Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System, 23419-23420 [2021-09234]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 83 / Monday, May 3, 2021 / Notices Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 7.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) Robert J. Fenton, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–09181 Filed 4–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Public Collection of Information: Exercise Information System 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 1652–0057, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. EXIS provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the user’s own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. It also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific transportation mode or method of operation. Using and inputting information into EXIS is completely voluntary. SUMMARY: DATES: Send your comments by July 2, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 2021. Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@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. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:34 Apr 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 made 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 OMB Control Number 1652–0057; Exercise Information System. EXIS is an internet-accessible knowledgemanagement system developed by TSA to serve its relevant stakeholders (such as members of the transportation industry, port authorities, Federal agencies, and State, local, territorial, and tribal governments). EXIS integrates security-related training and exercise components constituting Sensitive Security Information (SSI).1 It gives stakeholders valuable security exercise scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a repository of the users’ own historical exercise data for use in future exercises. Transportation industry stakeholders can choose scenarios and objectives based on their vulnerabilities, mode of transportation, and the size of their operation. TSA will collect five types of information through EXIS. The collection is voluntary. While EXIS users are not required to provide all 1 SSI is information which, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security, and is defined at 49 U.S.C. 114(r) and 49 CFR part 1520. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23419 information requested, if users choose to withhold information, they may not receive the benefits of EXIS associated with that information collection. 1. User registration information. Because EXIS includes SSI information, TSA must collect information upon registration to ensure only those members of the transportation community with a relevant interest in conducting security training exercises, and with an appropriate level of need to access security training information, are provided access to EXIS. TSA collects: The User’s Name, Agency/Organization Name and Type, Job Title, Supervisor or other Sponsor’s Name, Professional Phone Number, Professional Email Address, Employment Verification Contact Name, Employment Verification Contact Information, and the Reason for Needing an EXIS account. In addition, the following optional registration information can be added by the user: Professional (business), Country, City, State, Zip Code, Mobile Phone Number, Alternate Email, and Preferred Transportation Sector. 2. Desired nature and scope of the exercise. TSA collects this information to generate an EXIS training exercise appropriate for the particular user. Users are asked to submit their desired transportation mode, exercise properties, objectives, scenario events, and participating agencies/attendees. 3. Corrective actions/lessons learned/ best practices. TSA collects this information to document and share the users’ ideas and methods for improving transportation security with other transportation stakeholders in the wider EXIS user base. The TSA Intermodal Security Training and Exercise Program office may send lessons learned and best practices to subject matter experts within TSA for review. Once the information is reviewed, any company or user identifying information is removed and the content is published to the site for all users to access. 4. Evaluation feedback. TSA collects this information for the purpose of evaluating the usefulness of EXIS in facilitating security training exercises for the users. TSA can then modify EXIS to better suit its users’ needs. 5. After-Action Reports (AARs). The EXIS automatically summarizes information from items (2) and (3) mentioned above in order to create formal AARs for users. These AARs include an exercise overview, goals and objectives, scenario event synopsis, analysis of critical issues, exercise design characteristics, conclusions, and the executive summary. The AAR is the output of the exercise process. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 23420 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 83 / Monday, May 3, 2021 / Notices Stakeholders use the report to identify strengths or areas in which they can assign resources to mitigate risk and enhance the security posture within their organization. Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and interest generated amongst the transportation modes during the years following EXIS’ release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be approximately 11,500 full access and limited access users in Year 1; 14,350 users in Year 2; and 18,250 users in Year 3, for an average annual respondents estimate of 14,700. TSA estimates a proportion of full access users and limited access users will spend approximately 3.5 hours per EXIS user inputting the information described above. TSA estimates limited access users will also spend approximately 0.25 hours completing a survey. Given this information, the annual hourly burden for EXIS’s collection of information is 7,090.63 hours. Dated: April 28, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–09234 Filed 4–30–21; 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: Flight Crew SelfDefense Training—Registration and Evaluation 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 1652–0028, abstracted below, that we will submit to OMB for extension in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves requesting information from flight and cabin crew members of air carriers to verify employment status to confirm eligibility to participate in voluntary advanced self-defense training provided by TSA. Each crew member will also be required to complete an electronic Injury Waiver Form. Additionally, each participant is asked to complete an anonymous course jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:34 Apr 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 evaluation at the conclusion of the training. DATES: Send your comments by July 2, 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: 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 OMB Control Number 1652–0028, Flight Crew Self-Defense Training— Registration and Evaluation. TSA is seeking an extension of the ICR, currently approved under OMB control number 1652–0028, to continue compliance with a statutory mandate. Under 49 U.S.C. 44918(b), TSA is required to develop and provide a voluntary advanced self-defense training program for flight and cabin crew members of air carriers providing scheduled passenger air transportation. TSA must collect specific information to provide the program to eligible participants, as well as assess training quality. This information includes limited biographical information from flight and cabin crew members to PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 confirm their eligibility to participate in this training. TSA uses the information to confirm the eligibility of the participant by contacting the participant’s employer. TSA collects the following information at the time of registration online: name of the crew member, airline affiliation, position, crew member airline identification (ID) number, crew member contact information (home mailing address, home telephone number and/or email address), and the city and state of the TSA Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshals Service field office where the course will be taken. Upon attending class, crew members are asked to show ID to verify their identity against registration records and to sign the class attendance roster. In addition, TSA asks each crew member to complete an Injury Waiver Form during the registration process, or before the training is conducted. The Injury Waiver Form requests the employee’s airline, airline ID number, signature, and date, and is intended to limit any liability to TSA or its facilities should a crew member become injured during the training. TSA also asks trainees to complete a voluntary evaluation of the training upon completion of the course. Participants may assess the training quality and provide anonymous and voluntary comments by clicking on the electronic feedback link located on the registration site. The estimated number of annual respondents is 3,500 and estimated annual burden is 350 hours. TSA estimates the online registration requires five (5) minutes and the injury waiver and class roster sign-in process requires one (1) minute per crew member. This amounts to 350 hours [(3,500 crew members × 6 minutes)]. Although using the course feedback tab is strictly voluntary, TSA estimates ten (10) minutes per crew member for those who complete the evaluation, and 10 crew members will complete the evaluation each year for a total of 1.67 hours (10 crew members × 10 minutes). TSA estimates the total annual hours for this information collection to be 361.67 (350 +1.67). Dated: April 28, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–09227 Filed 4–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Public Collection of 
Information: Exercise Information System

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 1652-0057, 
abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for an extension in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected burden for the TSA Exercise Information 
System (EXIS). EXIS is a web portal designed to serve stakeholders in 
the transportation industry in regard to security training exercises. 
EXIS provides stakeholders with transportation security exercise 
scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a 
repository of the user's own historical exercise data for use in future 
exercises. It also allows stakeholders to design and evaluate their own 
security exercises based on the unique needs of their specific 
transportation mode or method of operation. Using and inputting 
information into EXIS is completely voluntary.

DATES: Send your comments by July 2, 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 made 
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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0057; Exercise Information System. EXIS is 
an internet-accessible knowledge-management system developed by TSA to 
serve its relevant stakeholders (such as members of the transportation 
industry, port authorities, Federal agencies, and State, local, 
territorial, and tribal governments). EXIS integrates security-related 
training and exercise components constituting Sensitive Security 
Information (SSI).\1\ It gives stakeholders valuable security exercise 
scenarios and objectives, best practices and lessons learned, and a 
repository of the users' own historical exercise data for use in future 
exercises. Transportation industry stakeholders can choose scenarios 
and objectives based on their vulnerabilities, mode of transportation, 
and the size of their operation.
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    \1\ SSI is information which, if publicly released, would be 
detrimental to transportation security, and is defined at 49 U.S.C. 
114(r) and 49 CFR part 1520.
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    TSA will collect five types of information through EXIS. The 
collection is voluntary. While EXIS users are not required to provide 
all information requested, if users choose to withhold information, 
they may not receive the benefits of EXIS associated with that 
information collection.
    1. User registration information. Because EXIS includes SSI 
information, TSA must collect information upon registration to ensure 
only those members of the transportation community with a relevant 
interest in conducting security training exercises, and with an 
appropriate level of need to access security training information, are 
provided access to EXIS.
    TSA collects: The User's Name, Agency/Organization Name and Type, 
Job Title, Supervisor or other Sponsor's Name, Professional Phone 
Number, Professional Email Address, Employment Verification Contact 
Name, Employment Verification Contact Information, and the Reason for 
Needing an EXIS account. In addition, the following optional 
registration information can be added by the user: Professional 
(business), Country, City, State, Zip Code, Mobile Phone Number, 
Alternate Email, and Preferred Transportation Sector.
    2. Desired nature and scope of the exercise. TSA collects this 
information to generate an EXIS training exercise appropriate for the 
particular user. Users are asked to submit their desired transportation 
mode, exercise properties, objectives, scenario events, and 
participating agencies/attendees.
    3. Corrective actions/lessons learned/best practices. TSA collects 
this information to document and share the users' ideas and methods for 
improving transportation security with other transportation 
stakeholders in the wider EXIS user base. The TSA Intermodal Security 
Training and Exercise Program office may send lessons learned and best 
practices to subject matter experts within TSA for review. Once the 
information is reviewed, any company or user identifying information is 
removed and the content is published to the site for all users to 
access.
    4. Evaluation feedback. TSA collects this information for the 
purpose of evaluating the usefulness of EXIS in facilitating security 
training exercises for the users. TSA can then modify EXIS to better 
suit its users' needs.
    5. After-Action Reports (AARs). The EXIS automatically summarizes 
information from items (2) and (3) mentioned above in order to create 
formal AARs for users. These AARs include an exercise overview, goals 
and objectives, scenario event synopsis, analysis of critical issues, 
exercise design characteristics, conclusions, and the executive 
summary. The AAR is the output of the exercise process.

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Stakeholders use the report to identify strengths or areas in which 
they can assign resources to mitigate risk and enhance the security 
posture within their organization.
    Based on industry population estimates and growth rates, and 
interest generated amongst the transportation modes during the years 
following EXIS' release to the public, TSA estimates that there will be 
approximately 11,500 full access and limited access users in Year 1; 
14,350 users in Year 2; and 18,250 users in Year 3, for an average 
annual respondents estimate of 14,700. TSA estimates a proportion of 
full access users and limited access users will spend approximately 3.5 
hours per EXIS user inputting the information described above. TSA 
estimates limited access users will also spend approximately 0.25 hours 
completing a survey. Given this information, the annual hourly burden 
for EXIS's collection of information is 7,090.63 hours.

    Dated: April 28, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-09234 Filed 4-30-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P