Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Federal Flight Deck Officer Program, 62879-62880 [2018-26372]

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 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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62879-62880]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26372]


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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

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 1652-0011, 
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

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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 [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 Control Number 1652-0011; Federal Flight Deck Officer Program. 
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) initially required 
this information collection under the 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]
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