Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR Part 1544, 64146-64147 [2018-26932]

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[FR Doc. 2018–26989 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR Part 1544 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 1652–0003, 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. Aircraft operators must provide certain information to TSA and adopt and implement a TSA-approved security program. These programs require aircraft operators to maintain and update records to ensure compliance with security provisions set forth in 49 CFR part 1544. DATES: Send your comments by February 11, 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: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1652–0003; Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR part 1544. The information collected is used to determine compliance with 49 CFR part 1544 and to ensure passenger safety by monitoring aircraft operator security procedures. TSA implements aircraft operator security standards at part 1544 to require each aircraft operator, to which this part applies, to adopt and carry out a security program. This TSAapproved security program establishes procedures that aircraft operators must carry out to protect persons and property traveling on flights provided by the aircraft operator against acts of criminal violence, aircraft piracy, and the introduction of explosives, incendiaries, or weapons aboard an aircraft. Aircraft operators must also comply with TSA-issued Security Directives (SDs), which are issued when TSA determines that additional security measures are necessary to respond to a threat assessment or to a specific threat against civil aviation. This information collection is mandatory for aircraft operators. As part of their security programs, affected aircraft operators are required to maintain and update, as necessary, records of compliance with the security program provisions set forth in part 1544, including maintaining records of compliance for selected crew and security employees. Part 1544 also requires affected aircraft operators to submit security program amendments and SD compliance plans to TSA, when E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 239 / Thursday, December 13, 2018 / Notices applicable, and to make their security programs and associated records available for inspection and copying by TSA to ensure transportation security and regulatory compliance. In addition, part 1544 requires the affected aircraft operators to submit information on aircraft operators’ flight crews and other employees, passengers, and cargo. The information collection includes information regarding security program, amendments, fingerprintbased criminal history records check (CHRC) applications; recordkeeping requirements for security program, CHRCs, and training; watchlist matching for employees and reporting matches to TSA; watchlist matching for passengers in case of Secure Flight outages; and incident and suspicious activity reporting. Aircraft operators may provide the information electronically or manually. Aircraft operators must ensure that certain flight crew members and employees (including certain contract employees and authorized representatives) submit to and receive a CHRC. These requirements apply to flight crew members and employees with unescorted access authority to a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) or who perform screening, checked baggage, or cargo functions. As part of the CHRC process, the individual must provide identifying information, including fingerprints. Additionally, aircraft operators must maintain these records and make them available to TSA for inspection and copying upon request. TSA is revising the information collection and will no longer collect information regarding watchlist matching for Secure Flight outages. TSA has assumed from the private sector the responsibility for pre-flight screening of passengers and certain non-traveling individuals against the Federal Government watchlist, as required by sec. 4012(a) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004,1 and consolidation of the aviation passenger watchlist matching function within one agency of the Federal Government. TSA no longer requires airlines to compare passenger names to watchlists during a Secure Flight outage. TSA estimates that there will be approximately 673 respondents to the information requirements described above, with a total annual burden estimate of approximately 569,686 hours. 1 Public Law 108–458, 118 Stat. 3638, 3714; Dec. 17, 2004. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Dec 12, 2018 Jkt 247001 Dated: December 6, 2018. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2018–26932 Filed 12–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2009–0018] Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security 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), OMB control number 1652–0053, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collections of information that make up this ICR include: (1) Applications from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSFs), Third-Party Canine-Cargo (3PK9–C) Certifiers or Certified Cargo Screening Program-Canine (CCSP–K9) Holders; (2) personally identifiable information to allow TSA to conduct security threat assessments (STA) on certain individuals employed by the CCSFs, 3PK9–C Certifiers, Certified Cargo Screening Facilities-K9 (CCSF–K9) and those authorized to conduct 3PK9–C Program activities; (3) standard security program or submission of a proposed modified security program or amendment to a security program by CCSFs and CCSF–K9s; or standards provided by TSA or submission of a proposed modified standard by 3PK9–C Certifiers; (5) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs, CCSF–K9s and 3PK9–C Certifiers; (6) designation of a Security Coordinator (SC) by CCSFs and CCSF–K9s; and (7) significant security concerns detailing information of incidents, suspicious activities, and/or threat information by CCSFs, 3PK9–C Certifiers, and CCSP–K9 Holders. DATES: Send your comments by February 11, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64147 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 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 1652–0053, Certified Cargo Screening Standard Security Program, 49 CFR parts 1515, 1540, 1544, 1546, 1548, and 1549. Section 1602 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 1 (9/11 Act) required the development of a system to screen 100 percent of such cargo no later than August 2010. This requirement was implemented through TSA’s regulations, including amendments to parts 1515, 1520, 1540, 1544, 1546, 1548 and adding part 1549. See 76 FR 51848 (Aug. 18, 2011). As part of these regulatory provisions, TSA 1 Public E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM Law 110–53; 121 Stat. 266 (Aug. 3, 2007). 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR Part 1544

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 1652-0003, 
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. 
Aircraft operators must provide certain information to TSA and adopt 
and implement a TSA-approved security program. These programs require 
aircraft operators to maintain and update records to ensure compliance 
with security provisions set forth in 49 CFR part 1544.

DATES: Send your comments by February 11, 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 1652-0003; Aircraft Operator Security, 49 CFR 
part 1544. The information collected is used to determine compliance 
with 49 CFR part 1544 and to ensure passenger safety by monitoring 
aircraft operator security procedures. TSA implements aircraft operator 
security standards at part 1544 to require each aircraft operator, to 
which this part applies, to adopt and carry out a security program. 
This TSA-approved security program establishes procedures that aircraft 
operators must carry out to protect persons and property traveling on 
flights provided by the aircraft operator against acts of criminal 
violence, aircraft piracy, and the introduction of explosives, 
incendiaries, or weapons aboard an aircraft. Aircraft operators must 
also comply with TSA-issued Security Directives (SDs), which are issued 
when TSA determines that additional security measures are necessary to 
respond to a threat assessment or to a specific threat against civil 
aviation.
    This information collection is mandatory for aircraft operators. As 
part of their security programs, affected aircraft operators are 
required to maintain and update, as necessary, records of compliance 
with the security program provisions set forth in part 1544, including 
maintaining records of compliance for selected crew and security 
employees. Part 1544 also requires affected aircraft operators to 
submit security program amendments and SD compliance plans to TSA, when

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applicable, and to make their security programs and associated records 
available for inspection and copying by TSA to ensure transportation 
security and regulatory compliance.
    In addition, part 1544 requires the affected aircraft operators to 
submit information on aircraft operators' flight crews and other 
employees, passengers, and cargo. The information collection includes 
information regarding security program, amendments, fingerprint-based 
criminal history records check (CHRC) applications; recordkeeping 
requirements for security program, CHRCs, and training; watchlist 
matching for employees and reporting matches to TSA; watchlist matching 
for passengers in case of Secure Flight outages; and incident and 
suspicious activity reporting. Aircraft operators may provide the 
information electronically or manually.
    Aircraft operators must ensure that certain flight crew members and 
employees (including certain contract employees and authorized 
representatives) submit to and receive a CHRC. These requirements apply 
to flight crew members and employees with unescorted access authority 
to a Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) or who perform 
screening, checked baggage, or cargo functions. As part of the CHRC 
process, the individual must provide identifying information, including 
fingerprints. Additionally, aircraft operators must maintain these 
records and make them available to TSA for inspection and copying upon 
request.
    TSA is revising the information collection and will no longer 
collect information regarding watchlist matching for Secure Flight 
outages. TSA has assumed from the private sector the responsibility for 
pre-flight screening of passengers and certain non-traveling 
individuals against the Federal Government watchlist, as required by 
sec. 4012(a) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 
2004,\1\ and consolidation of the aviation passenger watchlist matching 
function within one agency of the Federal Government. TSA no longer 
requires airlines to compare passenger names to watchlists during a 
Secure Flight outage. TSA estimates that there will be approximately 
673 respondents to the information requirements described above, with a 
total annual burden estimate of approximately 569,686 hours.
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    \1\ Public Law 108-458, 118 Stat. 3638, 3714; Dec. 17, 2004.

    Dated: December 6, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-26932 Filed 12-12-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P