Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program, 11323-11324 [2021-03723]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices Community 11323 Community map repository address Onslow County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas Docket No.: FEMA–B–1718 Town of Holly Ridge ................................................................................. Town of North Topsail Beach ................................................................... Unincorporated Areas of Onslow County ................................................. [FR Doc. 2021–03768 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2006–24191] Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program 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 1652–0047, 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 the submission of biographic and biometric information that TSA uses to verify identity and conduct a security threat assessment (STA) for the TWIC® Program, and a customer satisfaction survey. DATES: Send your comments by March 26, 2021. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Town Hall, 212 North Dyson Street, Holly Ridge, NC 28445. Town Hall, 2008 Loggerhead Court, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460. Onslow County Floodplain Administration, 234 Northwest Corridor Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28540. (571) 227–2062; email TSAPRA@ tsa.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on July 2, 2020, 85 FR 39927. 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. Information Collection Requirement Title: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0047. Forms(s): TWIC® Disclosure and Certification Form, TWIC® PreEnrollment Application, TWIC® Enrollment Application, TWIC® Card Replacement Request, and TWIC® Customer Satisfaction Survey. Affected Public: Individuals seeking or requiring unescorted access to secure areas within the TSA’s national and transportation security mission or PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–295; Nov. 25, 2002; sec. 102), other authorized individuals in the field of transportation, and all mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard-issued credentials or qualification documents. Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing TWIC® enrollments as well as to allow expanded enrollment options for additional comparability or eligibility determinations for other programs, such as the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program. Individuals in the field of transportation who are authorized to apply for a TWIC® for use as part of other government programs, such as the Chemical Facility AntiTerrorism program, may apply for a TWIC® and undergo the associated STA. The data is used to conduct a comprehensive STA that includes: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) a check of intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA may also use the information to determine a TWIC® holder’s eligibility to participate in TSA’s expedited screening program for air travel, the TSA PreCheck® Application Program. Active (unexpired) TWIC® holders who meet the eligibility requirements for TSA PreCheck may use their TWIC® card’s Credential Identification Number in the appropriate known traveler number field of an airline reservation to obtain expedited screening eligibility. At the enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic information and provide identity documentation, biometric information, and proof of immigration status (if required). This information allows TSA to complete the STA. During enrollment, TSA collects from applicants a $125.25 fee for standard enrollment. If TSA determines that the applicant is eligible to receive a TWIC® as a result of the STA, TSA issues and sends an activated TWIC® card to the address provided by the applicant or notifies the applicant that their TWIC® is ready for pick up and activation at an enrollment center. Once activated, this credential can be used for facility and vessel access control requirements to include card E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11324 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES authentication, card validation, and identity verification. In the event of a lost, damaged or stolen credential, the cardholder must notify TSA immediately and may request a replacement card online, via telephone, or from an enrollment center for a $60.00 fee. Under section 809 of the United States Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 Sec. 809, certain Merchant Mariners are not required to obtain a credential when they apply for their TWIC® STA. TSA is revising the currently approved collection to reflect a reduction for Section 809 qualified Merchant Mariners. If a mariner opts to not receive a TWIC® card, TSA may reduce the TWIC® fee to reflect only the enrollment and vetting segments of the fee, a fee reduction of $27. TSA is also revising the collection to reflect the implementation of an online renewal or re-enrollment capability for those applicants who previously maintained an active TWIC® STA. Approximately 60 percent of active TWIC® cardholders enroll for a new TWIC® after their STA expires five years from the date of issuance. Online TWIC® renewals will reduce the applicant cost and hour burden by permitting eligible applicants to obtain a new TWIC® without enrolling inperson at a TSA enrollment center. Additionally, TSA mitigates certain security risks associated with online renewals by enrolling current TWIC® cardholders in recurrent vetting services, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Rap Back Service. The renewal fee for TWIC® will decrease with the implementation of online renewals. TSA invites all TWIC® applicants to complete an optional survey to gather information on the applicants’ overall customer satisfaction with the enrollment process. This optional survey is administered at the conclusion of the enrollment process, including the new online renewals, and the process to activate the TWIC®, where applicable. The results from these surveys are compiled to produce reports that are reviewed by the enrollment services provider and TSA. Number of Annual Respondents: 744,345.1 1 The burdens listed here are different from what was listed in the 60-Day Notice. TSA modified the estimates to include online renewals and a fee reduction for renewals. TSA also modified the collection to reflect a reduction for Section 809 Merchant Mariners who do not request a credential and therefore save $27 in credential fees. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 413,162 hours annually. Estimated Annual Cost: $64,842,153. Dated: February 18, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–03723 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] 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 November 17, 2020 at 85 FR 73291. A. Overview of Information Collection BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7034–N–08; OMB Control No. 2528–New] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: EnVision Centers Implementation Evaluation 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: March 26, 2021. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title of Information Collection: EnVision Centers Implementation Evaluation. OMB Approval Number: 2528–New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: NA. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request is for the collection of information for an implementation evaluation of EnVision Centers. EnVision Centers offer collocated and integrated services with the goal of helping low-income persons achieve self-sufficiency. Using leveraged resources from local and federal partnerships, HUD encourages EnVision Centers to target and integrate services within four main pillars: Economic empowerment, educational advancement, health and wellness, and character and leadership. In June 2018, HUD designated 18 EnVision Centers as part of the initiative’s first cohort of designations and has since expanded the initiative with over 90 EnVision Centers to date. This creates a critical need to gain an in-depth understanding from local stakeholders of implementation efforts to date, which will help develop and guide the initiative while establishing a framework of knowledge for future program monitoring and evaluation efforts. The evaluation team will collect data from sites using qualitative, semistructured interviews with four groups of key local stakeholders: Site leadership, front line staff, participants, and representatives from organizations (partners) that provide services and resources to the EnVision Center. The interviews will primarily seek to understand how communities selected and established their center, the process for centralized intake and participant level data collection, and how new partnerships and services have developed since the center’s designation. Through an Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA), the Library of Congress’ Federal Research Division will conduct the evaluation under guidance from HUD. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC[supreg]) 
Program

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 1652-0047, 
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 the submission of biographic 
and biometric information that TSA uses to verify identity and conduct 
a security threat assessment (STA) for the TWIC[supreg] Program, and a 
customer satisfaction survey.

DATES: Send your comments by March 26, 2021. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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 July 2, 2020, 85 FR 39927.

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.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
(TWIC[supreg]) Program.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0047.
    Forms(s): TWIC[supreg] Disclosure and Certification Form, 
TWIC[supreg] Pre-Enrollment Application, TWIC[supreg] Enrollment 
Application, TWIC[supreg] Card Replacement Request, and TWIC[supreg] 
Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    Affected Public: Individuals seeking or requiring unescorted access 
to secure areas within the TSA's national and transportation security 
mission or facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime 
Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295; Nov. 25, 2002; 
sec. 102), other authorized individuals in the field of transportation, 
and all mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard-issued credentials or 
qualification documents.
    Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing 
TWIC[supreg] enrollments as well as to allow expanded enrollment 
options for additional comparability or eligibility determinations for 
other programs, such as the Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat 
Assessment Program. Individuals in the field of transportation who are 
authorized to apply for a TWIC[supreg] for use as part of other 
government programs, such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism 
program, may apply for a TWIC[supreg] and undergo the associated STA. 
The data is used to conduct a comprehensive STA that includes: (1) A 
criminal history records check; (2) a check of intelligence databases; 
and (3) an immigration status check. TSA may also use the information 
to determine a TWIC[supreg] holder's eligibility to participate in 
TSA's expedited screening program for air travel, the TSA 
PreCheck[supreg] Application Program. Active (unexpired) TWIC[supreg] 
holders who meet the eligibility requirements for TSA PreCheck may use 
their TWIC[supreg] card's Credential Identification Number in the 
appropriate known traveler number field of an airline reservation to 
obtain expedited screening eligibility.
    At the enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic 
information and provide identity documentation, biometric information, 
and proof of immigration status (if required). This information allows 
TSA to complete the STA. During enrollment, TSA collects from 
applicants a $125.25 fee for standard enrollment. If TSA determines 
that the applicant is eligible to receive a TWIC[supreg] as a result of 
the STA, TSA issues and sends an activated TWIC[supreg] card to the 
address provided by the applicant or notifies the applicant that their 
TWIC[supreg] is ready for pick up and activation at an enrollment 
center. Once activated, this credential can be used for facility and 
vessel access control requirements to include card

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authentication, card validation, and identity verification. In the 
event of a lost, damaged or stolen credential, the cardholder must 
notify TSA immediately and may request a replacement card online, via 
telephone, or from an enrollment center for a $60.00 fee.
    Under section 809 of the United States Coast Guard Authorization 
Act of 2010 Sec. 809, certain Merchant Mariners are not required to 
obtain a credential when they apply for their TWIC[supreg] STA. TSA is 
revising the currently approved collection to reflect a reduction for 
Section 809 qualified Merchant Mariners. If a mariner opts to not 
receive a TWIC[supreg] card, TSA may reduce the TWIC[supreg] fee to 
reflect only the enrollment and vetting segments of the fee, a fee 
reduction of $27.
    TSA is also revising the collection to reflect the implementation 
of an online renewal or re-enrollment capability for those applicants 
who previously maintained an active TWIC[supreg] STA. Approximately 60 
percent of active TWIC[supreg] cardholders enroll for a new 
TWIC[supreg] after their STA expires five years from the date of 
issuance. Online TWIC[supreg] renewals will reduce the applicant cost 
and hour burden by permitting eligible applicants to obtain a new 
TWIC[supreg] without enrolling in-person at a TSA enrollment center. 
Additionally, TSA mitigates certain security risks associated with 
online renewals by enrolling current TWIC[supreg] cardholders in 
recurrent vetting services, such as the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation's Rap Back Service. The renewal fee for TWIC[supreg] will 
decrease with the implementation of online renewals.
    TSA invites all TWIC[supreg] applicants to complete an optional 
survey to gather information on the applicants' overall customer 
satisfaction with the enrollment process. This optional survey is 
administered at the conclusion of the enrollment process, including the 
new online renewals, and the process to activate the TWIC[supreg], 
where applicable. The results from these surveys are compiled to 
produce reports that are reviewed by the enrollment services provider 
and TSA.
    Number of Annual Respondents: 744,345.\1\
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    \1\ The burdens listed here are different from what was listed 
in the 60-Day Notice. TSA modified the estimates to include online 
renewals and a fee reduction for renewals. TSA also modified the 
collection to reflect a reduction for Section 809 Merchant Mariners 
who do not request a credential and therefore save $27 in credential 
fees.
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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 413,162 hours annually.
    Estimated Annual Cost: $64,842,153.

    Dated: February 18, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-03723 Filed 2-23-21; 8:45 am]
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