Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans; Quadrennial Homeland Security Report, 31286-31287 [E9-15365]

Download as PDF 31286 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 30, 2009 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES6 financing, and delivery of health care services. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members. AHRQ’s National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality (NAC) has established a Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children’s Healthcare in Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP). The Subcommittee was created to provide advice to the NAC for consideration and transmission to AHRQ as AHRQ undertakes responsibilities in the identification of an initial core quality measure set for use by Medicaid and CHIP programs for children’s healthcare. The identification of an initial core measure set for public comment is required under Public Law 111–3, the Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA). The initial core measure set is required to be posted for public comment by January 1, 2010. CHIPRA reauthorized the Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) originally established in 1997, and added a number of new provisions designed to improve health care quality and outcomes for children in Title IV of the law. AHRQ is working closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in implementing these provisions. For more information about AHRQ’s role in carrying out the quality provisions of CHIPRA, see http:// www.ahrq.gov/chip/chipraact.htm. This Web site will link to an e-mail address that can be used to submit comments on CHIPRA quality measure development as the process of identifying the initial core measure set proceeds. II. Agenda On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the Subcommittee meeting will convene at 10 a.m., with the call to order by the Subcommittee Co-Chairs. The AHRQ Director or her designee will present an update on pertinent AHRQ activities with respect to health care qualityrelated efforts and research and projects of interest with respect to pediatric health care. A draft agenda and roster of subcommittee members will be available before the meeting from Padmini Jagadish, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (301) 427–1927, e-mail address Padmini.Jagadish@ahrq.hhs.gov. The final agenda, including the time for public comment during the meeting, will be available on the AHRQ Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov/chip/ chipraact.htm no later than July 20, VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:55 Jun 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 2009. Minutes will be available within 5 business days after the meeting. Dated: June 22, 2009. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E9–15091 Filed 6–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans; Quadrennial Homeland Security Report AGENCY: Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans, Department of Homeland Security. 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 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). Policy Directorate/Office of Strategic Plans is soliciting comments concerning the Quadrennial Homeland Security Report. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 30, 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) 395–5806. 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; 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; PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Policy Directorate/ Office of Strategic Plans, Michael Galang, (202) 282–9118. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A stakeholder online collaboration platform will be created and hosted to engage homeland security stakeholders around the compelling questions produced by the QHSR study groups. 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 the platform, 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. All homeland security stakeholders are eligible and are invited to do so. The Web site will be public facing with self-identify and opt-in user information requested. Participation by the public is completely voluntary. Content will be posted on the online collaboration Web site for up to five days for each collaboration event. At the conclusion of each event, comments and input will be reviewed by the study groups and incorporated as appropriate into their products. The time required by the public to provide input on content posted on the collaboration site is estimated at between one and two hours per collaboration event for a maximum of six hours over the course of the QHSR. Three online collaboration events are currently proposed (July 16– 20, August 13–17, and September 17– 21). The public will be notified of content postings via the DHS QHSR public Web site, http://www.dhs.gov/ qhsr. Other notification options may include FedBiz notices about the scheduled online collaboration events, the DHS Public Affairs news feed, and E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES6 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 30, 2009 / Notices various GSA-approved social networking media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook). Homeland security-related associations will also be asked to invite their members to participate in the online collaborations. Participants will be asked to review developed content for those homeland security topics they are interested in. Examples of requested participant input include: • Comment and rate phase I solicited input, thereby prioritizing those concepts and suggestions they deem critical and which should be considered by the study groups during their respective reviews. • Comment on and rate proposed strategic objectives and key strategic outcome statements for the homeland security mission areas under review. • Vote on proposed mission objectives and outcome statements as to whether they agree or disagree with the proposed content. In addition to viewing the input received via public participation in the collaboration tool during and after the dialog period, the input will be sorted and disseminated to the study groups who will then incorporate the input into their deliberations and subsequent content generation as appropriate. Study group content will be posted via two collaboration events, in July and August, with final draft conclusions posted via the collaboration event in September, prior to the study groups’ final reports. 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: State, Local, Tribal, and Non-Government Stakeholders. Number of Respondents: 50,000 respondents. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 6 hours per respondent. Total Burden Hours: 300,000 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 600,000. Margaret Graves, Acting Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–15365 Filed 6–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9M–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:55 Jun 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Overflight Program/Advance Notice for Aircraft Landings AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing information collection: 1651–0087. SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Overflight Program/Advance Notice for Aircraft Landings. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (74 FR 19098–19099) on April 27, 2009, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 30, 2009. 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 the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encourages the general public and affected Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act (Pub. L. 104– 13). Your comments should address one of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31287 functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies’/components’ 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 collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information. Title: Application for Overflight Program/Advance Notice for Aircraft Landings. OMB Number: 1651–0087. Form Number: CBP Forms 442 and 442A. Abstract: CBP Forms 442 and 442A are used by private flyers to obtain a waiver for landing requirements and normal CBP processing at designated airports along the southern border. The CBP regulations also require owners and operators of some commercial aircraft to request CBP permission to land at least 30 days before the first flight date. In addition, there is a requirement for pilots of private aircraft to submit notice of arrival and notice of departure information through Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) manifests no later than sixty (60) minutes prior to departure for flights arriving in to or departing from the United States. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date. Type of Review: Extension with change to the burden hours due to better estimates by CBP regarding time per response. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 755,462. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 760,655. Estimated Time per Response: 1.1 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,928. If additional information is required contact: Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Regulations and Rulings, 799 9th Street, NW., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. Dated: June 25, 2009. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E9–15438 Filed 6–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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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, Department of 
Homeland Security.

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 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). Policy Directorate/Office of 
Strategic Plans is soliciting comments concerning the Quadrennial 
Homeland Security Report. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 
days for public comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 30, 
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) 395-5806.
    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;
    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: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Policy Directorate/
Office of Strategic Plans, Michael Galang, (202) 282-9118.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A stakeholder online collaboration platform 
will be created and hosted to engage homeland security stakeholders 
around the compelling questions produced by the QHSR study groups. 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 the platform, 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. All homeland security 
stakeholders are eligible and are invited to do so. The Web site will 
be public facing with self-identify and opt-in user information 
requested.
    Participation by the public is completely voluntary. Content will 
be posted on the online collaboration Web site for up to five days for 
each collaboration event. At the conclusion of each event, comments and 
input will be reviewed by the study groups and incorporated as 
appropriate into their products. The time required by the public to 
provide input on content posted on the collaboration site is estimated 
at between one and two hours per collaboration event for a maximum of 
six hours over the course of the QHSR. Three online collaboration 
events are currently proposed (July 16-20, August 13-17, and September 
17-21). The public will be notified of content postings via the DHS 
QHSR public Web site, http://www.dhs.gov/qhsr. Other notification 
options may include FedBiz notices about the scheduled online 
collaboration events, the DHS Public Affairs news feed, and

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various GSA-approved social networking media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook). 
Homeland security-related associations will also be asked to invite 
their members to participate in the online collaborations.
    Participants will be asked to review developed content for those 
homeland security topics they are interested in. Examples of requested 
participant input include:
     Comment and rate phase I solicited input, thereby 
prioritizing those concepts and suggestions they deem critical and 
which should be considered by the study groups during their respective 
reviews.
     Comment on and rate proposed strategic objectives and key 
strategic outcome statements for the homeland security mission areas 
under review.
     Vote on proposed mission objectives and outcome statements 
as to whether they agree or disagree with the proposed content.
    In addition to viewing the input received via public participation 
in the collaboration tool during and after the dialog period, the input 
will be sorted and disseminated to the study groups who will then 
incorporate the input into their deliberations and subsequent content 
generation as appropriate. Study group content will be posted via two 
collaboration events, in July and August, with final draft conclusions 
posted via the collaboration event in September, prior to the study 
groups' final reports.
    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: State, Local, Tribal, and Non-Government 
Stakeholders.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000 respondents.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 6 hours per respondent.
    Total Burden Hours: 300,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 600,000.

Margaret Graves,
Acting Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-15365 Filed 6-29-09; 8:45 am]
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