Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer Medical Questionnaire, 62879 [2018-26371]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices As part of the psychological assessment, applicants are required to complete a Mental Health Certification form related to their mental health history. Applicants are asked questions that may be indicative of mental health conditions that may impact the ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position. All forms submitted by applicants and incumbents are sent directly to the FAMS Medical Programs Section for initial screening via fax, mail, or in person. Individual responses may require further medical evaluation. TSA estimates that there will be 600 respondents annually. It will take each respondent approximately one hour to complete the Mental Health Certification form, and 15 minutes per respondent for their doctor to complete two additional forms (the Practical Exercise Performance form and the Treating Physician Status Report form), for a total annual hour burden of 900 hours. Dated: November 28, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26370 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer Medical Questionnaire 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 1652–0032, abstracted below that we will submit to 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. The collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security Officer (TSO) to ensure applicants are qualified to perform TSO duties pursuant to 49 U.S.C 44935. DATES: Send your comments by February 4, 2019. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: ADDRESSES: 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 Number 1652–0032; Security Officer Medical Questionnaire. TSA collects relevant medical information from TSO candidates who have successfully completed certain prior steps in the hiring process. This information is used to assess whether the TSO candidates meet the medical qualification standards the agency has established pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 44935. TSA currently collects this information through a medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates and, in certain cases, supplemental forms PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62879 completed by TSO candidates’ health care providers. The medical questionnaire and supplemental forms are used in concert with information collected during a physical medical exam to evaluate a candidate’s physical and medical qualifications to be a TSO, including visual and aural acuity, and physical coordination and motor skills. Candidates who disclose certain medical conditions on the medical questionnaire were previously asked to provide additional information via supplemental forms. TSA is revising the information collection and will no longer require candidates to complete supplemental forms. TSA will continue to use the medical questionnaire form. TSA is also transitioning from the paper version of the form to an electronic version. Historical data indicates that on average 22,500 candidates for TSO positions annually complete medical exams. The medical questionnaire takes approximately 45 minutes (0.75 hours) for the candidates to complete, resulting in an estimated burden of 16,875 hours. Also, TSA estimates the average roundtrip travel time to a TSA-contracted physician’s office to be 54 minutes (0.9 hours), for an estimated hour burden of 20,250 hours (22,500 × 54 minutes). The estimated total burden time for the completion of the medical questionnaire is 37,125 (16,875 + 20,250) annual hours. Dated: November 28, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26371 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Federal Flight Deck Officer Program 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 1652–0011, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer Medical 
Questionnaire

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 1652-0032, 
abstracted below that we will submit to 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. The 
collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical 
information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security 
Officer (TSO) to ensure applicants are qualified to perform TSO duties 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C 44935.

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 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 Number 1652-0032; Security Officer Medical Questionnaire. TSA 
collects relevant medical information from TSO candidates who have 
successfully completed certain prior steps in the hiring process. This 
information is used to assess whether the TSO candidates meet the 
medical qualification standards the agency has established pursuant to 
49 U.S.C. 44935. TSA currently collects this information through a 
medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates and, in certain 
cases, supplemental forms completed by TSO candidates' health care 
providers. The medical questionnaire and supplemental forms are used in 
concert with information collected during a physical medical exam to 
evaluate a candidate's physical and medical qualifications to be a TSO, 
including visual and aural acuity, and physical coordination and motor 
skills. Candidates who disclose certain medical conditions on the 
medical questionnaire were previously asked to provide additional 
information via supplemental forms.
    TSA is revising the information collection and will no longer 
require candidates to complete supplemental forms. TSA will continue to 
use the medical questionnaire form. TSA is also transitioning from the 
paper version of the form to an electronic version.
    Historical data indicates that on average 22,500 candidates for TSO 
positions annually complete medical exams. The medical questionnaire 
takes approximately 45 minutes (0.75 hours) for the candidates to 
complete, resulting in an estimated burden of 16,875 hours. Also, TSA 
estimates the average round-trip travel time to a TSA-contracted 
physician's office to be 54 minutes (0.9 hours), for an estimated hour 
burden of 20,250 hours (22,500 x 54 minutes). The estimated total 
burden time for the completion of the medical questionnaire is 37,125 
(16,875 + 20,250) annual hours.

    Dated: November 28, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-26371 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-05-P