Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI), 16698-16699 [2013-06096]

Download as PDF 16698 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2013 / Notices Instrument: Request for Information to Improve Program. Frequency: ‘‘On occasion’’ and ‘‘Other’’. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 329 respondents (estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: One hour. Total Burden Hours: 122 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $10,500. Dated: March 11, 2013. Michael Butcher, Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–06095 Filed 3–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2012–0057] Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) ChemicalTerrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments; Extension of Information Collection Request: 1670–0015. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will submit 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 Department previously published this ICR in the Federal Register on December 17, 2012, for a 60day public comment period.1 In this notice, NPPD is responding to one relevant comment that was responsive to different notice, also published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2012 that solicited comments on a related Information Collection Request.2 This pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 See 77 FR 74685. The 60-day Federal Register notice for IC 1670–0015 which solicited comments for 60 days may be found at https:// federalregister.gov/a/2012-30316. 2 The comment was submitted under docket # DHS–2012–0059 and provided comment not only VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:16 Mar 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 notice is also soliciting comments concerning the Information Collection Request, Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemicalterrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) for an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 17, 2013. 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, OMB. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS– 2012–0057 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Æ Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: (202) 395–5806. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Comments that include trade secrets, confidential commercial or financial information, CVI, Sensitive Security Information (SSI), or Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) should not be submitted to the public regulatory docket. Please submit such comments separately from other comments in response to this notice. Comments containing trade secrets, confidential commercial or financial information, CVI, SSI, or PCII should be appropriately marked and submitted by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS– 2012–0057. OMB is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the on this information collection request (i.e., 1670– 0015), but also on ICR 1670–0007 and ICR 1670– 0014. The comment may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DHS2012-0059-0002. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: CFATS Program Manager, DHS/NPPD/ IP/ISCD, CFATS@hq.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, Public Law 109–295, provides DHS with the authority to regulate the security of high-risk chemical facilities. On April 9, 2007, the Department issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR), implementing this statutory mandate at 72 FR 17688. Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 requires a risk-based approach to security. CFATS is the Department’s regulations under Section 550 governing security at high-risk chemical facilities. See 6 CFR part 27. 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 Department designed the regulations 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’ RiskBased Performance Standards. In 6 CFR 27.400, CFATS also establishes the requirements that covered persons must follow to safeguard certain documents and other information developed under the regulations. This information is identified as ‘‘Chemical-terrorism 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. Response to Comment Submitted During 60-Day Comment Period: The Department received a comment E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2013 / Notices suggesting that in the 60-day notice, the Department incorrectly calculated the burden estimates associated with the instrument ‘‘Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Tracking Log.’’ The commenter assumed that the number of responses per respondent for this instrument was one. In fact, the Department estimated in the current Information Collection, which expires on March 31, 2013, that each respondent will on average respond 12 times. This assumption was carried over into the burden estimates used by the Department in the 60-day notice but not made explicit. The total annual burden for this instrument is calculated as follows [0.0833 hours (five minutes) × 30,000 respondents × 12 responses per respondent], which equals 29,988 hours. The rounded estimate is 30,000 hours. The Department did not revise the burden estimates for this instrument. Therefore, for this instrument and the other instruments in this 30-day notice the Department will continue to rely on the analysis and resulting burden estimates in the 60-day notice. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division. Title: Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemicalterrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI). OMB Number: 1670–0015. Instrument: Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Authorization. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: One hour. Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $2,580,000. Instrument: Determination of Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI). Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours. VerDate Mar<14>2013 15:16 Mar 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $6,450. Instrument: Determination of a ‘‘Need to Know’’ by a Public Official. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 14,200 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 3,550 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $305,300. Instrument: Disclosure of Chemicalterrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Information. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $6,450. Instrument: Notification of Emergency or Exigent Circumstances. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $6,450. Instrument: Tracking Log for Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) Received. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate). Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.0833 hours (5 minutes). Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16699 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $2,580,000. Dated: March 11, 2013. Michael Butcher, Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–06096 Filed 3–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2012–0797] National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) will meet on April 2–3, 2013 in Washington, DC to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 3, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This meeting may close early if all business is finished. All written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Coast Guard on or before March 29, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet in the Oklahoma Room at the Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave SE., Washington, DC 20590. Seating is very limited. Members of the public wishing to attend should register with Mr. Ryan Owens, Alternate Designated Federal Official (ADFO) of NMSAC, telephone 202–372–1108 or ryan.f.owens@uscg.mil no later than March 25, 2013. Additionally, this meeting will be broadcasted via a web enabled interactive online format and teleconference line. To participate via teleconference, dial 866–810–4853, the pass code to join is 9760138#. Additionally, if you would like to participate in this meeting via the online web format, please log onto https://connect.hsin.gov/r11254182 and follow the online instructions to register for this meeting. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed in the SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section as soon as possible. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0057]


Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemical-
Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI)

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day notice and request for comments; Extension of 
Information Collection Request: 1670-0015.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection 
(IP), Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will submit 
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 Department previously published this ICR in the Federal 
Register on December 17, 2012, for a 60-day public comment period.\1\ 
In this notice, NPPD is responding to one relevant comment that was 
responsive to different notice, also published in the Federal Register 
on December 17, 2012 that solicited comments on a related Information 
Collection Request.\2\ This notice is also soliciting comments 
concerning the Information Collection Request, Chemical Facility Anti-
Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information (CVI) for an additional 30 days for public comments.
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    \1\ See 77 FR 74685. The 60-day Federal Register notice for IC 
1670-0015 which solicited comments for 60 days may be found at 
https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-30316.
    \2\ The comment was submitted under docket  DHS-2012-
0059 and provided comment not only on this information collection 
request (i.e., 1670-0015), but also on ICR 1670-0007 and ICR 1670-
0014. The comment may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DHS-2012-0059-0002.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until April 17, 
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2013. 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, OMB. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk 
Officer, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS-
2012-0057 and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    [cir] Email: oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Include the docket 
number in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: (202) 395-5806.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 
Comments that include trade secrets, confidential commercial or 
financial information, CVI, Sensitive Security Information (SSI), or 
Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) should not be 
submitted to the public regulatory docket. Please submit such comments 
separately from other comments in response to this notice. Comments 
containing trade secrets, confidential commercial or financial 
information, CVI, SSI, or PCII should be appropriately marked and 
submitted by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
OMB. Comments should be addressed to OMB Desk Officer, Department of 
Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. 
Comments must be identified by docket number DHS-2012-0057.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
    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: CFATS Program Manager, DHS/NPPD/IP/
ISCD, CFATS@hq.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 550 of the Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act of 2007, Public Law 109-295, provides DHS with the 
authority to regulate the security of high-risk chemical facilities. On 
April 9, 2007, the Department issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR), 
implementing this statutory mandate at 72 FR 17688. Section 550 of the 
Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 requires a risk-based 
approach to security.
    CFATS is the Department's regulations under Section 550 governing 
security at high-risk chemical facilities. See 6 CFR part 27. 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 
Department designed the regulations 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.
    In 6 CFR 27.400, CFATS also establishes the requirements that 
covered persons must follow to safeguard certain documents and other 
information developed under the regulations. This information is 
identified as ``Chemical-terrorism 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.
    Response to Comment Submitted During 60-Day Comment Period: The 
Department received a comment

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suggesting that in the 60-day notice, the Department incorrectly 
calculated the burden estimates associated with the instrument 
``Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information Tracking Log.'' The 
commenter assumed that the number of responses per respondent for this 
instrument was one. In fact, the Department estimated in the current 
Information Collection, which expires on March 31, 2013, that each 
respondent will on average respond 12 times. This assumption was 
carried over into the burden estimates used by the Department in the 
60-day notice but not made explicit. The total annual burden for this 
instrument is calculated as follows [0.0833 hours (five minutes) x 
30,000 respondents x 12 responses per respondent], which equals 29,988 
hours. The rounded estimate is 30,000 hours. The Department did not 
revise the burden estimates for this instrument.
    Therefore, for this instrument and the other instruments in this 
30-day notice the Department will continue to rely on the analysis and 
resulting burden estimates in the 60-day notice.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, 
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division.
    Title: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemical-
terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI).
    OMB Number: 1670-0015.
    Instrument: Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information 
Authorization.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: One hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $2,580,000.
    Instrument: Determination of Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information (CVI).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.
    Instrument: Determination of a ``Need to Know'' by a Public 
Official.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 14,200 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,550 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $305,300.
    Instrument: Disclosure of Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information (CVI) Information.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.
    Instrument: Notification of Emergency or Exigent Circumstances.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.
    Instrument: Tracking Log for Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information (CVI) Received.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.0833 hours (5 minutes).
    Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $2,580,000.

    Dated: March 11, 2013.
Michael Butcher,
Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
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