Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System, 56260-56261 [2017-25669]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 56260 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices passengers who deposit their cards in the designated drop-boxes, TSA staff at airports collect the cards, categorize comments, enter the results into an online system for reporting, and respond to passengers as appropriate. In addition, passengers may reach the TSA Contact Center (TCC) online at www.tsa.gov/contact/contact-forms. This site provides electronic forms of the comment card and are intended for the same purpose; to allow passengers to provide feedback to TSA regarding their experiences with TSA security procedures. Passengers may also use the electronic form to file Disability or Civil Rights and Liberties complaints. TCC provides a receipt to any person who submits an electronic form. The information obtained from the electronic forms allows TSA to evaluate and address customer concerns about security procedures and policies with an electronic interface. TSA is revising the collection to add three new electronic forms: Request for Assistance, Request for Information, and Security Issue. The Request for Assistance electronic form allows passengers to request assistance at the TSA checkpoint as part of the TSA Cares Program. This program was developed for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions, and other special circumstances who may need additional assistance during the security screening process. The program is available to all members of the public and is separate from the Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and the Travel Protocol Office (TPO) programs which support and facilitate the movement of wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, veterans and other travelers requiring an escort through the airport security screening process. The Request for Information electronic form allows passengers to submit an inquiry about TSA policies and procedures such as traveling with medical conditions, prohibited & permitted items, and security screening. The Security Issue electronic form allows passengers to play a critical role in identifying and reporting suspicious activities and threats. TCC will also provide receipts to any person who uses the three new electronic forms. TSA is required to provide a receipt to any person who reports a security problem, deficiency, or vulnerability. See 49 CFR 1503.3(a). Number of Respondents: An estimated 203,659 respondents annually. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 18,431 hours annually. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:07 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: November 22, 2017. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–25670 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Exercise Information System Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0057, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under 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). DATES: Send your comments by December 28, 2017. 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 dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: 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. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on August 22, 2017, 82 FR 39900. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 available at http://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 Order (E.O.) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 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 Title: Exercise Information System (EXIS). Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0057. Forms(s): NA. Affected Public: Transportation System Sector. Abstract: The Exercise Information System (EXIS) is a voluntary, online tool developed by TSA to support the mission of a program developed and implemented by TSA to fulfill requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 911 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 28, 2017 / Notices Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act).1 These statutory programs led to the development of the Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program (I–STEP) for the Transportation Systems Sector (TSS). Within the I–STEP program, EXIS is an interactive resource for the TSS. Number of Respondents: 9,551. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 4,804 hours annually.2 Dated: November 22, 2017. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–25669 Filed 11–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R2–ES–2017–N108; FXES11140200000–178–FF02ENEH00] Notice of Availability; Draft Environmental Assessment for a Draft Amendment To Add the Northern Mexican Gartersnake to the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of documents; request for public comment. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as the lead Federal agency, along with the Bureau of Reclamation as a cooperating agency and the implementing agency for the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act. The draft EA evaluates the impacts of, and alternatives to, amendment of the existing Endangered Species Act permit for the LCR MSCP, in order to add the northern Mexican gartersnake as a covered species, and the impacts of implementation of the amended LCR MSCP. SUMMARY: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received or postmarked on or before December 28, 2017. Any comments we receive after the closing date or not postmarked by the closing date may not be considered in the final decision on this action. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: 1 See 9/11 Act secs. 1407 (public transportation, codified at 6 U.S.C. 1136(a)), 1516 (railroads, codified at 6 U.S.C. 1166), and 1533 (over-the-road buses, codified at 6 U.S.C. 1183). 2 TSA made an error in its calculations and reported the burden in the 60-day notice as 4,820 hours annually. The correct calculation is 4,804. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:51 Nov 27, 2017 Jkt 244001 Obtaining Documents: • Internet: You may obtain copies of the draft EA, which includes the draft amendment to the LCR MSCP, on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Web site at https://www.fws.gov/southwest/ es/arizona/. • U.S. Mail: A limited number of CD– ROM and printed copies of the draft EA and associated draft amendment to the LCR MSCP are available, by request, from the Field Supervisor, Arizona Ecological Services Field Office, 9828 N. 31st Avenue #C3, Phoenix, AZ 85051; by phone at 602–242–0210; or by fax at 602–242–2513. Please note that your request is in reference to the draft amended LCR MSCP for northern Mexican gartersnake. • In-Person: Copies of the draft EA and associated draft amendment to the LCR MSCP are also available for public inspection and review at the following locations, by appointment and written request only, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Æ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 500 Gold Avenue SW., Room 6034, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Æ Arizona Ecological Services Office (Phoenix; see information under U.S. Mail, above). Submitting Comments: You may submit comments by one of the following methods. • U.S. Mail: Arizona Ecological Services Office (Phoenix; see information under U.S. Mail, Obtaining Documents, above). • Electronically: incomingazcorr@ fws.gov or fw2_hcp_permits@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Spangle, Field Supervisor (see contact information for Arizona Ecological Services Field Office (Phoenix) in ADDRESSES. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), as the lead Federal agency, along with the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) as a cooperating agency and the implementing agency for the Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program (LCR MSCP), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; NEPA). The draft EA evaluates the impacts of, and alternatives to, amendment of an existing permit for the LCR MSCP under section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), in order to add the northern Mexican gartersnake (Thamnophis eques) as a covered species, as well as the impacts of implementation of the amended LCR MSCP. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56261 Under the proposed amendment, there are no proposed changes to covered actions; no changes to the covered area; and no extension of the time period of permit coverage. Permittees with existing LCR MSCP certificates of inclusion are bound by the terms and conditions of their existing requirements. The amendment is not expected to trigger any new environmental consequences that were not identified in the LCR MSCP final programmatic environmental impact statement/environmental impact report (LCR MSCP EIS/EIR), which was prepared for the original LCR MSCP, or any new impacts to local economies or cultural resources. Nor are there any expected changes to direct, indirect, and cumulative effects, beyond those identified for biological resources. Coverage for incidental take of the northern Mexican gartersnake will include the entire program area, as defined in the record of decision (ROD) for the LCR MSCP EIS/EIR, dated April 2005. This includes areas up to and including the full-pool elevation of Lakes Mead, Mohave, and Havasu and the historical floodplain of the Colorado River to the Southerly International Boundary with Mexico. The ROD also included off-site conservation areas for implementing the LCR MSCP. The LCR MSCP, with Reclamation as the implementing agency, will manage 512 acres of LCR MSCP-created marsh for the northern Mexican gartersnake. Of the 5,940 acres of LCR MSCP-created cottonwood-willow, 984 acres will be managed near marshes for the northern Mexican gartersnake. Background The original LCR MSCP permit was approved on April 4, 2005 (69 FR 75556), and extends through April 30, 2055. The LCR MSCP is a combined ESA section 10(a)(1)(B) and ESA section 7 approach to ESA compliance for implementation of covered activities for non-Federal (section 10) and Federal (section 7) participants. The LCR MSCP is a habitat-based program that is responsible for the creation and management of land-cover types that benefit multiple covered species, including 5,940 acres of cottonwood-willow; 1,320 acres of honey mesquite; 512 acres of marsh; and 360 acres of backwater. The LCR MSCP currently includes measures necessary to minimize and mitigate impacts to the 26 listed and unlisted species and their habitats covered by the plan. Take of covered species is incidental to covered activities associated with river operations and, water and power E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Exercise Information System

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 Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0057, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the 
currently approved collection under 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).

DATES: Send your comments by December 28, 2017. 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 
dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov.

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: TSA published a Federal Register notice, 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following 
collection of information on August 22, 2017, 82 FR 39900. 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.

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 
available at http://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 Order (E.O.) 13771, 
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 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

    Title: Exercise Information System (EXIS).
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0057.
    Forms(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Transportation System Sector.
    Abstract: The Exercise Information System (EXIS) is a voluntary, 
online tool developed by TSA to support the mission of a program 
developed and implemented by TSA to fulfill requirements of the 
Implementing Recommendations of the 911

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Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act).\1\ These statutory programs led to 
the development of the Intermodal Security Training Exercise Program 
(I-STEP) for the Transportation Systems Sector (TSS). Within the I-STEP 
program, EXIS is an interactive resource for the TSS.
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    \1\ See 9/11 Act secs. 1407 (public transportation, codified at 
6 U.S.C. 1136(a)), 1516 (railroads, codified at 6 U.S.C. 1166), and 
1533 (over-the-road buses, codified at 6 U.S.C. 1183).
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    Number of Respondents: 9,551.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 4,804 hours 
annually.\2\
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    \2\ TSA made an error in its calculations and reported the 
burden in the 60-day notice as 4,820 hours annually. The correct 
calculation is 4,804.

    Dated: November 22, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-25669 Filed 11-27-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P