[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2023)]
[Pages 4201-4202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01335]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2007-28572]

Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Secure Flight Program

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 1652-0046, 
abstracted below, to OMB for review and approval of a revision of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
This ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its 
expected burden. The information collection involves passenger 
information that certain United States 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. To carry out this purpose, the information 
collection involves watch lists used by TSA to determine the 
prescreening status of individuals based on Secure Flight Passenger 
Data (SFPD) submitted by covered aircraft operators. TSA is revising 
this collection to reduce the number of non-governmental entities with 
access to the federal watch lists.

DATES: Send your comments by February 23, 2023. 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.

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 October 21, 2022, 87 FR 64083.

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 https://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: Secure Flight Program.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0046.
    Forms(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Aircraft operators, airport operators.
    Abstract: TSA collects information from covered aircraft operators, 
including foreign air carriers, in order to prescreen passengers under 
the Secure Flight Program. The information collected under the Secure 
Flight Program is used for watch list-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:
    (1) 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 (Twelve-
Five operators).
    (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. Through TSA 
PreCheck[supreg], TSA implemented expedited screening of known low-risk 
travelers. Some federal and non-federal entities maintain lists of 
eligible individuals pursuant to agreements with DHS and TSA, and 
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 expedited screening and transmits the appropriate 
boarding pass printing result to the aircraft operators.
    The collection is being revised due to a change in the population 
burden. Specifically, TSA has begun an initiative to decrease the 
number of non-governmental entities with access to the federal watch 
lists, such as Twelve-Five and Private Charter operators. TSA 
previously permitted these entities to use the lists to support 
prescreening of aviation passengers and non-traveling individuals 
seeking access to the sterile area of an airport, and to vet certain 
employees. Secure Flight is assuming this prescreening function, 
resulting in an increase in the number of respondent Twelve-Five and 
Private Charter operators, who had previously used the watch lists and 
who will now be authorized to participate in the Secure Flight program.
    Number of Respondents: 901.

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    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 44,840 hours annually.

    Dated: January 19, 2023.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2023-01335 Filed 1-23-23; 8:45 am]