National Protection and Programs Directorate; Methodology Technical Implementation Functional Survey, 66369-66370 [E9-29739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Notices Agenda: Program reports and presentations. Place: National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Abraham P. Bautista, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, National Institute On Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rm 2085, Rockville, MD 20852, 301–443–9737, bautistaa@mail.nih.gov. Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page: http://silk. nih.gov/silk/niaaa1/about/roster.htm, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.271, Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians; 93.272, Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs; 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants; 93.701, ARRA Related Biomedical Research and Research Support Awards, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 9, 2009. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E9–29794 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0154] Assessment Questionnaire—Risk SelfAssessment Tool (R–SAT) AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; new information collection request, 1670–NEW. The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate 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). The National Protection and Programs Directorate is soliciting comments concerning new collection request, Assessment Questionnaire—Risk Self-Assessment Tool (R–SAT). DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on September 14, 2009, at 74 FR 47010, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 14, 2010. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:39 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 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: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Amanda Norman, Program Analyst, DHS/NPPD/IP/IICD, Amanda.norman@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to identify and assess the vulnerabilities and risks pertaining to a specific public assembly venue, such as a stadium or arena, owner-operators and/or security managers often volunteer to conduct an R–SAT assessment. The requested questionnaire information is necessary in order to facilitate electronic execution of the Commercial Facilities Sector’s risk assessment to focus protection resources and activities on those assets, systems, networks, and functions with the highest risk profiles. Currently, there is no known data collection that includes multiple facilities within the Commercial Facilities Sector. After the user logs into the R–SAT system the user will be prompted with the R–SAT Assessment questionnaire and will answer various questions to input the data. Once the user begins the assessment, the only PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66369 information required to be submitted to (and shared with) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before completing the assessment is venue identification information (e.g., point-ofcontact information, address, latitude/ longitude, venue type, capacity, etc.). A user can elect to share their entire completed assessment with DHS, which will protect the information as Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII). The information from the assessment will be used to assess the risk of the evaluated entity (e.g., calculate a vulnerability score by threat, evaluate protective/mitigation measures relative to vulnerability, calculate a risk score, report threats presenting highest risks, etc.). The information will also be combined with data from other respondents to provide an overall sector perspective (e.g., report additional relevant protective/mitigation measures for consideration, etc.). Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: Assessment Questionnaire— Risk Self-Assessment Tool (R–SAT). OMB Number: 1670—NEW. Frequency: Frequency. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 40 hours. Total Burden Hours: 8,000 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0.00. Signed: December 8, 2009. Thomas Chase Garwood, III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–29738 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0153] National Protection and Programs Directorate; Methodology Technical Implementation Functional Survey AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; New Information Collection request, 1670–NEW. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 66370 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 239 / Tuesday, December 15, 2009 / Notices SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate 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). The National Protection and Programs Directorate is soliciting comments concerning new collection request Methodology Technical Implementation (MTI) Functional Survey. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on September 14, 2009, at 74 FR 47010, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 14, 2010. 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 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: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate, Lisa Hormann, Infrastructure Information Collection VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:23 Dec 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 Division, DHS/NPPD/IP/IICD, Lisa.hormann@associates.dhs.gov. The Methodology Technical Implementation (MTI) Project Office supports the 18 critical infrastructure and key resource (CIKR) sectors by integrating risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies into automated tools. MTI efforts address the unique needs and requirements of each sector by working with sector partners to develop tailored solutions that enable the identification, analysis, and management of sector specific security risks. The MTI team collaborates with Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), Sector and Government Coordinating Councils (SCCs and GCCs), and divisions within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection. The MTI team also works with sector specialists, risk analysts, private sector individuals, and Federal agency representatives. Efficient and effective use of the MTI tools helps all CIKR sectors nationwide reach their goal of making their sectors safer and provides a way to comply with recommendations in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). To ensure that interested stakeholders achieve this mission, MTI requests opinions and information from users of the tool regarding tool functions and improvements. The MTI Project Office is administered out of the Infrastructure Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP). The survey data collected is for internal MTI, IICD and IP use only. The MTI Project Office will use the results of the Functional Survey to determine levels of customer satisfaction with the MTI tools and prioritize future improvements of key tool functions. The results will also allow the program to appropriate funds cost-effectively based on user need, and cost savings while improving the tool. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: MTI Functional Survey. OMB Number: 1670–NEW. Frequency: Annual. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 5,500. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes (.25 hours). Total Burden Hours: 1375 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $20,520. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Signed: December 8, 2009. Thomas Chase Garwood, III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–29739 Filed 12–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2009–0152] Infrastructure Protection (IP) Data Call Survey AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. 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, 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). The National Protection and Programs Directorate is soliciting comments concerning new information collection request, Infrastructure Protection (IP) Data Call Survey. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on September 14, 2009, 74 FR 47012, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 14, 2010. 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 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; E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2009-0153]


National Protection and Programs Directorate; Methodology 
Technical Implementation Functional Survey

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of 
Homeland Security.

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 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). The National Protection and 
Programs Directorate is soliciting comments concerning new collection 
request Methodology Technical Implementation (MTI) Functional Survey. 
DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in 
the Federal Register on September 14, 2009, at 74 FR 47010, for a 60-
day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30 days for public 
comments.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 14, 
2010. 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 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: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate, Lisa Hormann, Infrastructure Information 
Collection Division, DHS/NPPD/IP/IICD, Lisa.hormann@associates.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Methodology Technical Implementation 
(MTI) Project Office supports the 18 critical infrastructure and key 
resource (CIKR) sectors by integrating risk and vulnerability 
assessment methodologies into automated tools. MTI efforts address the 
unique needs and requirements of each sector by working with sector 
partners to develop tailored solutions that enable the identification, 
analysis, and management of sector specific security risks. The MTI 
team collaborates with Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), Sector and 
Government Coordinating Councils (SCCs and GCCs), and divisions within 
the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Infrastructure 
Protection. The MTI team also works with sector specialists, risk 
analysts, private sector individuals, and Federal agency 
representatives. Efficient and effective use of the MTI tools helps all 
CIKR sectors nationwide reach their goal of making their sectors safer 
and provides a way to comply with recommendations in the National 
Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). To ensure that interested 
stakeholders achieve this mission, MTI requests opinions and 
information from users of the tool regarding tool functions and 
improvements. The MTI Project Office is administered out of the 
Infrastructure Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of 
Infrastructure Protection (IP). The survey data collected is for 
internal MTI, IICD and IP use only. The MTI Project Office will use the 
results of the Functional Survey to determine levels of customer 
satisfaction with the MTI tools and prioritize future improvements of 
key tool functions. The results will also allow the program to 
appropriate funds cost-effectively based on user need, and cost savings 
while improving the tool.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate.
    Title: MTI Functional Survey.
    OMB Number: 1670-NEW.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 5,500.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes (.25 hours).
    Total Burden Hours: 1375 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $20,520.

    Signed: December 8, 2009.
Thomas Chase Garwood, III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-29739 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-9P-P