Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program, 59364-59365 [2013-23399]

Download as PDF 59364 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned. Form(s): NA. Affected Public: Air Travelers. Abstract: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program 1 pursuant to its authority under sec. 109(a)(3) of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public Law 107–71 (115 Stat. 597, 613, Nov. 19, 2001, codified at 49 U.S.C. 114 note), as well as the DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109–90 (119 Stat. 2064, 2088–89, Oct. 18, 2005), which authorizes TSA to establish and collect a fee for any registered traveler program by publication of a notice in the Federal Register. TSA will publish a fee notice separately in the Federal Register. Under the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, individuals may submit information to TSA, which in turn will use the information to conduct a security threat assessment of of law enforcement, immigration, and intelligence databases, including a fingerprint-based criminal history records check conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The results will be used by TSA to decide if an individual poses a low risk to transportation or national security. Approved applicants will be issued a Known Traveler Number which they will use when making travel reservations. Airline passengers who submit Known Traveler Numbers when making airline reservations are eligible for expedited screening on flights originating from U.S. airports with TSA Pre✓TM lanes.2 TSA seeks to establish enrollment sites and implement a mobile enrollment capability to support the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. Those seeking TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening via the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program will have the option to apply online or in-person by submitting biographic information. Applicants then will submit biometric data (e.g., fingerprints) in-person at an 1 In TSA’s notice of intent to request approval from OMB of a new public collection of information published on July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44140), the program was referred to as the ‘‘TSA Pre✓TM Trusted Traveler Program.’’ In this notice, the program is called the ‘‘TSA Pre✓TM Application Program.’’ 2 Passengers who are eligible for expedited screening through a dedicated TSA Pre✓TM lane typically will receive more limited physical screening, e.g., will be able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt, to keep their laptop in its case, and to keep their 3–1–1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. For airports with TSA Pre✓TM lanes, see http://www.tsa.gov/tsa-precheck/tsaprecheck-participating-airports. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 enrollment center and pay the fee to TSA’s contracted vendor. TSA also invites all TSA Pre✓TM applicants to complete an optional survey to gather information on the applicants’ overall customer satisfaction with the service received at the enrollment center. The optional survey will be administered at the end of the in-person enrollment service. Eligibility for TSA Pre✓TM is within the sole discretion of TSA, which will notify applicants who are denied eligibility in writing of the reasons for the denial. If initially deemed ineligible, applicants will have an opportunity to correct cases of misidentification or inaccurate criminal or immigration records. Consistent with 28 CFR 50.12 in cases involving criminal records, and before making a final eligibility decision, TSA will advise the applicant that the FBI criminal record discloses information that would disqualify him or her from the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. Within 60 days after being advised that the criminal record received from the FBI discloses a disqualifying criminal offense, the applicant must notify TSA in writing of his or her intent to correct any information he or she believes to be inaccurate. The applicant must provide a certified revised record, or the appropriate court must forward a certified true copy of the information, prior to TSA approving eligibility of the applicant for TSA Pre✓TM. With respect to citizenship and/or immigration records, within 60 days after being advised that the citizenship or immigration records indicate that the applicant is ineligible for TSA Pre✓TM, the applicant must notify TSA in writing of his or her intent to correct any information believed to be inaccurate. TSA will review any information submitted and make a final decision. If neither notification nor a corrected record is received by TSA, TSA may make a final determination to deny eligibility. Individuals who TSA determines are ineligible for the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program will continue to be screened at airport security checkpoints according to TSA standard screening protocols. TSA Pre✓TM will enhance aviation security by permitting TSA to better focus its limited security resources on passengers who are more likely to pose a threat to civil aviation, while also facilitating and improving the commercial aviation travel experience for the public. Travelers who choose not to enroll in this initiative are not subject to any limitations on their travel because of their choice; they will be PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 processed through normal TSA screening before entering the sterile areas of airports. TSA also retains the authority to perform random screening on TSA Pre✓TM members and any other travelers authorized for expedited physical screening. Average Annual Number of Respondents: 392,876. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 248,841 hours annually based on a five-year projection. Estimated Cost Burden: $85.00 per person enrollment fee good for five years. Dated: September 20, 2013. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–23398 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–24191] Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0047, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an revision 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 May 30, 2013, 78 FR 32417. 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 October 28, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2013 / Notices 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: Joanna Johnson, 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 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Requirement Title: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0047. Form(s): TWIC Disclosure and Certification Form, TWIC PreEnrollment Application, TWIC Enrollment Application, TWIC Card Replacement or Extended Expiration Date Request, and TWIC Customer Satisfaction Survey. Affected Public: Individuals requiring unescorted access to facilities and vessels regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners holding Coast Guardissued credentials or qualification documents. Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing TWIC enrollment VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:19 Sep 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 and conducting the security threat assessment. At the enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic information and provide identity documentation, biometric information, and proof of immigration status (if required). This information allows TSA to complete a comprehensive security threat assessment. TSA may also use the information to determine a TWIC holder’s eligibility to participate in TSA’s expedited screening program for air travel, TSA Pre✓TM. If TSA determines that the applicant is qualified to receive a TWIC, TSA notifies the applicant that their TWIC is ready for activation. Once activated, this credential will be used for identification verification and access control. TSA also conducts a survey to capture worker overall satisfaction with the enrollment and activation process. This optional customer satisfaction survey is provided at the end enrollment and at the end of the activation process. Additionally, on June 27, 2013, OMB approved a change request allowing TSA to implement a web based option for individuals to order an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC. Number of Respondents: An estimated 512,565 responses annually. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,233,245 hours annually. Dated: September 18, 2013. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2013–23399 Filed 9–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection Bureau Agency Information Collection Activities: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651–0013. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release (CBP Form 7523). This request for comment SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59365 is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). DATES: Written comments should be received on or before November 25, 2013, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229– 1177, at 202–325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual costs burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (a total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate of Release. OMB Number: 1651–0013. Form Number: CBP Form 7523. Abstract: CBP Form 7523, Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate of Release, is used by carriers and importers as a manifest for the entry of merchandise free of duty under certain conditions. CBP Form 7523 is also used by carriers to show that articles being imported are to be released to the importer or consignee, and as an inward foreign manifest for vehicles of less than 5 tons arriving from E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program

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 1652-0047, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an revision 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 May 30, 2013, 78 FR 32417. 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 October 28, 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

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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: Joanna Johnson, 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 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

    Title: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
Program.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0047.
    Form(s): TWIC Disclosure and Certification Form, TWIC Pre-
Enrollment Application, TWIC Enrollment Application, TWIC Card 
Replacement or Extended Expiration Date Request, and TWIC Customer 
Satisfaction Survey.
    Affected Public: Individuals requiring unescorted access to 
facilities and vessels regulated by the Maritime Transportation 
Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners holding Coast Guard-issued 
credentials or qualification documents.
    Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing TWIC 
enrollment and conducting the security threat assessment. At the 
enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic information and 
provide identity documentation, biometric information, and proof of 
immigration status (if required). This information allows TSA to 
complete a comprehensive security threat assessment. TSA may also use 
the information to determine a TWIC holder's eligibility to participate 
in TSA's expedited screening program for air travel, TSA 
Pre[check]TM. If TSA determines that the applicant is 
qualified to receive a TWIC, TSA notifies the applicant that their TWIC 
is ready for activation. Once activated, this credential will be used 
for identification verification and access control. TSA also conducts a 
survey to capture worker overall satisfaction with the enrollment and 
activation process. This optional customer satisfaction survey is 
provided at the end enrollment and at the end of the activation 
process. Additionally, on June 27, 2013, OMB approved a change request 
allowing TSA to implement a web based option for individuals to order 
an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC.
    Number of Respondents: An estimated 512,565 responses annually.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,233,245 hours 
annually.

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-23399 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]
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