National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, 48996-48997 [E9-23241]

Download as PDF 48996 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices surrounding communities. In collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders, the regulations were designed, 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 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 instruments within this collection will be used to manage the CVI program in support of CFATS. 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: CFATS Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information. OMB Number: 1670–NEW. Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Authorization Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 8,073. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 Total Burden Hours: 8,073 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $678,132. Determination of CVI Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: CVI Authorized Users. Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 62.5 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $5,250. Determination of a Need To Know Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: CVI Authorized Users. Number of Respondents: 12,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 3,125 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $262,500. Disclosure of CVI Information Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: CVI Authorized Users. Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 62.5 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $5,250. Notification of Emergency or Exigent Circumstances Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: CVI Authorized Users. Number of Respondents: 250. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 62.5 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $5,250. Tracking Log for CVI Received Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: CVI Authorized Users. Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.08 hours. Total Burden Hours: 24,000 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $2,016,000. Thomas Chase Garwood, III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–23239 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards 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 31458. 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–2009–0035. 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 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 185 / Friday, September 25, 2009 / Notices 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. In collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders, the regulations were designed 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). The instruments within this collection will be used to manage the CFATS program. 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. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $21,877. Request for an Extension Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 1,454.25. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 364 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $30,539. Notification of a New Top Screen Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 6250. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 1,563 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $131,250. Request for a Technical Consultation Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 1,454.25. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 364 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $30,539. Thomas Chase Garwood, III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–23241 Filed 9–24–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0101] The National Infrastructure Advisory Council Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards. OMB Number: 1670–NEW. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Analysis AGENCY: Directorate for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Council meeting. Request for Redetermination Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 1,041.75. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 260 hours. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:52 Sep 24, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) will meet on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at the Park Hyatt’s Park Ballroom, 24th and M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. DATES: The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet Tuesday, PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48997 October 13, 2009, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. For additional information, please consult the NIAC Web site, http:// www.dhs.gov/niac, or contact Matthew Sickbert by phone at 703–235–2888 or by e-mail at Matthew.Sickbert@associates.dhs.gov. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Park Hyatt’s Park Ballroom, 24th and M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037. While we will be unable to accommodate oral comments from the public, written comments may be sent to Nancy J. Wong, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Washington, DC 20528. Written comments should reach the contact person listed no later than September 29, 2009. Comments must be identified by DHS–2009–0101 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: matthew.sickbert@associates.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–235–3055. • Mail: Nancy J. Wong, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Wong, NIAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528; telephone 703–235–2888. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The National Infrastructure Advisory Council shall provide the President through the Secretary of Homeland Security with advice on the security of the critical infrastructure sectors and their information systems. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council will meet to address issues relevant to the protection of critical E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 185 (Friday, September 25, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


National Protection and Programs Directorate; Chemical Facility 
Anti-Terrorism Standards

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.

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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 
new information collection. A 60-day public notice for comments was 
previously published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2009 at 74 FR 
31458. 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-2009-0035.

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

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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. In collaboration with the private sector and other 
stakeholders, the regulations were designed 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). The instruments within this 
collection will be used to manage the CFATS program.

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 Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
    OMB Number: 1670-NEW.

Request for Redetermination

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 1,041.75.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 260 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $21,877.

Request for an Extension

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 1,454.25.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 364 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $30,539.

Notification of a New Top Screen

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 6250.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,563 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $131,250.

Request for a Technical Consultation

    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 1,454.25.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 364 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $30,539.

Thomas Chase Garwood, III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-23241 Filed 9-24-09; 8:45 am]
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