New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA infoBoards, 73127-73128 [2016-25669]

Download as PDF 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 73128 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 205 / Monday, October 24, 2016 / Notices (formerly WebBoards) is an informationsharing environment designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation security community and is 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. 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). Accessing and using TSA infoBoards is completely voluntary; TSA does not require participation. TSA will collect two types of information through TSA infoBoards: (1) User registration information and (2) user’s choice of ‘‘communities.’’ TSA infoBoards users are not required to provide all information requested– however, if users choose to withhold information, they will not receive the benefits of TSA infoBoards associated with that information collection. 1. User registration information. TSA will collect registration information to ensure only those meeting the requirements for access to SSI information under TSA’s regulations (49 CFR part 1520) are given access to the TSA infoBoards. Such registration information will include the user’s name, professional contact information, agency/company, job title, employer, airport (optional), citizenship, regulatory category, and employment verification contact information. 2. User’s Choice of TSA infoBoards Communities. TSA will collect information on the user’s choice of TSA infoBoards community(ies). To meet the requirements for access to SSI under TSA’s regulations, users are asked to submit their desired requestor type and boards so that TSA may assess the user’s qualifications and needs before granting access. Use of Results sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES TSA will use this information to assess and improve the capabilities of all transportation modes to prevent, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Oct 21, 2016 Jkt 241001 prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from transportation security incidents. An inability to collect this information will limit TSA’s ability to 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. Number of Respondents: 6,000 users.3 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 6,000 hours annually. Dated: October 18, 2016. Joanna Johnson, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–25669 Filed 10–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0130] Agency Information Collection Activities: Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status, Form I–407; 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 the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e. the time, effort, and resources used by the respondents to respond), the estimated cost to the respondent, and the actual information collection instruments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until December 23, 2016. SUMMARY: 3 Due to the recalculation of numbers since the publication of the 60-day notice, the number of respondents has decreased from 10,000 to 6,000. Accordingly, the burden hours have decreased from 10,000 to 6,000 hours. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All submissions received must include the OMB Control Number 1615–0130 in the body of the letter, the agency name and Docket ID USCIS– 2013–0005. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site at http://www.regulations.gov under eDocket ID number USCIS–2013–0005; (2) Mail. Submit written comments to DHS, USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, telephone number 202–272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767– 1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2013–0005 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 205 (Monday, October 24, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: TSA 
infoBoards

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 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, 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

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(formerly WebBoards) is an information-sharing environment designed to 
serve stakeholders in the transportation security community and is 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. 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). Accessing and using TSA 
infoBoards is completely voluntary; TSA does not require participation.
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    \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 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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    TSA will collect two types of information through TSA infoBoards: 
(1) User registration information and (2) user's choice of 
``communities.'' TSA infoBoards users are not required to provide all 
information requested-however, if users choose to withhold information, 
they will not receive the benefits of TSA infoBoards associated with 
that information collection.
    1. User registration information. TSA will collect registration 
information to ensure only those meeting the requirements for access to 
SSI information under TSA's regulations (49 CFR part 1520) are given 
access to the TSA infoBoards. Such registration information will 
include the user's name, professional contact information, agency/
company, job title, employer, airport (optional), citizenship, 
regulatory category, and employment verification contact information.
    2. User's Choice of TSA infoBoards Communities. TSA will collect 
information on the user's choice of TSA infoBoards community(ies). To 
meet the requirements for access to SSI under TSA's regulations, users 
are asked to submit their desired requestor type and boards so that TSA 
may assess the user's qualifications and needs before granting access.

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. An inability to collect this information will limit TSA's 
ability to 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.
    Number of Respondents: 6,000 users.\3\
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    \3\ Due to the recalculation of numbers since the publication of 
the 60-day notice, the number of respondents has decreased from 
10,000 to 6,000. Accordingly, the burden hours have decreased from 
10,000 to 6,000 hours.
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 6,000 hours annually.

    Dated: October 18, 2016.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-25669 Filed 10-21-16; 8:45 am]
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