Intent To Request Extension From the Office of Management and Budget of One Current Public Collection of Information: Secure Flight Program, 62880-62881 [2018-26368]

Download as PDF 62880 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES the information collection and its expected burden. The collection requires interested volunteers to fill out an application to determine their qualification for participating in the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) Program. DATES: Send your comments by February 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), 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 OMB Control Number 1652–0011; Federal Flight Deck Officer Program. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) initially required this information collection under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 authority of the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act (APATA), Title XIV of the Homeland Security Act (Nov. 25, 2002), sec. 1402(a), as amended by Title VI of the Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Vision 100) (Dec. 12, 2003), sec. 609(b). Public Law 107– 296, 116 Stat. 2300, as codified at 49 U.S.C. 44921, as amended by Public Law 108–176, 117 Stat. 2570. TSA is seeking to renew this information collection in order to continue collecting the information described in this notice to comply with its statutory mission. The APATA required TSA to establish a program to deputize volunteer pilots of passenger air carriers as Federal law enforcement officers to defend the flight deck of their aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy. With the enactment of Vision 100, eligibility to participate in the FFDO program expanded to include pilots of all-cargo aircraft, as well as flight engineers and navigators on both passenger and cargo aircraft. In order to screen volunteers for entry into the FFDO program, TSA collects from applicants information, including name, address, prior address information, personal references, criminal history, limited medical information, financial information, and employment information, through comprehensive applications they submit to TSA. In addition, TSA conducts an interview with each applicant. Based on the average number of new applicants to the FFDO program, TSA estimates a total of 3,000 respondents annually. TSA estimates that the online application will take one hour for each applicant to complete, for a total burden of 3,000 hours. Dated: November 28, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26372 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2007–28572] Intent To Request Extension From the Office of Management and Budget of One Current Public Collection of Information: Secure Flight Program Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0046, 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 information collection involves passenger information that certain U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (collectively referred to in this document as ‘‘covered aircraft operators’’) submit to Secure Flight for the purposes of identifying and protecting against potential and actual threats to transportation security. The information collection also involves low risk lists identifying those individuals who are a lower risk to transportation security and therefore may be eligible for expedited screening. DATES: Send your comments by February 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices 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. TSA estimates there are 4,660,363 respondents with an estimated annual reporting burden of 67,147 hours. Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0046; Secure Flight Program, 49 CFR part 1560. Under the Secure Flight Program, the Transportation Security Administration collects information from covered aircraft operators, including foreign air carriers and U.S. airports in order to prescreen passengers and individuals seeking access to the sterile area of the airport. Specifically, the information collected is used for watchlist matching, for matching against lists of Known Travelers, and to assess passenger risk (e.g., to identify passengers who present lower risk and may be eligible for expedited screening). The collection covers the following: (1) Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) for passengers of covered domestic and international flights within, to, from, or over the continental United States, as well as flights between two foreign locations when operated by a covered U.S. aircraft operator. (2) SFPD for passengers of charter operators and lessors of aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 12,500 pounds. (3) Certain identifying information for non-traveling individuals that airport operators or airport operator points of contact seek to authorize to enter a sterile area at a U.S. airport (e.g., to patronize a restaurant, to escort a minor or a passenger with disabilities, or for another approved purpose). (4) Registration information critical to deployment of Secure Flight, such as contact information, data format, or the mechanism the covered aircraft operators use to transmit SFPD and other data. (5) Lists of low-risk individuals who are eligible for expedited screening provided by Federal and non-federal entities. In support of TSA Pre✓®, TSA implemented expedited screening of known or low-risk travelers. Federal and non-federal list entities provide TSA with a list of eligible low-risk individuals to be used as part of Secure Flight processes. Secure Flight identifies individuals who should receive low risk screening and transmits the appropriate boarding pass printing result to the aircraft operators. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: November 28, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26368 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P U.S. Geological Survey [GX18.WB12.C25A1; OMB Control Number 1028–0116] Agency Information Collection Activities; Alaska Beak Deformity Observations U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are proposing to renew an information collection. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before February 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the U.S. Geological Survey, Information Collections Clearance Officer, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 159, Reston, VA 20192; or by email to gs-info_collections@usgs.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1028– 0116 in the subject line of your comments. DATES: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Colleen Handel by email at cmhandel@usgs.gov, or by telephone at 907–786–7181. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. We are soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62881 issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the USGS; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the USGS enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the USGS minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: As part of the USGS Ecosystems mission to assess the status and trends of the Nation’s biological resources, the Alaska Science Center Landbird Program conducts research on avian populations within Alaska. Beginning in the late 1990s, an outbreak of beak deformities in Black-capped Chickadees emerged in southcentral Alaska. USGS scientists launched a study to understand the scope of this problem and its effect on wild birds. Since that time, researchers have gathered important information about the deformities and have identified a new virus as the potential cause. The collection of PII is requested as part of this ongoing research in resident Alaskan birds. Members of the public provide observation reports of birds with deformities from around Alaska and other regions of North America. These reports are very important in that they allow researchers to determine the geographical distribution and species affected. Data collection over such a large and remote area would not be possible without the public’s assistance. As part of the online reporting system, an individual’s phone number, email address, and mailing address are requested. This information allows researchers to request additional details or verify reports if necessary but is not required for submission. PII is used only for contact purposes, is stored in a separate table that is encrypted, and is not shared in any way with other individuals, groups, or organizations. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2007-28572]


Intent To Request Extension From the Office of Management and 
Budget of One Current Public Collection of Information: Secure Flight 
Program

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 1652-0046, 
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 
information collection involves passenger information that certain U.S. 
aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (collectively referred to 
in this document as ``covered aircraft operators'') submit to Secure 
Flight for the purposes of identifying and protecting against potential 
and actual threats to transportation security. The information 
collection also involves low risk lists identifying those individuals 
who are a lower risk to transportation security and therefore may be 
eligible for expedited screening.

DATES: Send your comments by February 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or delivered 
to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), 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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological

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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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0046; Secure Flight Program, 49 CFR part 
1560. Under the Secure Flight Program, the Transportation Security 
Administration collects information from covered aircraft operators, 
including foreign air carriers and U.S. airports in order to prescreen 
passengers and individuals seeking access to the sterile area of the 
airport. Specifically, the information collected is used for watchlist 
matching, for matching against lists of Known Travelers, and to assess 
passenger risk (e.g., to identify passengers who present lower risk and 
may be eligible for expedited screening). The collection covers the 
following:
    (1) Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) for passengers of covered 
domestic and international flights within, to, from, or over the 
continental United States, as well as flights between two foreign 
locations when operated by a covered U.S. aircraft operator.
    (2) SFPD for passengers of charter operators and lessors of 
aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 12,500 pounds.
    (3) Certain identifying information for non-traveling individuals 
that airport operators or airport operator points of contact seek to 
authorize to enter a sterile area at a U.S. airport (e.g., to patronize 
a restaurant, to escort a minor or a passenger with disabilities, or 
for another approved purpose).
    (4) Registration information critical to deployment of Secure 
Flight, such as contact information, data format, or the mechanism the 
covered aircraft operators use to transmit SFPD and other data.
    (5) Lists of low-risk individuals who are eligible for expedited 
screening provided by Federal and non-federal entities. In support of 
TSA Pre[check][supreg], TSA implemented expedited screening of known or 
low-risk travelers. Federal and non-federal list entities provide TSA 
with a list of eligible low-risk individuals to be used as part of 
Secure Flight processes. Secure Flight identifies individuals who 
should receive low risk screening and transmits the appropriate 
boarding pass printing result to the aircraft operators.
    TSA estimates there are 4,660,363 respondents with an estimated 
annual reporting burden of 67,147 hours.

    Dated: November 28, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-26368 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-05-P