Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security, 71817 [2015-29234]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 221 / Tuesday, November 17, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security 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 1652–0003, abstracted below, that TSA will submit to OMB for revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. Aircraft operators must provide certain information to TSA and adopt and implement a TSA-approved security program. These programs require aircraft operators to maintain and update records to ensure compliance with security provisions outlined in 49 CFR part 1544. DATES: Send your comments by January 19, 2016. 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: Joanna Johnson at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Nov 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 (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 1652–0003; Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR part 1544. The information collected is used to determine compliance with 49 CFR part 1544 and to ensure passenger safety by monitoring aircraft operator security procedures. For purposes of consolidating ICRs and streamlining TSA’s collections, TSA is seeking to revise its OMB control number, 1652– 0003, Aircraft Operator Security to include information collected under OMB control number 1652–0006, pertaining to 49 CFR part 1544. OMB control number 1652–0006, Employment Standards, involves the requirement for aircraft operators to maintain records of compliance with Part 1544 for selected flight crew and security employees. TSA implements aircraft operator security standards at 49 CFR part 1544 to require each aircraft operator to which this part applies to adopt and carry out a security program. These TSA-approved security programs establish procedures that aircraft operators must carry out to protect persons and property traveling on flights provided by the aircraft operator against acts of criminal violence, aircraft piracy, and the introduction of explosives, incendiaries, or weapons aboard an aircraft. This information collection is mandatory for aircraft operators. As part of their security programs, affected aircraft operators are required to maintain and update, as necessary, records of compliance with the security program provisions set forth in 49 CFR part 1544, including maintaining records of compliance for selected crew and security employees. Part 1544 also requires affected aircraft operators to submit security program amendments to TSA when applicable and to make their security programs and associated records available for inspection and copying by TSA to ensure transportation security and regulatory compliance. In addition, part 1544 requires the affected aircraft operators to submit information on aircraft operators’ flight crews and other employees, passengers, and cargo. The information collection includes information regarding security program (SP) updates, amendments, and changes; criminal history records check (CHRC) applications; recordkeeping on SPs, CHRCs, training and other PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71817 recordkeeping matters; watchlist matching for employees and reporting matches to TSA; watchlist matching for passengers in case of Secure Flight outages; and incident and suspicious activity reporting. Aircraft operators may provide the information electronically or manually. Aircraft operators must ensure that certain flight crew members and employees submit to and receive a criminal history records check (CHRC). These requirements apply to flight crew members and employees with unescorted access authority to a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) or who perform screening, checked baggage, or cargo functions. As part of the CHRC process, the individual must provide identifying information, including fingerprints. Additionally, aircraft operators must maintain these records, and records associated with compliance with Security Directives, and make them available to TSA for inspection and copying upon request. TSA estimates that there will be approximately 801 respondents to the information requirements described above, with a total annual burden estimate of approximately 2,262,268 hours. Dated: November 10, 2015. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2015–29234 Filed 11–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0126] Agency Information Collection Activities: Collection of Qualitative Feedback Through Focus Groups; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed extension of a currently approved collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding the nature of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security

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 1652-0003, 
abstracted below, that TSA will submit to OMB for revision in 
compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. 
Aircraft operators must provide certain information to TSA and adopt 
and implement a TSA-approved security program. These programs require 
aircraft operators to maintain and update records to ensure compliance 
with security provisions outlined in 49 CFR part 1544.

DATES: Send your comments by January 19, 2016.

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: Joanna Johnson at the above address, 
or by telephone (571) 227-3651.

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

    1652-0003; Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR part 1544. The 
information collected is used to determine compliance with 49 CFR part 
1544 and to ensure passenger safety by monitoring aircraft operator 
security procedures. For purposes of consolidating ICRs and 
streamlining TSA's collections, TSA is seeking to revise its OMB 
control number, 1652-0003, Aircraft Operator Security to include 
information collected under OMB control number 1652-0006, pertaining to 
49 CFR part 1544. OMB control number 1652-0006, Employment Standards, 
involves the requirement for aircraft operators to maintain records of 
compliance with Part 1544 for selected flight crew and security 
employees. TSA implements aircraft operator security standards at 49 
CFR part 1544 to require each aircraft operator to which this part 
applies to adopt and carry out a security program. These TSA-approved 
security programs establish procedures that aircraft operators must 
carry out to protect persons and property traveling on flights provided 
by the aircraft operator against acts of criminal violence, aircraft 
piracy, and the introduction of explosives, incendiaries, or weapons 
aboard an aircraft.
    This information collection is mandatory for aircraft operators. As 
part of their security programs, affected aircraft operators are 
required to maintain and update, as necessary, records of compliance 
with the security program provisions set forth in 49 CFR part 1544, 
including maintaining records of compliance for selected crew and 
security employees. Part 1544 also requires affected aircraft operators 
to submit security program amendments to TSA when applicable and to 
make their security programs and associated records available for 
inspection and copying by TSA to ensure transportation security and 
regulatory compliance.
    In addition, part 1544 requires the affected aircraft operators to 
submit information on aircraft operators' flight crews and other 
employees, passengers, and cargo. The information collection includes 
information regarding security program (SP) updates, amendments, and 
changes; criminal history records check (CHRC) applications; 
recordkeeping on SPs, CHRCs, training and other recordkeeping matters; 
watchlist matching for employees and reporting matches to TSA; 
watchlist matching for passengers in case of Secure Flight outages; and 
incident and suspicious activity reporting. Aircraft operators may 
provide the information electronically or manually.
    Aircraft operators must ensure that certain flight crew members and 
employees submit to and receive a criminal history records check 
(CHRC). These requirements apply to flight crew members and employees 
with unescorted access authority to a Security Identification Display 
Area (SIDA) or who perform screening, checked baggage, or cargo 
functions. As part of the CHRC process, the individual must provide 
identifying information, including fingerprints. Additionally, aircraft 
operators must maintain these records, and records associated with 
compliance with Security Directives, and make them available to TSA for 
inspection and copying upon request.
    TSA estimates that there will be approximately 801 respondents to 
the information requirements described above, with a total annual 
burden estimate of approximately 2,262,268 hours.

    Dated: November 10, 2015.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2015-29234 Filed 11-16-15; 8:45 am]
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