[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 2022)]
[Pages 8026-8027]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02967]



[Docket No. CISA-2021-0009]

Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the 
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety 

AGENCY: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; revision of information 
collection request: 1670-0029.


SUMMARY: The Infrastructure Security Division (ISD) within the 
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will submit the 
following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. CISA previously published this 
ICR, in the Federal Register on June 23, 2021, for a 60-day comment 
period. In this notice, CISA solicits public comment concerning this 
ICR for an additional 30-days.

DATES: Comments are due March 14, 2022.

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/

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PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting 
``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using 
the search function.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made publicly 
available to through relevant public websites. For this reason, please 
do not include confidential information in your comments, such as 
sensitive personal information or proprietary information. Please note 
that responses to this public comment request containing any routine 
notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated 
as public comments that may be made available to the public 
notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. Comments that 
include protected information such as trade secrets, confidential 
commercial or financial information, Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability 
Information (CVI),\1\ Sensitive Security Information (SSI),\2\ or 
Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) \3\ should not be 
submitted to the public docket. Comments containing protected 
information should be appropriately marked and packaged in accordance 
with all applicable requirements and submission must be coordinated 
with the point of contact for this notice provided in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section. CISA will forward all comments containing 
protected information that are received before the submission deadline 
to the OMB Desk Officer.

    \1\ For more information about CVI see 6 CFR 27.400 and the CVI 
Procedural Manual at www.dhs.gov/publication/safeguarding-cvi-manual.
    \2\ For more information about SSI see 49 CFR part 1520 and the 
SSI Program web page at www.tsa.gov/for-industry/sensitive-security-information.
    \3\ For more information about PCII see 6 CFR part 29 and the 
PCII Program web page atwww.dhs.gov/pcii-program.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Donaghy, 703-603-5000, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CFATS Program identifies chemical 
facilities of interest and regulates the security of high-risk chemical 
facilities through a risk-based approach. The CFATS Program is 
authorized under the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from 
Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 \4\ or ``CFATS Act of 2014''. CISA 
collects necessary information through 1670-0029 to implement the CFATS 
Personnel Surety Program.

    \4\ The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from 
Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (also known as the CFATS Act of 2014, 
Pub. L. 113-254) codified the CFATS program into the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002. See 6 U.S.C. 621 et seq., as amended by Public 
Law 116-136, Sec. 16007 (2020).

    CISA received one nongermane comment in response to the 60-day 

    \5\ The nongermane comment may be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/comment/CISA-2021-0009-0002.

    CISA continues to rely on the analysis and resulting burden 
estimates provided in the 60-day notice.\6\

    \6\ 86 FR 32960 (June 23, 2021). The 60-day notice titled, 
``Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the 
Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety 
Program'' may be viewed at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2021-13110.

    OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 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 of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
    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 through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic 
submissions of responses).


    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and 
Infrastructure Security Agency.
    Title: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel 
Surety Program.
    OMB Number: 1670-0029.
    Instrument: CFATS Personnel Surety Program.
    Frequency: ``Other''.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 149,271 respondents.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.1667 hours (10 minutes).
    Total Burden Hours: 24,879 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost: $2,201,152.

    Dated: February 7, 2022.
Robert J. Costello,
Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security, 
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
[FR Doc. 2022-02967 Filed 2-10-22; 8:45 am]