[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 187 (Thursday, September 26, 2013)]
[Pages 59364-59365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23399]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]

Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0047, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an revision of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
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 May 30, 2013, 78 FR 32417. The collection involves the 
submission of identifying and other information by individuals applying 
for a TWIC and a customer satisfaction survey.

DATES: Send your comments by October 28, 2013. 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, OMB. Comments should be

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addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to [email protected] or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-3398; email [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: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) 
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0047.
    Form(s): TWIC Disclosure and Certification Form, TWIC Pre-
Enrollment Application, TWIC Enrollment Application, TWIC Card 
Replacement or Extended Expiration Date Request, and TWIC Customer 
Satisfaction Survey.
    Affected Public: Individuals requiring unescorted access to 
facilities and vessels regulated by the Maritime Transportation 
Security Act (MTSA) and all mariners holding Coast Guard-issued 
credentials or qualification documents.
    Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing TWIC 
enrollment and conducting the security threat assessment. At the 
enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic information and 
provide identity documentation, biometric information, and proof of 
immigration status (if required). This information allows TSA to 
complete a comprehensive security threat assessment. TSA may also use 
the information to determine a TWIC holder's eligibility to participate 
in TSA's expedited screening program for air travel, TSA 
Pre[check]TM. If TSA determines that the applicant is 
qualified to receive a TWIC, TSA notifies the applicant that their TWIC 
is ready for activation. Once activated, this credential will be used 
for identification verification and access control. TSA also conducts a 
survey to capture worker overall satisfaction with the enrollment and 
activation process. This optional customer satisfaction survey is 
provided at the end enrollment and at the end of the activation 
process. Additionally, on June 27, 2013, OMB approved a change request 
allowing TSA to implement a web based option for individuals to order 
an Extended Expiration Date (EED) TWIC.
    Number of Respondents: An estimated 512,565 responses annually.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,233,245 hours 

    Dated: September 18, 2013.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-23399 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]