Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License, 13367-13368 [2013-04427]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices 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; or 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) is OBP’s online, collaborative, information-sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including design and emplacement considerations. TRIPwire was established as an IED informationsharing resource under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 19 (HSPD–19), which calls for a unified national policy for the prevention and detection of, protection against, and response to terrorist use of explosives in the United States. Users from Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, as well as business and forprofit industries can register through the TRIPwire Secure Portal. The TRIPwire portal contains sensitive information related to terrorist use of explosives and therefore user information is needed to verify eligibility and access to the system. TRIPwire applicants must provide their full name, assignment, citizenship, job title, employer name, professional address and contact information, as well as an Employment Verification Contact and their contact information. The system does not store sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers. The collection of PII by TRIPwire to establish user accounts occurs in accordance with the DHS Privacy Impact Assessment PIA–015, ‘‘DHS Web Portals,’’ DHS/ALL–004— General Information Technology Access Account Records System (GITAARS) September 29, 2009, 74 FR 49882, and DHS/ALL–002—Department of Homeland Security Mailing and Other Lists System November 25, 2008, 73 FR 71659. The TRIPwire User Registration is a voluntary registration designed to measure users’ suitability to access the secure environment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 The information collected during the TRIPwire user registration process is reviewed electronically by the project team to vet the user’s ‘‘need to know,’’ which determines their eligibility for and access to TRIPwire. Memberships are re-verified annually based on the information users provide upon registration or communication with the TRIPwire help desk analysts. The information collected is for internal TRIPwire and OBP use only. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Protective Security Coordination Division, Office for Bombing Prevention. Title: Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) User Registration. OMB Number: 1670–NEW. Frequency: Once. Affected Public: Federal, state, local, and tribal government entities, and business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 3,500 respondents (estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 583 burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $11,803.19. Dated: February 13, 2013. Michael Butcher, Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–04476 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13367 (OMB) control number 1652–0027, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 October 22, 2012, 77 FR 64533. The collection involves applicant submission of biometric and biographic information for TSA’s security threat assessment required before obtaining the hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial drivers license (CDL) issued by the States and the District of Columbia. DATES: Send your comments by March 29, 2013. 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, OMB. 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: Susan Perkins, TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA– 11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–3398; 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 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 13368 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2013 / Notices erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (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: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0027. Forms(s): N/A. Affected Public: Drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement (HME) on their commercial driver’s license (CDL). Abstract: This collection supports the implementation of sec. 1012 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. 107–56, 115 Stat. 272, 396, Oct. 26, 2001; 49 U.S.C. 5103a), which mandates that no State or the District of Columbia may issue a HME on a CDL unless TSA has first determined the driver is not a threat to transportation security. TSA’s regulations at 49 CFR part 1572 describe the procedures, standards, and eligibility criteria for security threat assessments on individuals seeking to obtain, renew, or transfer a HME on a CDL. In order to conduct the security threat assessment, States (or a TSA designated agent in States that elect to have TSA perform the collection of information) must collect information in addition to that already collected for the purpose of HME applications, which will occur once approximately every five years. The driver is required to submit an application that includes personal biographic information (for instance, height, weight, eye and hair color, date of birth); information concerning legal status, mental health defects history, and criminal history; and fingerprints. In addition, 49 CFR part 1572 requires States to maintain a copy of the driver application for a period of one year. TSA proposes to amend the application to collect minor additional information, such as legal status document information and whether the driver is a new applicant or renewing or transferring the HME. This will enable TSA to better understand and forecast driver retention, transfer rate, and droprate, thus improving customer service, reducing program costs, and enhancing comparability with other Federal background checks, including the Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC). Number of Respondents: 295,000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Feb 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 960,000 hours annually. Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 21, 2013. Susan Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–04427 Filed 2–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Employment Authorization, Form I–765; Form I–765 Work Sheet, Form I–765WS; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection ACTION: 30-day notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requesting public comment on a proposed revision to an approved information collection. On August 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), submitted an information collection request, utilizing emergency review procedures, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance. OMB approved the information collection request. DHS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to OMB for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was recently published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2012, at 77 FR 74687, allowing for a 60day public comment period. USCIS did receive 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 March 29, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. The PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments submitted to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer may also be submitted to DHS via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under e-Docket ID number USCIS– 2005–0035 or via email at uscisfrcomment@uscis.dhs.gov. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number [1615–0040] and e-Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or that is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issues for Comment Focus DHS, USCIS invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed revision of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, and the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond). For Forms I–765 and I–765WS, USCIS is especially interested in the public’s experience, input, and estimate of the burden in terms of time and money incurred by applicants for the following aspects of this information collection: • The time burden incurred by preparers (persons who assist the respondent with the preparation of the form) who are not paid by the respondent. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a 
Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License

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), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0027, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
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 October 22, 2012, 77 FR 64533. The collection involves 
applicant submission of biometric and biographic information for TSA's 
security threat assessment required before obtaining the hazardous 
materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial drivers license (CDL) 
issued by the States and the District of Columbia.

DATES: Send your comments by March 29, 2013. 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, OMB. 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: Susan Perkins, TSA PRA Officer, Office 
of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-3398; 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

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    (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: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a 
Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Drivers License
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0027.
    Forms(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Drivers seeking a hazardous material endorsement 
(HME) on their commercial driver's license (CDL).
    Abstract: This collection supports the implementation of sec. 1012 
of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272, 396, Oct. 26, 
2001; 49 U.S.C. 5103a), which mandates that no State or the District of 
Columbia may issue a HME on a CDL unless TSA has first determined the 
driver is not a threat to transportation security. TSA's regulations at 
49 CFR part 1572 describe the procedures, standards, and eligibility 
criteria for security threat assessments on individuals seeking to 
obtain, renew, or transfer a HME on a CDL. In order to conduct the 
security threat assessment, States (or a TSA designated agent in States 
that elect to have TSA perform the collection of information) must 
collect information in addition to that already collected for the 
purpose of HME applications, which will occur once approximately every 
five years. The driver is required to submit an application that 
includes personal biographic information (for instance, height, weight, 
eye and hair color, date of birth); information concerning legal 
status, mental health defects history, and criminal history; and 
fingerprints. In addition, 49 CFR part 1572 requires States to maintain 
a copy of the driver application for a period of one year.
    TSA proposes to amend the application to collect minor additional 
information, such as legal status document information and whether the 
driver is a new applicant or renewing or transferring the HME. This 
will enable TSA to better understand and forecast driver retention, 
transfer rate, and drop-rate, thus improving customer service, reducing 
program costs, and enhancing comparability with other Federal 
background checks, including the Transportation Workers Identification 
Credential (TWIC).
    Number of Respondents: 295,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 960,000 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on February 21, 2013.
Susan Perkins,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-04427 Filed 2-26-13; 8:45 am]
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