Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire, 15114-15115 [2012-6199]

Download as PDF 15114 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652–0032, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on December 30, 2011, 76 FR 82313. The collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) to ensure their qualifications to perform TSO duties pursuant to sec. 111 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). DATES: Send your comments by April 13, 2012. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 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 Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–40, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6040; telephone (571) 227–3651; email TSAPRA@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement 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; (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 using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0032. Forms(s): Transportation Security Officer Medical Questionnaire, Cancer Further Evaluation, Cardiac Surgery Further Evaluation, Cardiac Further Evaluation, Diabetes Further Evaluation, Drug or Alcohol Use Further Evaluation, General Medical Further Evaluation, Hearing Further Evaluation, Hepatitis Further Evaluation, Hernia Further Evaluation, HIV Further Evaluation, Orthopedic Further Evaluation, Pacemaker Further Evaluation, Palmar Sensation Further Evaluation, Respiratory Further Evaluation, Seizure Further Evaluation, Tuberculosis Further Evaluation, Vision Further Evaluation, Vital Signs Further Evaluation, and Mental Health Further Evaluation. Affected Public: Applicants for employment as a Transportation Security Officer with TSA. Abstract: TSA currently collects relevant medical information from Transportation Security Officer (TSO) candidates for the purpose of assessing whether the candidates meet the medical qualification standards the agency has established pursuant to the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (49 U.S.C. 44935). TSA collects this information through a medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates and, in certain cases, further evaluation forms completed by TSO candidates’ health care providers. The medical questionnaire and further evaluation forms evaluate a candidate’s PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 physical and medical qualifications to be a TSO, including visual and aural acuity, physical coordination, and motor skills. Only TSO candidates who successfully complete the hiring process up to the medical evaluation are required to complete the medical questionnaire. Candidates who disclose certain medical conditions on the medical questionnaire may be asked to have their health care provider complete one or more further evaluation forms. Historical data indicate that approximately 30 percent of candidates reaching the medical evaluation will be required to complete one or more further evaluation forms. TSA has a variety of further evaluation forms, each of which pertain to particular body systems and medical conditions, including cardiac, orthopedic, endocrine, vitals, and others. The type of further evaluation form(s) completed by a candidate’s health care provider depend(s) on the condition(s) revealed during a candidate’s initial medical evaluation and disclosed on the initial medical questionnaire. For example, a candidate who discloses a previous back injury may be required to have his/her health care provider complete a further evaluation form to enable the agency to better evaluate whether the candidate can perform the TSO job safely and efficiently without excessive risk of accident or injury to himself/herself or others. A TSA contractor facilitates receipt and processing of all forms. Number of Respondents: There are an estimated total of 26,565 TSO candidates and their respective health care providers, nationwide. This number includes an estimated 14,750 candidates completing the TSO medical questionnaire and an estimated 4,425 candidates (30% of 14,750) required to complete at least one further evaluation form. TSA has estimated that these estimated 4,425 applicants will visit approximately 1.67 health care providers. As such, the 26,565 figure also includes an estimated 7,390 health care providers (4,425 × 1.67) completing further evaluation form(s). Estimated Annual Burden Hours: After further evaluation, TSA has increased the annual burden estimate published in the notice published on October 26, 2009. The estimated total annual burden for applicants, including applicants required to complete further evaluation forms, and health care providers is 12,912 hours. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2012 / Notices Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on March 7, 2012. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–6199 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension, without Change, of an Existing Information Collection; Comment Request Overview of this Information Collection 30–Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review; No form, Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance; OMB Control No. 1653– 0019. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 21, 2011, Vol. 76 No. 245, pg. 79204, allowing for a 60 day comment period. No comments were received on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for thirty days until April 13, 2012. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies regarding items contained in this notice and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information 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; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:29 Mar 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies 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. (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: No Form, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: State, Local or Tribal Government. Section 404(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) provides for the reimbursement to States and localities for assistance provided in meeting an immigration emergency. This collection of information allows for State or local governments to request reimbursement. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 10 responses at 30 minutes (.5 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 300 annual burden hours. Requests for a copy of the proposed information collection instrument, with instructions; or inquiries for additional information should be directed to: John Ramsay, Forms Program Manager, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th Street SW., Room 3138, Washington, DC 20024; (202) 732–4356. Dated: March 8, 2012. John Ramsay, Forms Program Manager, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–6144 Filed 3–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–28–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15115 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5607–N–08] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHAInsured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process, Property Inspection/ Preservation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: May 14, 2012, ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Room 9120 or the number for the Federal Information Relay Service (1–800–877–8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ivery Himes, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1672 x5628 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection 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; (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 the use of appropriate automated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2012)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request 
(ICR), OMB control number 1652-0032, abstracted below to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of 
the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. 
The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of 
information on December 30, 2011, 76 FR 82313. The collection involves 
using a questionnaire to collect medical information from candidates 
for the job of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) to ensure their 
qualifications to perform TSO duties pursuant to sec. 111 of the 
Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA).

DATES: Send your comments by April 13, 2012. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

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 Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), 
TSA-40, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6040; telephone (571) 227-3651; email 
TSAPRA@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is 
not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available 
at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and 
approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting 
comments to--
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement 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;
    (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 using appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0032.
    Forms(s): Transportation Security Officer Medical Questionnaire, 
Cancer Further Evaluation, Cardiac Surgery Further Evaluation, Cardiac 
Further Evaluation, Diabetes Further Evaluation, Drug or Alcohol Use 
Further Evaluation, General Medical Further Evaluation, Hearing Further 
Evaluation, Hepatitis Further Evaluation, Hernia Further Evaluation, 
HIV Further Evaluation, Orthopedic Further Evaluation, Pacemaker 
Further Evaluation, Palmar Sensation Further Evaluation, Respiratory 
Further Evaluation, Seizure Further Evaluation, Tuberculosis Further 
Evaluation, Vision Further Evaluation, Vital Signs Further Evaluation, 
and Mental Health Further Evaluation.
    Affected Public: Applicants for employment as a Transportation 
Security Officer with TSA.
    Abstract: TSA currently collects relevant medical information from 
Transportation Security Officer (TSO) candidates for the purpose of 
assessing whether the candidates meet the medical qualification 
standards the agency has established pursuant to the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (49 U.S.C. 44935). TSA collects this 
information through a medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates 
and, in certain cases, further evaluation forms completed by TSO 
candidates' health care providers. The medical questionnaire and 
further evaluation forms evaluate a candidate's physical and medical 
qualifications to be a TSO, including visual and aural acuity, physical 
coordination, and motor skills. Only TSO candidates who successfully 
complete the hiring process up to the medical evaluation are required 
to complete the medical questionnaire. Candidates who disclose certain 
medical conditions on the medical questionnaire may be asked to have 
their health care provider complete one or more further evaluation 
forms. Historical data indicate that approximately 30 percent of 
candidates reaching the medical evaluation will be required to complete 
one or more further evaluation forms.
    TSA has a variety of further evaluation forms, each of which 
pertain to particular body systems and medical conditions, including 
cardiac, orthopedic, endocrine, vitals, and others. The type of further 
evaluation form(s) completed by a candidate's health care provider 
depend(s) on the condition(s) revealed during a candidate's initial 
medical evaluation and disclosed on the initial medical questionnaire. 
For example, a candidate who discloses a previous back injury may be 
required to have his/her health care provider complete a further 
evaluation form to enable the agency to better evaluate whether the 
candidate can perform the TSO job safely and efficiently without 
excessive risk of accident or injury to himself/herself or others. A 
TSA contractor facilitates receipt and processing of all forms.
    Number of Respondents: There are an estimated total of 26,565 TSO 
candidates and their respective health care providers, nationwide. This 
number includes an estimated 14,750 candidates completing the TSO 
medical questionnaire and an estimated 4,425 candidates (30% of 14,750) 
required to complete at least one further evaluation form. TSA has 
estimated that these estimated 4,425 applicants will visit 
approximately 1.67 health care providers. As such, the 26,565 figure 
also includes an estimated 7,390 health care providers (4,425 x 1.67) 
completing further evaluation form(s).
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: After further evaluation, TSA has 
increased the annual burden estimate published in the notice published 
on October 26, 2009. The estimated total annual burden for applicants, 
including applicants required to complete further evaluation forms, and 
health care providers is 12,912 hours.


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    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on March 7, 2012.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-6199 Filed 3-13-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P