[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 39 (Wednesday, February 27, 2013)]
[Pages 13366-13367]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04476]



[Docket No. DHS-2012-0022]

Information Collection Request: Technical Resource for Incident 
Prevention (TRIPwire) User Registration

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 (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate, (NPPD), Protective Security Coordination 
Division (PSCD), Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP) will submit the 
following Information Collection Request 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 April 29, 
2013. 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 Department of Homeland 
Security (Attn: NPPD/PSCD/OBP) 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0612, 
Arlington, VA 20598-0612. Emailed requests should go to 
[email protected]. Written comments should reach the contact 
person listed no later than April 29, 2013. Comments must be identified 
by ``DHS-2012-0022''and may be submitted by one of the following 
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Email: Include the docket number in the subject line of 
the message.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
    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;

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    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; or
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Technical Resource for Incident 
Prevention (TRIPwire) is OBP's online, collaborative, information-
sharing network for bomb squad, law enforcement, and other emergency 
services personnel to learn about current terrorist improvised 
explosive device (IED) tactics, techniques, and procedures, including 
design and emplacement considerations. TRIPwire was established as an 
IED information-sharing resource under Homeland Security Presidential 
Directive 19 (HSPD-19), which calls for a unified national policy for 
the prevention and detection of, protection against, and response to 
terrorist use of explosives in the United States. Users from Federal, 
state, local, and tribal government entities, as well as business and 
for-profit industries can register through the TRIPwire Secure Portal. 
The TRIPwire portal contains sensitive information related to terrorist 
use of explosives and therefore user information is needed to verify 
eligibility and access to the system. TRIPwire applicants must provide 
their full name, assignment, citizenship, job title, employer name, 
professional address and contact information, as well as an Employment 
Verification Contact and their contact information. The system does not 
store sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) such as 
social security numbers. The collection of PII by TRIPwire to establish 
user accounts occurs in accordance with the DHS Privacy Impact 
Assessment PIA-015, ``DHS Web Portals,'' DHS/ALL-004--General 
Information Technology Access Account Records System (GITAARS) 
September 29, 2009, 74 FR 49882, and DHS/ALL-002--Department of 
Homeland Security Mailing and Other Lists System November 25, 2008, 73 
FR 71659. The TRIPwire User Registration is a voluntary registration 
designed to measure users' suitability to access the secure 
    The information collected during the TRIPwire user registration 
process is reviewed electronically by the project team to vet the 
user's ``need to know,'' which determines their eligibility for and 
access to TRIPwire. Memberships are re-verified annually based on the 
information users provide upon registration or communication with the 
TRIPwire help desk analysts. The information collected is for internal 
TRIPwire and OBP use only.


    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Protective 
Security Coordination Division, Office for Bombing Prevention.
    Title: Technical Resource for Incident Prevention (TRIPwire) User 
    OMB Number: 1670-NEW.
    Frequency: Once.
    Affected Public: Federal, state, local, and tribal government 
entities, and business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 3,500 respondents (estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 583 burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $11,803.19.

    Dated: February 13, 2013.
Michael Butcher,
Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-04476 Filed 2-26-13; 8:45 am]