Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program, 73126-73127 [2016-25667]

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[FR Doc. 2016–25590 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–24191] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program 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), SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Oct 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0047, abstracted below that we 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. The collection involves the submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying for a TWIC® and a customer satisfaction survey. DATES: Send your comments by December 23, 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 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 1652–0047; Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program. TSA developed the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) program to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities in the national transportation system. TWIC® is a common credential for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 areas of facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) credentials. Before issuing an individual a TWIC®, TSA performs a security threat assessment, which requires TSA to collect certain personal information such as name, address, date of birth and other information. Applicants are also required to provide fingerprints, photograph, and undergo checks for ties to terrorism, applicable immigration status and a criminal history records check. Also, individuals in the field of transportation who are required to undergo a security threat assessment in certain other programs, such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) program, may apply for a TWIC® and the associated security threat assessment to satisfy CFATS requirements. The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107–71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 107–295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act—A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) (Pub. L. 109–59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006, 71 FR 29396. After consideration of public comments on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint final rule with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492), applicable to the maritime transportation sector that would require this information collection. TSA collects data from applicants during an optional pre-enrollment step or during the enrollment session at an enrollment center. TSA will use the information collected to conduct a security threat assessment, which includes: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) a check of intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA may also use the information to determine a TWIC holder’s eligibility to participate in TSA’s expedited screening program for air travel, TSA Pre✓®. TSA invites all TWIC® applicants to complete an optional survey to gather information on the applicants’ overall customer satisfaction with the enrollment process. This optional survey is administered by a Trusted Agent (a representative of the TWIC® enrollment service provider, who performs enrollment functions) during the process to activate the TWIC®. These surveys are collected at E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 205 / Monday, October 24, 2016 / Notices each enrollment center and compiled to produce reports that are reviewed by the contractor and TSA. The collection is being revised to allow TSA to use the information to expand enrollment options and the potential use of biographic and biometric (e.g., fingerprints, iris scans, and/or photo) information. This will allow future use of the information collected for additional comparability or eligibility determinations for other programs or security requirements, such as allowing the TWIC® applicant to participate not only in a program such as the TSA Pre✓® Application Program, TSA’s expedited screening program for air travelers, but also in the Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Program without requiring an additional background check. In addition, the collection is being revised to remove the requirement to collect information about the Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC®. In 2012, TSA issued an exemption option that permitted eligible TWIC® cardholders to obtain a replacement card that extended the expiration date of their security threat assessment and TWIC® card by three years on payment of a reduced renewal fee. The EED TWIC® was a onetime temporary option intended to provide convenience and cost-savings to applicants pending U.S. Coast Guard issuance of the Notice to Proposed Rulemaking for the TWIC® Reader Rule. The EED TWIC® renewal option is being discontinued, and applicants will be required to obtain a five-year TWIC® through the standard renewal process. Also, TSA is re-evaluating its fee collection for the TWIC® Program in light of changes to the fee the FBI charges for fingerprint processing. Effective October 1, 2016, the FBI will reduce its fingerprint-based criminal history records check fee by $2.75 based on recommendations from a required user fee study (81 FR 45535). Section 1572.501(b)(3) of the TWIC® Final Rule (72 FR 3491) states that if the FBI amends its fee for criminal history records checks, TSA will collect the amended FBI fee. As a result of the FBI’s fee change, the TWIC® standard enrollment fee ($128.00) will be reduced by $2.75. Effective October 1, 2016, TSA will collect a $125.25 fee for standard enrollments. The FBI fee is one segment of the TWIC® Program’s overall fee. The TWIC® fee contains segments for enrollment, full/reduced card production/security threat assessment, and the FBI fee. Reduced rate and replacement TWIC® card enrollment fees will not change. The current estimated annualized hour burden is 736,670 hours and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Oct 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 estimated annualized cost burden is $90,276,808. Dated: October 18, 2016. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–25667 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA infoBoards Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-day notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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 soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on March 17, 2016, 81 FR 14471. The collection involves the TSA infoBoards, an information-sharing environment designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation security community that is used to disseminate mission-critical information. It provides stakeholders with an online portal that 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 November 23, 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, 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73127 Arlington, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@ tsa.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. Information Collection Requirement Title: TSA infoBoards. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned. Form(s): TSA Form 1427. Affected Public: Individuals with transportation security responsibilities, such as aircraft operators, airport security coordinators, and international transportation security coordinators. Abstract: TSA infoBoards was developed by TSA as part of its broad responsibilities and authorities under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA),1 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.’’ 2 TSA infoBoards 1 See Public Law 107–71 (115 Stat. 597, Nov. 19, 2001). 2 See 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM Continued 24OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC[supreg]) 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 1652-0047, 
abstracted below that we 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. The collection 
involves the submission of identifying and other information by 
individuals applying for a TWIC[supreg] and a customer satisfaction 
survey.

DATES: Send your comments by December 23, 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 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 1652-0047; Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC[supreg]) Program. TSA developed the Transportation 
Worker Identification Credential (TWIC[supreg]) program to mitigate 
threats and vulnerabilities in the national transportation system. 
TWIC[supreg] is a common credential for all personnel requiring 
unescorted access to secure areas of facilities and vessels regulated 
under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners 
holding U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) credentials. Before issuing an 
individual a TWIC[supreg], TSA performs a security threat assessment, 
which requires TSA to collect certain personal information such as 
name, address, date of birth and other information. Applicants are also 
required to provide fingerprints, photograph, and undergo checks for 
ties to terrorism, applicable immigration status and a criminal history 
records check. Also, individuals in the field of transportation who are 
required to undergo a security threat assessment in certain other 
programs, such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism (CFATS) program, 
may apply for a TWIC[supreg] and the associated security threat 
assessment to satisfy CFATS requirements.
    The program implements authorities set forth in the Aviation and 
Transportation Security Act (ATSA) (Pub. L. 107-71; Nov. 19, 2002; sec. 
106), the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) (Pub. L. 
107-295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act--A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) 
(Pub. L. 109-59; Aug. 10, 2005; sec. 7105), codified at 49 U.S.C. 
5103a(g). TSA and the U.S. Coast Guard issued a joint notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on May 22, 2006, 71 FR 29396. After 
consideration of public comments on the NPRM, TSA issued a joint final 
rule with the Coast Guard on January 25, 2007 (72 FR 3492), applicable 
to the maritime transportation sector that would require this 
information collection.
    TSA collects data from applicants during an optional pre-enrollment 
step or during the enrollment session at an enrollment center. TSA will 
use the information collected to conduct a security threat assessment, 
which includes: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) a check of 
intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA may 
also use the information to determine a TWIC holder's eligibility to 
participate in TSA's expedited screening program for air travel, TSA 
Pre[check][supreg]. TSA invites all TWIC[supreg] applicants to complete 
an optional survey to gather information on the applicants' overall 
customer satisfaction with the enrollment process. This optional survey 
is administered by a Trusted Agent (a representative of the 
TWIC[supreg] enrollment service provider, who performs enrollment 
functions) during the process to activate the TWIC[supreg]. These 
surveys are collected at

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each enrollment center and compiled to produce reports that are 
reviewed by the contractor and TSA.
    The collection is being revised to allow TSA to use the information 
to expand enrollment options and the potential use of biographic and 
biometric (e.g., fingerprints, iris scans, and/or photo) information. 
This will allow future use of the information collected for additional 
comparability or eligibility determinations for other programs or 
security requirements, such as allowing the TWIC[supreg] applicant to 
participate not only in a program such as the TSA Pre[check][supreg] 
Application Program, TSA's expedited screening program for air 
travelers, but also in the Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) 
Program without requiring an additional background check.
    In addition, the collection is being revised to remove the 
requirement to collect information about the Extended Expiration Date 
(EED) TWIC[supreg]. In 2012, TSA issued an exemption option that 
permitted eligible TWIC[supreg] cardholders to obtain a replacement 
card that extended the expiration date of their security threat 
assessment and TWIC[supreg] card by three years on payment of a reduced 
renewal fee. The EED TWIC[supreg] was a one-time temporary option 
intended to provide convenience and cost-savings to applicants pending 
U.S. Coast Guard issuance of the Notice to Proposed Rulemaking for the 
TWIC[supreg] Reader Rule. The EED TWIC[supreg] renewal option is being 
discontinued, and applicants will be required to obtain a five-year 
TWIC[supreg] through the standard renewal process.
    Also, TSA is re-evaluating its fee collection for the TWIC[supreg] 
Program in light of changes to the fee the FBI charges for fingerprint 
processing. Effective October 1, 2016, the FBI will reduce its 
fingerprint-based criminal history records check fee by $2.75 based on 
recommendations from a required user fee study (81 FR 45535). Section 
1572.501(b)(3) of the TWIC[supreg] Final Rule (72 FR 3491) states that 
if the FBI amends its fee for criminal history records checks, TSA will 
collect the amended FBI fee. As a result of the FBI's fee change, the 
TWIC[supreg] standard enrollment fee ($128.00) will be reduced by 
$2.75. Effective October 1, 2016, TSA will collect a $125.25 fee for 
standard enrollments. The FBI fee is one segment of the TWIC[supreg] 
Program's overall fee. The TWIC[supreg] fee contains segments for 
enrollment, full/reduced card production/security threat assessment, 
and the FBI fee. Reduced rate and replacement TWIC[supreg] card 
enrollment fees will not change.
    The current estimated annualized hour burden is 736,670 hours and 
the estimated annualized cost burden is $90,276,808.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-25667 Filed 10-21-16; 8:45 am]
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