Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments, 50076-50077 [2013-19973]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 50076 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2013 / Notices clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until October 15, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/CS&C/OEC, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0640, Arlington, VA 20598–0640. Emailed requests should go to Serena Maxey, serena.maxey@hq.dhs.gov. Written comments should reach the contact person listed no later than October 15, 2013. Comments must be identified by ‘‘DHS–2013–0023’’ and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. • Email: Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), formed under Title XVIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, 6 U.S.C. 571 et seq., is required, pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 572, to develop the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP), which includes identification of goals, timeframes, and appropriate measures to achieve interoperable communications capabilities. In 2010, the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Implementation Report was cleared in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and will expire in September of 2013. The SCIP Template and Annual Progress Report will replace the previous SCIP Template and SCIP Implementation Report. These updated documents (SCIP Template and Annual Progress Report) streamline the information collected by OEC to track the progress states are making in implementing milestones and demonstrating goals of the NECP. The process for completing the SCIP Template and Annual Progress Report will not change. The SCIP Template and Annual Progress Report will assist states in their strategic planning for interoperable and emergency communications while demonstrating each state’s achievements VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 and challenges in accomplishing optimal interoperability for emergency responders. In addition, certain government grants may require states to update their SCIP Templates and Annual Progress Reports to include broadband efforts in order to receive funding for interoperable and emergency communications. Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (SWICs) will be responsible for the development and incorporation of input from their respective stakeholders and governance bodies into their SCIP Template and Annual Progress Report. SWICs will complete and submit the reports directly to OEC through unclassified electronic submission. 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. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Office of Emergency Communications. Title: Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan Template and Annual Progress Report. OMB Number: 1670–0017. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Statewide Interoperability Coordinators. Number of Respondents: 56 respondents. Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 hours. Total Burden Hours: 560 annual burden hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $28,918.40. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 12, 2013. Scott Libby, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–20025 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9910–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments 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 (OMB) control number 1652–0042, 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 collection involves TSA determining whether the party or representative of a party seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) in a civil proceeding in federal court may be granted access to the SSI. DATES: Send your comments by October 15, 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: 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 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 E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 1652–0042; Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessments. TSA is seeking to renew the control number (1652–0042) for the maximum three-year period in order to continue compliance with sec. 525(d) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (DHS Appropriations Act, Public Law 109– 295, 120 Stat 1382), as reenacted, and to continue the process TSA developed whereby a party seeking access to SSI in a civil proceeding in federal court who demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI in the preparation of the party’s case, and who is unable without undue hardship to obtain the substantial equivalent of the information by other means, may request that the party or party’s representative be granted conditional access to the SSI at issue in the case. The procedures also apply to witnesses retained by a party as experts or consultants and court reporters that are required to record or transcribe testimony containing specific SSI and do not have a current security threat clearance required for access to classified national security information as defined by E.O. 12958 as amended. In order to determine if the individual may be granted access to SSI for this purpose, TSA will conduct a threat assessment that includes: (1) A fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC), (2) a name-based check to determine whether the individual poses or is suspected of posing a threat to transportation or national security, including checks against terrorism, immigration, or other databases TSA maintains or uses; and (3) a professional responsibility check (for attorneys and court reporters). TSA will use the information collected to conduct the security threat assessment for the purpose of determining whether the provision of such access to the information for the proceeding presents a risk of harm to the Nation. The results of the security threat assessment will be used to make VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:06 Aug 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 a final determination on whether the individual may be granted access to the SSI at issue in the case. TSA estimates that the total annual hour burden for this collection will be 120 hours, based on an estimated 120 annual respondents and a one-hour burden per respondent. Dated: August 9, 2013. Susan L. Perkins, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–19973 Filed 8–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Pipeline Operator Security Information 50077 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. Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day Notice. Information Collection Requirement The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0055, 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. Specifically, the collection involves the submission of contact information for a pipeline company’s primary and alternate security manager and the telephone number of the security operations or control center, as well as data concerning pipeline security incidents. DATES: Send your comments by October 15, 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: OMB Control Number 1652–0055; Pipeline Operator Security Information. Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107–71, 115 Stat. 597 (November 19, 2001)) and delegated authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security, TSA has broad responsibility and authority for ‘‘security in all modes of transportation . . . including security responsibilities . . . over modes of transportation that are exercised by the Department of Transportation.’’ In executing its responsibility for modal security, TSA produced the Pipeline Security Guidelines in December 2010 following extensive consultation with its government and industry partners (the document was updated and re-issued in April 2011 following implementation of the National Terrorism Advisory System). Participants in this discussion included industry and government members of the Pipeline Sector and Government Coordinating Councils, industry association representatives, and other interested parties. These primary Federal guidelines for pipeline security include recommendations for the voluntary submission of pipeline operator security manager contact information to TSA and the reporting of security incident data to the Transportation Security Operation Center (TSOC). The Pipeline Security Guidelines recommend that each operator provide TSA with the 24/7 contact information of the company’s primary and alternate AGENCY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Purpose and Description of Data Collection E:\FR\FM\16AUN1.SGM 16AUN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-19973]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Sensitive Security Information Threat 
Assessments

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 1652-0042, 
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 collection 
involves TSA determining whether the party or representative of a party 
seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) in a civil 
proceeding in federal court may be granted access to the SSI.

DATES: Send your comments by October 15, 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

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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 1652-0042; Sensitive Security Information Threat 
Assessments. TSA is seeking to renew the control number (1652-0042) for 
the maximum three-year period in order to continue compliance with sec. 
525(d) of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 
2007 (DHS Appropriations Act, Public Law 109-295, 120 Stat 1382), as 
reenacted, and to continue the process TSA developed whereby a party 
seeking access to SSI in a civil proceeding in federal court who 
demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI in the preparation of 
the party's case, and who is unable without undue hardship to obtain 
the substantial equivalent of the information by other means, may 
request that the party or party's representative be granted conditional 
access to the SSI at issue in the case. The procedures also apply to 
witnesses retained by a party as experts or consultants and court 
reporters that are required to record or transcribe testimony 
containing specific SSI and do not have a current security threat 
clearance required for access to classified national security 
information as defined by E.O. 12958 as amended.
    In order to determine if the individual may be granted access to 
SSI for this purpose, TSA will conduct a threat assessment that 
includes: (1) A fingerprint-based criminal history records check 
(CHRC), (2) a name-based check to determine whether the individual 
poses or is suspected of posing a threat to transportation or national 
security, including checks against terrorism, immigration, or other 
databases TSA maintains or uses; and (3) a professional responsibility 
check (for attorneys and court reporters).
    TSA will use the information collected to conduct the security 
threat assessment for the purpose of determining whether the provision 
of such access to the information for the proceeding presents a risk of 
harm to the Nation. The results of the security threat assessment will 
be used to make a final determination on whether the individual may be 
granted access to the SSI at issue in the case. TSA estimates that the 
total annual hour burden for this collection will be 120 hours, based 
on an estimated 120 annual respondents and a one-hour burden per 
respondent.

    Dated: August 9, 2013.
Susan L. Perkins,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-19973 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P