Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Screening Partnership Program (SPP), 58650 [2017-26865]

Download as PDF 58650 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices trips rather than enplanements (the statute was further amended to state that the fee shall be $5.60 per one-way trip or $11.20 per round trip.) TSA published an interim final rule (IFR) to implement changes to the regulations required by these amendments to 49 U.S.C. 44940. This information collection request covers both the quarterly reports and the estimated impact should annual audits be reinstated in the future. Number of Respondents: 195. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2,880 hours annually. Dated: December 7, 2017. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–26866 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Screening Partnership Program (SPP) 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 1652–0064, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves an application completed by airports desiring to opt-out of passenger and baggage security screening performed by federal employees, preferring a qualified private screening company to perform security screening functions under a contract entered into with TSA. DATES: Send your comments by February 12, 2018. 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 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 (EO) 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and EO 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 1652–0064; Screening Partnership Program (SPP). TSA’s SPP (codified as amended at 49 U.S.C. 44920) 1 enables commercial airports to apply for a qualified private screening company, under contract with TSA, to provide passenger and baggage security screening services, rather than Federal employees. An authorized representative of the airport or airport owner submits a copy of the SPP application to the airport’s TSA Federal Security Director (FSD) to begin the application process. Purpose and Description of Data Collection The application process is the initial notification to TSA of an airport’s desire to opt-out of the security screening provided by TSA Federal employees. 1 The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public Law 107–71, sec. 108 (115 Stat. 597, 611, Nov. 19, 2001). PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The SPP application collects the following from each airport seeking to participate in SPP: • Basic airport information: Airport name, FAA identifier, and airport operating authority. • Authorized Requestor information: Name, position, primary and alternate phone number, mailing address and email address. • An indication of whether or not the airport authority desires to provide its own private security screening services. • A recommendation on which private screening company should perform the screening function and the basis for the recommendation. • Information on any major activities scheduled to occur at the airport within the next 18 months that could impact the transition from Federal screening to private screening (for example, major construction). • Optional information may be provided to support the consideration of their application. Use of the Information TSA will acknowledge receipt of the application, review for completeness, and provide an official response within 120 days from the date of acknowledgement. The application contains no personally identifiable information, sensitive security information, or classified information, so no special handling or protection is required. TSA currently has a screening presence at approximately 450 airports, of which 22 airports are participating in SPP, an increase from the 18 airports that participated in 2014. The annual burden for the information collection related to SPP is estimated to be 30 minutes (0.5 hours). While TSA estimates that only two airports will respond annually, it is presumed that ten or more airports could respond. The agency estimates that each respondent airport will spend approximately onequarter (.25) hour to complete the application for a total burden of one-half hour (0.50 hours). TSA does not require the airports to maintain records of the application submission. However, if the airport chooses to do so, the burden associated with this action is anticipated to be minimal. Dated: December 7, 2017. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2017–26865 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Screening Partnership Program (SPP)

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 1652-0064, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in 
compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The 
collection involves an application completed by airports desiring to 
opt-out of passenger and baggage security screening performed by 
federal employees, preferring a qualified private screening company to 
perform security screening functions under a contract entered into with 
TSA.

DATES: Send your comments by February 12, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] 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 
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 (EO) 13771, 
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and EO 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 1652-0064; Screening Partnership Program (SPP). 
TSA's SPP (codified as amended at 49 U.S.C. 44920) \1\ enables 
commercial airports to apply for a qualified private screening company, 
under contract with TSA, to provide passenger and baggage security 
screening services, rather than Federal employees. An authorized 
representative of the airport or airport owner submits a copy of the 
SPP application to the airport's TSA Federal Security Director (FSD) to 
begin the application process.
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    \1\ The Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public 
Law 107-71, sec. 108 (115 Stat. 597, 611, Nov. 19, 2001).
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Purpose and Description of Data Collection

    The application process is the initial notification to TSA of an 
airport's desire to opt-out of the security screening provided by TSA 
Federal employees. The SPP application collects the following from each 
airport seeking to participate in SPP:
     Basic airport information: Airport name, FAA identifier, 
and airport operating authority.
     Authorized Requestor information: Name, position, primary 
and alternate phone number, mailing address and email address.
     An indication of whether or not the airport authority 
desires to provide its own private security screening services.
     A recommendation on which private screening company should 
perform the screening function and the basis for the recommendation.
     Information on any major activities scheduled to occur at 
the airport within the next 18 months that could impact the transition 
from Federal screening to private screening (for example, major 
construction).
     Optional information may be provided to support the 
consideration of their application.

Use of the Information

    TSA will acknowledge receipt of the application, review for 
completeness, and provide an official response within 120 days from the 
date of acknowledgement. The application contains no personally 
identifiable information, sensitive security information, or classified 
information, so no special handling or protection is required.
    TSA currently has a screening presence at approximately 450 
airports, of which 22 airports are participating in SPP, an increase 
from the 18 airports that participated in 2014. The annual burden for 
the information collection related to SPP is estimated to be 30 minutes 
(0.5 hours). While TSA estimates that only two airports will respond 
annually, it is presumed that ten or more airports could respond. The 
agency estimates that each respondent airport will spend approximately 
one-quarter (.25) hour to complete the application for a total burden 
of one-half hour (0.50 hours). TSA does not require the airports to 
maintain records of the application submission. However, if the airport 
chooses to do so, the burden associated with this action is anticipated 
to be minimal.

    Dated: December 7, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-26865 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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