National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Security Assessment Tool Revision, 48994-48995 [E9-23219]

Download as PDF 48994 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY I&A Request Customer Survey jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; New Information Collection Request. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, has submitted 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). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 24, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Attn.: Jason Clark, 202–447–3140. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–53) identifies the U/SIA as having the primary Federal responsibility for outreach and sharing threat related information and intelligence with State, local and tribal officials (S&L). Section 511 of the 9/11 Act with regards to consumer feedback requires I&A to create a voluntary mechanism for any State, local, tribal law enforcement officer or other emergency response provider who is a consumer of the intelligence or other information products of I&A to provide feedback to the Department on quality and utility of such intelligence products. This is new collection for a pilot program. I&A Managers will use the survey results to establish exactly who within our S&L target audience our products are reaching and to generally gauge and make improvements to intelligence products that increase customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. The results of the customer satisfaction surveys will be shared with DHS HQ, I&A, and as mandated by section 511 of the 9/11 act presented to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Title: I&A Customer Survey. Form: DHS Form 6001. OMB Number: 1601–NEW. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 144. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 25. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 120 annual burden hours. Margaret H. Graves, Acting Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–23244 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9N–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Security Assessment Tool Revision AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments: Revision of information collection request 1670–0007. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will be submitting the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is a revision to information collection 1670–0007. A 60-day public notice for comments was previously published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2009 at 74 FR 31459. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments during a 30-day public comment period prior to the submission of this collection to OMB. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 26, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposed information collection through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS–2009–0033. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 550 of Public Law 109–295 provides the Department of Homeland Security with the authority to regulate the security of high-risk chemical facilities. Before the enactment of section 550, the Federal government did not have the authority to regulate the security of most of our nation’s chemical facilities. On April 9, 2007, the Department issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR), implementing this statutory mandate at 72 FR 17688. Section 550 requires a risk-based approach to security. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), 6 CFR part 27, are the Department’s regulations under section 550 governing security at highrisk chemical facilities. CFATS represents a national-level effort to minimize terrorism risk to such facilities. Its design and implementation balance maintaining economic vitality with securing facilities and their surrounding communities. The regulations were designed, in collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders, to take advantage of protective measures already in place and to allow facilities to employ a wide range of tailored measures to satisfy the regulations’ Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS). CFATS also establishes, in 6 CFR 27.400, the requirements that covered persons must follow to safeguard certain E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices documents and other information developed under the regulations. This information is identified as ‘‘Chemicalterrorism Vulnerability Information’’ (CVI) and by law receives protection from public disclosure and misuse. The Department collects the primary core regulatory data electronically through the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT). Solicitation of Comments No comments were received in response to the 60-day public comment period. However, the department has adjusted the cost estimates based on improved cost information. 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. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: Chemical Security Assessment Tool. OMB Number: 1670–0007. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES CFATS Helpdesk Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 6,250 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $525,000. Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information Authorization Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 8,073. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 8,073 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $678,132. CSAT User Registration Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 4,167. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 4,167 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $350,028. CSAT Top Screen Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 4,167. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30.3 hours. Total Burden Hours: 189,390 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $15,908,772. Security Vulnerability Assessment and Alternative Security Program Submitted in Lieu of the Security Vulnerability Assessment Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 825. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 250 hours. Total Burden Hours: 309,375 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $25,987,500. Site Security Plan (SSP) and Alternative Security Program Submitted in Lieu of the Site Security Plan Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 825. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 200 hours. Total Burden Hours: 247,500 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $20,790,000. Thomas Chase Garwood, III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–23219 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48995 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY National Protection and Programs Directorate Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments: New information collection request 1670–NEW. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will be submitting 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. The information collection is a new information collection. A 60-day public notice for comments was previously published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2009 at 74 FR 31460. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments during a 30-day public comment period prior to the submission of this collection to OMB. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden and cost. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 26, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposed information collection through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS–2009–0034. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), 6 CFR part 27, are the Department’s regulations under section 550 governing security at highrisk chemical facilities. CFATS represents a national-level effort to minimize terrorism risk to such facilities. Its design and implementation balance maintaining economic vitality with securing facilities and their E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Security 
Assessment Tool Revision

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of 
Infrastructure Protection Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, 
DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments: Revision of information 
collection request 1670-0007.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, 
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will be submitting 
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. The information collection is a 
revision to information collection 1670-0007. A 60-day public notice 
for comments was previously published in the Federal Register on July 
1, 2009 at 74 FR 31459. No comments were received. The purpose of this 
notice is to solicit comments during a 30-day public comment period 
prior to the submission of this collection to OMB. The submission 
describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of 
respondents, the estimated burden and cost.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 26, 
2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the 
proposed information collection through Federal Rulemaking Portal at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS-2009-0033.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A copy of this ICR, with applicable 
supporting documentation, may be obtained through Federal Rulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 550 of Public Law 109-295 provides 
the Department of Homeland Security with the authority to regulate the 
security of high-risk chemical facilities. Before the enactment of 
section 550, the Federal government did not have the authority to 
regulate the security of most of our nation's chemical facilities. On 
April 9, 2007, the Department issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR), 
implementing this statutory mandate at 72 FR 17688. Section 550 
requires a risk-based approach to security.
    The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), 6 CFR part 
27, are the Department's regulations under section 550 governing 
security at high-risk chemical facilities. CFATS represents a national-
level effort to minimize terrorism risk to such facilities. Its design 
and implementation balance maintaining economic vitality with securing 
facilities and their surrounding communities. The regulations were 
designed, in collaboration with the private sector and other 
stakeholders, to take advantage of protective measures already in place 
and to allow facilities to employ a wide range of tailored measures to 
satisfy the regulations' Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS).
    CFATS also establishes, in 6 CFR 27.400, the requirements that 
covered persons must follow to safeguard certain

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documents and other information developed under the regulations. This 
information is identified as ``Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information'' (CVI) and by law receives protection from public 
disclosure and misuse.
    The Department collects the primary core regulatory data 
electronically through the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT).

Solicitation of Comments

    No comments were received in response to the 60-day public comment 
period. However, the department has adjusted the cost estimates based 
on improved cost information.
    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.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate.
    Title: Chemical Security Assessment Tool.
    OMB Number: 1670-0007.

CFATS Helpdesk

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 25,000.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,250 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $525,000.

Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information Authorization

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 8,073.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,073 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $678,132.

CSAT User Registration

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 4,167.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,167 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $350,028.

CSAT Top Screen

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 4,167.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30.3 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 189,390 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $15,908,772.

Security Vulnerability Assessment and Alternative Security Program 
Submitted in Lieu of the Security Vulnerability Assessment

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 825.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 250 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 309,375 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $25,987,500.

Site Security Plan (SSP) and Alternative Security Program Submitted in 
Lieu of the Site Security Plan

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 825.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 200 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 247,500 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $20,790,000.

Thomas Chase Garwood, III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-23219 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]
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