[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Pages 62880-62881]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26368]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2007-28572]

Intent To Request Extension From the Office of Management and 
Budget of One Current Public Collection of Information: Secure Flight 

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 1652-0046, 
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 
information collection involves passenger information that certain U.S. 
aircraft operators and foreign air carriers (collectively referred to 
in this document as ``covered aircraft operators'') submit to Secure 
Flight for the purposes of identifying and protecting against potential 
and actual threats to transportation security. The information 
collection also involves low risk lists identifying those individuals 
who are a lower risk to transportation security and therefore may be 
eligible for expedited screening.

DATES: Send your comments by February 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or delivered 
to the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), 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 will be 
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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological

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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 1652-0046; Secure Flight Program, 49 CFR part 
1560. Under the Secure Flight Program, the Transportation Security 
Administration collects information from covered aircraft operators, 
including foreign air carriers and U.S. airports in order to prescreen 
passengers and individuals seeking access to the sterile area of the 
airport. Specifically, the information collected is used for watchlist 
matching, for matching against lists of Known Travelers, and to assess 
passenger risk (e.g., to identify passengers who present lower risk and 
may be eligible for expedited screening). The collection covers the 
    (1) Secure Flight Passenger Data (SFPD) for passengers of covered 
domestic and international flights within, to, from, or over the 
continental United States, as well as flights between two foreign 
locations when operated by a covered U.S. aircraft operator.
    (2) SFPD for passengers of charter operators and lessors of 
aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of over 12,500 pounds.
    (3) Certain identifying information for non-traveling individuals 
that airport operators or airport operator points of contact seek to 
authorize to enter a sterile area at a U.S. airport (e.g., to patronize 
a restaurant, to escort a minor or a passenger with disabilities, or 
for another approved purpose).
    (4) Registration information critical to deployment of Secure 
Flight, such as contact information, data format, or the mechanism the 
covered aircraft operators use to transmit SFPD and other data.
    (5) Lists of low-risk individuals who are eligible for expedited 
screening provided by Federal and non-federal entities. In support of 
TSA Pre[check][supreg], TSA implemented expedited screening of known or 
low-risk travelers. Federal and non-federal list entities provide TSA 
with a list of eligible low-risk individuals to be used as part of 
Secure Flight processes. Secure Flight identifies individuals who 
should receive low risk screening and transmits the appropriate 
boarding pass printing result to the aircraft operators.
    TSA estimates there are 4,660,363 respondents with an estimated 
annual reporting burden of 67,147 hours.

    Dated: November 28, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-26368 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]