[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 176 (Monday, September 14, 2009)]
[Page 47012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22052]



National Protection and Programs Directorate; Infrastructure 
Protection Data Call Survey

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; new information 
collection request: 1670-NEW.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, has submitted the following Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 13, 
2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/IP/IICD, Attn.: Mary 
Matheny-Rushdan, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) is the lead coordinator in the national effort to identify and 
prioritize the country's critical infrastructure and key resources 
(CIKR). At DHS, this responsibility is managed by the Office of 
Infrastructure Protection (IP) in the National Protection and Programs 
Directorate (NPPD). In FY2006, IP engaged in the annual development of 
a list of CIKR assets and systems to improve IP's CIKR prioritization 
efforts; this list is called the Critical Infrastructure List. The 
Critical Infrastructure List includes assets and systems that, if 
destroyed, damaged or otherwise compromised, could result in 
significant consequences on a regional or national scale.
    The IP Data Call is administered out of the Infrastructure 
Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of Infrastructure 
Protection (IP). The IP Data Call provides opportunities for States and 
territories to collaborate with DHS and its Federal partners in CIKR 
protection. DHS, State and territorial Homeland Security Advisors 
(HSA), Sector Specific Agencies (SSA), and territories build their CIKR 
data using the IP Data Call application. To ensure that HSAs, SSAs and 
territories are able to achieve this mission, IP requests opinions and 
information in a survey from IP Data Call participants regarding the IP 
Data Call process and the Web-based application used to collect the 
CIKR data. The survey data collected is for internal IICD and IP use 
    IICD and IP will use the results of the IP Data Call Survey to 
determine levels of customer satisfaction with the IP Data Call process 
and the IP Data Call application and prioritize future improvements. 
The results will also allow IP to appropriate funds cost-effectively 
based on user need, and improve the process and application.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 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 of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses.


    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate.
    Title: IP Data Call Survey.
    Form: Not Applicable.
    OMB Number: 1670--NEW.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 138.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 276.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $25,513.

Thomas Chase Garwood, III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-22052 Filed 9-11-09; 8:45 am]