TSA Pre✓TM, 72922-72926 [2013-29007]

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: November 20, 2013. Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–29033 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Claiborne County Courthouse, 1740 Main Street, Tazewell, TN 37879. Members of the public may apply to this TSA program by voluntarily providing biometric and biographic information and paying a fee. TSA will use these fees from applicants to fund selected activities of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, including the cost of conducting the security threat assessment and adjudicating the application. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive expedited screening at participating U.S. airport security checkpoints, including use of a dedicated screening lane and more limited physical screening. EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES RIN 1652–ZA18 This notice is effective December 4, 2013. TSA Pre✓TM Application Program Fee FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces the establishment of a fee for applicants of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 DATES: Haoy Froemling, Program Management Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), TSA–10, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–0610; facsimile (703) 603–0409; or email at TSAPrecheckEnrollment@tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Availability of Notice Document (1) Searching the electronic Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/ collection.action?collectionCode=FR to view the daily published Federal Register edition; or accessing the ‘‘Search the Federal Register by Citation’’ in the ‘‘Related Resources’’ column on the left, if you need to do a Simple or Advanced search for information, such as a type of document that crosses multiple agencies or dates; or (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Stakeholders’’ at the top of the page, then the link ‘‘Research Center’’ in the left column. In addition, copies are available by writing or calling the individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Summary TSA Pre✓TM is a passenger prescreening initiative for low risk passengers who are eligible to receive expedited screening at participating U.S. airport security checkpoints.1 Currently, travelers eligible for TSA Pre✓TM screening include members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler programs, as well as other groups (such as elite frequent flyers) who are invited to apply directly to TSA Pre✓TM. As part of DHS efforts to implement trusted traveler programs, and to expand the population of travelers eligible for TSA Pre✓TM screening, TSA is developing a trusted traveler program (to be called ‘‘TSA Pre✓TM Application Program’’) for air travel originating at U.S. airports. The public is invited to apply directly to TSA for enrollment through the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. Travelers who are enrolled through the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program are eligible to receive TSA Pre✓TM screening at participating airports. Travelers interested in enrolling in the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program will provide the necessary biographic and biometric information 2 and pay a non-refundable fee of $85.00 for TSA to conduct security threat assessments. The results will be used by TSA to decide if an individual poses a low risk to transportation or national security. TSA will provide applicants who meet the standards of the security threat assessment a Known Traveler Number (KTN).3 The security threat assessments and KTNs are valid for five years. It is expected that after five years, 1 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. TSA Pre✓TM lanes soon will be available at 100 airports nationwide. See http:// www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2013/03/28/tsapre%E2%9C%93%E2%84%A2-now-available-40airports-nationwide-expedited-screening-begins and http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2013/09/04/tsaprecheck-expands-60-additional-airports. 2 Further information on information collection can be found in Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: TSA Pre✓TM Trusted Traveler Program; Republication, 78 FR 45256 (July 26, 2013) (republished for technical correction). The biographic information that applicants will submit includes, for example: Name, gender, current contact information, date and place of birth, and identity verification information, such as a driver’s license or passport. The biometric information from applicants will include fingerprints. 3 The Known Traveler Number is a component of Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD), both of which are defined in TSA Secure Flight regulations at 49 CFR 1560.3. See also the Secure Flight regulations at 49 CFR part 1560. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 participants may renew their KTN by successfully undergoing another security threat assessment and paying the applicable fee through the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. TSA Pre✓TM Application Program participants who provide their KTNs to airlines when they make their flight reservations may be eligible for expedited screening in the TSA Pre✓TM lane at participating airports. Enrollment into the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, and use of the associated KTN, does not guarantee that an individual will receive expedited screening at airport security checkpoints. TSA retains a component of randomness to maintain the element of unpredictability for security purposes, and travelers with valid KTNs may be selected for standard physical screening on occasion. In addition, although the number of TSA Pre✓TM lanes at U.S. airports is increasing, TSA Pre✓TM is not yet available for all airports, all airlines, or all flights. II. TSA Pre✓TM TSA is required to provide for the screening of all passengers and property in air transportation.4 TSA screens every passenger and all accessible property before the passenger may enter the sterile area of the airport and board a flight. TSA screens more than 1.7 million passengers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. TSA employs risk-based procedures to screen all individuals who pass through the TSA security checkpoints. TSA is undertaking efforts to focus its resources and improve the passenger experience at security checkpoints by applying new intelligence-driven, riskbased screening procedures and enhancing its use of technology. This approach is based on, among other things, the following premises: • The majority of airline passengers are low risk. • By having passengers voluntarily provide more information about themselves, TSA can better segment the population in terms of risk. • TSA can better increase security by focusing on unknowns; and expediting known and trusted travelers. TSA has taken a number of actions to implement its intelligence-driven, riskbased approach to aviation security. These actions include expedited screening for passengers 12-years old or younger or 75-years old or older and for U.S. military personnel. These steps enhance aviation security by permitting TSA to focus its limited security resources on passengers who are more 4 See PO 00000 49 U.S.C. 44901(a). Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72923 likely to pose a threat to civil aviation, while also facilitating and improving the commercial aviation travel experience for the public. TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening for commercial airline passengers is a key component of this intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to aviation security. Persons generally eligible for TSA Pre✓TM include those who are elite members of participating airlines’ frequent flyer programs or who participate in trusted traveler programs recognized by the U.S. Government. These trusted traveler programs include the CBP trusted traveler programs 5 such as Global Entry, NEXUS, and Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI).6 Under such programs, following a background investigation, eligible individuals receive an identifying number from the respective program. An airline passenger may provide that identifying number in the KTN field when making a flight reservation. Airlines provide the KTN, along with other Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD), to TSA through the Secure Flight program.7 TSA then compares the submitted information against a list of trusted traveler program participants received from the program sponsor. If the passenger’s identifying information matches the entry on the list of trusted travelers, the passenger is eligible for TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening. The CBP trusted traveler programs have been successful in serving international travelers seeking expedited customs and immigration clearance at ports of entry into the United States and at border crossings into Canada or Mexico. The eligibility of these trusted traveler program members for TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening for flights departing from participating U.S. airports also has been beneficial to both these travelers and the TSA. Consistent with DHS efforts to provide trusted traveler programs, TSA is seeking to expand access to TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening to additional trusted travelers who may not want or need expedited customs and immigration clearance at the border, may not have a passport, or may not live in locations convenient to a CBP enrollment site. Thus, TSA is 5 See www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/trusted_ traveler/. 6 Currently, only U.S. citizens in these programs and Canadian citizens in the NEXUS program are eligible for TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening. 7 SFPD consists of name, gender, date of birth, passport information (if available), redress number (if available), KTN (if available), reservation control number, record sequence number, record type, passenger update indicator, traveler reference number, and itinerary information. See the Secure Flight regulations at 49 CFR part 1560. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 72924 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices devices. For the immigration portion of the check, TSA will verify that the applicant is a U.S. national (which includes U.S. citizens) or legal permanent resident. TSA will review government and international databases to determine whether the applicant has a connection or ties to terrorism, or that indicate he or she poses a threat to transportation or national security. TSA also will review records of regulatory violations to determine whether the applicant has violated regulations related to transportation security, such as interference with screening personnel or flight crew, or unlawfully attempting to carry or carrying a weapon or TM Application Program III. TSA Pre✓ explosive on board an aircraft. A. Overview Eligibility for the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program is within the sole TM TSA is implementing the TSA Pre✓ discretion of TSA. TSA will provide Application Program pursuant to its individuals who pose a low risk to authority under sec. 109(a)(3) of the security with a KTN, which program Aviation and Transportation Security members may use when making travel Act (ATSA), Public Law 107–71 (115 reservations. An individual is ineligible Stat. 597, 613, Nov. 19, 2001, codified for the TSA Pre✓TM Application at 49 U.S.C. 114 note). That section Program, if TSA at its sole discretion, authorizes TSA to ‘‘[e]stablish determines that the individual presents requirements to implement trusted a potential risk for terrorism, has passenger programs and use available committed certain criminal acts, or is technologies to expedite security screening of passengers who participate otherwise not a low-risk traveler. Individuals who TSA determines are in such programs, thereby allowing TM security screening personnel to focus on ineligible for the TSA Pre✓ Application Program will be notified of those passengers who should be subject their ineligibility in writing and to more extensive screening.’’ Under continue to be screened at airport this program, travelers may be eligible security checkpoints according to TSA for expedited security screening for air travel through TSA Pre✓TM lanes if they: standard screening protocols. Initially, TSA anticipates opening a (1) Voluntarily submit requested biometric and biographic information to limited number of enrollment sites at airports and at off-airport locations. TSA TSA; (2) pay the non-refundable will also explore temporary mobile program fee that covers TSA’s costs for enrollment at corporate offices, conducting the security threat conferences, and other venues that assessment and adjudicating the choose to provide this service to their application; and (3) meet the standards personnel or participants. TSA expects of the security threat assessment to to implement the program nationwide. confirm that they do not pose a threat Those seeking to enroll in the TSA to transportation or national security. Pre✓TM Application Program will have The security threat assessment two options. One option is to begin the includes criminal, immigration, application process online by terrorist, and regulatory violation submitting biographic information and checks. TSA plans to use the criminal then completing the application process 8 and disqualifiers listed in statute by visiting an enrollment center to rulemaking 9 for certain transportation provide biometric information. A workers as a basis for the criminal second option is that an individual may portion of the check. This includes, but complete the entire application process is not limited to, indictments and by visiting an enrollment center and convictions for crimes such as treason, providing both the required biographic air piracy, murder, assault with intent to and biometric information at that time. kill, kidnapping, arson, fraud, bomb In both instances the applicant will be threats, RICO violations, smuggling, required to remit the published fees. robbery, bribery, distribution of TSA will conduct vetting of the controlled substances, and unlawful use applicants in a manner similar to how or possession of weapons or explosive it vets applicants for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) and 8 See 49 U.S.C. 44936(b) and 46 U.S.C. Transportation Worker Identification 70105(c)(1). Credential (TWIC). See 49 CFR parts 9 See 49 CFR 1542.209(d), 1572.103(a) through (c), and 1572.107(b). 1570 and 1572. The required biographic EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES establishing the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program to provide travelers another avenue to obtain KTNs that will make them eligible for TSA Pre✓TM. Members of CBP trusted traveler programs who are U.S. or Canadian citizens will continue to be eligible for TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening. However, those who enroll in the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program will not be able to use Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI for expedited immigration and customs clearance when traveling to or from the United States unless they are already members of these programs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information is similar to that collected for HME and TWIC applicants, which is described in 49 CFR 1572.9 and 1572.17, and includes name, date of birth, gender, height, weight, eye and hair color, address, citizenship/ immigration status, and place of birth. Applicants will be required to submit fingerprints in-person at an enrollment center or during a mobile enrollment event. Submission of this biographic and biometric information enables TSA to complete checks on an applicant’s criminal history, ties to terrorism and citizenship. TSA will notify the public of the locations of applicable enrollment sites as the program is implemented. B. Security Threat Assessment Once an applicant has submitted the required biographical and biometric information and paid the non-refunable fee, TSA will use its existing systems and processes to conduct the security threat assessment. The security threat assessment consists of a criminal history records check (CHRC) and analysis of other government databases, including terrorist watchlists and records of violations of regulatory requirements relating to transportation security. Those persons who have committed security-related regulatory offenses at an airport, airport checkpoint, airport checked baggage area, other airport area, on board an aircraft, or in connection with air cargo will not be eligible. TSA will also conduct an immigration check to confirm eligibility. Eligibility for the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program is within the sole discretion of TSA, which will notify applicants who are denied eligibility in writing by mail 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) criminal record discloses information that would disqualify him or her from the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. Within 30 days after being advised that the criminal record received from the FBI discloses a 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. If the applicant fails to notify TSA of the intent to correct records, the applicant will likely not be eligible for the program and TSA will send a letter to the applicant explaining this. To successfully correct an E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices inaccurate record, 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 the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. With respect to immigration records, within 30 days after being advised that the immigration records indicate that the applicant is ineligible for the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, 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 whom 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. IV. Fees As part of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, TSA will conduct security threat assessments on applicants to determine whether they pose a low risk to transportation or national security. TSA will also charge a non-refundable fee to apply for the program. TSA is establishing the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program fee under sec. 540 of the DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109–90 (119 Stat. 2064, 2088–89, Oct. 18, 2005), which states: EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES For fiscal year 2006 and thereafter, notwithstanding section 553 of title 5, United States Code, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall impose a fee for any registered traveler program undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security by notice in the Federal Register, and may modify the fee from time to time by notice in the Federal Register: Provided, that such fees shall not exceed the aggregate costs associated with the program and shall be credited to the Transportation Security Administration registered traveler fee account, to be available until expended. A. Fee Standards and Guidelines The program fee structure described in this notice is designed to fully recover TSA’s anticipated costs of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program. Such a structure will ensure that the costs to administer this program will be recovered from its applicants, in the same way TSA operates other vetting programs. When setting fees for services, TSA adheres to Federal policy, including policy outlined in the Office of Management and Budget Circular A– 25 regarding user charges. In summary, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 the circular provides information regarding the basis upon which user charges are to be established and the implementation of such fees. B. Fee Components The fee is comprised of two components, discussed further below: (1) ‘‘TSA Fee’’; and (2) ‘‘FBI Fee.’’ TSA has identified various activities that will be funded through fees, including: Establishment and operation of a webbased platform for applicants to complete the submission of biographic information; establishment and operation of physical locations for applicants to complete the in-person portion of the enrollment process; construction, maintenance, and operation of the information technology platforms that are used to conduct a security threat assessment; verification of identity and U.S. citizenship or other permissible immigration status; adjudication of the results of the various checks conducted during the vetting process; a CHRC, conducted through the FBI; issuance of a KTN; and overall management and oversight of the program. To calculate the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program fee with full recovery TSA’s anticipated costs of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program, TSA developed population and cost figures for a five-year period. The five-year period also matches the lifecycle of the program for members, i.e., program members would be eligible for expedited screening for five years, after which they could apply to renew their membership in the program. Because this program is voluntary and establishes a new security service, TSA could not utilize historical enrollment data or data on a defined industry population to develop estimates. TSA developed an alternative method to estimate the population using three factors based on CBP Global Entry enrollments and usage, as well as the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program rollout strategy. First, CBP records show that of the approximately one million annual Global Entry program applicants who join the program approximately 40 percent (or 400,000) of those program participants have not used the expedited customs and immigration clearance process of Global Entry. One conclusion that may be drawn from this analysis is that some travelers that enroll in Global Entry may be doing so to gain TSA Pre✓TM expedited screening. Second, monthly Global Entry enrollments spiked by an average of 35,000 (or 420,000 annually) once reciprocity was provided between Global Entry and TSA Pre✓TM in PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72925 October 2011, and this number continues to grow. Third, the initial rollout of the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program will be limited to a few locations with expansion to additional enrollment sites in later months. This rollout will affect the number of travelers who will be able to enroll in the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program during the first year. Considering these three factors, TSA has estimated that the annual average number of applicants who will apply to the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program in the first five years of the program will be 390,000. The cost estimates used to determine the fee have been developed in accordance with the applicable statutory language, section 540 of the DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, and Office of Management and Budget Circular A–25. Further cost information is provided in the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program Fee Development Report at www.tsa.gov. TSA will charge a total fee of $85.00 per person to recover fully the cost of this security service. 1. TSA Fee. This fee component is established to fully recover the estimated costs TSA will incur to enroll applicants, process applications including any necessary redress, communicate results, monitor participants, and provide overall program management and oversight. Such activities include costs for personnel, modifications to information technology systems, system redundancy, system integration, helpdesk services, mailings, and general program office management. This fee component is $70.50 and will ensure that each program participant is charged an equitable portion of the cost necessary to operate this program. 2. FBI Fee. This fee component is established to fully recover the cost that the FBI imposes on TSA to conduct a CHRC. As part of the security threat assessment, TSA submits fingerprints to the FBI to obtain any criminal history records that correspond to the fingerprints. The FBI is authorized to establish and collect fees to process fingerprint identification records. See 28 U.S.C. 534 note. This fee is currently set at $14.50. See Notice, FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division; Revised User Fee Schedule, 76 FR 78950 (Dec. 20, 2011). If the FBI increases or decreases its charge to complete the CHRC, the increase or decrease will apply to this program fee component and the total TSA Pre✓TM Application Program fee on the date that the new FBI fee becomes effective. TSA will collect the total nonrefundable fee of $85.00 per person at E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 72926 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 233 / Wednesday, December 4, 2013 / Notices the time of application to the program in accordance with TSA-approved payment methods. TSA will not issue fee refunds once vetting services have commenced. Further, TSA will not refund the fee, in whole or in part, to individuals who are not approved for participation in the program based upon the results of TSA’s assessment. The TSA Pre✓TM Application Program KTN, and the underlying security threat assessment, are valid for a maximum of five years or until a disqualification occurs. Travelers have the option to renew their enrollment through the TSA Pre✓TM Application Program at the end of the five years by submitting an application and paying the fee. Dated: November 19, 2013. John S. Pistole, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2013–29007 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–MB–2013–N241; FF06M01000– 145–FXMB12310600000] Bald and Golden Eagles; Migratory Birds; Phase I Development of the Chokecherry–Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent; announcement of public comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce our intent to prepare a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Phase I of the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project. Our draft EIS will analyze the environmental impacts associated with our decision on whether to issue a permit authorizing take of eagles for Phase I of the project. Programmatic eagle take permits are authorized under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), and its implementing regulations. We are requesting public comments on issues that should be addressed in our draft EIS. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. To ensure consideration in developing the draft EIS, we must receive your electronic or written comments by the close of the scoping period on February 3, 2014. The public is invited to submit comments and resource information by mail or in person, and identify issues or concerns to be considered in the National EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4231–4347) (NEPA) compliance process. The Service will host public scoping meetings, where you may discuss issues with Service staff. The time, date, and specific locations for these meetings will be announced through the Service’s Web site: http://www.fws.gov/mountainprairie/wind/ChokecherrySierraMadre/ index.html as well as via press releases, local newspapers, radio announcements, and other media, at least 10 days prior to the event. If you require reasonable accommodations to attend the meeting, contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at least one week before the meeting. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments in writing by one of the following methods. At the top of your letter or in the subject line of your message, please indicate that the comments are ‘‘Chokecherry–Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project Comments.’’ • Email: Comments should be sent to: CCSM_EIS@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Written comments should be mailed to Chokecherry–Sierra Madre EIS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie Region, P.O. Box 25486 DFC, Denver, CO 80225. • Hand-Delivery/Courier: Chokecherry–Sierra Madre EIS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MountainPrairie Region, 134 Union Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Carlson, (303) 236–4254 (phone); Dave_E_Carlson@fws.gov (email); or Mike Dixon, (303) 236–8132 (phone); Michael_D_Dixon@fws.gov (email). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. The Federal Action II. Background on the Project III. Intergovernmental and Interagency Coordination IV. Alternatives and Related Impacts Under Consideration V. Public Comment Procedures VI. Authorities I. The Federal Action The Service is considering a decision whether to issue a programmatic permit authorizing take of eagles under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act for Phase I of the Chokecherry–Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project (CCSM PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project or Project) in Carbon County, Wyoming. The Federal decision by the Service whether to issue a permit to take eagles triggers the need for compliance with the NEPA. The Service intends to gather information and prepare a draft EIS. Our draft EIS will analyze the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of Phase I of the Project to support a Service decision to approve or deny an eagle take permit (ETP). The draft EIS will also analyze a reasonable range of alternatives, including a no-action alternative, for the potential issuance of a programmatic ETP. The Project would be situated in an area of alternating sections of private, State, and Federal lands administered lands by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) commonly referred to as the ‘‘checkerboard,’’ and, in 2012, the BLM completed a final EIS (FEIS) to evaluate whether the Project area would be acceptable for development of a wind facility. The Service intends to incorporate by reference information from the BLM FEIS into our environmental analysis in order to avoid redundancy and unnecessary paperwork. Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations authorize incorporation by reference (40 CFR 1502.21, CEQ 40 Most Asked Questions #30; see also 43 CFR 46.135). The decision to incorporate by reference sections from the BLM FEIS into the draft EIS will be based on our evaluation of the BLM FEIS and our consideration of public comments. II. Background on the Project A. Power Company of Wyoming proposal. As proposed by the Power Company of Wyoming, the CCSM Project will consist of two phases of development. When both phases are completed, the CCSM Project will consist of up to 1,000 wind turbines capable of generating a total of 2,000 to 3,000 megawatts (MW). Phase I of the CCSM Project, to which this notice primarily pertains, would consist of approximately 500 wind turbines, a haul road, a quarry to supply materials for road construction, access roads, a rail distribution facility, underground and overhead electrical and communication lines, laydown areas, operation and maintenance facilities, and other supporting infrastructure needed for Phase I to become fully operational. For Phase I, PCW is preparing a detailed eagle conservation plan (ECP) that it intends to submit to the Service to support its application for an ETP. The ECP will identify measures that PCW proposes to undertake to avoid, minimize and E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 233 (Wednesday, December 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72922-72926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29007]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

RIN 1652-ZA18


TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program Fee

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announces the 
establishment of a fee for applicants of the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program. Members of the public may 
apply to this TSA program by voluntarily providing biometric and 
biographic information and paying a fee. TSA will use these fees from 
applicants to fund selected activities of the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program, including the cost of 
conducting the security threat assessment and adjudicating the 
application. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive 
expedited screening at participating U.S. airport security checkpoints, 
including use of a dedicated screening lane and more limited physical 
screening.

DATES: This notice is effective December 4, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hao-y Froemling, Program Management 
Division, Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA), TSA-10, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-0610; facsimile (703) 603-0409; or email at 
TSAPrecheckEnrollment@tsa.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Availability of Notice Document

    (1) Searching the electronic Federal Docket Management System 
(FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov;
    (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR to view 
the daily published Federal Register edition; or accessing the ``Search 
the Federal Register by Citation'' in the ``Related Resources'' column 
on the left, if you need to do a Simple or Advanced search for 
information, such as a type of document that crosses multiple agencies 
or dates; or
    (3) Visiting TSA's Security Regulations Web page at http://www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ``Stakeholders'' at the top of 
the page, then the link ``Research Center'' in the left column.
    In addition, copies are available by writing or calling the 
individual in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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I. Summary

    TSA Pre[check]TM is a passenger prescreening initiative 
for low risk passengers who are eligible to receive expedited screening 
at participating U.S. airport security checkpoints.\1\ Currently, 
travelers eligible for TSA Pre[check]TM screening include 
members of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) trusted traveler 
programs, as well as other groups (such as elite frequent flyers) who 
are invited to apply directly to TSA Pre[check]TM.
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    \1\ Passengers who are eligible for expedited screening through 
a dedicated TSA Pre[check]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. TSA Pre[check]TM lanes soon will be available at 100 
airports nationwide. See http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2013/03/28/tsa-pre%E2%9C%93%E2%84%A2-now-available-40-airports-nationwide-expedited-screening-begins and http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2013/09/04/tsa-precheck-expands-60-additional-airports.
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    As part of DHS efforts to implement trusted traveler programs, and 
to expand the population of travelers eligible for TSA 
Pre[check]TM screening, TSA is developing a trusted traveler 
program (to be called ``TSA Pre[check]TM Application 
Program'') for air travel originating at U.S. airports. The public is 
invited to apply directly to TSA for enrollment through the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program. Travelers who are enrolled 
through the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program are 
eligible to receive TSA Pre[check]TM screening at 
participating airports. Travelers interested in enrolling in the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program will provide the necessary 
biographic and biometric information \2\ and pay a non-refundable fee 
of $85.00 for TSA to conduct security threat assessments. The results 
will be used by TSA to decide if an individual poses a low risk to 
transportation or national security. TSA will provide applicants who 
meet the standards of the security threat assessment a Known Traveler 
Number (KTN).\3\ The security threat assessments and KTNs are valid for 
five years. It is expected that after five years, participants may 
renew their KTN by successfully undergoing another security threat 
assessment and paying the applicable fee through the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program.
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    \2\ Further information on information collection can be found 
in Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: TSA Pre[check]TM Trusted Traveler 
Program; Republication, 78 FR 45256 (July 26, 2013) (republished for 
technical correction). The biographic information that applicants 
will submit includes, for example: Name, gender, current contact 
information, date and place of birth, and identity verification 
information, such as a driver's license or passport. The biometric 
information from applicants will include fingerprints.
    \3\ The Known Traveler Number is a component of Secure Flight 
Passenger Data (SFPD), both of which are defined in TSA Secure 
Flight regulations at 49 CFR 1560.3. See also the Secure Flight 
regulations at 49 CFR part 1560.
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    TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program participants who 
provide their KTNs to airlines when they make their flight reservations 
may be eligible for expedited screening in the TSA 
Pre[check]TM lane at participating airports. Enrollment into 
the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program, and use of the 
associated KTN, does not guarantee that an individual will receive 
expedited screening at airport security checkpoints. TSA retains a 
component of randomness to maintain the element of unpredictability for 
security purposes, and travelers with valid KTNs may be selected for 
standard physical screening on occasion. In addition, although the 
number of TSA Pre[check]TM lanes at U.S. airports is 
increasing, TSA Pre[check]TM is not yet available for all 
airports, all airlines, or all flights.

II. TSA Pre[check]TM

    TSA is required to provide for the screening of all passengers and 
property in air transportation.\4\ TSA screens every passenger and all 
accessible property before the passenger may enter the sterile area of 
the airport and board a flight. TSA screens more than 1.7 million 
passengers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. TSA employs 
risk-based procedures to screen all individuals who pass through the 
TSA security checkpoints.
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    \4\ See 49 U.S.C. 44901(a).
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    TSA is undertaking efforts to focus its resources and improve the 
passenger experience at security checkpoints by applying new 
intelligence-driven, risk-based screening procedures and enhancing its 
use of technology. This approach is based on, among other things, the 
following premises:
     The majority of airline passengers are low risk.
     By having passengers voluntarily provide more information 
about themselves, TSA can better segment the population in terms of 
risk.
     TSA can better increase security by focusing on unknowns; 
and expediting known and trusted travelers.
    TSA has taken a number of actions to implement its intelligence-
driven, risk-based approach to aviation security. These actions include 
expedited screening for passengers 12-years old or younger or 75-years 
old or older and for U.S. military personnel. These steps enhance 
aviation security by permitting TSA to 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.
    TSA Pre[check]TM expedited screening for commercial 
airline passengers is a key component of this intelligence-driven, 
risk-based approach to aviation security. Persons generally eligible 
for TSA Pre[check]TM include those who are elite members of 
participating airlines' frequent flyer programs or who participate in 
trusted traveler programs recognized by the U.S. Government. These 
trusted traveler programs include the CBP trusted traveler programs \5\ 
such as Global Entry, NEXUS, and Secure Electronic Network for 
Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI).\6\ Under such programs, following 
a background investigation, eligible individuals receive an identifying 
number from the respective program. An airline passenger may provide 
that identifying number in the KTN field when making a flight 
reservation. Airlines provide the KTN, along with other Secure Flight 
Passenger Data (SFPD), to TSA through the Secure Flight program.\7\ TSA 
then compares the submitted information against a list of trusted 
traveler program participants received from the program sponsor. If the 
passenger's identifying information matches the entry on the list of 
trusted travelers, the passenger is eligible for TSA 
Pre[check]TM expedited screening.
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    \5\ See www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/trusted_traveler/.
    \6\ Currently, only U.S. citizens in these programs and Canadian 
citizens in the NEXUS program are eligible for TSA 
Pre[check]TM expedited screening.
    \7\ SFPD consists of name, gender, date of birth, passport 
information (if available), redress number (if available), KTN (if 
available), reservation control number, record sequence number, 
record type, passenger update indicator, traveler reference number, 
and itinerary information. See the Secure Flight regulations at 49 
CFR part 1560.
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    The CBP trusted traveler programs have been successful in serving 
international travelers seeking expedited customs and immigration 
clearance at ports of entry into the United States and at border 
crossings into Canada or Mexico. The eligibility of these trusted 
traveler program members for TSA Pre[check]TM expedited 
screening for flights departing from participating U.S. airports also 
has been beneficial to both these travelers and the TSA. Consistent 
with DHS efforts to provide trusted traveler programs, TSA is seeking 
to expand access to TSA Pre[check]TM expedited screening to 
additional trusted travelers who may not want or need expedited customs 
and immigration clearance at the border, may not have a passport, or 
may not live in locations convenient to a CBP enrollment site. Thus, 
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establishing the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program to 
provide travelers another avenue to obtain KTNs that will make them 
eligible for TSA Pre[check]TM.
    Members of CBP trusted traveler programs who are U.S. or Canadian 
citizens will continue to be eligible for TSA Pre[check]TM 
expedited screening. However, those who enroll in the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program will not be able to use 
Global Entry, NEXUS, or SENTRI for expedited immigration and customs 
clearance when traveling to or from the United States unless they are 
already members of these programs.

III. TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program

A. Overview

    TSA is implementing the TSA Pre[check]TM Application 
Program 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). That section 
authorizes TSA to ``[e]stablish requirements to implement trusted 
passenger programs and use available technologies to expedite security 
screening of passengers who participate in such programs, thereby 
allowing security screening personnel to focus on those passengers who 
should be subject to more extensive screening.'' Under this program, 
travelers may be eligible for expedited security screening for air 
travel through TSA Pre[check]TM lanes if they: (1) 
Voluntarily submit requested biometric and biographic information to 
TSA; (2) pay the non-refundable program fee that covers TSA's costs for 
conducting the security threat assessment and adjudicating the 
application; and (3) meet the standards of the security threat 
assessment to confirm that they do not pose a threat to transportation 
or national security.
    The security threat assessment includes criminal, immigration, 
terrorist, and regulatory violation checks. TSA plans to use the 
criminal disqualifiers listed in statute \8\ and rulemaking \9\ for 
certain transportation workers as a basis for the criminal portion of 
the check. This includes, but is not limited to, indictments and 
convictions for crimes such as treason, air piracy, murder, assault 
with intent to kill, kidnapping, arson, fraud, bomb threats, RICO 
violations, smuggling, robbery, bribery, distribution of controlled 
substances, and unlawful use or possession of weapons or explosive 
devices. For the immigration portion of the check, TSA will verify that 
the applicant is a U.S. national (which includes U.S. citizens) or 
legal permanent resident. TSA will review government and international 
databases to determine whether the applicant has a connection or ties 
to terrorism, or that indicate he or she poses a threat to 
transportation or national security. TSA also will review records of 
regulatory violations to determine whether the applicant has violated 
regulations related to transportation security, such as interference 
with screening personnel or flight crew, or unlawfully attempting to 
carry or carrying a weapon or explosive on board an aircraft.
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    \8\ See 49 U.S.C. 44936(b) and 46 U.S.C. 70105(c)(1).
    \9\ See 49 CFR 1542.209(d), 1572.103(a) through (c), and 
1572.107(b).
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    Eligibility for the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program 
is within the sole discretion of TSA. TSA will provide individuals who 
pose a low risk to security with a KTN, which program members may use 
when making travel reservations. An individual is ineligible for the 
TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program, if TSA at its sole 
discretion, determines that the individual presents a potential risk 
for terrorism, has committed certain criminal acts, or is otherwise not 
a low-risk traveler. Individuals who TSA determines are ineligible for 
the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program will be notified of 
their ineligibility in writing and continue to be screened at airport 
security checkpoints according to TSA standard screening protocols.
    Initially, TSA anticipates opening a limited number of enrollment 
sites at airports and at off-airport locations. TSA will also explore 
temporary mobile enrollment at corporate offices, conferences, and 
other venues that choose to provide this service to their personnel or 
participants. TSA expects to implement the program nationwide.
    Those seeking to enroll in the TSA Pre[check]TM 
Application Program will have two options. One option is to begin the 
application process online by submitting biographic information and 
then completing the application process by visiting an enrollment 
center to provide biometric information. A second option is that an 
individual may complete the entire application process by visiting an 
enrollment center and providing both the required biographic and 
biometric information at that time. In both instances the applicant 
will be required to remit the published fees. TSA will conduct vetting 
of the applicants in a manner similar to how it vets applicants for a 
Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) and Transportation Worker 
Identification Credential (TWIC). See 49 CFR parts 1570 and 1572. The 
required biographic information is similar to that collected for HME 
and TWIC applicants, which is described in 49 CFR 1572.9 and 1572.17, 
and includes name, date of birth, gender, height, weight, eye and hair 
color, address, citizenship/immigration status, and place of birth. 
Applicants will be required to submit fingerprints in-person at an 
enrollment center or during a mobile enrollment event. Submission of 
this biographic and biometric information enables TSA to complete 
checks on an applicant's criminal history, ties to terrorism and 
citizenship. TSA will notify the public of the locations of applicable 
enrollment sites as the program is implemented.

B. Security Threat Assessment

    Once an applicant has submitted the required biographical and 
biometric information and paid the non-refunable fee, TSA will use its 
existing systems and processes to conduct the security threat 
assessment. The security threat assessment consists of a criminal 
history records check (CHRC) and analysis of other government 
databases, including terrorist watchlists and records of violations of 
regulatory requirements relating to transportation security. Those 
persons who have committed security-related regulatory offenses at an 
airport, airport checkpoint, airport checked baggage area, other 
airport area, on board an aircraft, or in connection with air cargo 
will not be eligible. TSA will also conduct an immigration check to 
confirm eligibility.
    Eligibility for the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program 
is within the sole discretion of TSA, which will notify applicants who 
are denied eligibility in writing by mail 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 Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) criminal record discloses information that would 
disqualify him or her from the TSA Pre[check]TM Application 
Program.
    Within 30 days after being advised that the criminal record 
received from the FBI discloses a 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. If the applicant fails to notify 
TSA of the intent to correct records, the applicant will likely not be 
eligible for the program and TSA will send a letter to the applicant 
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inaccurate record, 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 the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program.
    With respect to immigration records, within 30 days after being 
advised that the immigration records indicate that the applicant is 
ineligible for the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program, 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 whom TSA 
determines are ineligible for the TSA Pre[check]TM 
Application Program will continue to be screened at airport security 
checkpoints according to TSA standard screening protocols.

IV. Fees

    As part of the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program, TSA 
will conduct security threat assessments on applicants to determine 
whether they pose a low risk to transportation or national security. 
TSA will also charge a non-refundable fee to apply for the program. TSA 
is establishing the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program fee 
under sec. 540 of the DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, Public Law 109-90 
(119 Stat. 2064, 2088-89, Oct. 18, 2005), which states:

    For fiscal year 2006 and thereafter, notwithstanding section 553 
of title 5, United States Code, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
shall impose a fee for any registered traveler program undertaken by 
the Department of Homeland Security by notice in the Federal 
Register, and may modify the fee from time to time by notice in the 
Federal Register: Provided, that such fees shall not exceed the 
aggregate costs associated with the program and shall be credited to 
the Transportation Security Administration registered traveler fee 
account, to be available until expended.

A. Fee Standards and Guidelines

    The program fee structure described in this notice is designed to 
fully recover TSA's anticipated costs of the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program. Such a structure will 
ensure that the costs to administer this program will be recovered from 
its applicants, in the same way TSA operates other vetting programs. 
When setting fees for services, TSA adheres to Federal policy, 
including policy outlined in the Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-25 regarding user charges. In summary, the circular provides 
information regarding the basis upon which user charges are to be 
established and the implementation of such fees.

B. Fee Components

    The fee is comprised of two components, discussed further below: 
(1) ``TSA Fee''; and (2) ``FBI Fee.'' TSA has identified various 
activities that will be funded through fees, including: Establishment 
and operation of a web-based platform for applicants to complete the 
submission of biographic information; establishment and operation of 
physical locations for applicants to complete the in-person portion of 
the enrollment process; construction, maintenance, and operation of the 
information technology platforms that are used to conduct a security 
threat assessment; verification of identity and U.S. citizenship or 
other permissible immigration status; adjudication of the results of 
the various checks conducted during the vetting process; a CHRC, 
conducted through the FBI; issuance of a KTN; and overall management 
and oversight of the program.
    To calculate the TSA Pre[check]TM Application Program 
fee with full recovery TSA's anticipated costs of the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program, TSA developed population 
and cost figures for a five-year period. The five-year period also 
matches the lifecycle of the program for members, i.e., program members 
would be eligible for expedited screening for five years, after which 
they could apply to renew their membership in the program.
    Because this program is voluntary and establishes a new security 
service, TSA could not utilize historical enrollment data or data on a 
defined industry population to develop estimates. TSA developed an 
alternative method to estimate the population using three factors based 
on CBP Global Entry enrollments and usage, as well as the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program rollout strategy. First, 
CBP records show that of the approximately one million annual Global 
Entry program applicants who join the program approximately 40 percent 
(or 400,000) of those program participants have not used the expedited 
customs and immigration clearance process of Global Entry. One 
conclusion that may be drawn from this analysis is that some travelers 
that enroll in Global Entry may be doing so to gain TSA 
Pre[check]TM expedited screening. Second, monthly Global 
Entry enrollments spiked by an average of 35,000 (or 420,000 annually) 
once reciprocity was provided between Global Entry and TSA 
Pre[check]TM in October 2011, and this number continues to 
grow. Third, the initial rollout of the TSA Pre[check]TM 
Application Program will be limited to a few locations with expansion 
to additional enrollment sites in later months. This rollout will 
affect the number of travelers who will be able to enroll in the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program during the first year. 
Considering these three factors, TSA has estimated that the annual 
average number of applicants who will apply to the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program in the first five years of 
the program will be 390,000.
    The cost estimates used to determine the fee have been developed in 
accordance with the applicable statutory language, section 540 of the 
DHS Appropriations Act, 2006, and Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-25. Further cost information is provided in the TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program Fee Development Report at 
www.tsa.gov.
    TSA will charge a total fee of $85.00 per person to recover fully 
the cost of this security service.
    1. TSA Fee. This fee component is established to fully recover the 
estimated costs TSA will incur to enroll applicants, process 
applications including any necessary redress, communicate results, 
monitor participants, and provide overall program management and 
oversight. Such activities include costs for personnel, modifications 
to information technology systems, system redundancy, system 
integration, helpdesk services, mailings, and general program office 
management. This fee component is $70.50 and will ensure that each 
program participant is charged an equitable portion of the cost 
necessary to operate this program.
    2. FBI Fee. This fee component is established to fully recover the 
cost that the FBI imposes on TSA to conduct a CHRC. As part of the 
security threat assessment, TSA submits fingerprints to the FBI to 
obtain any criminal history records that correspond to the 
fingerprints. The FBI is authorized to establish and collect fees to 
process fingerprint identification records. See 28 U.S.C. 534 note. 
This fee is currently set at $14.50. See Notice, FBI Criminal Justice 
Information Services Division; Revised User Fee Schedule, 76 FR 78950 
(Dec. 20, 2011). If the FBI increases or decreases its charge to 
complete the CHRC, the increase or decrease will apply to this program 
fee component and the total TSA Pre[check]TM Application 
Program fee on the date that the new FBI fee becomes effective.
    TSA will collect the total non-refundable fee of $85.00 per person 
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the time of application to the program in accordance with TSA-approved 
payment methods. TSA will not issue fee refunds once vetting services 
have commenced. Further, TSA will not refund the fee, in whole or in 
part, to individuals who are not approved for participation in the 
program based upon the results of TSA's assessment. The TSA 
Pre[check]TM Application Program KTN, and the underlying 
security threat assessment, are valid for a maximum of five years or 
until a disqualification occurs. Travelers have the option to renew 
their enrollment through the TSA Pre[check]TM Application 
Program at the end of the five years by submitting an application and 
paying the fee.

    Dated: November 19, 2013.
John S. Pistole,
Administrator.
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