Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and Retired Badge/Credential, 24814-24815 [2018-11509]

Download as PDF 24814 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices personnel, as well as to State and local civilian personnel. State and local civilian personnel (primarily, law enforcement agencies that are responsible for the security at airports throughout the United States) participate under agency-specific cooperative agreements with TSA’s National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. This information collection captures ratings and written comments and feedback from students about the quality of the referenced training. TSA is revising the information collection to standardize all Level 1 course evaluations across TSA. A Level 1 evaluation is a measure of the degree to which participants react to a learning activity. In addition, TSA is removing from the form all personally identifiable information (PII) as well as course code and location, as these elements are not necessary to the collection. Finally, TSA is revising the name of the collection from ‘‘TSA OTWE Canine Training and Evaluation Branch End of Course Level 1 Evaluation’’ to ‘‘TSA End of Course Level 1 Evaluation—Instructor-Led Classroom Training.’’ Number of Respondents: 79. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 39.5 hours annually. Dated: May 23, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–11508 Filed 5–29–18; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–05–P partnered with local law enforcement agencies (Legacy) under a reimbursement agreement to train students and canines and pair the canine teams through annual evaluations. To ensure standardization of all TSA student training, the civilian students attend the same courses as TSA students. This may include pairing civilian students with an explosives-only canine in the CTC Explosives Detection Canine Handler Course; pairing civilian students with trained canines in the Passenger Screening Canine Handler Course; or enrolling students previously certified by the TSA to attend the Bridge Course to enhance their skillset. Doing so ensures all students with the TSA’s National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program receive the same course materials to successfully operate in the operational environments associated with TSA (airports, mass transit, and water vessels with the transportation triad). Lastly, CTC will be developing a course specifically for Legacy civilian supervisors and trainers that incorporates much of the content and materials in the Canine Technical Operations Course and Canine Management Course. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and Retired Badge/ Credential Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day Notice. 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 ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This collection involves the submission of information from former employees who are interested in a Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA) Identification (ID) Card, a retired badge and/or a retired credential. DATES: Send your comments by July 30, 2018. 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: Christina A. Walsh at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–2062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 LEOSA Under 18 U.S.C. 926C, which codifies a portion of LEOSA,1 a ‘‘qualified retired law enforcement officer’’ may carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of State or local laws, with certain limitations and conditions. In accordance with LEOSA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued DHS Directive and Instruction Manual 257–01, Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (Nov. 5, 2009). DHS Directive 257–01 requires DHS components to implement the provisions of LEOSA pertaining to qualified retired LEOs as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible consistent with the requirements and intent of the statute for LEOs formerly employed by DHS and predecessor agencies. TSA subsequently issued TSA Management Directive (MD) 3500.1, LEOSA Applicability and Eligibility (Oct. 7, 2001), to implement the LEOSA statute and DHS directive. Under this MD, TSA issues photographic identification to retired LEOs who separated or retired from TSA in ‘‘good standing’’ and meet other qualification requirements identified in this MD. Retired Badge/Credential Under TSA MD 2800.11, Badge and Credential Program, an employee retiring from Federal service is eligible to receive a ‘‘retired badge and/or credential’’ if the individual: (1) Was issued a badge and/or credential, (2) qualifies for a Federal annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), and (3) meets all of the 1 Public Law 108–277, 118 Stat. 865, July 22, 2004, codified in 18 U.S.C. 926B and 926C, as amended by the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–272, 124 Stat. 2855; Oct. 12, 2010) and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112–239, 126 Stat. 1970; Jan. 2, 2013). E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices other qualification requirements under the MD.2 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Use of Retired Badge and/or Credential If the employee is approved for a retired badge and/or credential, his or her badge and/or credential will be replicated by TSA and marked with the word ‘‘RETIRED,’’ to indicate that the retired employee no longer has the authority to perform specific official functions pursuant to law, statute, regulation or DHS Directive. In the case of a retired LEO, the individual is prohibited from using the TSA retired credential as photographic identification for the purposes of the LEOSA. Purpose and Description of Data Collection Under TSA’s current application process for these two programs, qualified applicants may apply for a LEOSA ID Card, a Retired Badge, and/ or a Retired Credential, as applicable, either while still employed by TSA (shortly before separating or retiring) or after they have separated or retired (after they become private citizens, i.e., are no longer employed by the Federal Government). The LEOSA Identification Card Application (TSA Form 2825A) requires collection of identifying information, contact information, official title, separation date, and last known field office. Identifying information, such as the date of birth and social security number (SSN), are necessary to confirm the individual’s identity and to process the individual through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Similarly, for purposes of a retired badge and/or credential, TSA Form 2808, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card, Badge, Credential or Access Control Application, requires collection of identifying information, contact information, TSA employment/position information (TSA component or Government agency), official title, and entry on duty date. This collection of information is necessary to confirm the identity of the individual, conduct the necessary qualification process to determine the individual’s eligibility for a retired badge and/or credential, and to contact the individual if needed. Based on current data, TSA estimates 32 LEOSA Application Forms 2825A and 30 Retired Badge and Credential Application Forms 2808 will be 2 These instructions are included in DHS Instruction: 121–01–002 (Issuance and Control of DHS Badges); DHS Instruction 121–01–008 (Issuance and Control of the DHS Credentials); and the associated Handbook for TSA MD 2800.11. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 submitted, for a total of 62 respondents annually. It takes approximately 5 minutes (0.08333 hours) to complete either form, so the total annual hour burden to the public will be 62 multiplied by 0.08333 hours, or 5.17 hours. Use of Results TSA will use the information to conduct the qualification review for: (1) retired and separated law enforcement officers requesting LEOSA identification cards, and (2) retiring individuals requesting a retired badge and/or credential. Dated: May 23, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–11509 Filed 5–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6099–N–01] Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program—Fiscal Year 2018 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency Renewal Funding Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice establishes Renewal Funding Inflation Factors (RFIFs) to adjust Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 renewal funding for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program of each public housing agency (PHA), as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. HUD produces the FY 2018 RFIFs by apportioning the expected percent change in national per unit cost (PUC) for the HCV program, 3.47 percent, to each PHA based on the change in Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for their operating area. HUD’s FY 2018 methodology is the same as that which was used in FY 2017. However, HUD is seeking comment on potential RFIF methodology changes related to the use of ad hoc surveys conducted for purposes of reevaluating FMRs and their effect on the calculation of RFIFs. DATES: Comment Due Date: June 29, 2018. Applicability Date: May 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information regarding the development of the schedules for specific areas or the methods used for calculating the inflation factors, contact: Miguel A. Fontanez, Director, Housing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24815 Voucher Financial Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, telephone number 202–402–4212; Peter B. Kahn, Director, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, telephone number 202–402–2409, or Adam Bibler, Economist, Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, telephone number 202–402–6057. Mail for these individuals should be addressed to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410. Hearing- or speech-impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339 (TTY). (Other than the ‘‘800’’ TTY number, the above-listed telephone numbers are not toll free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Division L, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 requires that the HUD Secretary, for the calendar year 2018 funding cycle, provide renewal funding for each PHA based on validated voucher management system (VMS) leasing and cost data for the prior calendar year and by applying an inflation factor as established by the Secretary, published in the Federal Register. This notice announces the availability of the FY 2018 inflation factors and describes the methodology for calculating them. Tables in PDF and Microsoft Excel formats showing RFIFs will be available electronically from the HUD data information page at: https:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/rfif/ rfif.html. II. Methodology RFIFs are used to adjust the allocation of HCV program funds to PHAs for local changes in rents, utility costs, and tenant incomes. To calculate the RFIFs, HUD first forecasts a national inflation factor, which is the annual change in the national average PUC. HUD then calculates individual area inflation factors, which are based on the annual changes in the two-bedroom FMR for each area. Finally, HUD adjusts the individual area inflation factors to be consistent with the national inflation factor. HUD’s forecast of the national average PUC is based on forecasts of gross rent and tenant income. Each forecast is produced using historical and forecasted macroeconomic data as independent variables, where the forecasts are consistent with the economic assumptions of the Administration’s FY 2018 Budget. The forecast of gross rent is itself based on E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Approval From OMB of One New Public Collection 
of Information: Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act and Retired Badge/
Credential

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. This collection involves the submission of information from 
former employees who are interested in a Law Enforcement Officers 
Safety Act of 2004 (LEOSA) Identification (ID) Card, a retired badge 
and/or a retired credential.

DATES: Send your comments by July 30, 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 (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

LEOSA

    Under 18 U.S.C. 926C, which codifies a portion of LEOSA,\1\ a 
``qualified retired law enforcement officer'' may carry a concealed 
firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of State 
or local laws, with certain limitations and conditions. In accordance 
with LEOSA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued DHS 
Directive and Instruction Manual 257-01, Law Enforcement Officers 
Safety Act (Nov. 5, 2009). DHS Directive 257-01 requires DHS components 
to implement the provisions of LEOSA pertaining to qualified retired 
LEOs as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible consistent with 
the requirements and intent of the statute for LEOs formerly employed 
by DHS and predecessor agencies.
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    \1\ Public Law 108-277, 118 Stat. 865, July 22, 2004, codified 
in 18 U.S.C. 926B and 926C, as amended by the Law Enforcement 
Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-272, 124 
Stat. 2855; Oct. 12, 2010) and National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2013 (Pub. L. 112-239, 126 Stat. 1970; Jan. 2, 
2013).
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    TSA subsequently issued TSA Management Directive (MD) 3500.1, LEOSA 
Applicability and Eligibility (Oct. 7, 2001), to implement the LEOSA 
statute and DHS directive. Under this MD, TSA issues photographic 
identification to retired LEOs who separated or retired from TSA in 
``good standing'' and meet other qualification requirements identified 
in this MD.

Retired Badge/Credential

    Under TSA MD 2800.11, Badge and Credential Program, an employee 
retiring from Federal service is eligible to receive a ``retired badge 
and/or credential'' if the individual: (1) Was issued a badge and/or 
credential, (2) qualifies for a Federal annuity under the Civil Service 
Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees Retirement System 
(FERS), and (3) meets all of the

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other qualification requirements under the MD.\2\
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    \2\ These instructions are included in DHS Instruction: 121-01-
002 (Issuance and Control of DHS Badges); DHS Instruction 121-01-008 
(Issuance and Control of the DHS Credentials); and the associated 
Handbook for TSA MD 2800.11.
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Use of Retired Badge and/or Credential

    If the employee is approved for a retired badge and/or credential, 
his or her badge and/or credential will be replicated by TSA and marked 
with the word ``RETIRED,'' to indicate that the retired employee no 
longer has the authority to perform specific official functions 
pursuant to law, statute, regulation or DHS Directive. In the case of a 
retired LEO, the individual is prohibited from using the TSA retired 
credential as photographic identification for the purposes of the 
LEOSA.

Purpose and Description of Data Collection

    Under TSA's current application process for these two programs, 
qualified applicants may apply for a LEOSA ID Card, a Retired Badge, 
and/or a Retired Credential, as applicable, either while still employed 
by TSA (shortly before separating or retiring) or after they have 
separated or retired (after they become private citizens, i.e., are no 
longer employed by the Federal Government).
    The LEOSA Identification Card Application (TSA Form 2825A) requires 
collection of identifying information, contact information, official 
title, separation date, and last known field office. Identifying 
information, such as the date of birth and social security number 
(SSN), are necessary to confirm the individual's identity and to 
process the individual through the National Crime Information Center 
(NCIC) database. Similarly, for purposes of a retired badge and/or 
credential, TSA Form 2808, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card, 
Badge, Credential or Access Control Application, requires collection of 
identifying information, contact information, TSA employment/position 
information (TSA component or Government agency), official title, and 
entry on duty date. This collection of information is necessary to 
confirm the identity of the individual, conduct the necessary 
qualification process to determine the individual's eligibility for a 
retired badge and/or credential, and to contact the individual if 
needed.
    Based on current data, TSA estimates 32 LEOSA Application Forms 
2825A and 30 Retired Badge and Credential Application Forms 2808 will 
be submitted, for a total of 62 respondents annually. It takes 
approximately 5 minutes (0.08333 hours) to complete either form, so the 
total annual hour burden to the public will be 62 multiplied by 0.08333 
hours, or 5.17 hours.

Use of Results

    TSA will use the information to conduct the qualification review 
for: (1) retired and separated law enforcement officers requesting 
LEOSA identification cards, and (2) retiring individuals requesting a 
retired badge and/or credential.

    Dated: May 23, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-11509 Filed 5-29-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-05-P