Maritime Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool, 28894 [2012-11857]

Download as PDF 28894 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 16, 2012 / Notices nature of the information). While the information gathered might be used to improve delivery of products or services, it will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful qualitative information, but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population; it is not designed or expected to yield statistically reliable or actionable results. The information gathered will yield qualitative information. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Unlike this generic collection, quantitative data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential non response bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, there may be future information collection submissions for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Dated: Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 11, 2012. Susan L. Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–11855 Filed 5–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Maritime Vulnerability SelfAssessment Tool pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002, will no longer be available. Since the TMSARM became available, other tools for conducting vulnerability assessments became available and usage of the TMSARM has dropped off considerably. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Roman Reilly, Office of Security Capabilities, TSA–16, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6016; telephone (571) 227–2990; facsimile (571) 227–1933, email TSA– OSCCommunications@tsa.dhs.gov. On December 5, 2003 (68 FR 68096), TSA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM). The TMSARM was developed to support the USCG regulatory efforts promulgated pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064, Nov. 25, 2002). One of these MTSA requirements is that any facility or vessel that might be involved in a transportation security incident (TSI)1 must conduct a vulnerability assessment and submit a security plan to the USCG. TSA, in coordination with other Federal agencies, developed TMSARM specifically to meet the security assessment requirements mandated by MTSA. Since the TMSARM was made available in 2003, hundreds of maritime owner/operators have used it to support their vulnerability assessments. However, usage has fallen off significantly, in part, due to the fact that other tools have become available, and TSA has determined that it is not necessary to continue to support it. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2012. Kelly Hoggan, Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Capabilities. [FR Doc. 2012–11857 Filed 5–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice of removal of TSA’s maritime vulnerability self-assessment tool. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces that the TSA Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM), developed to support the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) regulatory efforts promulgated SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:41 May 15, 2012 Jkt 226001 1 The MTSA defines a TSI as ‘‘a security incident that results in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Collection of Qualitative Feedback Through Focus Groups 30-Day Notice of Information Collection for Office of Management and Budget Review and Request for Comments. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2012, at 77 FR 6573, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS/did not receive any comments in connection with the 60-day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until June 15, 2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) USCIS Desk Officer. Comments may be submitted to: USCIS, Chief Regulatory Coordinator, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20529–2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202– 272–0997 or via email at uscisfr.comment@dhs.gov, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202–395–5806 or via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by email, please make sure to add ‘‘1615–NEW, Collection of Qualitative Feedback through Focus Groups’’ in the subject box. SUMMARY: Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Maritime Vulnerability Self-Assessment Tool

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of removal of TSA's maritime vulnerability self-
assessment tool.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces 
that the TSA Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM), developed 
to support the United States Coast Guard's (USCG) regulatory efforts 
promulgated pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 
of 2002, will no longer be available. Since the TMSARM became 
available, other tools for conducting vulnerability assessments became 
available and usage of the TMSARM has dropped off considerably.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Roman Reilly, Office of 
Security Capabilities, TSA-16, Transportation Security Administration, 
601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6016; telephone (571) 227-
2990; facsimile (571) 227-1933, email TSA-OSCCommunications@tsa.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 5, 2003 (68 FR 68096), TSA 
published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability 
of the Maritime Self-Assessment Risk Module (TMSARM). The TMSARM was 
developed to support the USCG regulatory efforts promulgated pursuant 
to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 
107-295, 116 Stat. 2064, Nov. 25, 2002). One of these MTSA requirements 
is that any facility or vessel that might be involved in a 
transportation security incident (TSI)\1\ must conduct a vulnerability 
assessment and submit a security plan to the USCG. TSA, in coordination 
with other Federal agencies, developed TMSARM specifically to meet the 
security assessment requirements mandated by MTSA.
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    \1\ The MTSA defines a TSI as ``a security incident that results 
in a significant loss of life, environmental damage, transportation 
system disruption, or economic disruption in a particular area.''
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    Since the TMSARM was made available in 2003, hundreds of maritime 
owner/operators have used it to support their vulnerability 
assessments. However, usage has fallen off significantly, in part, due 
to the fact that other tools have become available, and TSA has 
determined that it is not necessary to continue to support it.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 10, 2012.
Kelly Hoggan,
Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Capabilities.
[FR Doc. 2012-11857 Filed 5-15-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P