Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Travel Request and Expense Report Form for TSA Contractors, 87947-87948 [2016-29146]

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ACTION: 60-day notice. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 87947 Jkt 241001 ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the submission of travel request and reimbursement information by TSA contractors to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for their approval. A TSA contractor will submit the form prior to and upon return from travel. DATES: Send your comments by February 6, 2017. 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: Contact Christina 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, PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Purpose of Data Collection Pursuant to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), TSA has authority to implement statutory requirements and policies for travel by Federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at government expense. See FTR, 41 CFR 300. See also 5 U.S.C. 5707 (Travel, Transportation, and Subsistence).1 Consistent with this authority, TSA created the Contractor Travel Request and Expense Report form, TSA Form 308. The form allows a TSA Contracting Officer Representative to preauthorize reimbursable travel for a contractor intending to conduct travel determined to be a reimbursable expense under the contract. Requiring preauthorization for travel ensures the requested travel is within scope of the contract and any costs incurred are in compliance with the FTR. Additionally, the form may be used post-travel to verify that the invoiced-amount is consistent with the preauthorized costs, which ensures government dollars used to fund the travel are not misused and that the government does not overpay for any reimbursable travel. Description of Data Collection The data collected on the Contractor Travel Request and Expense Report includes basic identifying information for the individual traveling, such as full name of the traveler, travel date(s) and location(s), departure information, 1 Visit www.gsa.gov/federaltravelregulation for text and other information regarding the FTR. Under the FTR, a Federal traveler is a person who travels on a Government aircraft and who is either: (1) A civilian employee in the Government service; (2) a member of the uniformed or foreign services of the U.S. Government; or (3) a contractor working under a contract with an executive agency. See 41 CFR 300–3.1. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 87948 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices justification for travel, all costs associated with the travel, name and contract number for the vendor and signature of the requesting vendor. The travel-related submission policy for the TSA program office using the form will determine whether the person completing and submitting the form is an individual from the vendor’s administrative staff or the traveler. The completed form is submitted to the contractor via email or other electronic format and does not require password protection. The data will be collected, as necessary, when travel-related expenses under a contract meet the stipulated requirements for reimbursable-travel. The total annual number of respondents is estimated to be 450 and the annual burden hours is estimated to be 112.5 hours per year. HUD–VASH). Today’s Federal Register notice makes technical corrections to the October 21, 2015, notice to clarify the program’s intent and to address various issues that have risen during the implementation of the program. DATES: Effective Date: December 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heidi J. Frechette, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4126, Washington, DC, 20410, telephone number (202) 402–7914. (This is not a toll-free number.) Hearing- or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Use of Results I. Background On October 21, 2015 (80 FR 63822), HUD published in the Federal Register a notice that set forth the policies and procedures for the administration of a supportive housing and rental demonstration called the Tribal HUD– VASH. As described in the October 21, 2015, notice, HUD made $4 million in grant funding available to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to fund this rental assistance and associated administrative fees. Under Tribal HUD–VASH, Indian tribes and TDHEs participating must partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide healthcare assistance to eligible Native American veterans. On March, 2, 2016 at 81 FR 10880, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register that announced the availability of additional funding for Tribal HUD– VASH and the tribes/TDHEs selected for the program. In total, 26 tribes/TDHEs were awarded $5.9 million in funding. The purpose of this notice is to make technical corrections to the October 21, 2015, Federal Register notice detailing the Implementation of the Tribal HUD– VA Supportive Housing Program to clarify the program’s intent and to address issues that have risen during the implementation of the program. TSA will use these results as a basis for authorizing travel before departure and as a means to track expenditures for contractor-reimbursable travel. Reviewing the information collected will ensure that travel remains within scope of the contract and that any costs incurred are in compliance with the FTR. By continuing to track the expenditures annually and by contract, TSA can improve budgeting for travel and have a more informed set of requirements for future contracts. Failure to collect this information could lead to unauthorized expenditures by the contractor and/or incorrect budget request submissions. Dated: November 30, 2016. Christina Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–29146 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR 5889–N–03] Implementation of the Tribal HUD–VA Supportive Housing Program; Technical Correction Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice, technical correction. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: On October 21, 2015, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice that set forth the policies and procedures for the administration of a supportive housing and rental demonstration called the Tribal HUD– VA Supportive Housing program (Tribal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 II. Technical Corrections A. Section II. Definitions A review of this section has caused HUD to add a definition of ‘‘privatelyowned housing.’’ HUD is adding this definition to clarify the difference between privately-owned housing and tribally-owned housing since it is possible for a housing unit owned by the tribe to be leased by a Tribal HUD– VASH Veteran participant. Accordingly, on page 63823 under section II, PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 captioned ‘‘Definitions,’’ HUD corrects the October 21, 2015, notice by adding alphabetically the definition of ‘‘privately-owned housing to read as follows: Privately-owned housing—Privatelyowned housing is any unit not directly owned by the Tribal HUD–VASH grantee. Accordingly, in situations where the TDHE is the Tribal HUD– VASH grantee, but the unit is owned by another tribal organization (such as the tribe), the unit would be considered privately-owned for purposes of this program. B. Section VI. Subsection B. (Native American Veteran Eligibility) 1. HUD’s review of Section VI.B. of the October 21, 2015, notice revealed a lack of clarity in determining income eligibility for program participants. Accordingly, on page 63826 under section VI.B.4., HUD corrects the October 21, 2015, notice by replacing the second sentence of paragraph 4.b. to read as follows: ‘‘To be eligible, a Veteran household’s annual income must be no more than 80 percent of the greater of the median income for the Indian area, or the median income for the United States as prescribed by Section 4(15) of NAHASDA.’’ 2. Additionally, HUD is providing a new section under item 4.c. to provide tribes/TDHE’s with information about the exclusion of certain Veteran’s benefits from income calculations to read as follows. Accordingly, on page 63826 under section VI.B.4.c, HUD corrects the October 21, 2015, notice by adding new paragraph to read as follows: ‘‘Annual income is used to determine program eligibility under NAHASDA. Per PIH Notice 2011–15, Veteran compensation for service-connected disability or death under title 38 U.S.C. chapter 11 and dependency and indemnity compensation for serviceconnected deaths under title 38 U.S.C. chapter 13 are excluded from income. Refer to NAHASDA Program Guidance 2013–05 for more information on calculating income.’’ C. Section VI. Subsection H. (Rent) HUD has determined it needs to revise section VI.H. to establish guidelines determining unit bedroom size for the program and clarify how to determine the amount of rental assistance when, the bedroom sizes of the available housing stock exceed the Veteran family’s need for bedrooms. Accordingly, on page 63827 under section VI.H., HUD corrects the October 21, 2015, notice by redesignating E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: Travel Request and Expense Report Form for TSA 
Contractors

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. The collection involves the submission of travel request and 
reimbursement information by TSA contractors to the Contracting Officer 
Representative (COR) for their approval. A TSA contractor will submit 
the form prior to and upon return from travel.

DATES: Send your comments by February 6, 2017.

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: Contact Christina 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

Purpose of Data Collection

    Pursuant to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), TSA has authority 
to implement statutory requirements and policies for travel by Federal 
civilian employees and others authorized to travel at government 
expense. See FTR, 41 CFR 300. See also 5 U.S.C. 5707 (Travel, 
Transportation, and Subsistence).\1\ Consistent with this authority, 
TSA created the Contractor Travel Request and Expense Report form, TSA 
Form 308. The form allows a TSA Contracting Officer Representative to 
preauthorize reimbursable travel for a contractor intending to conduct 
travel determined to be a reimbursable expense under the contract. 
Requiring preauthorization for travel ensures the requested travel is 
within scope of the contract and any costs incurred are in compliance 
with the FTR. Additionally, the form may be used post-travel to verify 
that the invoiced-amount is consistent with the preauthorized costs, 
which ensures government dollars used to fund the travel are not 
misused and that the government does not overpay for any reimbursable 
travel.
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    \1\ Visit www.gsa.gov/federaltravelregulation for text and other 
information regarding the FTR. Under the FTR, a Federal traveler is 
a person who travels on a Government aircraft and who is either: (1) 
A civilian employee in the Government service; (2) a member of the 
uniformed or foreign services of the U.S. Government; or (3) a 
contractor working under a contract with an executive agency. See 41 
CFR 300-3.1.
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Description of Data Collection

    The data collected on the Contractor Travel Request and Expense 
Report includes basic identifying information for the individual 
traveling, such as full name of the traveler, travel date(s) and 
location(s), departure information,

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justification for travel, all costs associated with the travel, name 
and contract number for the vendor and signature of the requesting 
vendor. The travel-related submission policy for the TSA program office 
using the form will determine whether the person completing and 
submitting the form is an individual from the vendor's administrative 
staff or the traveler. The completed form is submitted to the 
contractor via email or other electronic format and does not require 
password protection. The data will be collected, as necessary, when 
travel-related expenses under a contract meet the stipulated 
requirements for reimbursable-travel. The total annual number of 
respondents is estimated to be 450 and the annual burden hours is 
estimated to be 112.5 hours per year.

Use of Results

    TSA will use these results as a basis for authorizing travel before 
departure and as a means to track expenditures for contractor-
reimbursable travel. Reviewing the information collected will ensure 
that travel remains within scope of the contract and that any costs 
incurred are in compliance with the FTR. By continuing to track the 
expenditures annually and by contract, TSA can improve budgeting for 
travel and have a more informed set of requirements for future 
contracts. Failure to collect this information could lead to 
unauthorized expenditures by the contractor and/or incorrect budget 
request submissions.

    Dated: November 30, 2016.
Christina Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2016-29146 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P