Notice of Meeting, 86575-86576 [2020-28813]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2020 / Notices Dated: December 22, 2020. Jeffrey Caine, Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Friedman, Transportation Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598–6028; telephone (571) 227– 3555 OR (202) 236–3786; email Thomas.Friedman@tsa.dhs.gov OR Air Cargo Branch, TSA at the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2020–28821 Filed 12–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Notice of Meeting Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), effective June 30, 2021, all international air-cargo transported on commercial aircraft must be screened by the aircraft operator or received from another regulated entity that has applied security controls that satisfy the international standards. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to implement a new program that meets the ICAO standards for an alternative to screening and is announcing a closed meeting with representatives of e-commerce fulfillment centers, manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, and third-party logistics providers who ship international air cargo to discuss this alternative framework. This meeting will be closed to the public. Participation is limited and all participants must be validated by TSA as a representative of one of the industries identified above and obtain clearance from TSA for access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI). In light of the COVID–19 public health crisis, the meeting will be virtual. DATES: This meeting will occur on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Requests to attend the meeting must be received by the individual listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT on or before January 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Additional information on SSI can be found at the following link: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/ sensitive-security-information. Due to the COVID–19 public health crisis, the meeting will be held virtually. See Participation at the Meeting below for information on how to register to attend the meeting. TSA will provide participation and other information to qualified participants in advance of the meeting. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 29, 2020 Jkt 253001 Background Effective June 30, 2021, international standards require that all international air cargo carried by commercial air carriers (passenger and all-cargo) be screened or received from an entity that has applied security controls and/or screened the cargo. On April 10, 2020, TSA published a Request for Information (RFI): Air Cargo Security Options to Mitigate Costs of Compliance with International Security Requirements.1 The RFI requested information from the public, specifically the air cargo industry, relating to compliance with international security standards for the transport of air cargo.2 TSA extended the comment period for the RFI and held a public meeting on July 29, 2020, to provide information to assist the public in submitting comments and obtain feedback from the industry.3 Through the RFI, TSA specifically sought information regarding options to reduce the burden on U.S. and foreign all-cargo aircraft operators in complying with the international standards, such as security controls implemented throughout the supply chain that provides a level of security commensurate with the screening of cargo before air transport. Closed Meeting On January 13, 2021, TSA will hold a closed meeting to present a new program that e-commerce fulfillment centers, manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, and third-party logistics providers who ship international air cargo could voluntarily choose to participate in as an alternative to having their air cargo screened by a TSA-regulated commercial air carrier. This discussion requires participants to speak freely about issues that would be detrimental to transportation safety and security if disclosed. Pursuant to the requirements in Title 49 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) 1 See 85 FR 20234 (April 10, 2020). considered are limited to the transport of air cargo on all-cargo aircraft. All cargo transported on passenger aircraft must be screened as required by TSA’s regulations, which implement 49 U.S.C. 44901(g). 3 See 85 FR 37958 (June 24, 2020) and transcript available at www.regulations.gov under Docket No. TSA–2020–0001. 2 Options PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 86575 sections 114(r) and 44912(d), and implementing regulations in title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1520, this meeting will be closed to the public to protect against disclosure of SSI. SSI protections apply to information related to development of procedures and facilities ‘‘to protect passengers and property against acts of criminal violence, aircraft privacy, and terrorism and to ensure security.’’ 4 All participants must either be ‘‘covered persons’’ as defined in 49 CFR 1520.7, or otherwise designated by TSA as a ‘‘covered person’’ for purposes of this event. Participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which includes acknowledgment of TSA’s SSI requirements, and ensure that any information received or otherwise communicated is properly protected. The responsibilities of participants to safeguard all SSI disclosed during or related to this meeting will continue after the conclusion of the industry day event. Participation at the Meeting In addition to providing invitations to relevant associations and corporate representatives known to TSA through its regular stakeholder engagements, TSA also invites representatives of manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, e-commerce fulfillment centers, third-party logistics providers that rely on international air cargo transportation for commercial purposes. Participants will be encouraged to share their feedback about TSA’s proposed alternate framework to assist industry in implementing the new ICAO standards. Persons within these industries are encouraged to contact the individual noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice for additional information. Participation in the meeting is limited to individuals that TSA determines represent industry entities potentially and directly affected by the international standards. TSA will limit participation to no more than two individuals per association or company. All participants must be approved by TSA for access to SSI and must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in advance of the meeting. Further attendance information will be provided to qualified participants. The meeting on January 13, 2021, is scheduled to be a full-day meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard 4 See E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 49 U.S.C. 44912(d). 30DEN1 86576 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 30, 2020 / Notices Time) but may end earlier if the discussion has concluded. Stacey Fitzmaurice, Executive Assistant Administrator, Operations Support, Transportation Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–28813 Filed 12–23–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7024–N–58] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506–0202 Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: January 29, 2021. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to ADDRESSES: Information collection Number of respondents the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806, Email: OIRA Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email her at Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on October 30, 2020 at 85 FR 68911. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS). OMB Approval Number: 2506–0202. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 24 CFR part 58, ‘‘Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities’’ requires units of general local government receiving HUD assistance to maintain a written environmental review record for all projects receiving HUD funding documenting compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality, related federal environmental laws, executive orders, and authorities, and Part 58 procedure. Various laws that authorize this procedure are listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b). 24 CFR part 50, ‘‘Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality,’’ implements procedures for HUD to perform environmental reviews for projects where Part 58 is not permitted by law. Under Part 50, HUD staff complete the environmental review records, but they may use any information supplied by an applicant or contractor, provided HUD independently evaluates the information and is responsible for its accuracy and prepares the environmental finding. HEROS allows users to complete, store, and submit their environmental review records and documents online. HEROS is currently optional for Responsible Entity and other non-HUD users, who may continue to use paper-based environmental review formats. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Exempt/CENST reviews. Reviews that convert to exempt. CEST/EA reviews ........ 500 15 7,500 0.75 ................ 5,625 $36.50 $205,312.50 500 8 4,000 2 ..................... 8,000 36.50 292,000.00 250 2.8 700 4 ..................... 2,800 36.50 102,200.00 Total ...................... 500 24.4 12,200 varies ............. 16,425 36.50 599,512.50 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Dec 29, 2020 Jkt 253001 (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. (5) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. C. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–27767 Filed 12–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 86575-86576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-28813]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to standards of the International Civil Aviation 
Organization (ICAO), effective June 30, 2021, all international air-
cargo transported on commercial aircraft must be screened by the 
aircraft operator or received from another regulated entity that has 
applied security controls that satisfy the international standards. The 
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to implement a new 
program that meets the ICAO standards for an alternative to screening 
and is announcing a closed meeting with representatives of e-commerce 
fulfillment centers, manufacturers, shippers, suppliers, warehouses, 
and third-party logistics providers who ship international air cargo to 
discuss this alternative framework. This meeting will be closed to the 
public. Participation is limited and all participants must be validated 
by TSA as a representative of one of the industries identified above 
and obtain clearance from TSA for access to Sensitive Security 
Information (SSI). In light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the 
meeting will be virtual.

DATES: This meeting will occur on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 
beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). Requests to attend the 
meeting must be received by the individual listed in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT on or before January 6, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Additional information on SSI can be found at the following 
link: https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/sensitive-security-information. 
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the meeting will be held 
virtually. See Participation at the Meeting below for information on 
how to register to attend the meeting. TSA will provide participation 
and other information to qualified participants in advance of the 
meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Friedman, Transportation 
Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 
20598-6028; telephone (571) 227-3555 OR (202) 236-3786; email 
[email protected] OR Air Cargo Branch, TSA at the above 
address.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Effective June 30, 2021, international standards require that all 
international air cargo carried by commercial air carriers (passenger 
and all-cargo) be screened or received from an entity that has applied 
security controls and/or screened the cargo. On April 10, 2020, TSA 
published a Request for Information (RFI): Air Cargo Security Options 
to Mitigate Costs of Compliance with International Security 
Requirements.\1\ The RFI requested information from the public, 
specifically the air cargo industry, relating to compliance with 
international security standards for the transport of air cargo.\2\ TSA 
extended the comment period for the RFI and held a public meeting on 
July 29, 2020, to provide information to assist the public in 
submitting comments and obtain feedback from the industry.\3\ Through 
the RFI, TSA specifically sought information regarding options to 
reduce the burden on U.S. and foreign all-cargo aircraft operators in 
complying with the international standards, such as security controls 
implemented throughout the supply chain that provides a level of 
security commensurate with the screening of cargo before air transport.
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    \1\ See 85 FR 20234 (April 10, 2020).
    \2\ Options considered are limited to the transport of air cargo 
on all-cargo aircraft. All cargo transported on passenger aircraft 
must be screened as required by TSA's regulations, which implement 
49 U.S.C. 44901(g).
    \3\ See 85 FR 37958 (June 24, 2020) and transcript available at 
www.regulations.gov under Docket No. TSA-2020-0001.
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Closed Meeting

    On January 13, 2021, TSA will hold a closed meeting to present a 
new program that e-commerce fulfillment centers, manufacturers, 
shippers, suppliers, warehouses, and third-party logistics providers 
who ship international air cargo could voluntarily choose to 
participate in as an alternative to having their air cargo screened by 
a TSA-regulated commercial air carrier. This discussion requires 
participants to speak freely about issues that would be detrimental to 
transportation safety and security if disclosed.
    Pursuant to the requirements in Title 49 of the United States Code 
(U.S.C.) sections 114(r) and 44912(d), and implementing regulations in 
title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 1520, this 
meeting will be closed to the public to protect against disclosure of 
SSI. SSI protections apply to information related to development of 
procedures and facilities ``to protect passengers and property against 
acts of criminal violence, aircraft privacy, and terrorism and to 
ensure security.'' \4\ All participants must either be ``covered 
persons'' as defined in 49 CFR 1520.7, or otherwise designated by TSA 
as a ``covered person'' for purposes of this event. Participants will 
be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which includes 
acknowledgment of TSA's SSI requirements, and ensure that any 
information received or otherwise communicated is properly protected. 
The responsibilities of participants to safeguard all SSI disclosed 
during or related to this meeting will continue after the conclusion of 
the industry day event.
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    \4\ See 49 U.S.C. 44912(d).
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Participation at the Meeting

    In addition to providing invitations to relevant associations and 
corporate representatives known to TSA through its regular stakeholder 
engagements, TSA also invites representatives of manufacturers, 
shippers, suppliers, warehouses, e-commerce fulfillment centers, third-
party logistics providers that rely on international air cargo 
transportation for commercial purposes. Participants will be encouraged 
to share their feedback about TSA's proposed alternate framework to 
assist industry in implementing the new ICAO standards.
    Persons within these industries are encouraged to contact the 
individual noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this 
notice for additional information. Participation in the meeting is 
limited to individuals that TSA determines represent industry entities 
potentially and directly affected by the international standards. TSA 
will limit participation to no more than two individuals per 
association or company. All participants must be approved by TSA for 
access to SSI and must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in advance of 
the meeting. Further attendance information will be provided to 
qualified participants.
    The meeting on January 13, 2021, is scheduled to be a full-day 
meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard

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Time) but may end earlier if the discussion has concluded.

Stacey Fitzmaurice,
Executive Assistant Administrator, Operations Support, Transportation 
Security Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-28813 Filed 12-23-20; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P