mar 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 to serve on the front lines of America’s War on Terror. These canine teams (handler and canine) are trained to quickly locate and identify dangerous materials that may present a threat to transportation systems. For this purpose, TSA collects the information pursuant to Public Law 104–264, Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996; Public Law 107–296, Homeland Security Act of 2002; and Public Law 107–71, Aviation and Transportation Security Act. TSA electronically collects and stores the Social Security number, credit card number, name, employment information (that is, airport ID and canine unit), and office phone and fax numbers of all canine handlers who apply to participate in the program. This information collection is crucial, as it is utilized to set up training, travel, and create a unique profile for each handler that allows them access into the Canine Web Site (CWS). The CWS is a Webbased application that serves as the collaboration tool for TSA and canine handlers across the Nation. The CWS serves as the main source of information for all NEDCTP records and operations. From the CWS, canine handlers, supervisors, and trainers can access helpful information pertinent to canine training, travel to training, reimbursement, message forums, user profiles (containing a limited amount of personal information, profiles of dogs, teams, and agencies), help desk messages, calendar data, equipment inventory, training aid inventory, training exercises, and daily utilization of canine teams. Without access to the CWS, canine handlers will not be able to perform their jobs or receive proper guidance and support from TSA. Use of Results TSA uses the information collected to arrange the handler’s travel for training, and later on, to allow the handler access to the CWS. Once travel has been arranged, TSA uses the stored information to create a unique profile for each handler, which in turn allows for the issuing of a unique login credential into the CWS. The stored data is viewable only by the individual and their local law enforcement agency canine unit supervisor (a non-TSA employee) and authorized TSA personnel responsible for administering the program. The annual burden estimate is approximately 14 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9621 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 27, 2009. Ginger LeMay, Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. E9–4654 Filed 3–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5281–N–17] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and Quality Assurance Plans AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. 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: May 4, 2009. 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Friedman, Senior Advisor, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 708–0667 (this is not a toll-free number). 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 for the proper performance of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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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.

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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

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numbers, addresses, department names, and phone numbers by individuals 
requesting participation in the TSA National Explosives Detection 
Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) through the Canine Web Site. The 
information is used to set up travel, handle reimbursement, and 
schedule training, all of which are crucial to program participation 
and administration.

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. 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

Purpose and Description of Data Collection

    The National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) is a 
partnership between TSA, airports, and local law enforcement. The 
NEDCTP supports TSA's mission by preparing law enforcement canine-
handlers, who are not Federal employees, and canines to serve on the 
front lines of America's War on Terror. These canine teams (handler and 
canine) are trained to quickly locate and identify dangerous materials 
that may present a threat to transportation systems.
    For this purpose, TSA collects the information pursuant to Public 
Law 104-264, Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996; Public Law 
107-296, Homeland Security Act of 2002; and Public Law 107-71, Aviation 
and Transportation Security Act. TSA electronically collects and stores 
the Social Security number, credit card number, name, employment 
information (that is, airport ID and canine unit), and office phone and 
fax numbers of all canine handlers who apply to participate in the 
program. This information collection is crucial, as it is utilized to 
set up training, travel, and create a unique profile for each handler 
that allows them access into the Canine Web Site (CWS). The CWS is a 
Web-based application that serves as the collaboration tool for TSA and 
canine handlers across the Nation. The CWS serves as the main source of 
information for all NEDCTP records and operations. From the CWS, canine 
handlers, supervisors, and trainers can access helpful information 
pertinent to canine training, travel to training, reimbursement, 
message forums, user profiles (containing a limited amount of personal 
information, profiles of dogs, teams, and agencies), help desk 
messages, calendar data, equipment inventory, training aid inventory, 
training exercises, and daily utilization of canine teams. Without 
access to the CWS, canine handlers will not be able to perform their 
jobs or receive proper guidance and support from TSA.

Use of Results

    TSA uses the information collected to arrange the handler's travel 
for training, and later on, to allow the handler access to the CWS. 
Once travel has been arranged, TSA uses the stored information to 
create a unique profile for each handler, which in turn allows for the 
issuing of a unique login credential into the CWS. The stored data is 
viewable only by the individual and their local law enforcement agency 
canine unit supervisor (a non-TSA employee) and authorized TSA 
personnel responsible for administering the program. The annual burden 
estimate is approximately 14 hours.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 27, 2009.
Ginger LeMay,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-4654 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P