[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 53 (Friday, March 20, 2009)]
[Pages 11964-11965]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6156]



Transportation Security Administration

New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Security Program Training Feedback for Hazardous Materials Motor 
Carriers & Shippers

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30 Day Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information 
on November 20, 2008, 73 FR 70359. TSA will provide a voluntary 
security-related training course to the Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) 
motor carrier and shipper industry, to include an evaluation for 
respondents to complete. TSA will use this data to measure the 
program's effectiveness at achieving its goal of heightened security 
awareness levels throughout the hazmat motor carrier and shipper 

DATES: Send your comments by April 20, 2009. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to [email protected] or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ginger LeMay, Office of Information 
Technology, TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 
12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; telephone (571) 227-3616; e-mail 
[email protected].


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 is available 
at http://www.reginfo.gov. 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

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collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & 
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned .
    Form(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Hazmat Motor Carriers and Shippers.
    Abstract: TSA's Highway & Motor Carrier Division will be producing 
a voluntary security-related training course for the Hazmat motor 
carrier and shipper industry. Participants will be able to choose to 
attend instructor-led training sessions that TSA will conduct at 
multiple sites in the United States and provide information to the 
industry through trade associations, conferences, and stakeholder 
meetings. Hazmat motor carriers and shippers that are registered with 
the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will automatically receive 
the training via CD-ROM and DVD. Companies may also complete the 
training on-line at the TSA Web site, http://www.tsa.gov. After 
completion of the training program, participants will have the option 
to complete a course evaluation form to comment on the effectiveness of 
the training program. The participants who choose to complete the 
training evaluation form will submit the form via e-mail to a secure 
Web surveyor tool that is managed at TSA. Participants who attend the 
classroom training sessions will also be asked to complete an 
evaluation form on site, which will later be entered into the Web 
surveyor tool by TSA personnel. TSA will use this data to measure the 
program's effectiveness at achieving its goal of heightened security 
awareness levels throughout the hazmat motor carrier and shipper 
    Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 16,667 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on March 16, 2009.
Ginger LeMay,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Business Improvements and 
Communications, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E9-6156 Filed 3-19-09; 8:45 am]