[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 196 (Thursday, October 14, 2021)]
[Pages 57197-57198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22329]



Transportation Security Administration

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

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.


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 a revision 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 
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 

DATES: Send your comments by November 15, 2021. A comment to OMB is 
most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under Review--Open for 
Public Comments'' and by using the find function.

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Information Technology (IT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 6595 Springfield Center Drive, Springfield, VA 20598-
6011; telephone (571) 227-2062; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TSA published a Federal Register notice, 
with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following 
collection of information on June 30, 2021, 86 FR 34776.

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

    Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical 
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0050.
    Forms(s): Critical Facility Security Review; TSA Pipeline 
Cybersecurity Self-Assessment form.
    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 
operators. 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 
    The collection of information is being revised to align the 
Critical Facility Security Review question set with the revised 
Pipeline Security Guidelines (with Change 1 (April 2021)), and to 
capture additional criticality criteria. In addition, on May 26, 2021, 
OMB approved the emergency request, requiring owner/operators of a 
critical hazardous liquid and natural gas pipeline or liquefied natural 
gas facility to review Section 7 of TSA's Pipeline Security Guidelines 
(with Change 1 (April 2021)), and assess current activities, using the 
TSA Pipeline Cybersecurity Self-Assessment form, to address cyber risk, 
and identify remediation measures that will be taken to fill those gaps 
and a timeframe for achieving those measures.
    Number of Respondents: 260.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1400 hours annually.\1\

    \1\ The number of respondents and annual burden hours have been 
updated since the publication of the 60-day notice, which reported 
160 respondents and 720 annual burden hours. The update was 
necessary due to the emergency revision of the collection to include 
the mandatory requirements.

    Dated: October 8, 2021.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2021-22329 Filed 10-13-21; 8:45 am]