[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 66 (Thursday, April 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Page 18291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07190]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


Intent To Request Extension From OMB of One Current Public 
Collection of Information: Military Severely Injured Joint Support 
Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and Travel Protocol Office (TPO) Programs

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice.

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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 1652-0069, 
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 travel information to TSA to 
provide wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, and 
certain other travelers with assistance through the airport security 
screening process.

DATES: Send your comments by June 7, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to [email protected] or delivered to 
the TSA PRA Officer, Information Technology (IT), TSA-11, 
Transportation Security Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, 
Springfield, VA 20598-6011.

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

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.

Information Collection Requirement

    OMB Control Number 1652-0069; Military Severely Injured Joint 
Support Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and Travel Protocol Office (TPO) 
Programs. TSA established the MSIJSOC and the TPO programs to support 
and facilitate the movement of wounded warriors, severely injured 
military personnel, veterans, and other travelers requiring an escort 
through the airport security screening process. The MSIJSOC and TPO 
programs are available at commercial airports within the continental 
United States and its territories.
    The MSIJSOC program works with passengers who are wounded warriors, 
severely injured military members, and veterans. Once flight 
arrangements are made with the airlines, the traveler, his or her 
family, or other representative may contact the TSA Cares Hotline no 
later than 72 hours prior to their scheduled flight time with the 
details of the itinerary. TSA will collect the traveler's name, travel 
itinerary (flight departure and arrival information), and a point-of-
contact's mobile phone number. Once TSA collects this information, TSA 
Cares will contact MSIJSOC, where the staff will vet the request via 
the appropriate Wounded Warrior Care Coordinator to verify the 
eligibility for an escort of a wounded warrior, severely injured 
military member, or veteran. After verifying eligibility, the MSIJSOC 
will contact the respective TSA official at the appropriate airport for 
action.
    Additionally, the TPO program facilitates the movement of foreign 
dignitaries, accredited Ambassadors to the United States, and others 
who may require an escort through the airport security screening 
process. These travelers may contact the TPO office by submitting a 
request for travel support via telephone. Travelers and their points-
of-contact should submit their travel support requests no later than 72 
hours prior to the respective scheduled flight to allow TSA to make 
timely notification regarding the travel. TSA will collect the 
traveler's name, travel itinerary (flight departure and arrival 
information), and a point-of-contact's mobile phone number.
    The estimated annual burden for this collection is 136.5 hours. The 
estimated number of annual respondents is 1,638 with each response 
taking approximately 0.08333 hours (1,638 x 0.08333).

    Dated: April 2, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-07190 Filed 4-7-21; 8:45 am]
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