[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 46 (Friday, March 8, 2013)]
[Pages 15046-15047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05429]



[OMB Number 1110-0049]

InfraGard Membership Application and Profile Proposed Collection, 
Comments Requested; InfraGard Membership Application and Profile

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.


    The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(FBI), Cyber Division's National Industry Partnerships Unit (NIPU) will 
be submitting the following information collection request to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 
60 days until May 7, 2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 
5 CFR 1320.10.
    If you have comments (especially on the estimated public burden or 
associated response time), suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed 
information collection instrument with instructions or additional 
information, please contact Stephen Jamison, Supervisory Special Agent, 
National Industry Partnerships Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Cyber Division, FBIHQ, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC 20035 or 
facsimile at (202) 651-3187.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following 
three points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/
component, including whether the information will have practical 
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's/component's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of the 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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic 
submission of responses.

Overview of This Information

    1. Type of Information Collection: Approval of a reinstated 
    2. Title of the Forms: InfraGard Membership Application and 
    3. Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
department sponsoring the collection: N/A.
    Sponsor: National Industry Partnership Unit (NIPU) Cyber Division 
of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice 
    4. Affected Public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract:

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    Primary: Members of the public and private-sector with a nexus to 
critical infrastructure protection interested in being a member of the 
FBI's National InfraGard Program.
    Brief Abstract: Personal information is collected by the FBI for 
vetting and background information to obtain membership to the Program 
and access to its secure portal. InfraGard is a two-way information 
sharing exchange between the FBI and members of the public and private 
sector focused on intrusion and vulnerabilities affecting 18 critical 
infrastructures. Members are provided access to law enforcement 
sensitive analytical products pertaining to their area of expertise.
    5. An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of 
time estimated for an average respondent to respond: InfraGard has 
55,677 members and receives approximately 7,200 new applications for 
membership per year. The average response time for reading and 
responding to the membership application and profile is estimated to be 
30 minutes.
    6. An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: The total hour burden for completing the 
application and profile is 3,600 hours.
    If additional information is required, contact: Jerri Murray, 
Department Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Justice, Justice 
Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution 
Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 3W-1407B, Washington, DC 20530.

    Dated: March 5, 2013.
Jerri Murray,
Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.
[FR Doc. 2013-05429 Filed 3-7-13; 8:45 am]