[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 228 (Monday, November 29, 2010)]
[Pages 73117-73118]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29988]



Transportation Security Administration

New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Pipeline Corporate Security Review

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 August 20, 2009, 74 FR 42086. The collection encompasses interviews 
and site visits with pipeline operators regarding company security 
planning and implementation.

DATES: Send your comments by December 29, 2010. 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.

Reduction Act (PRA) Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), 
TSA-40, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6040; telephone (571) 227-3651; 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 collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Pipeline Corporate Security Review (PCSR).
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Form(s): Pipeline Corporate Security Review (PCSR) Protocol Form.
    Affected Public: Hazardous Liquids and Natural Gas Pipeline 
    Abstract: Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) 
and delegated authority from the Secretary of Homeland Security, TSA is 
tasked with developing policies, strategies and plans for dealing with 
transportation security. TSA carries out this responsibility in the 
pipeline mode by assessing current industry security practices by way 
of its Pipeline Corporate Security Review (PCSR) program. The 
information will be collected during a voluntary, face-to-face visit 
with the pipeline operator, during which TSA will discuss the 
operator's security plan and also complete the PCSR Form. The PCSR Form 
asks approximately 218 questions concerning the operator's security 
planning and program, covering security topics such as threat 
assessments, criticality, vulnerability, credentialing, training, 
physical security countermeasures, and exercises and drills. TSA will 
use the information collected during the PCSR process to determine 
baseline security standards and areas of security weakness in the 
pipeline mode.
    Number of Respondents: 2,200 potential respondents; likely 12 
annual respondents.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 100 hours annually, 
based on TSA conducting 12 PCSR visits a year, each lasting 8 hours.

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    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 23, 2010.
Joanna Johnson,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2010-29988 Filed 11-26-10; 8:45 am]