[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 47 (Friday, March 9, 2018)]
[Pages 10511-10512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04776]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-26514]

Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Rail Transportation Security

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 1652-0051, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for an extension in 
compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The 
collection involves the submission of contact information of rail 
security coordinators (RSCs) and alternate RSCs from certain freight 
rail and passenger rail entities; reporting of significant security 
concerns; documenting the transfer of

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custody and control of certain hazardous materials rail cars; and 
providing location and shipping information for certain hazardous 
materials rail cars.

DATES: Send your comments by May 8, 2018.

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 A. 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 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.
    Consistent with the requirements of Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, 
Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs, and E.O. 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

    OMB Control Number 1652-0051; Rail Transportation Security. TSA 
collects and uses information collected under 49 CFR part 1580 to 
enhance the security of the Nation's rail systems. Sections 1580.101 
and 1580.201 require freight railroad carriers, certain rail hazardous 
materials shipper and receiver facilities, passenger railroad carriers, 
and rail mass transit systems to designate and submit contact 
information for a RSC and at least one alternate RSC to TSA.
    Sections 1580.105 and 1580.203 require freight railroad carriers, 
certain rail hazardous materials shipper and receiver facilities, 
passenger railroad carriers, and rail mass transit systems to report to 
TSA significant security concerns, which include security incidents, 
suspicious activities, and threat information.
    Section 1580.103 requires freight railroad carriers, shippers, and 
receivers in a high threat urban area (HTUA) that handle certain 
categories and quantities of hazardous materials set forth in Sec.  
1580.100(b), known as ``rail security-sensitive materials'' (RSSM), to 
provide location and shipping information on rail cars under their 
physical custody and control to TSA upon request. The specified 
categories and quantities of RSSM cover explosive materials, materials 
poisonous by inhalation, and radioactive materials.
    Section 1580.107 requires a secure chain of physical custody for 
rail cars containing RSSM which, in turn, requires freight railroad 
carriers and certain hazardous materials shippers and receivers of RSSM 
to document the transfer of custody of certain rail cars in writing or 
electronically and to retain these records for a minimum of 60 calendar 
days. Specifically, Sec.  1580.107 requires documentation of the secure 
exchange of custody of rail cars containing RSSM between: A rail 
hazardous materials shipper and a freight railroad carrier; two 
separate freight railroad carriers, when the transfer of custody occurs 
within a HTUA, or outside of an HTUA, but the rail car may subsequently 
enter an HTUA; and a freight railroad carrier and a rail hazardous 
materials receiver located within an HTUA. The documentation must 
uniquely identify that the rail car was attended during the transfer of 
custody, including car initial and number; identification of 
individuals who attended the transfer (names or uniquely identifying 
employee number); location of transfer; and date and time the transfer 
was completed.
    The total annual burden for this collection is approximately 
112,764 hours, which is 67,320 hours higher than the current annual 
inventory. This change is primarily due to an increase in the number of 
responses of transfer of custody.

    Dated: March 1, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-04776 Filed 3-8-18; 8:45 am]