Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed Training, 18292-18293 [2021-07192]

Download as PDF 18292 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 66 / Thursday, April 8, 2021 / Notices 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0050; Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines: The 9/11 Act specifically tasked TSA to develop and implement a plan for reviewing the pipeline security plans and inspecting the critical facilities of the 100 most critical pipeline systems.1 Pipeline operators have determined which facilities qualify as critical facilities based on guidance and criteria set forth in the TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines published in April 2011 and revised in April 2018. To execute the 9/11 Act mandate, TSA visits critical pipeline facilities and collects site-specific information from pipeline operators on facility security policies, procedures, and physical security measures. TSA is seeking OMB approval to continue to collect facility security information during the site visits using a Critical Facility Security Review (CFSR) form. The CFSR will look at individual pipeline facility security measures and procedures.2 This collection is voluntary. Information collected from the reviews will be analyzed and used to determine strengths and weaknesses at the nation’s critical pipeline facilities, areas to target for risk reduction strategies, pipeline 1 See sec. 1557 of the 9/11 Act (Pub. L. 110–53, 121 Stat. 266, 475, Aug. 3, 2007), codified at 6 U.S.C. 1207. 2 The CFSR differs from a Corporate Security Review (CSR) conducted by TSA in another pipeline information collection that looks at corporate or company-wide security management plans and practices. See OMB Control No. 1652– 0056 at https://www.reginfo.gov for the PRA approval of information collection for pipeline CSRs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 industry implementation of the voluntary guidelines, and the potential need for regulations in accordance with the 9/11 Act provision previously cited. TSA is also seeking OMB approval to continue its follow up procedure with pipeline operators on their implementation of security improvements and recommendations made during facility visits. During critical facility visits, TSA documents and provides recommendations to improve the security posture of the facility. TSA intends to continue to follow up with pipeline operators via email on their status toward implementation of the recommendations made during the critical facility visits. The follow up will be conducted at intervals of 6, 12, and 18 months after the facility visit. TSA is revising the information collection to align the CFSR question set with the revised Pipeline Security Guidelines, and to capture additional criticality criteria. As a result, the question set has been edited by removing, adding and rewriting several questions, to meet the Pipeline Security Guidelines and criticality needs. Further, TSA is moving the collection instrument from a PDF format to an Excel Workbook format. The information provided by operators for each information collection is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and it will be protected in accordance with procedures meeting the transmission, handling, and storage requirements of SSI set forth in 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520. The annual burden for the approval of the information collection related to the CFSR form is estimated to be 320 hours. TSA will conduct a maximum of 80 facility reviews each year, with each review taking approximately 4 hours (80 × 4). The annual burden for the approval of the information collection related to the follow up on the recommendations made to facility operators is estimated to be 480 hours. TSA estimates each operator will spend approximately 2 hours to submit a response to TSA regarding its voluntary implementation of security recommendations made during each critical facility visit. If a maximum of 80 critical facilities are reviewed each year, and TSA follows up with each facility operator every 6, 12, and 18 months following the visit, the total annual burden is 4800 (80 × 2 × 3) hours. The estimated number of respondents will be 80. The total estimated burden is 800 hours annually, 320 hours for the PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CFSR form, plus 480 hours for the recommendations follow-up procedure. Dated: April 2, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–07191 Filed 4–7–21; 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: Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed Training 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 1652–0034, 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 collection involves the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) maintenance of a database of all Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies that have received the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Flying Armed Training course. DATES: Send your comments by June 7, 2021. 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, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, 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 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 66 / Thursday, April 8, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 OMB Control Number 1652–0034; Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed Training. TSA is requesting approval for the extension of the collection of this information to comply with 49 CFR 1544.219, which requires Federal LEOs; full-time territorial, tribal, municipal, county, or state LEOs who are direct employees of government agencies; and authorized railroad police officers to complete the LEO Flying Armed Training course in order to fly armed. The course is a non-tactical overview of the conditions under which an officer may fly armed and the required conduct and duties of the LEO while flying armed. This information collection permits TSA to collect identifying information from law enforcement agencies requesting the LEO Flying Armed Training course materials. The process begins when a representative from a law enforcement agency electronically requests the LEO Flying Armed Training course material via the TSA Flying While Armed website (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/lawenforcement). The fillable form, which is submitted to TSA electronically, must contain: Full name of the officer, title, phone number, email address, employing department, work address, supervisor’s name, supervisor’s title, supervisor’s contact information, the agency’s originating agency identifier, an affirmation that the officer meets the requirements set forth in 49 CFR 1544.219, and a brief narrative detailing the agency’s operational need for its officers to fly armed. Once the fillable form is completed, TSA, receives a notification via email. TSA vets the request to ensure that all of the required information has been submitted and that the agency has a current operational need for its officers to fly armed. If TSA determines that the requesting agency’s officer meets the standard set forth in 49 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 CFR 1544.219, TSA will electronically send a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to the requesting agency for the agency’s LEOFA instructor to sign. Once TSA receives the signed NDA, TSA will electronically send the LEO Flying Armed Training course materials to the requesting agency. TSA keeps an electronic record of each agency that has received LEO Flying Armed Training course material, including a point of contact for that agency. If an issue arises during the screening and verification process regarding the authenticity of an agency that requests training materials, training materials will not be supplied until that issue has either been confirmed or resolved, and a record of such determination regarding authenticity is maintained. Upon completion of the training, the LEO who has been authorized by his or her agency to fly armed presents his or her credentials and other required documentation at the airport in order to fly armed. A Transportation Security Officer verifies all pertinent information onsite. Based on current data, TSA estimates there are approximately 2,000 respondents on an annual basis. Each agency spends approximately 5 minutes to provide the information TSA needs to confirm the law enforcement agency is eligible to receive the training. This amounts to 2000 agencies multiplied by 5 minutes, which equals 166.6 hours (2000 agencies × 5 min = 10,000 min [166.6 hrs.]), for a total annual hour burden of 167 hours. 18293 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652–0027, 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 a driver’s voluntary submission of biometric and biographic information for TSA’s security threat assessment (STA) in order to obtain the hazardous materials endorsement (HME) on a commercial driver’s license (CDL) issued by States and the District of Columbia. DATES: Send your comments by June 7, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology, TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–2062. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: 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 inviting 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. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0027; Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License, 49 CFR Dated: April 2, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–07192 Filed 4–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2003–14610] Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Security Threat Assessment for Individuals Applying for a Hazardous Materials Endorsement for a Commercial Driver’s License Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 66 (Thursday, April 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07192]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed 
Training

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 1652-0034, 
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 
collection involves the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) maintenance 
of a database of all Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies 
that have received the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Flying Armed 
Training course.

DATES: Send your comments by June 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or delivered 
to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), TSA-11, 
Transportation Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, 
Springfield, 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

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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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0034; Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed 
Training. TSA is requesting approval for the extension of the 
collection of this information to comply with 49 CFR 1544.219, which 
requires Federal LEOs; full-time territorial, tribal, municipal, 
county, or state LEOs who are direct employees of government agencies; 
and authorized railroad police officers to complete the LEO Flying 
Armed Training course in order to fly armed. The course is a non-
tactical overview of the conditions under which an officer may fly 
armed and the required conduct and duties of the LEO while flying 
armed. This information collection permits TSA to collect identifying 
information from law enforcement agencies requesting the LEO Flying 
Armed Training course materials.
    The process begins when a representative from a law enforcement 
agency electronically requests the LEO Flying Armed Training course 
material via the TSA Flying While Armed website (https://www.tsa.gov/travel/law-enforcement). The fillable form, which is submitted to TSA 
electronically, must contain: Full name of the officer, title, phone 
number, email address, employing department, work address, supervisor's 
name, supervisor's title, supervisor's contact information, the 
agency's originating agency identifier, an affirmation that the officer 
meets the requirements set forth in 49 CFR 1544.219, and a brief 
narrative detailing the agency's operational need for its officers to 
fly armed. Once the fillable form is completed, TSA, receives a 
notification via email. TSA vets the request to ensure that all of the 
required information has been submitted and that the agency has a 
current operational need for its officers to fly armed. If TSA 
determines that the requesting agency's officer meets the standard set 
forth in 49 CFR 1544.219, TSA will electronically send a non-disclosure 
agreement (NDA) to the requesting agency for the agency's LEOFA 
instructor to sign. Once TSA receives the signed NDA, TSA will 
electronically send the LEO Flying Armed Training course materials to 
the requesting agency. TSA keeps an electronic record of each agency 
that has received LEO Flying Armed Training course material, including 
a point of contact for that agency. If an issue arises during the 
screening and verification process regarding the authenticity of an 
agency that requests training materials, training materials will not be 
supplied until that issue has either been confirmed or resolved, and a 
record of such determination regarding authenticity is maintained.
    Upon completion of the training, the LEO who has been authorized by 
his or her agency to fly armed presents his or her credentials and 
other required documentation at the airport in order to fly armed. A 
Transportation Security Officer verifies all pertinent information 
onsite. Based on current data, TSA estimates there are approximately 
2,000 respondents on an annual basis. Each agency spends approximately 
5 minutes to provide the information TSA needs to confirm the law 
enforcement agency is eligible to receive the training. This amounts to 
2000 agencies multiplied by 5 minutes, which equals 166.6 hours (2000 
agencies x 5 min = 10,000 min [166.6 hrs.]), for a total annual hour 
burden of 167 hours.

    Dated: April 2, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-07192 Filed 4-7-21; 8:45 am]
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