Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans; Quadrennial Homeland Security Report, 26409-26410 [E9-12681]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Notices B. Length of Support The award will provide 1 year of support and include future recommended support for 4 additional years, contingent upon satisfactory performance in the achievement of project and program reporting objectives during the preceding year and the availability of Federal fiscal year appropriations. ACTION: Notice of draft document available for public comment. SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of the following draft technical report entitled ‘‘Prevention through Design Plan for the National Initiative’’ now available for III. How to Submit a Paper Application public comment. 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This [Docket Number NIOSH–160] comprehensive approach, which includes worker health and safety in all Prevention Through Design (PtD) Plan aspects of design, redesign and retrofit, for the National Initiative will provide a vital framework for saving lives and preventing workAGENCY: National Institute for related injuries and illnesses. Occupational Safety and Health This guidance document does not (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease have the force and effect of law. Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Services (HHS). Donna S. Heidel, CIH, NIOSH, E-mail VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26409 dheidel@cdc.gov, telephone (513) 533– 8489, facsimile (513) 533–8230. Reference: The Prevention through Design Program Portfolio Web address for this document: http:// wwwdev.niosh.cdc.gov/niosh/programs/ PtDesign/. Dated: May 26, 2009. Christine M. Branche, Acting Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E9–12747 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans; Quadrennial Homeland Security Report AGENCY: Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Emergency Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans, submits this for the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans is soliciting comments concerning the Quadrennial Homeland Security Report. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 2, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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 OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 26410 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 104 / Tuesday, June 2, 2009 / Notices 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If additional information is required contact: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Policy Directorate/ Office of Strategic Plans, Michael Galang, (202) 282–9118. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 mandated the QHSR and included the following consultation requirement: ‘‘The Secretary shall conduct each quadrennial homeland security review under this subsection in consultation with—(A) The heads of other Federal agencies, including the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Director of National Intelligence; (B) key officials of the Department; and (C) other relevant governmental and nongovernmental entities, including State, local, and tribal government officials, members of Congress, private sector representatives, academics, and other policy experts.’’ The homeland security community is so vast that physically convening representative and inclusive study groups that are also able to work efficiently and effectively is virtually impossible. Therefore, DHS will fulfill QHSR consultation requirements through a number of mechanisms, including collaborative web-based engagement tools. In doing so, DHS intends to create a true national dialogue on homeland security. A national dialogue platform will be created and hosted to engage homeland security stakeholders around the compelling questions, ideas, or concepts that emerge through the QHSR process. The dialogue platform is based on the principle of radical scalability: The more feedback that is received, the more clearly sorted participants’ preferences and priorities become. In a national dialogue, users can submit their best VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 Jun 01, 2009 Jkt 217001 ideas, refine them in open discussion, and use simple rating and tagging features to identify the most popular ideas and important overarching themes. The platform can host multiple simultaneous dialogues, and dynamically pose new questions, so that DHS can repeatedly ‘‘pulse’’ participants over a three-month timeframe. Ideas, comments, or position papers will also be solicited at the outset of the review and accepted via electronic means. All submitted position papers will inform the QHSR Study Groups as they initiate their analyses. All homeland security stakeholders are eligible and are invited to provide input. A letter from Secretary Napolitano will be sent to each stakeholder association inviting their input. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans. Title: Quadrennial Homeland Security Report. OMB Number: 1601–NEW. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Federal Government, State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 50,000 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 hours per respondent. Total Burden Hours: 400,000 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): None. Dated: May 14, 2009. Margaret H. Graves, Acting Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–12681 Filed 6–1–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection. Comment Request ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review: Application Requirements for the Adjustment of Status under Section 586 of Public Law 106–249; OMB–27, OMB Control No. 1615–0081. The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Immigration Services has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until August 3, 2009. Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529–2210. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to (202) 272–8352 or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0081 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 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 of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application Requirements for the Adjustment of Status under Section 586 of Public Law 106–249. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; File No. OMB–27, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 104 (Tuesday, June 2, 2009)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E9-12681]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans; Quadrennial 
Homeland Security Report

AGENCY: Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Emergency Submission to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Policy Directorate/Office 
of Strategic Plans, submits this for the following information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Policy Directorate/
Office of Strategic Plans is soliciting comments concerning the 
Quadrennial Homeland Security Report. The purpose of this notice is to 
allow additional 30-days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 2, 2009. 
This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

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 OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Office 
of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;

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    2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If additional information is required 
contact: the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Policy Directorate/
Office of Strategic Plans, Michael Galang, (202) 282-9118.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 
Commission Act of 2007 mandated the QHSR and included the following 
consultation requirement: ``The Secretary shall conduct each 
quadrennial homeland security review under this subsection in 
consultation with--(A) The heads of other Federal agencies, including 
the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Director of National 
Intelligence; (B) key officials of the Department; and (C) other 
relevant governmental and nongovernmental entities, including State, 
local, and tribal government officials, members of Congress, private 
sector representatives, academics, and other policy experts.''
    The homeland security community is so vast that physically 
convening representative and inclusive study groups that are also able 
to work efficiently and effectively is virtually impossible. Therefore, 
DHS will fulfill QHSR consultation requirements through a number of 
mechanisms, including collaborative web-based engagement tools. In 
doing so, DHS intends to create a true national dialogue on homeland 
security. A national dialogue platform will be created and hosted to 
engage homeland security stakeholders around the compelling questions, 
ideas, or concepts that emerge through the QHSR process. The dialogue 
platform is based on the principle of radical scalability: The more 
feedback that is received, the more clearly sorted participants' 
preferences and priorities become. In a national dialogue, users can 
submit their best ideas, refine them in open discussion, and use simple 
rating and tagging features to identify the most popular ideas and 
important overarching themes. The platform can host multiple 
simultaneous dialogues, and dynamically pose new questions, so that DHS 
can repeatedly ``pulse'' participants over a three-month timeframe.
    Ideas, comments, or position papers will also be solicited at the 
outset of the review and accepted via electronic means. All submitted 
position papers will inform the QHSR Study Groups as they initiate 
their analyses. All homeland security stakeholders are eligible and are 
invited to provide input. A letter from Secretary Napolitano will be 
sent to each stakeholder association inviting their input.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Policy Directorate/Office 
of Strategic Plans.
    Title: Quadrennial Homeland Security Report.
    OMB Number: 1601-NEW.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Federal Government, State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000 respondents.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 8 hours per respondent.
    Total Burden Hours: 400,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): None.

    Dated: May 14, 2009.
Margaret H. Graves,
Acting Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-12681 Filed 6-1-09; 8:45 am]
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