[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Page 62879]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26371]



Transportation Security Administration

Intent To Request Revision From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Transportation Security Officer Medical 

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 1652-0032, 
abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for a revision in 
compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The 
collection involves using a questionnaire to collect medical 
information from candidates for the job of Transportation Security 
Officer (TSO) to ensure applicants are qualified to perform TSO duties 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C 44935.

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 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 Number 1652-0032; Security Officer Medical Questionnaire. TSA 
collects relevant medical information from TSO candidates who have 
successfully completed certain prior steps in the hiring process. This 
information is used to assess whether the TSO candidates meet the 
medical qualification standards the agency has established pursuant to 
49 U.S.C. 44935. TSA currently collects this information through a 
medical questionnaire completed by TSO candidates and, in certain 
cases, supplemental forms completed by TSO candidates' health care 
providers. The medical questionnaire and supplemental forms are used in 
concert with information collected during a physical medical exam to 
evaluate a candidate's physical and medical qualifications to be a TSO, 
including visual and aural acuity, and physical coordination and motor 
skills. Candidates who disclose certain medical conditions on the 
medical questionnaire were previously asked to provide additional 
information via supplemental forms.
    TSA is revising the information collection and will no longer 
require candidates to complete supplemental forms. TSA will continue to 
use the medical questionnaire form. TSA is also transitioning from the 
paper version of the form to an electronic version.
    Historical data indicates that on average 22,500 candidates for TSO 
positions annually complete medical exams. The medical questionnaire 
takes approximately 45 minutes (0.75 hours) for the candidates to 
complete, resulting in an estimated burden of 16,875 hours. Also, TSA 
estimates the average round-trip travel time to a TSA-contracted 
physician's office to be 54 minutes (0.9 hours), for an estimated hour 
burden of 20,250 hours (22,500 x 54 minutes). The estimated total 
burden time for the completion of the medical questionnaire is 37,125 
(16,875 + 20,250) annual hours.

    Dated: November 28, 2018.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2018-26371 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]