[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46087-46088]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21251]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical 
Pipelines

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.

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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 1652-0050, 
abstracted below to OMB for an extension 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

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comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of 
information on July 6, 2017, 82 FR 31341. TSA developed and implemented 
a plan to review the security plans and inspect critical pipeline 
systems to comply with a requirement in the Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act).

DATES: Send your comments by November 2, 2017. 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 addressed to Desk Officer, 
Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, 
Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-2062; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 will be made 
available at http://www.reginfo.gov upon its submission to OMB. 
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.
    Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 13771, 
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and EO 13777, 
Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, TSA is also requesting comments 
on the extent to which this request for information could be modified 
to reduce the burden on respondents.

Information Collection Requirement

    Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical 
Pipelines.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0050.
    Forms(s): Critical Facility Security Review.
    Affected Public: Pipeline companies.
    Abstract: The 9/11 Act specifically tasked TSA to develop and 
implement a plan for reviewing the pipeline security plans and 
inspecting critical facilities of the 100 most critical pipeline 
systems. See sec. 1557 of the 9/11 Act (Pub. L. 110-53; 121 Stat. 266, 
475, Aug. 3, 2007; codified at 6 U.S.C. 1207(b)). TSA visits critical 
pipeline facilities and collects site-specific information from 
pipeline operators on facility security policies, procedures, and 
physical security measures. TSA uses the information to determine 
strengths and weaknesses at the nation's critical pipeline facilities, 
areas to target for risk reduction strategies, pipeline industry 
implementation of the TSA Pipeline Security Guidelines, and operator 
implementation of recommendations made during TSA critical facility 
visits.
    Number of Respondents: 160.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 720 hours annually.

    Dated: September 28, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-21251 Filed 10-2-17; 8:45 am]
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