Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System, 39900-39901 [2017-17654]

Download as PDF 39900 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System 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 1652–0057, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the user’s own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. It also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation mode or method of operation. Utilizing and inputting information into EXIS is completely voluntary. DATES: Send your comments by October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD 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 will be made available at https:// www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. Therefore, in preparation for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Aug 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Consistent with the requirements of Executive Orders (EO) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments on the extent to which this request for information could be modified to reduce the burden on respondents. Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0057; Exercise Information System. The Exercise Information System (EXIS) is an internet-accessible knowledgemanagement system developed by TSA to serve its relevant stakeholders (such as members of the transportation industry, port authorities, Federal agencies, and State and local governments). EXIS integrates securityrelated training and exercise components constituting Sensitive Security Information.1 It gives stakeholders valuable security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the users’ own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. Transportation industry stakeholders can choose scenarios and objectives based on their vulnerabilities, mode of transportation, and the size of their operation. TSA will collect five types of information through EXIS. The collection is voluntary. While EXIS users are not required to provide all information requested, if users choose to withhold information, they may not receive the benefits of EXIS associated with that information collection. 1. User registration information. Because EXIS includes SSI information, 1 Sensitive Security Information (SSI) is information which, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security, and is defined at 49 U.S.C. 114(r) and 49 CFR part 1520. PO 00000 Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 TSA must collect information upon registration to ensure only those members of the transportation community with a relevant interest in conducting security training exercises, and with an appropriate level of need to access security training information, are provided access to EXIS. In this revision, TSA is modifying the type of user registration information collected. TSA previously collected the User’s name, Professional Contact Information, Agency/Company, Job Title, Supervisor’s Name, and Employment Verification Contact Information. In the revised collection, TSA will collect: The User’s Name, Agency/Organization Name and Type, Job Title, Supervisor or other Sponsor’s Name, Professional Phone Number, Professional Email Address, Employment Verification Contact Name, Employment Verification Contact Information, and the Reason for Needing an EXIS account. In addition, the following optional registration information can be added by the user: Professional (business), Country, City, State, Zip Code, Mobile Phone Number, Alternate Email, and Preferred Transportation Sector. 2. Desired nature and scope of the exercise. TSA collects this information to generate an EXIS training exercise appropriate for the particular user. Users are asked to submit their desired transportation mode, exercise properties, objectives, scenario events, and participating agencies/attendees. 3. Corrective actions/lessons learned/ best practices. TSA collects this information to document and share the users’ ideas and methods for improving transportation security with other transportation stakeholders in the wider EXIS user base. The TSA Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program (I–STEP) office may send lessons learned and best practices to subject matter experts within TSA for review. Once the information is reviewed, any company or user identifying information is removed and the content is published to the site for all users to access. 4. Evaluation feedback. TSA collects this information for the purpose of evaluating the usefulness of EXIS in facilitating security training exercises for the users. TSA can then modify EXIS to better suit its users’ needs. 5. After-Action Reports (AARs). The EXIS automatically summarizes information from items (2) and (3) mentioned above in order to create formal AARs for users. These AARs include an exercise overview, goals and objectives, scenario event synopsis, analysis of critical issues, exercise E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 39901 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / Notices design characteristics, conclusions, and the executive summary. The AAR is the output of the exercise process. Stakeholders use the report to identify strengths or areas in which they can assign resources to mitigate risk and enhance the security posture within their organization. Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and interest generated amongst the transportation modes during the years following EXIS’ release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be approximately 7,885 primary and secondary access users in Year 1, 9,447 users in Year 2, and 11,320 users in Year 3, for an average annual respondents estimate of 9,551. TSA estimates a proportion of primary access users and secondary users will spend approximately 3.5 hours per EXIS user inputting the information described above. TSA estimates secondary users will also spend approximately 0.25 hours completing a survey. Given this information, the total annual hourly burden for EXIS’s collection of information is 4,820 hours. Dated: August 16, 2017. Christina A. 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DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by September 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Request documents or submit comments to Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at Division of Classification and Recovery, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please specify the permit you are interested in by number (e.g., Permit No. TE–123456). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Jacobsen, Chief, Division of Classification and Restoration, by U.S. mail at P.O. Box 1306, Albuquerque, NM 87103; or by telephone at 505–248– 6641. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct activities intended to recover and enhance the survival of endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA), prohibits certain activities that may impact endangered species, unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. The ESA prohibits certain activities with endangered and threatened species unless authorized by a Federal permit. The ESA and our implementing regulations in part 17 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) provide for the issuance of such permits and require that we invite public comment before issuing permits for activities involving endangered species. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. In accordance with section 10(c) of the ESA; Executive Order 13576, ‘‘Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government’’; and the President’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009, ‘‘Transparency and Open Government’’ (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), all of which call on Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these permit applications before final action is taken. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by any party who submits a written request to the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Requests must be submitted within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Release of documents is subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Applications Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of survival of the species. Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity TE–22964C ....... Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee. Heidi Kloeppel Trathnigg, Flagstaff, Arizona. Bureau of Land Management, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Martin R. Heaney, Rosenberg, Texas. Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis) ..... Tennessee ............ 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 22, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Public Collection of 
Information: Exercise Information System

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 1652-0057, 
abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection 
and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). 
EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the 
transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS 
provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise scenarios 
and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of 
the user's own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. It 
also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own security 
exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation 
mode or method of operation. Utilizing and inputting information into 
EXIS is completely voluntary.

DATES: Send your comments by October 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@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 will be made 
available at https://www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. 
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.
    Consistent with the requirements of Executive Orders (EO) 13771, 
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and 13777, 
Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments 
on the extent to which this request for information could be modified 
to reduce the burden on respondents.

Information Collection Requirement

    OMB Control Number 1652-0057; Exercise Information System. The 
Exercise Information System (EXIS) is an internet-accessible knowledge-
management system developed by TSA to serve its relevant stakeholders 
(such as members of the transportation industry, port authorities, 
Federal agencies, and State and local governments). EXIS integrates 
security-related training and exercise components constituting 
Sensitive Security Information.\1\ It gives stakeholders valuable 
security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons 
learned, and a repository of the users' own historical exercise data 
for use in future exercises. Transportation industry stakeholders can 
choose scenarios and objectives based on their vulnerabilities, mode of 
transportation, and the size of their operation.
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    \1\ Sensitive Security Information (SSI) is information which, 
if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation 
security, and is defined at 49 U.S.C. 114(r) and 49 CFR part 1520.
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    TSA will collect five types of information through EXIS. The 
collection is voluntary. While EXIS users are not required to provide 
all information requested, if users choose to withhold information, 
they may not receive the benefits of EXIS associated with that 
information collection.
    1. User registration information. Because EXIS includes SSI 
information, TSA must collect information upon registration to ensure 
only those members of the transportation community with a relevant 
interest in conducting security training exercises, and with an 
appropriate level of need to access security training information, are 
provided access to EXIS.
    In this revision, TSA is modifying the type of user registration 
information collected. TSA previously collected the User's name, 
Professional Contact Information, Agency/Company, Job Title, 
Supervisor's Name, and Employment Verification Contact Information. In 
the revised collection, TSA will collect: The User's Name, Agency/
Organization Name and Type, Job Title, Supervisor or other Sponsor's 
Name, Professional Phone Number, Professional Email Address, Employment 
Verification Contact Name, Employment Verification Contact Information, 
and the Reason for Needing an EXIS account. In addition, the following 
optional registration information can be added by the user: 
Professional (business), Country, City, State, Zip Code, Mobile Phone 
Number, Alternate Email, and Preferred Transportation Sector.
    2. Desired nature and scope of the exercise. TSA collects this 
information to generate an EXIS training exercise appropriate for the 
particular user. Users are asked to submit their desired transportation 
mode, exercise properties, objectives, scenario events, and 
participating agencies/attendees.
    3. Corrective actions/lessons learned/best practices. TSA collects 
this information to document and share the users' ideas and methods for 
improving transportation security with other transportation 
stakeholders in the wider EXIS user base. The TSA Intermodal Security 
Training and Exercise Program (I-STEP) office may send lessons learned 
and best practices to subject matter experts within TSA for review. 
Once the information is reviewed, any company or user identifying 
information is removed and the content is published to the site for all 
users to access.
    4. Evaluation feedback. TSA collects this information for the 
purpose of evaluating the usefulness of EXIS in facilitating security 
training exercises for the users. TSA can then modify EXIS to better 
suit its users' needs.
    5. After-Action Reports (AARs). The EXIS automatically summarizes 
information from items (2) and (3) mentioned above in order to create 
formal AARs for users. These AARs include an exercise overview, goals 
and objectives, scenario event synopsis, analysis of critical issues, 
exercise

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design characteristics, conclusions, and the executive summary. The AAR 
is the output of the exercise process. Stakeholders use the report to 
identify strengths or areas in which they can assign resources to 
mitigate risk and enhance the security posture within their 
organization.
    Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and 
interest generated amongst the transportation modes during the years 
following EXIS' release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be 
approximately 7,885 primary and secondary access users in Year 1, 9,447 
users in Year 2, and 11,320 users in Year 3, for an average annual 
respondents estimate of 9,551. TSA estimates a proportion of primary 
access users and secondary users will spend approximately 3.5 hours per 
EXIS user inputting the information described above. TSA estimates 
secondary users will also spend approximately 0.25 hours completing a 
survey. Given this information, the total annual hourly burden for 
EXIS's collection of information is 4,820 hours.

    Dated: August 16, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-17654 Filed 8-21-17; 8:45 am]
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