Intent to Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: TSA infoBoards, 14471-14472 [2016-05981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 Title: Enhanced Security Procedures at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0035. Forms(s): N/A. Affected Public: GA aircraft operators and passengers, armed security officers (ASOs), flight crew, fixed base operators, and gateway airport operators. Abstract: TSA is hereby requesting an extension of this information collection. In accordance with 49 CFR part 1562, subpart B, TSA requires GA aircraft operators who wish to fly into or out of DCA to designate a security coordinator and adopt the DASSP. Once aircraft operators have complied with the DASSP requirements, they must request a slot reservation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and request authorization from TSA for each flight into and out of DCA. This information collection is approved under OMB control number 1652–0033, TSA Airspace Waiver Applications. As part of the DASSP requirements, individuals designated as security coordinators, armed security officers, and flight crewmembers assigned to duty on a GA aircraft flying into and out of DCA must submit fingerprints for a Criminal History Records Check VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 (CHRC). In addition, GA aircraft operators must also maintain CHRC records of all employees and authorized representatives for whom a CHRC has been completed. Number of Respondents: 704 annually.1 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 799 hours annually. Dated: March 10, 2016. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–05971 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent to Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: TSA infoBoards Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA infoBoards. TSA infoBoards (formerly WebBoards) are an information-sharing environment designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation security community and are used to disseminate mission-critical information. It provides stakeholders with an online portal, which allows authorized users to obtain, post, and exchange information, access common resources, and communicate with similarly situated individuals. Utilizing and inputting information into TSA infoBoards is completely voluntary. DATES: Send your comments by May 16, 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. SUMMARY: 1 In the 60-day notice, TSA reported the annual respondents’ amount as 5,304 and the annual burden as 5,547. Since the publication, TSA has obtained actual data and has adjusted the numbers accordingly. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14471 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 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 Purpose of Data Collection TSA infoBoards were developed by TSA as part of its broad responsibilities and authorities under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), and delegated authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security, for ‘‘security in all modes of transportation . . . including security responsibilities . . . over modes of transportation that are exercised by the Department of Transportation.’’ 1 The TSA infoBoards are a data management system that provides coordination and collaboration with parties that have a relevant interest in 1 See Public Law 107–71 (115 Stat. 597, Nov. 19, 2001), codified at 49 U.S.C. 114 (d). The TSA Assistant Secretary’s current authorities under ATSA have been delegated to him by the Secretary of Homeland Security. Section 403(2) of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002, Public Law 107–296 (116 Stat. 2315, Nov. 25, 2002), transferred all functions of TSA, including those of the Secretary of Transportation and the Under Secretary of Transportation of Security related to TSA, to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Pursuant to DHS Delegation Number 7060.2, the Secretary delegated to the Assistant Secretary (then referred to as the Administrator of TSA), subject to the Secretary’s guidance and control, the authority vested in the Secretary with respect to TSA, including that in section 403(2) of the HSA. E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 14472 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 52 / Thursday, March 17, 2016 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES transportation security and an appropriate level of need to access transportation security information– such as, regulated parties and other industry stakeholders, Federal agencies, and state and local governments. This system also integrates other securityrelated information and communications at the sensitive security information (SSI) level. It is located in a secure online environment and is accessible from the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and TSA (for TSA staff only). It disseminates mission-critical information to users inside and outside of the TSA organization. It provides an online portal allowing authorized users to obtain, post, and exchange information, access common resources, and communicate with similarly situated individuals. TSA infoBoards are primarily used for disseminating TSA mission-critical information, such as Security Directives (SD), compliance status, policy updates, and watch lists; however, some groups of stakeholders utilize infoBoards for collaboration and to upload transportation security information. InfoBoards allow stakeholders to filter alerts and information based on their particular needs, such as their regulated areas of operation or their treaty relationship for foreign government staff. TSA intends TSA infoBoards to be used primarily by individuals with transportation security responsibilities, such as aircraft operators, airport security coordinators, and international transportation security coordinators. These individuals can voluntarily contact TSA to request access to TSA infoBoards; TSA does not require participation in TSA infoBoards. Description of Data Collection TSA will collect two types of information through TSA infoBoards. The collection is voluntary. TSA infoBoards users are not required to provide all information requested, but users who choose to withhold information will not receive the benefits of TSA infoBoards associated with that information collection. 1. User registration information. TSA will collect this information to ensure only those members of the transportation community with a relevant interest in transportation security and with an appropriate level of need to access transportation security information can be allowed onto TSA infoBoards. Such registration information will include the user’s name, professional contact information, agency/company, job title, employer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Mar 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 airport (optional), citizenship, regulatory interest, and employment verification contact information. 2. User’s choice of infoBoards. TSA will collect this information to select TSA infoBoards community(ies) appropriate for the particular user. Users are asked to submit their transportation security interest(s) and desired infoBoard(s) (to assess the user’s qualifications and needs together with the user registration information). Use of Results TSA will use this information to assess and improve the capabilities of all transportation modes to prevent, prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from transportation security incidents. A failure to collect this information will limit TSA’s ability to effectively enable modal operators to respond to, and quickly recover after, a transportation security incident. Insufficient awareness, prevention, response, and recovery to a transportation security incident will result in increased vulnerability of the U.S. transportation network. Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and interest generated amongst the transportation modes prior to TSA infoBoards’ release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be approximately 10,000 users within the first three years of the system’s use. TSA estimates users will spend approximately 1 hour per TSA infoBoards user inputting the information described above. Given this information, the total annual hour burden for this information collection for all respondents within the first three years of TSA infoBoards’ release is estimated to be approximately 30,000 hours. There are no fees to use TSA infoBoards. Dated: March 10, 2016. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–05981 Filed 3–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Security Officer (TSO) Medical Questionnaire Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652–0032, abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. 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 November 25, 2015, 80 FR 73806. The collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) to ensure their qualifications to perform TSO duties pursuant to sec. 111 of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). DATES: Send your comments by April 18, 2016. 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, Office of Management and Budget. 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 Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–40, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6040; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@dhs.gov. 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 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; E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent to Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: TSA infoBoards

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on a new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted 
below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for approval in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden for the TSA infoBoards. TSA infoBoards (formerly WebBoards) are 
an information-sharing environment designed to serve stakeholders in 
the transportation security community and are used to disseminate 
mission-critical information. It provides stakeholders with an online 
portal, which allows authorized users to obtain, post, and exchange 
information, access common resources, and communicate with similarly 
situated individuals. Utilizing and inputting information into TSA 
infoBoards is completely voluntary.

DATES: Send your comments by May 16, 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: 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 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

Purpose of Data Collection

    TSA infoBoards were developed by TSA as part of its broad 
responsibilities and authorities under the Aviation and Transportation 
Security Act (ATSA), and delegated authority from the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, for ``security in all modes of transportation . . . 
including security responsibilities . . . over modes of transportation 
that are exercised by the Department of Transportation.'' \1\
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    \1\ See Public Law 107-71 (115 Stat. 597, Nov. 19, 2001), 
codified at 49 U.S.C. 114 (d). The TSA Assistant Secretary's current 
authorities under ATSA have been delegated to him by the Secretary 
of Homeland Security. Section 403(2) of the Homeland Security Act 
(HSA) of 2002, Public Law 107-296 (116 Stat. 2315, Nov. 25, 2002), 
transferred all functions of TSA, including those of the Secretary 
of Transportation and the Under Secretary of Transportation of 
Security related to TSA, to the Secretary of Homeland Security. 
Pursuant to DHS Delegation Number 7060.2, the Secretary delegated to 
the Assistant Secretary (then referred to as the Administrator of 
TSA), subject to the Secretary's guidance and control, the authority 
vested in the Secretary with respect to TSA, including that in 
section 403(2) of the HSA.
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    The TSA infoBoards are a data management system that provides 
coordination and collaboration with parties that have a relevant 
interest in

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transportation security and an appropriate level of need to access 
transportation security information-such as, regulated parties and 
other industry stakeholders, Federal agencies, and state and local 
governments. This system also integrates other security-related 
information and communications at the sensitive security information 
(SSI) level. It is located in a secure online environment and is 
accessible from the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and 
TSA (for TSA staff only). It disseminates mission-critical information 
to users inside and outside of the TSA organization. It provides an 
online portal allowing authorized users to obtain, post, and exchange 
information, access common resources, and communicate with similarly 
situated individuals.
    TSA infoBoards are primarily used for disseminating TSA mission-
critical information, such as Security Directives (SD), compliance 
status, policy updates, and watch lists; however, some groups of 
stakeholders utilize infoBoards for collaboration and to upload 
transportation security information. InfoBoards allow stakeholders to 
filter alerts and information based on their particular needs, such as 
their regulated areas of operation or their treaty relationship for 
foreign government staff.
    TSA intends TSA infoBoards to be used primarily by individuals with 
transportation security responsibilities, such as aircraft operators, 
airport security coordinators, and international transportation 
security coordinators. These individuals can voluntarily contact TSA to 
request access to TSA infoBoards; TSA does not require participation in 
TSA infoBoards.

Description of Data Collection

    TSA will collect two types of information through TSA infoBoards. 
The collection is voluntary. TSA infoBoards users are not required to 
provide all information requested, but users who choose to withhold 
information will not receive the benefits of TSA infoBoards associated 
with that information collection.
    1. User registration information. TSA will collect this information 
to ensure only those members of the transportation community with a 
relevant interest in transportation security and with an appropriate 
level of need to access transportation security information can be 
allowed onto TSA infoBoards. Such registration information will include 
the user's name, professional contact information, agency/company, job 
title, employer, airport (optional), citizenship, regulatory interest, 
and employment verification contact information.
    2. User's choice of infoBoards. TSA will collect this information 
to select TSA infoBoards community(ies) appropriate for the particular 
user. Users are asked to submit their transportation security 
interest(s) and desired infoBoard(s) (to assess the user's 
qualifications and needs together with the user registration 
information).

Use of Results

    TSA will use this information to assess and improve the 
capabilities of all transportation modes to prevent, prepare for, 
mitigate against, respond to, and recover from transportation security 
incidents. A failure to collect this information will limit TSA's 
ability to effectively enable modal operators to respond to, and 
quickly recover after, a transportation security incident. Insufficient 
awareness, prevention, response, and recovery to a transportation 
security incident will result in increased vulnerability of the U.S. 
transportation network.
    Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and 
interest generated amongst the transportation modes prior to TSA 
infoBoards' release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be 
approximately 10,000 users within the first three years of the system's 
use. TSA estimates users will spend approximately 1 hour per TSA 
infoBoards user inputting the information described above. Given this 
information, the total annual hour burden for this information 
collection for all respondents within the first three years of TSA 
infoBoards' release is estimated to be approximately 30,000 hours. 
There are no fees to use TSA infoBoards.

    Dated: March 10, 2016.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-05981 Filed 3-16-16; 8:45 am]
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