Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement Canine Training and Evaluation Branch End of Course Level 1 Evaluation (Formerly Named: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program Handler Training Assessment Survey), 20003-20004 [2015-08577]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 71 / Tuesday, April 14, 2015 / Notices agency test method review, and optimize utilization of scientific expertise outside the federal Government. Additional information about ICCVAM can be found at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvam. NICEATM administers ICCVAM, provides scientific and operational support for ICCVAM-related activities, and conducts and publishes analyses and evaluations of data from new, revised, and alternative testing approaches. NICEATM and ICCVAM work collaboratively to evaluate new and improved testing approaches applicable to the needs of U.S. federal agencies. NICEATM and ICCVAM welcome the public nomination of new, revised, and alternative testing approaches for validation studies and technical evaluations. Additional information about NICEATM can be found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ niceatm. Dated: April 6, 2015. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2015–08528 Filed 4–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2002–11602] Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Programs for Foreign Air Carriers 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 1652–0005, 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. This information collection is mandatory for foreign air carriers and must be submitted prior to entry into the United States. DATES: Send your comments by June 15, 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, asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 1652–0005; Security Programs for Foreign Air Carriers, 49 CFR part 1546. TSA uses the information collected to determine compliance with 49 CFR part 1546 and to ensure passenger safety by monitoring foreign air carrier security procedures. Foreign air carriers must carry out security measures to provide for the safety of persons and property traveling on flights provided by the foreign air carrier against acts of criminal violence and air piracy, and the introduction of explosives, incendiaries, or weapons aboard an aircraft. This information collection is mandatory for foreign air carriers and must be submitted prior to entry into the United States. The information TSA collects includes identifying information on foreign air carriers’ flight crews and passengers. Specifically, TSA requires foreign air carriers to submit the following information: (1) A master crew list of all flight and cabin crew members flying to and from the United States; (2) the flight crew list on a flightby-flight basis; and (3) passenger PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20003 information on a flight-by-flight basis. Foreign air carriers are required to provide this information via electronic means. On June 19, 2014, TSA removed the previous security program requirement that foreign air carriers submit information regarding the amount of cargo screened because all foreign air carriers are required to screen 100% of cargo. Additionally, foreign air carriers must maintain these records, as well as training records for crew members and individuals performing security-related functions, and make them available to TSA for inspection upon request. TSA will continue to collect information to determine foreign air carrier compliance with other requirements of 49 CFR part 1546. TSA estimates that there will be approximately 170 respondents to the information collection, with an annual burden estimate of 1,029,010 hours. Dated: April 6, 2015. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–08562 Filed 4–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement Canine Training and Evaluation Branch End of Course Level 1 Evaluation (Formerly Named: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program Handler Training Assessment Survey) Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0041 abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently-approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period, describing the collection of information on December 29, 2014, 79 FR 78099. The collection involves the submission of numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 20004 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 71 / Tuesday, April 14, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES training instruction from students who successfully complete the Office of Training and Workforce Engagement (OTWE) Canine Training and Evaluation Branch (CTEB) Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars. DATES: Send comments by May 14, 2015. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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@ dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Background On September 27, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB Control Number 1652–0041—National Explosives VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Apr 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey. The collection approval period expires on September 30, 2015. TSA is requesting an extension of the collection due to the upcoming expiration date. However, since its approval, the collection’s name has undergone multiple name changes. As noted in the previously filed 60-day Notice, the name of the collection was initially changed from National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey to TSA OLE/FAMS Canine Training and Evaluation Section (CTES) End of Course Level 1 Critique. See 79 FR 78099 (December 29, 2014). Subsequently, on January 15, 2015, the OLE/FAMS CTES was consolidated into Office of Training and Workforce Engagement (OTWE), Law Enforcement and Industry Training Division, becoming the Canine Training and Evaluation Branch (CTEB). As a result, the new name of the collection is now TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement (OTWE) Canine Training and Evaluation Branch (CTEB) End of Course Level 1 Evaluation. Training Support Unit staff in OTWE. The surveys provide valuable feedback to the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) and CTEB instructional staff and supervisors on how the training material was presented and received. The Level 1 Evaluations are voluntary 1 for students who successfully complete training, and the students may remain anonymous when completing the survey, i.e., they have the voluntary option to put their names on the survey. The feedback is used to improve the course curriculum. Number of Respondents: Average 180 students per calendar year. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Approximately one hour per participant, 180 hours per calendar year. Information Collection Requirement Title: End of Course Level 1 Evaluation. Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0041. Forms(s): TSA Form 1904A. Affected Public: State and local law enforcement officers as well as TSA personnel who successfully complete the TSA OTWE CTEB Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars. Abstract: The OTWE CTEB Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars are given to state and local law enforcement officers as well as TSA personnel who are trained to be canine handlers. The state and local personnel participate under agency specific cooperative agreements in that portion of the TSA Grant program administered by the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP). The ‘‘End of Course Level 1 Evaluation’’ captures numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction provided from students who successfully complete the OTWE CTEB Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/ Trainer Seminars. The data are collected in hardcopy form and are tabulated by [Docket No. FR–5859–N–02] PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 6, 2015. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–08577 Filed 4–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Advance Notice of Digital Opportunity Demonstration; Additional Contact Information AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. On April 3, 2015, HUD published a Federal Register notice, at 80 FR 18248, soliciting advance comment on a demonstration designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts by government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to accelerate broadband adoption and use in HUDassisted homes. The April 3, 2015, notice describes the criteria HUD will use to assess communities that have expressed an interest in participating in the demonstration. To determine interest, HUD seeks a formal commitment by the mayor or equivalent executive elected official of the community, and the PHA executive leader, to narrow the broadband digital divide. Communities interested in participating in this demonstration may use DigitalOpportunityDemonstration@ hud.gov to notify HUD of their commitment to narrow the broadband digital divide. Communities and other interested members of the public SUMMARY: 1 This is a change from the 60-day Notice, which indicated it was mandatory for students to complete the survey. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: TSA Office of Training and Workforce Engagement Canine Training 
and Evaluation Branch End of Course Level 1 Evaluation (Formerly Named: 
National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program Handler Training 
Assessment Survey)

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0041 
abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the 
currently-approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day 
comment period, describing the collection of information on December 
29, 2014, 79 FR 78099. The collection involves the submission of 
numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of

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training instruction from students who successfully complete the Office 
of Training and Workforce Engagement (OTWE) Canine Training and 
Evaluation Branch (CTEB) Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course, 
Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/Trainer 
Seminars.

DATES: Send comments by May 14, 2015. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, 
Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

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

Background

    On September 27, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB Control Number 
1652-0041--National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) 
Handler Training Assessment Survey. The collection approval period 
expires on September 30, 2015.
    TSA is requesting an extension of the collection due to the 
upcoming expiration date. However, since its approval, the collection's 
name has undergone multiple name changes. As noted in the previously 
filed 60-day Notice, the name of the collection was initially changed 
from National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler 
Training Assessment Survey to TSA OLE/FAMS Canine Training and 
Evaluation Section (CTES) End of Course Level 1 Critique. See 79 FR 
78099 (December 29, 2014). Subsequently, on January 15, 2015, the OLE/
FAMS CTES was consolidated into Office of Training and Workforce 
Engagement (OTWE), Law Enforcement and Industry Training Division, 
becoming the Canine Training and Evaluation Branch (CTEB). As a result, 
the new name of the collection is now TSA Office of Training and 
Workforce Engagement (OTWE) Canine Training and Evaluation Branch 
(CTEB) End of Course Level 1 Evaluation.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: End of Course Level 1 Evaluation.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently-approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0041.
    Forms(s): TSA Form 1904A.
    Affected Public: State and local law enforcement officers as well 
as TSA personnel who successfully complete the TSA OTWE CTEB Explosives 
Detection Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler 
Course, and the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars.
    Abstract: The OTWE CTEB Explosives Detection Canine Handlers 
Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and the Supervisor/
Trainer Seminars are given to state and local law enforcement officers 
as well as TSA personnel who are trained to be canine handlers. The 
state and local personnel participate under agency specific cooperative 
agreements in that portion of the TSA Grant program administered by the 
National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP). The ``End 
of Course Level 1 Evaluation'' captures numerical ratings and written 
comments about the quality of training instruction provided from 
students who successfully complete the OTWE CTEB Explosives Detection 
Canine Handlers Course, Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course, and 
the Supervisor/Trainer Seminars. The data are collected in hardcopy 
form and are tabulated by Training Support Unit staff in OTWE. The 
surveys provide valuable feedback to the Supervisory Air Marshal in 
Charge (SAC) and CTEB instructional staff and supervisors on how the 
training material was presented and received. The Level 1 Evaluations 
are voluntary \1\ for students who successfully complete training, and 
the students may remain anonymous when completing the survey, i.e., 
they have the voluntary option to put their names on the survey. The 
feedback is used to improve the course curriculum.
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    \1\ This is a change from the 60-day Notice, which indicated it 
was mandatory for students to complete the survey.
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    Number of Respondents: Average 180 students per calendar year.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: Approximately one hour per 
participant, 180 hours per calendar year.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 6, 2015.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2015-08577 Filed 4-13-15; 8:45 am]
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