Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, 32417-32418 [2013-12777]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices portal or by responding in writing to the survey questions on the customer satisfaction card and depositing the card in a drop-box at the airport or using U.S. mail; TSA personnel decide the method by which passengers will be asked to complete and return the survey. TSA uses the intercept methodology to randomly select passengers to complete the survey in an effort to gain survey data representative of all passenger demographics—including passengers who— • Travel on weekdays or weekends; • Those who travel in the morning, mid-day, or evening; • Those who pass through each of the different security screening locations in the airport; • Those who are subject to more intensive screening of their baggage or person; and • Those who experience different volume conditions and wait times as they proceed through the security checkpoints. The survey includes 10 to 15 questions. Each question promotes a quality response so that TSA can identify areas in need of improvement. All questions concern aspects of the passenger’s security screening experience. TSA collects this information in order to continue to assess customer satisfaction in an effort to more efficiently manage TSA employee performance. In its future surveys, TSA wishes to obtain more detailed, airportspecific data that TSA will use to enhance customer experiences and TSA employee performance. In order to gain more detailed information regarding customer experiences, TSA is submitting 84 questions to OMB for approval. Eighty-one questions have been previously approved by OMB and three questions are being submitted to OMB for the first time. The new questions will allow TSA to better measure customer satisfaction with Risk-Based Security, an effort to focus TSA resources and improve the passenger experience at security checkpoints by applying new intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures and enhancing the use of technology. Since there are some passengers who present a low level of risk, Risk-Based Security allows TSA to focus resources on higher-risk or unknown travelers, thereby increasing the level of security. Each survey question seeks to gain information regarding one of the following categories: • Confidence in Personnel • Confidence in Screening Equipment • Confidence in Security Procedures VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 • • • • • • Convenience of Divesting Experience at Checkpoint Satisfaction with Wait Time Separation from Belongings Separation from Others in Party Stress Level TSA personnel use a random method to select passengers to voluntarily participate in the survey until TSA obtains the desired sample size. The samples may be selected with one randomly selected time and location or span multiple times and locations. Designated TSA personnel at each airport may choose one or more of the following sample methods when planning the survey, which include a business card that directs customers to an online portal, a customer satisfaction card with survey questions on the card, or a customer satisfaction card with survey questions on the card and a link to the online portal. All responses are voluntary and there is no burden on passengers who choose not to respond. TSA personnel at airports have the capability to conduct this survey. We estimate that TSA personnel at 25 airports will conduct the survey each year. Based on prior survey data and research, TSA assumes a maximum volume for the survey would be 1,000 surveys per airport. We assume the burden on passengers who choose to respond to be approximately five minutes per respondent. Therefore, 1,000 surveys × 25 airports = 25,000 respondents a year, the total burden is 25,000 × 5 = 125,000 minutes, or 2,083.3 hours per year. Dated: May 23, 2013. Susan L. Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–12778 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–24191] Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32417 (OMB) control number 1652–0047, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Office of Management and Budget approved the collection of information for six months and TSA now seeks the maximum three-year approval. The collection involves the submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey. DATES: Send your comments by July 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan L. Perkins at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3398. 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 http://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 OMB Control Number 1652–0047; Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program. TSA developed the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities in the national E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 32418 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2013 / Notices transportation system. TWIC is a common credential for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) credentials. Before issuing an individual a TWIC, TSA performs a security threat assessment, which requires TSA to collect certain personal information such as name, address, and date of birth. Applicants are also required to provide fingerprints and undergo a criminal history records check. The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107–71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 107–295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006, 71 FR 29396. After consideration of public comments on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint final rule with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492), applicable to the maritime transportation sector that would require this information collection. TSA collects data from applicants during an optional pre-enrollment step or during the enrollment session at an enrollment center. TSA will use the information collected to conduct a security threat assessment, which includes: (1) a criminal history records check; (2) a check of intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA invites all TWIC applicants to complete an optional survey to gather information on the applicants’ overall customer satisfaction with the enrollment process. This optional survey is administered by a Trusted Agent (a representative of the TWIC enrollment contractor, who performs enrollment functions) during the process to activate the TWIC. These surveys are collected at each enrollment center and compiled to produce reports that are reviewed by the contractor and TSA. The current estimated annualized hour burden is 829,774 hours and the estimated annualized cost burden is $47,633,777. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:25 May 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: May 23, 2013. Susan L. Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–12777 Filed 5–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [CIS No. 2533–13; DHS Docket No. USCIS– 2007–0028] RIN 1615–ZB20 Extension of the Designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Through this Notice, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces that the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) is extending the designation of El Salvador for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from September 10, 2013 through March 9, 2015. The extension allows currently eligible TPS beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 9, 2015 so long as they otherwise continue to meet the terms and conditions of TPS status. The Secretary has determined that an extension is warranted because the conditions in El Salvador that prompted the TPS designation continue to be met. There continues to be a substantial, but temporary, disruption of living conditions in El Salvador resulting from a series of earthquakes in 2001, and El Salvador remains unable, temporarily, to handle adequately the return of its nationals. Through this Notice, DHS also sets forth procedures necessary for nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) to re-register for TPS and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Reregistration is limited to persons who have previously registered for TPS under the designation of El Salvador and whose applications have been granted. Certain nationals of El Salvador (or aliens having no nationality who last habitually resided in El Salvador) who have not previously applied for TPS may be eligible to apply under the late SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 initial registration provisions, if they meet: (1) At least one of the late initial filing criteria and (2) all TPS eligibility criteria (including continuous residence in the United States since February 13, 2001, and continuous physical presence in the United States since March 9, 2001). For individuals who have already been granted TPS under the El Salvador designation, the 60-day re-registration period runs from May 30, 2013 through July 29, 2013. USCIS will issue new EADs with a March 9, 2015 expiration date to eligible Salvadoran TPS beneficiaries who timely re-register and apply for EADs under this extension. Given the timeframes involved with processing TPS re-registration applications, DHS recognizes that not all re-registrants will receive new EADs before their current EADs expire on September 9, 2013. Accordingly, through this Notice, DHS automatically extends the validity of EADs issued under the TPS designation of El Salvador for 6 months, from September 9, 2013 through March 9, 2014, and explains how TPS beneficiaries and their employers may determine which EADs are automatically extended and their impact on Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I–9) and the E-Verify processes. DATES: The 18-month extension of the TPS designation of El Salvador is effective September 10, 2013, and will remain in effect through March 9, 2015. The 60-day re-registration period runs from May 30, 2013 through July 29, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: • For further information on TPS, including guidance on the application process and additional information on eligibility, please visit the USCIS TPS Web page at http://www.uscis.gov/tps. You can find specific information about this extension of El Salvador for TPS by selecting ‘‘TPS Designated Country: El Salvador’’ from the menu on the left of the TPS Web page. • You can also contact the TPS Operations Program Manager at the Family and Status Branch, Service Center Operations Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2060; or by phone at (202) 272–1533 (this is not a toll-free number). Note: The phone number provided here is solely for questions regarding this TPS notice. It is not for individual case status updates. • Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC) Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected burden. The Office of 
Management and Budget approved the collection of information for six 
months and TSA now seeks the maximum three-year approval. The 
collection involves the submission of identifying and other information 
by individuals applying for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey.

DATES: Send your comments by July 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to 
the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan L. Perkins at the above address, 
or by telephone (571) 227-3398.

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 http://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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0047; Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC) Program. TSA developed the Transportation Worker 
Identification Credential (TWIC) program to mitigate threats and 
vulnerabilities in the national

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transportation system. TWIC is a common credential for all personnel 
requiring unescorted access to secure areas of facilities and vessels 
regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and all 
mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) credentials. Before 
issuing an individual a TWIC, TSA performs a security threat 
assessment, which requires TSA to collect certain personal information 
such as name, address, and date of birth. Applicants are also required 
to provide fingerprints and undergo a criminal history records check.
    The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107-71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 
106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 
107-295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) 
(Pub. L. 109-59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 
5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006, 71 FR 29396. After 
consideration of public comments on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint final 
rule with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492), applicable 
to the maritime transportation sector that would require this 
information collection.
    TSA collects data from applicants during an optional pre-enrollment 
step or during the enrollment session at an enrollment center. TSA will 
use the information collected to conduct a security threat assessment, 
which includes: (1) a criminal history records check; (2) a check of 
intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA 
invites all TWIC applicants to complete an optional survey to gather 
information on the applicants' overall customer satisfaction with the 
enrollment process. This optional survey is administered by a Trusted 
Agent (a representative of the TWIC enrollment contractor, who performs 
enrollment functions) during the process to activate the TWIC. These 
surveys are collected at each enrollment center and compiled to produce 
reports that are reviewed by the contractor and TSA. The current 
estimated annualized hour burden is 829,774 hours and the estimated 
annualized cost burden is $47,633,777.

    Dated: May 23, 2013.
Susan L. Perkins,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-12777 Filed 5-29-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P