Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: TSA Claims Management Branch Program, 17470-17471 [2015-07411]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17470 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices Wednesday, April 22, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Council has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Floor B, Room B1.5–10, Washington, DC 20004. All visitors to the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center must bring a Government-issued photo ID. Please use the main entrance on 14th Street NW. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, send an email to AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov or contact Lindsay Burton at 202–447– 4686 as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Council prior to the adoption of the recommendations as listed in the ‘‘Supplementary Information’’ section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than Tuesday, April 14, 2015, must include DHS–2015–0010 as the identification number, and may be submitted using one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: AcademicEngagement@ hq.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–447–3713 • Mail: Academic Engagement; Office of Academic Engagement/Mailstop 0440; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Lane SW.; Washington, DC 20528–0440 Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay Burton, Office of Academic Engagement/Mailstop 0440; Department of Homeland Security; 245 Murray Lane SW; Washington, DC 20528–0440, email: AcademicEngagement@ hq.dhs.gov, tel: 202–447–4686 and fax: 202–447–3713. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters relating to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and preparedness; faculty exchanges; and cybersecurity. Agenda: The six Council subcommittees (Student and Recent Graduate Recruitment, Homeland Security Academic Programs, Academic Research and Faculty Exchange, International Students, Campus Resilience, and Cybersecurity) will give progress reports and may present draft recommendations for action in response to the taskings issued by the Department. DHS senior leadership will provide an update on the Department’s efforts in implementing the Council’s approved recommendations as well as its recent initiatives with the academic community. The Council will also receive briefings on DHS initiatives related to homeland security academic programs and campus resilience. The meeting materials will be posted to the Council Web site at: http:// www.dhs.gov/homeland-securityacademic-advisory-council-hsaac on or before April 17, 2015. Responsible DHS Official: Lauren Kielsmeier, AcademicEngagement@ hq.dhs.gov, 202–447–4686. Dated: March 25, 2015. Lauren Kielsmeier, Executive Director for Academic Engagement. [FR Doc. 2015–07421 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9B–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: TSA Claims Management Branch Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0039, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of information from claimants in order to thoroughly examine and resolve tort claims against the agency. DATES: Send your comments by June 1, 2015. 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, or by telephone (571) 227–2062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for 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 1652–0039; TSA Claims Management Program allows the agency to collect information from claimants in order to thoroughly examine and resolve tort claims against the agency. TSA receives approximately E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 62 / Wednesday, April 1, 2015 / Notices 1,000 tort claims per month arising from airport screening activities and other circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents and employee loss. The Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 1402(b), 2401(b), 2671–2680) is the authority under which the TSA Claims Management Branch adjudicates tort claims. The data is collected whenever an individual believes s/he has experienced property loss or damage, a personal injury, or other damages due to the negligence or wrongful act or omission of a TSA employee, and decides to file a Federal tort claim against TSA. Submission of a claim is entirely voluntary and initiated by individuals. The claimants (or respondents) to this collection are typically the traveling public. Currently, claimants file a claim by submitting to TSA a Standard Form 95 (SF–95), which has been approved under OMB control number 1105–0008. Because TSA requires further clarifying information, claimants are asked to complete a Supplemental Information page added to the SF–95. If TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA will send the claimant a form requesting banking information (routing and accounting numbers) in order to direct payment to the claimant. This form has been approved under OMB control number 1652–0039. Claim instructions and forms are available through the TSA Web site at http://www.tsa.gov. Claimants must download these forms and mail or fax them to TSA. On the Supplemental Information page, claimants are asked to provide additional claim information including: (1) Email address, (2) airport, (3) location of incident within the airport, (4) complete travel itinerary, (5) whether baggage was delayed by airline, (6) why they believe TSA was negligent, (7) whether they used a third-party baggage service, (8) whether they were traveling under military orders, and (9) whether they submitted claims with the airlines or insurance companies. If TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA sends the claimant a form requesting: (1) Claimant signature, (2) banking information, and (3) Social Security number (required by the U.S. Treasury for all Government payments to the public pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3325). Under the current system of claims submitted by mail or fax, TSA estimates there will be approximately 10,000 respondents on an annual basis, for a total annual hour burden of 6,000 hours. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Mar 31, 2015 Jkt 235001 Use of Results TSA will use all data collected from claimants to examine and analyze tort claims against the agency to determine alleged TSA liability and to reimburse claimants when claims are approved. In some cases, TSA may use the information to identify victims of theft or to aid any criminal investigations into property theft. Dated: March 20, 2015. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–07411 Filed 3–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2015–0001; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1475] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals. DATES: These flood hazard determinations will become effective on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17471 in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities. From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has 90 days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation reconsider the changes. The flood hazard determination information may be changed during the 90-day period. ADDRESSES: The affected communities are listed in the table below. Revised flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison. Submit comments and/or appeals to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The specific flood hazard determinations are not described for each community in this notice. However, the online location and local community map repository address where the flood hazard determination information is available for inspection is provided. Any request for reconsideration of flood hazard determinations must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: TSA Claims Management Branch Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 60-day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0039, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected burden. The collection 
involves the submission of information from claimants in order to 
thoroughly examine and resolve tort claims against the agency.

DATES: Send your comments by June 1, 2015.

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, or by telephone (571) 227-2062.

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 1652-0039; TSA Claims Management Program allows 
the agency to collect information from claimants in order to thoroughly 
examine and resolve tort claims against the agency. TSA receives 
approximately

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1,000 tort claims per month arising from airport screening activities 
and other circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents and employee 
loss. The Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. 1346(b), 1402(b), 2401(b), 
2671-2680) is the authority under which the TSA Claims Management 
Branch adjudicates tort claims.
    The data is collected whenever an individual believes s/he has 
experienced property loss or damage, a personal injury, or other 
damages due to the negligence or wrongful act or omission of a TSA 
employee, and decides to file a Federal tort claim against TSA. 
Submission of a claim is entirely voluntary and initiated by 
individuals. The claimants (or respondents) to this collection are 
typically the traveling public. Currently, claimants file a claim by 
submitting to TSA a Standard Form 95 (SF-95), which has been approved 
under OMB control number 1105-0008. Because TSA requires further 
clarifying information, claimants are asked to complete a Supplemental 
Information page added to the SF-95. If TSA determines payment is 
warranted, TSA will send the claimant a form requesting banking 
information (routing and accounting numbers) in order to direct payment 
to the claimant. This form has been approved under OMB control number 
1652-0039.
    Claim instructions and forms are available through the TSA Web site 
at http://www.tsa.gov. Claimants must download these forms and mail or 
fax them to TSA. On the Supplemental Information page, claimants are 
asked to provide additional claim information including: (1) Email 
address, (2) airport, (3) location of incident within the airport, (4) 
complete travel itinerary, (5) whether baggage was delayed by airline, 
(6) why they believe TSA was negligent, (7) whether they used a third-
party baggage service, (8) whether they were traveling under military 
orders, and (9) whether they submitted claims with the airlines or 
insurance companies.
    If TSA determines payment is warranted, TSA sends the claimant a 
form requesting: (1) Claimant signature, (2) banking information, and 
(3) Social Security number (required by the U.S. Treasury for all 
Government payments to the public pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 3325).
    Under the current system of claims submitted by mail or fax, TSA 
estimates there will be approximately 10,000 respondents on an annual 
basis, for a total annual hour burden of 6,000 hours.

Use of Results

    TSA will use all data collected from claimants to examine and 
analyze tort claims against the agency to determine alleged TSA 
liability and to reimburse claimants when claims are approved. In some 
cases, TSA may use the information to identify victims of theft or to 
aid any criminal investigations into property theft.

    Dated: March 20, 2015.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2015-07411 Filed 3-31-15; 8:45 am]
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