Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program
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 renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). On August 21, 2015, OMB approved TSA's request to combine two previously approved BASE ICRs (1652-0061 and 1652-0062) into a single request.\1\ TSA later requested an emergency revision due to requirements in the Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015,\2\ addressing active shooter training and communication processes. OMB approved the emergency revision on February 29, 2016.\3\ TSA is now seeking to renew the collection as it expires on August 31, 2016. The ICR assesses the current security practices in the mass transit/passenger rail transit 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 supporting TSA's and the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) missions. This voluntary collection allows TSA to conduct transportation security-related assessments during site visits with security and operating officials of certain surface transportation entities.