Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees, 48755-48756 [2014-19463]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 159 / Monday, August 18, 2014 / Notices 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 14, 2014, 79 FR 27631. TSA has developed and implemented a plan to inspect critical pipeline systems based on the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act). Send your comments by September 17, 2014. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@ tsa.dhs.gov. Information Collection Requirement Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: [1652–0050]. Forms(s): Critical Facility Security Review. Affected Public: Pipeline companies. Abstract: The 9/11Act specifically tasked TSA to develop and implement a plan for inspecting critical facilities of the 100 most critical pipeline systems. See sec. 1557 of the 9/11 Act (Pub. L. 110–53 codified at 6 U.S.C. 1207). TSA will visit critical pipeline facilities and collect site-specific information from pipeline operators on facility security policies, procedures, and physical security measures. TSA will use the information to determine strengths and weaknesses at the nation’s critical pipeline facilities, areas to target for risk reduction strategies, pipeline industry implementation of the TSA ‘‘Pipeline Security Guidelines,’’ and operator implementation of recommendations made during TSA critical facility visits. Number of Respondents: 180 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 810 hours annually. Comments Invited mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 11, 2014. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. BILLING CODE 9110–05–P [FR Doc. 2014–19462 Filed 8–15–14; 8:45 am] 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2001–11120] Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees 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 1652–0001, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves air carriers maintaining an accounting system to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48755 account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a threeyear rolling period. DATES: Send your comments by October 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.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: Christina A. Walsh at the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0001; Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees. In accordance with the Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (49 U.S.C. 44940) and relevant TSA Regulations (49 CFR part 1510), TSA imposes a Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fee (September 11th Security Fee) on passenger air carriers and foreign air carriers (‘‘air carriers’’) on air transportation originating at airports in the United States. In December of 2013, 49 U.S.C. 44940 was amended. See section 601, Title A of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113–67 (Dec. 26, 2013)) (Budget Act). E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 48756 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 159 / Monday, August 18, 2014 / Notices Changes to the underlying statute required amendments to 49 CFR part 1510, which were addressed through an Interim Final Rule (IFR) published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2014 (2014 IFR). See 79 FR 35462. The adjusted September 11th Security Fee now requires fees to be based on oneway trips rather than enplanements. The September 11th Security Fee is used to help defray the costs of providing Federal services, including civil aviation security services. This information collection requires air carriers to submit to TSA the amount of September 11th Security Fees an air carrier has imposed, collected, refunded, and remitted. Air carriers are required to retain this information for a three-year rolling period. For instance, air carriers must keep the information collected during fiscal year 2011 until the expiration of fiscal year 2014. TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the September 11th Security Fee and remit the amounts collected to TSA. See 49 CFR 1510.13. The regulation also requires air carriers to submit quarterly reports to TSA, indicating the amount of the fees (no more than $5.60 per one-way trip) imposed on, collected from, and refunded to passengers, and the amount remitted to TSA. See 49 CFR 1510.17. As initially promulgated in 2001, 49 CFR 1510.15 requires each air carrier that collects security service fees from more than 50,000 passengers annually have an independent certified public accountant perform an annual independent audit of its security service fee activities and accounts. TSA made a decision in 2003 to conduct its own audits of air carriers (under the provisions of 49 CFR 1510.11), mitigating the need for the annual independent audit requirements. To that end, the independent audit requirements were suspended on January 23, 2003. See 68 FR 3192. While the independent audit requirements have been suspended, air carriers are still required to establish and maintain an accounting system to account for the security service fees imposed, collected, refunded and remitted. See 49 CFR 1510.15(a). The Office of Management and Budget approved a revision to the collection to reflect changes resulting from basing the security service fee on enplanements to basing the fee on one-way trips. See ICR No. 201405–1652–001. That collection has been approved through January 2015. TSA is seeking renewal of this revised collection related to the requirement for air carriers to submit the quarterly reports to TSA, retain the information for a three-year rolling VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 period, and provide to TSA upon request the information required for the quarterly reports or necessary for an independent audit. TSA estimates that 173 total respondent air carriers will each spend approximately 1 hour to prepare and submit each quarterly report. TSA estimates that all respondents will incur a total of 692 hours (173 carriers * 4 quarterly reports * 1 hour per report) to satisfy the quarterly reporting requirements annually. Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, which would require approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 2,100 hours (105 carriers * 20 hours per audit) annually. TSA estimates that all respondent air carriers would incur 2,792 hours (692 hours for quarterly reports and 2,100 hours for audits) annually to satisfy the quarterly report and audit requirements. TSA estimates that the 173 air carriers will each incur an average cost of $363.96 annually to satisfy the quarterly reporting requirement. This estimate includes $291.00 in labor for preparation of each quarterly report (4 reports * $72.75 per hour, each quarterly report is estimated to take 1 hour to prepare), $71.00 in annual records storage related costs, and $1.96 for postage to submit the report (4 stamps at 49 cents each). TSA estimates an aggregate annual cost of $62,965.08 ($363.96 cost * 173 air carriers) for all air carriers to prepare, store, and submit quarterly reports and a cost of $188,895.24 for the three-year extension period requested. Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates that 105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits and would incur an average cost of $3,074.50 per audit. This estimate includes $3,000.00 in labor for preparation of each audit (20 hours per report * $150.00 per hour), $71.00 in annual records storage related costs, and $3.50 for postage to submit the report. TSA estimates an aggregate annual cost of $322,822.50 ($3,074.50 cost * 105 air carries) for all air carriers to prepare, store, and summit the annual audit should the requirement be reinstated and $968,647.50 for the threeyear extension period requested. Dated: August 11, 2014. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2014–19463 Filed 8–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Customs and Border Protection [1651–0107] Agency Information Collection Activities: Application of Waiver of Passport and/or Visa U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa (Form I–193). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 17, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. 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: This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (79 FR 32745) on June 6, 2014, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2001-11120]


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil 
Aviation Security Service Fees

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 1652-0001, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the 
information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves 
air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the 
passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting 
this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the 
data used for these reports for a three-year rolling period.

DATES: Send your comments by October 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.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: Christina A. Walsh at the above 
address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is 
not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available 
at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and 
approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting 
comments to--
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

    OMB Control Number 1652-0001; Imposition and Collection of 
Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees. In accordance with the 
Aviation Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (49 U.S.C. 44940) and 
relevant TSA Regulations (49 CFR part 1510), TSA imposes a Passenger 
Civil Aviation Security Service Fee (September 11th Security Fee) on 
passenger air carriers and foreign air carriers (``air carriers'') on 
air transportation originating at airports in the United States. In 
December of 2013, 49 U.S.C. 44940 was amended. See section 601, Title A 
of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-67 (Dec. 26, 2013)) 
(Budget Act).

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Changes to the underlying statute required amendments to 49 CFR part 
1510, which were addressed through an Interim Final Rule (IFR) 
published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2014 (2014 IFR). See 79 
FR 35462. The adjusted September 11th Security Fee now requires fees to 
be based on one-way trips rather than enplanements.
    The September 11th Security Fee is used to help defray the costs of 
providing Federal services, including civil aviation security services. 
This information collection requires air carriers to submit to TSA the 
amount of September 11th Security Fees an air carrier has imposed, 
collected, refunded, and remitted. Air carriers are required to retain 
this information for a three-year rolling period. For instance, air 
carriers must keep the information collected during fiscal year 2011 
until the expiration of fiscal year 2014.
    TSA rules require air carriers to impose and collect the September 
11th Security Fee and remit the amounts collected to TSA. See 49 CFR 
1510.13. The regulation also requires air carriers to submit quarterly 
reports to TSA, indicating the amount of the fees (no more than $5.60 
per one-way trip) imposed on, collected from, and refunded to 
passengers, and the amount remitted to TSA. See 49 CFR 1510.17.
    As initially promulgated in 2001, 49 CFR 1510.15 requires each air 
carrier that collects security service fees from more than 50,000 
passengers annually have an independent certified public accountant 
perform an annual independent audit of its security service fee 
activities and accounts. TSA made a decision in 2003 to conduct its own 
audits of air carriers (under the provisions of 49 CFR 1510.11), 
mitigating the need for the annual independent audit requirements. To 
that end, the independent audit requirements were suspended on January 
23, 2003. See 68 FR 3192. While the independent audit requirements have 
been suspended, air carriers are still required to establish and 
maintain an accounting system to account for the security service fees 
imposed, collected, refunded and remitted. See 49 CFR 1510.15(a).
    The Office of Management and Budget approved a revision to the 
collection to reflect changes resulting from basing the security 
service fee on enplanements to basing the fee on one-way trips. See ICR 
No. 201405-1652-001. That collection has been approved through January 
2015. TSA is seeking renewal of this revised collection related to the 
requirement for air carriers to submit the quarterly reports to TSA, 
retain the information for a three-year rolling period, and provide to 
TSA upon request the information required for the quarterly reports or 
necessary for an independent audit.
    TSA estimates that 173 total respondent air carriers will each 
spend approximately 1 hour to prepare and submit each quarterly report. 
TSA estimates that all respondents will incur a total of 692 hours (173 
carriers * 4 quarterly reports * 1 hour per report) to satisfy the 
quarterly reporting requirements annually.
    Should TSA reinstate the audit requirement, TSA estimates that 105 
air carriers would be required to submit annual audits, which would 
require approximately 20 hours for preparation, for a total of 2,100 
hours (105 carriers * 20 hours per audit) annually.
    TSA estimates that all respondent air carriers would incur 2,792 
hours (692 hours for quarterly reports and 2,100 hours for audits) 
annually to satisfy the quarterly report and audit requirements.
    TSA estimates that the 173 air carriers will each incur an average 
cost of $363.96 annually to satisfy the quarterly reporting 
requirement. This estimate includes $291.00 in labor for preparation of 
each quarterly report (4 reports * $72.75 per hour, each quarterly 
report is estimated to take 1 hour to prepare), $71.00 in annual 
records storage related costs, and $1.96 for postage to submit the 
report (4 stamps at 49 cents each). TSA estimates an aggregate annual 
cost of $62,965.08 ($363.96 cost * 173 air carriers) for all air 
carriers to prepare, store, and submit quarterly reports and a cost of 
$188,895.24 for the three-year extension period requested.
    Should TSA reinstate the annual audit requirement, TSA estimates 
that 105 air carriers would be required to submit annual audits and 
would incur an average cost of $3,074.50 per audit. This estimate 
includes $3,000.00 in labor for preparation of each audit (20 hours per 
report * $150.00 per hour), $71.00 in annual records storage related 
costs, and $3.50 for postage to submit the report. TSA estimates an 
aggregate annual cost of $322,822.50 ($3,074.50 cost * 105 air carries) 
for all air carriers to prepare, store, and summit the annual audit 
should the requirement be reinstated and $968,647.50 for the three-year 
extension period requested.

    Dated: August 11, 2014.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2014-19463 Filed 8-15-14; 8:45 am]
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