Intent To Request a Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP), 30064-30065 [2021-11770]

Download as PDF 30064 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 106 / Friday, June 4, 2021 / Notices Respond to a Pandemic’’ (Voluntary Agreement).4 Unless terminated earlier, the Voluntary Agreement is effective until August 17, 2025, and may be extended subject to additional approval by the Attorney General after consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The Agreement may be used to prepare for or respond to any pandemic, including COVID–19, during that time. On December 7, 2020, the first plan of action under the Voluntary Agreement—the Plan of Action to Establish a National Strategy for the Manufacture, Allocation, and Distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Respond to COVID– 19 (Plan of Action)—was finalized.5 The Plan of Action established several subcommittees under the Voluntary Agreement, focusing on different aspects of the Plan of Action. The meetings were chaired by the FEMA Administrator or her delegate and attended by the Attorney General and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission or their delegates. In implementing the Voluntary Agreement, FEMA adheres to all procedural requirements of 50 U.S.C. 4558 and 44 CFR part 332. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of the meetings were as follows: 1. Gather committee Participants and Attendees to ask targeted questions for situational awareness about PPE, drug products and drug substances, diagnostic test kits, medical devices, and medical gases. 2. Establish priorities for COVID–19 response under the Voluntary Agreement. 3. Identify tasks that should be completed under the appropriate SubCommittee. 4. Identify information gaps and areas that merit sharing (both from FEMA to the private sector and vice versa). Meetings Closed to the Public: By default, the DPA requires meetings held to implement a voluntary agreement or plan of action be open to the public.6 However, attendance may be limited if the Sponsor 7 of the voluntary 4 85 FR 50035 (Aug. 17, 2020). The Attorney General, in consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, made the required finding that the purpose of the voluntary agreement may not reasonably be achieved through an agreement having less anticompetitive effects or without any voluntary agreement and published the finding in the Federal Register on the same day. 85 FR 50049 (Aug. 17, 2020). 5 See 85 FR 78869 (Dec. 7, 2020). See also 85 FR 79020 (Dec. 8, 2020). 6 See 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). 7 ‘‘[T]he individual designated by the President in subsection (c)(2) [of section 708 of the DPA] to administer the voluntary agreement, or plan of action.’’ 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jun 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 agreement finds that the matter to be discussed at a meeting falls within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), such as trade secrets and commercial or financial information. The Sponsor of the Voluntary Agreement, the FEMA Administrator, found that these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement involved matters which fall within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) and the meetings were therefore closed to the public. Specifically, these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement may have required participants to disclose trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. Disclosure of such information allows for meetings to be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). In addition, the success of the Voluntary Agreement depends wholly on the willing and enthusiastic participation of private sector participants. Failure to close these meetings could have had a strong chilling effect on private sector participation and caused a substantial risk that sensitive information would be prematurely released to the public, leading to participants withdrawing their support from the Voluntary Agreement. This would have significantly frustrated the implementation of the Voluntary Agreement. Frustration of an agency’s objective due to premature disclosure of information allows for the closure of a meeting pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–11786 Filed 6–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request a Revision From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security (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 1652–0044, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the submission of identifying the travel experience information submitted by individuals requesting redress through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP). DATES: Send your comments by August 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.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: 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 1652–0044; Department of Homeland Security Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). DHS TRIP is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they have experienced during their travel screening. These difficulties could include: (1) Denied or E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 106 / Friday, June 4, 2021 / Notices delayed boarding; (2) denied or delayed entry into or departure from the United States at a port of entry; or (3) identified for additional (secondary) screening at our Nation’s transportation facilities, including airports, seaports, train stations and land borders. The TSA manages the DHS TRIP office on behalf of DHS. To request redress, individuals are asked to provide identifying information, as well as details of their travel experience in two surveys. The DHS TRIP office serves as a centralized intake office for traveler requests for redress and uses the online Traveler Inquiry Form (TIF) to collect requests for redress. DHS TRIP then passes the information to the relevant DHS TRIP practitioner office(s), including components of DHS, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Justice, to process the request, as appropriate. Participating DHS components include TSA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office of Biometric Information Management, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Privacy Office, along with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Justice, Terrorist Screening Center. This collection serves to distinguish misidentified individuals from an individual actually on any watch list that DHS uses, to initiate the correction of erroneous information about an individual contained in government-held records, which are leading to travel difficulties, and, where appropriate, to help streamline and expedite future check-in or border crossing experiences. It also serves to obtain information about the redress applicants’ level of satisfaction with the DHS TRIP application process with the aim of using this information to identify areas for improvement. Due to its importance in air transportation, the United States was elected to the Governing Council during the 2019 International Civil Aviation Organization (IACO) Assembly. ICAO creates regulations for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity and environmental protection. The organization also creates standards to provide uniformity in regulations, procedures and organization in relation to aircraft, personnel, airways, and auxiliary services in order to improve air navigation. TSA is revising the information collection by aligning the TIF question set to capture additional criteria to meet ICAO standards. As a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Jun 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 result, the question set has been edited to meet the standards. DHS estimates completing the form, and gathering and submitting the information will take approximately one hour. The annual respondent population was derived from data contained within the DHS case management database and reflects the actual number of respondents for the most recent calendar year. The estimated annual number of burden hours for passengers seeking redress, based on 15,000 annual respondents, is 15,000 hours (15,000 × 1 hour). DHS estimates 10 percent of the 15,000 respondents completing the form will complete the two surveys to share details of their application experience. The completion of the surveys will take approximately 10 minutes, giving an estimated annual number of burden hours as 250 (1,500 × .0167). The total estimated annual number of burden hours for this collection is 15,250 (15,000 + 250) hours. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–11770 Filed 6–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration Intent To Request Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program 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 1652–0062 abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR assesses the current security practices in the mass transit/passenger rail and highway and motor carrier industries by way of the Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) program, which encompasses site visits and interviews, and is part of the larger domain awareness, prevention, and protection program that supports the mission of TSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This voluntary collection allows SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30065 TSA to conduct transportation securityrelated assessments during site visits with security and operating officials of certain surface transportation entities. DATES: Send your comments by August 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@tsa.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: 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 1652–0062; Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program. Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act and delegated authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security, TSA has broad responsibility and authority for ‘‘security in all modes of transportation including security responsibilities over modes of transportation that are exercised by the Department of Transportation.’’ 1 TSA is 1 See Public Law 107–71, 115 Stat. 597 (Nov. 19, 2001), codified at 49 U.S.C. 114(d). The TSA Administrator’s current authorities under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act have been E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM Continued 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request a Revision From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Department of Homeland Security Traveler 
Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP)

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, Homeland Security 
(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 1652-0044, 
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 the submission of identifying the travel experience 
information submitted by individuals requesting redress through the 
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Traveler Redress Inquiry Program 
(TRIP).

DATES: Send your comments by August 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] 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:

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 1652-0044; Department of Homeland Security 
Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP). DHS TRIP is a single point 
of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution 
regarding difficulties they have experienced during their travel 
screening. These difficulties could include: (1) Denied or

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delayed boarding; (2) denied or delayed entry into or departure from 
the United States at a port of entry; or (3) identified for additional 
(secondary) screening at our Nation's transportation facilities, 
including airports, seaports, train stations and land borders. The TSA 
manages the DHS TRIP office on behalf of DHS. To request redress, 
individuals are asked to provide identifying information, as well as 
details of their travel experience in two surveys.
    The DHS TRIP office serves as a centralized intake office for 
traveler requests for redress and uses the online Traveler Inquiry Form 
(TIF) to collect requests for redress. DHS TRIP then passes the 
information to the relevant DHS TRIP practitioner office(s), including 
components of DHS, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. 
Department of Justice, to process the request, as appropriate. 
Participating DHS components include TSA, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship 
and Immigration Services, the National Protection and Programs 
Directorate's Office of Biometric Information Management, Office of 
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Privacy Office, along with 
the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, and the U.S. 
Department of Justice, Terrorist Screening Center. This collection 
serves to distinguish misidentified individuals from an individual 
actually on any watch list that DHS uses, to initiate the correction of 
erroneous information about an individual contained in government-held 
records, which are leading to travel difficulties, and, where 
appropriate, to help streamline and expedite future check-in or border 
crossing experiences. It also serves to obtain information about the 
redress applicants' level of satisfaction with the DHS TRIP application 
process with the aim of using this information to identify areas for 
improvement.
    Due to its importance in air transportation, the United States was 
elected to the Governing Council during the 2019 International Civil 
Aviation Organization (IACO) Assembly. ICAO creates regulations for 
aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity and environmental 
protection. The organization also creates standards to provide 
uniformity in regulations, procedures and organization in relation to 
aircraft, personnel, airways, and auxiliary services in order to 
improve air navigation. TSA is revising the information collection by 
aligning the TIF question set to capture additional criteria to meet 
ICAO standards. As a result, the question set has been edited to meet 
the standards.
    DHS estimates completing the form, and gathering and submitting the 
information will take approximately one hour. The annual respondent 
population was derived from data contained within the DHS case 
management database and reflects the actual number of respondents for 
the most recent calendar year. The estimated annual number of burden 
hours for passengers seeking redress, based on 15,000 annual 
respondents, is 15,000 hours (15,000 x 1 hour). DHS estimates 10 
percent of the 15,000 respondents completing the form will complete the 
two surveys to share details of their application experience. The 
completion of the surveys will take approximately 10 minutes, giving an 
estimated annual number of burden hours as 250 (1,500 x .0167). The 
total estimated annual number of burden hours for this collection is 
15,250 (15,000 + 250) hours.

Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-11770 Filed 6-3-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-05-P