Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application, 9083-9084 [2021-02806]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 27 / Thursday, February 11, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Page 74741) on November 23, 2020, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (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, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Declaration of Person Who Performed Repairs or Alterations. OMB Number: 1651–0048. Current Actions: Extension. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: The ‘‘Declaration of Person Who Performed Repairs or Alterations,’’ as required by 19 CFR 10.8, is used in connection with the entry of articles entered under subheadings 9802.00.40 and 9802.00.50, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS, https://hts.usitc.gov/current). Articles entered under these HTSUS provisions are articles that were temporarily exported from the United States for repairs and alterations, and are returned to the United States. Upon their return, duty is only assessed on the cost or value of the repairs or alterations performed abroad and not on the full value of the article. The declaration under 19 CFR 10.8 includes information, such as (1) a description of the article and the repairs or alterations; (2) the value of the article and the repairs or alterations; and (3) a declaration by the owner, importer, consignee, or agent having knowledge of the pertinent facts. The information in this declaration is used by CBP to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Feb 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 determine the value of the repairs or alterations, and to assess duty only on the value of those repairs or alterations. These requirements apply to the trade community who are required by law to provide this declaration. Type of Information Collection: Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,236. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 2. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 20,472. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes (0.5 hours). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,236. Dated: February 8, 2021. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2021–02817 Filed 2–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0042, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves TSA determining whether individuals seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) may be granted access to the SSI. DATES: Send your comments by March 15, 2021. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be identified by Docket ID: TSA–2013– 0001 and sent to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, https:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9083 portal instructions for submitting comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598–6011; telephone (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@ tsa.dhs.gov. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on May 5, 2020, 85 FR 26709. 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 is 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. Information Collection Requirement Title: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0042. Forms(s): TSA 2211. Affected Public: Individuals seeking access to SSI Information. Abstract: TSA is required to prohibit the disclosure of information that would be detrimental to transportation safety or security. See 49 U.S.C. 114(r) and 44912(d). See also TSA’s regulations stipulating requirements for the protection of security sensitive information at 49 CFR part 1520. The regulations restrict access to SSI to E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 9084 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 27 / Thursday, February 11, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ‘‘covered individuals’’ with a ‘‘need to know’’. Pursuant to the requirements in Section 525(d) of the DHS Appropriations Act, 2007, Public Law 109–295, 120 Stat 1355, 1382, Oct. 4, 2006, as reenacted,1 TSA established a process allowing access to SSI in a civil proceeding in federal district court for party or party’s counsel that demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI in preparation of the party’s case.2 In such cases, TSA may grant court reporters and experts access to the SSI under similar terms and conditions. Under 49 CFR 1520.11 and 1520.15, TSA has also extended the use for security background checks to include other individuals, including a prospective bidder who is seeking to submit a proposal in response to a request for proposal issued by TSA; an individual involved in the performance of contractual agreements (e.g., bailments) or other transaction agreements, or an individual receiving access to SSI as a conditional disclosure under 49 CFR 1520.15(e). Under 49 CFR 1520.11(c), TSA may make an individual’s access to SSI contingent upon satisfactory completion of a security threat assessment (STA), including evaluation of a criminal history records check (CHRC); and/or a name-based check against federal law enforcement, terrorism, and immigration databases; and/or other procedures and requirements for safeguarding SSI that are satisfactory to 1 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113–6, Div. D., Title V., sec. 510 (March 26, 2013). 2 That in civil proceedings in the United States District Courts, where a party seeking access to SSI demonstrates that the party has substantial need of relevant SSI in the preparation of the party’s case and that the party is unable without undue hardship to obtain the substantial equivalent of the information by other means, the party or party’s counsel shall be designated as a covered person under 49 CFR part 1520.7 in order to have access to the SSI at issue in the case, provided that the overseeing judge enters an order that protects the SSI from unauthorized or unnecessary disclosure and specifies the terms and conditions of access, unless upon completion of a criminal history check and terrorist assessment like that done for aviation workers on the persons seeking access to SSI, or based on the sensitivity of the information, the Transportation Security Administration or DHS demonstrates that such access to the information for the proceeding presents a risk of harm to the nation: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, an order granting access to SSI under this section shall be immediately appealable to the United States Courts of Appeals, which shall have plenary review over both the evidentiary finding and the sufficiency of the order specifying the terms and conditions of access to the SSI in question: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may assess a civil penalty of up to $50,000 for each violation of 49 CFR part 1520 by persons provided access to SSI under this provision. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:39 Feb 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 TSA. See also 49 U.S.C. 114(f)(4). To conduct this security background check, TSA collects identifying information, an explanation supporting the individuals’ need for the information, and other information related to safeguarding SSI to conduct the STAs. For individuals who have received a comparable STA from TSA (such as being a member of the TSA PreCheck® Application Program), TSA may also use the known traveler number issued by TSA to inform an individual’s eligibility to access SSI, or otherwise honor the comparable STA. TSA uses the results of the STA to make a final determination on whether the individual may be granted access to SSI. TSA also uses the information as part of its determination as to whether provision of access to specific SSI would present a risk of harm to the nation. To address program needs, TSA is revising the information collection. In particular, TSA is revising TSA Form 2211. The form entitled SSI Access Threat Assessment Questionnaire will now become two forms: TSA Form 2817A for court proceedings and TSA Form 2817B for standard use. The data points now consist of identifying information, including, but not limited to, full name (including any aliases), date of birth, place of birth, gender, Social Security Number (optional), employer name (optional); country of citizenship, Known Traveler Number, level of clearance and date granted and information regarding the need for the information (litigant, bidder, etc.). In addition to the information required for conducting background checks, TSA requires contract bidders to provide a certification from each company/entity that its employees/ personnel who are provided access to SSI are properly trained; a NonDisclosure Agreement for each individual who is granted access to SSI; and an affirmation that each company/ entity will designate a Senior Official who can certify that all appropriate protections will be followed, only authorized individuals will have access to the sensitive information, and that those individuals adequately understand their responsibilities to protect the information. TSA may also require these features for other contractual agreements (e.g., bailments), participants other transaction agreements, or those who receive other conditional SSI disclosures on a caseby-case basis. In the case of a party seeking access to SSI in a civil proceeding in federal court, TSA will gather the information required for individual vetting, PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 including fingerprinting to conduct a CHRC and also require these individuals to respond to questions to verify individuals’ history in safeguarding sensitive information, including good standing with bar membership or sanctions; and to agree to abide by TSA instructions concerning the handling of SSI in connection with the court proceeding. TSA is also revising the collection to allow individuals who have recently (i.e., within 2 years or as determined appropriate by the program office) successfully undergone a federal background investigation (i.e., Tier 1) or hold an active security clearance granting access to classified national security information to facilitate the STA. TSA will use this information as part of its determination as to whether provision of access to specific SSI would be detrimental to transportation security. Number of Respondents: 263. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 104.53 hours annually.3 Dated: February 5, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–02806 Filed 2–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–522 and 731– TA–1258 (Review)] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From China; Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.2 Background The Commission instituted these reviews on July 1, 2020 (85 FR 39581) 3 In the 60-day notice, the estimated annual burden was listed as 275 hours. TSA is now adjusting the estimate to 104.53 annual hours through the use of actual data. 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Commissioner David S. Johanson dissenting. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 27 (Thursday, February 11, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment Application

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0042, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected burden. The collection involves TSA determining whether 
individuals seeking access to sensitive security information (SSI) may 
be granted access to the SSI.

DATES: Send your comments by March 15, 2021. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be identified by Docket ID: 
TSA-2013-0001 and sent to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, https://www.regulations.gov. Please follow the portal instructions for 
submitting comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 
1320.1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, 
Information Technology (IT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598-
6011; telephone (571) 227-2062; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSA published a Federal Register notice, 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following 
collection of information on May 5, 2020, 85 FR 26709.

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 is 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.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Sensitive Security Information Threat Assessment 
Application.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0042.
    Forms(s): TSA 2211.
    Affected Public: Individuals seeking access to SSI Information.
    Abstract: TSA is required to prohibit the disclosure of information 
that would be detrimental to transportation safety or security. See 49 
U.S.C. 114(r) and 44912(d). See also TSA's regulations stipulating 
requirements for the protection of security sensitive information at 49 
CFR part 1520. The regulations restrict access to SSI to

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``covered individuals'' with a ``need to know''.
    Pursuant to the requirements in Section 525(d) of the DHS 
Appropriations Act, 2007, Public Law 109-295, 120 Stat 1355, 1382, Oct. 
4, 2006, as reenacted,\1\ TSA established a process allowing access to 
SSI in a civil proceeding in federal district court for party or 
party's counsel that demonstrates a substantial need for relevant SSI 
in preparation of the party's case.\2\ In such cases, TSA may grant 
court reporters and experts access to the SSI under similar terms and 
conditions.
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    \1\ Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 
2013, Public Law 113-6, Div. D., Title V., sec. 510 (March 26, 
2013).
    \2\ That in civil proceedings in the United States District 
Courts, where a party seeking access to SSI demonstrates that the 
party has substantial need of relevant SSI in the preparation of the 
party's case and that the party is unable without undue hardship to 
obtain the substantial equivalent of the information by other means, 
the party or party's counsel shall be designated as a covered person 
under 49 CFR part 1520.7 in order to have access to the SSI at issue 
in the case, provided that the overseeing judge enters an order that 
protects the SSI from unauthorized or unnecessary disclosure and 
specifies the terms and conditions of access, unless upon completion 
of a criminal history check and terrorist assessment like that done 
for aviation workers on the persons seeking access to SSI, or based 
on the sensitivity of the information, the Transportation Security 
Administration or DHS demonstrates that such access to the 
information for the proceeding presents a risk of harm to the 
nation: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
an order granting access to SSI under this section shall be 
immediately appealable to the United States Courts of Appeals, which 
shall have plenary review over both the evidentiary finding and the 
sufficiency of the order specifying the terms and conditions of 
access to the SSI in question: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may assess 
a civil penalty of up to $50,000 for each violation of 49 CFR part 
1520 by persons provided access to SSI under this provision.
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    Under 49 CFR 1520.11 and 1520.15, TSA has also extended the use for 
security background checks to include other individuals, including a 
prospective bidder who is seeking to submit a proposal in response to a 
request for proposal issued by TSA; an individual involved in the 
performance of contractual agreements (e.g., bailments) or other 
transaction agreements, or an individual receiving access to SSI as a 
conditional disclosure under 49 CFR 1520.15(e).
    Under 49 CFR 1520.11(c), TSA may make an individual's access to SSI 
contingent upon satisfactory completion of a security threat assessment 
(STA), including evaluation of a criminal history records check (CHRC); 
and/or a name-based check against federal law enforcement, terrorism, 
and immigration databases; and/or other procedures and requirements for 
safeguarding SSI that are satisfactory to TSA. See also 49 U.S.C. 
114(f)(4). To conduct this security background check, TSA collects 
identifying information, an explanation supporting the individuals' 
need for the information, and other information related to safeguarding 
SSI to conduct the STAs. For individuals who have received a comparable 
STA from TSA (such as being a member of the TSA PreCheck[supreg] 
Application Program), TSA may also use the known traveler number issued 
by TSA to inform an individual's eligibility to access SSI, or 
otherwise honor the comparable STA. TSA uses the results of the STA to 
make a final determination on whether the individual may be granted 
access to SSI. TSA also uses the information as part of its 
determination as to whether provision of access to specific SSI would 
present a risk of harm to the nation.
    To address program needs, TSA is revising the information 
collection. In particular, TSA is revising TSA Form 2211. The form 
entitled SSI Access Threat Assessment Questionnaire will now become two 
forms: TSA Form 2817A for court proceedings and TSA Form 2817B for 
standard use. The data points now consist of identifying information, 
including, but not limited to, full name (including any aliases), date 
of birth, place of birth, gender, Social Security Number (optional), 
employer name (optional); country of citizenship, Known Traveler 
Number, level of clearance and date granted and information regarding 
the need for the information (litigant, bidder, etc.).
    In addition to the information required for conducting background 
checks, TSA requires contract bidders to provide a certification from 
each company/entity that its employees/personnel who are provided 
access to SSI are properly trained; a Non-Disclosure Agreement for each 
individual who is granted access to SSI; and an affirmation that each 
company/entity will designate a Senior Official who can certify that 
all appropriate protections will be followed, only authorized 
individuals will have access to the sensitive information, and that 
those individuals adequately understand their responsibilities to 
protect the information. TSA may also require these features for other 
contractual agreements (e.g., bailments), participants other 
transaction agreements, or those who receive other conditional SSI 
disclosures on a case-by-case basis.
    In the case of a party seeking access to SSI in a civil proceeding 
in federal court, TSA will gather the information required for 
individual vetting, including fingerprinting to conduct a CHRC and also 
require these individuals to respond to questions to verify 
individuals' history in safeguarding sensitive information, including 
good standing with bar membership or sanctions; and to agree to abide 
by TSA instructions concerning the handling of SSI in connection with 
the court proceeding.
    TSA is also revising the collection to allow individuals who have 
recently (i.e., within 2 years or as determined appropriate by the 
program office) successfully undergone a federal background 
investigation (i.e., Tier 1) or hold an active security clearance 
granting access to classified national security information to 
facilitate the STA. TSA will use this information as part of its 
determination as to whether provision of access to specific SSI would 
be detrimental to transportation security.
    Number of Respondents: 263.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 104.53 hours 
annually.\3\
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    \3\ In the 60-day notice, the estimated annual burden was listed 
as 275 hours. TSA is now adjusting the estimate to 104.53 annual 
hours through the use of actual data.

    Dated: February 5, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-02806 Filed 2-10-21; 8:45 am]
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