[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 93 (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)]
[Pages 27631-27632]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10997]



Transportation Security Administration

Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 
Most Critical Pipelines

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.


SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites 
public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request 
(ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0050, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of 
the information collection and its expected burden. The Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act) required 
TSA to develop and implement a plan to inspect critical pipeline 

DATES: Send your comments by July 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to 
the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 20598-6011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina Walsh at the above address, 
or by telephone (571) 227-2062.


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

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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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0050; Critical Facility Information of the 
Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines: The 9/11Act specifically tasked TSA to 
develop and implement a plan for inspecting critical facilities of the 
100 most critical pipeline systems. (See sec. 1557 of the 9/11 Act 
(Pub. L. 110-53 codified at 6 U.S.C. 1207)). Pipeline operators 
determined their critical facilities based on guidance and criteria set 
forth in the TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines published in April 2011.
    TSA intends to continue visiting critical pipeline facilities and 
collecting site-specific information from pipeline operators on 
facility security policies, procedures, and physical security measures. 
This collection is voluntary. TSA will collect information obtained 
during the visits using a Critical Facility Security Review (CFSR) 
Form. The CFSR differs from a Corporate Security Review (CSR) conducted 
by TSA in that a CSR looks at corporate or company-wide security 
management plans and practices while the CFSR will look at individual 
pipeline facility security measures and procedures.\1\ TSA is seeking 
OMB approval to continue utilizing the CFSR document during critical 
facility reviews in order to collect facility security information. 
Information collected from the reviews will be analyzed and used to 
determine strengths and weaknesses at the nation's critical pipeline 
facilities, areas to target for risk reduction strategies, pipeline 
industry implementation of the voluntary guidelines, and the need for 
regulations in accordance with the 9/11 Act provisions previously 
cited. TSA anticipates visiting 90 critical facilities each year.

    \1\ See OMB Control No. 1652-0056 for the PRA approval of 
information collection for pipeline CSRs.

    TSA is also seeking OMB approval to continue its follow up 
procedure with pipeline operators on their implementation of security 
improvements and recommendations made during facility visits. During 
critical facility visits, TSA documents and provides recommendations to 
improve the security posture of the facility. TSA intends to continue 
to follow up with pipeline operators via email on their status toward 
implementation of the recommendations made during the critical facility 
visits. The follow up will be conducted between approximately 12 and 24 
months after the facility visit.
    TSA will use the information collected to determine to what extent 
the pipeline industry is implementing the 2011 guidance document and 
security improvement recommendations made during critical facility 
visits. The information provided by owners or operators for each 
information collection is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and it 
will be protected in accordance with procedures meeting the 
transmission, handling, and storage requirements of SSI set forth in 49 
CFR parts 15 and 1520.
    The annual burden for the approval of the information collection 
related to the Critical Facility Review Form is estimated to be 360 
hours. A maximum of 90 facility reviews will be conducted each year 
with each review taking approximately 4 hours (90 x 4).
    The annual burden for the approval of the information collection 
related to the follow up on the recommendations made to facility 
operators is estimated to be 450 hours. TSA estimates each operator 
will spend approximately 5 hours to submit a response to TSA regarding 
its implementation of security recommendations made during critical 
facility visits. If a maximum of 90 critical facilities are reviewed 
each year, and TSA follows up with each facility operator between 
approximately 12 and 24 months following the visit, the total annual 
burden is 450 (90 x 5) hours.
    The estimated number of respondents will be 90 for the critical 
facility review form and 90 for the recommendations follow-up, for a 
total of 180 respondents. The total estimated burden is 810 hours 
annually, 360 hours for the critical facility review form, plus 450 
hours for the recommendations follow-up procedure.

    Dated: May 8, 2014.
Christina Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2014-10997 Filed 5-13-14; 8:45 am]