[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 176 (Monday, September 14, 2009)]
[Page 47010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22053]



National Protection and Programs Directorate; Methodology 
Technical Implementation Functional 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 Lisa Hormann, Infrastructure 
Information Collection Division, DHS/NPPD/IP/IICD, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Methodology Technical Implementation 
(MTI) Project Office supports the 18 critical infrastructure and key 
resource (CIKR) sectors by integrating risk and vulnerability 
assessment methodologies into automated tools. MTI efforts address the 
unique needs and requirements of each sector by working with sector 
partners to develop tailored solutions that enable the identification, 
analysis, and management of sector-specific security risks. The MTI 
team collaborates with Sector-Specific Agencies (SSAs), Sector and 
Government Coordinating Councils (SCCs and GCCs), and divisions within 
the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Infrastructure 
Protection. The MTI team also works with sector specialists, risk 
analysts, private sector individuals, and Federal agency 
representatives. Efficient and effective use of the MTI tools helps all 
CIKR sectors nationwide reach their goal of making their sectors safer 
and provides a way to comply with recommendations in the National 
Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP). To ensure that interested 
stakeholders achieve this mission, MTI requests opinions and 
information from users of the tool regarding tool functions and 
    The MTI Project Office is administered out of the Infrastructure 
Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of Infrastructure 
Protection (IP). The survey data collected is for internal MTI, IICD 
and IP use only. The MTI Project Office will use the results of the 
Functional Survey to determine levels of customer satisfaction with the 
MTI tools and prioritize future improvements of key tool functions. The 
results will also allow the program to appropriate funds cost-
effectively based on user need, and cost savings while improving the 
    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: MTI Functional Survey.
    OMB Number: 1670-NEW.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 5,500.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes (.25 hours).
    Total Burden Hours: 1375 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $20,520.

Thomas Chase Garwood, III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-22053 Filed 9-11-09; 8:45 am]