[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 82 (Friday, April 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25187-25188]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10133]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2009-0018]


Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Certified Cargo Screening Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day notice.

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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 1652-0053, 
abstracted below to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information 
collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register 
notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the 
following collection of information on February 24, 2012, 77 FR 11146, 
and TSA received no comments. The collections include: (1) Applications 
from entities that wish to become Certified Cargo Screening Facilities 
(CCSFs); (2) personal information to allow TSA to conduct security 
threat assessments on key individuals employed by the CCSFs; (3) 
implementation of a standard security program or submission of a 
proposed modified security program; (4) information on the amount of 
cargo screened; (5) recordkeeping requirements for CCSFs, and any other 
requests for information relating to cargo screening required to meet 
the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/
11 Act) and the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) 
mandates. TSA is seeking the renewal of the ICR for the continuation of 
the program in order to secure passenger aircraft transporting cargo as 
required in the 9/11 Act.

DATES: Send your comments by May 29, 2012. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed or delivered to Susan Perkins, PRA 
Officer, Office of Information Technology, TSA-11, Transportation 
Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-
6011. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the 
proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Perkins, Office of Information 
Technology, TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 
12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; telephone (571) 227-3398 or 
email TSAPRA@dhs.gov.

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 is available 
at http://www.reginfo.gov. 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: Certified Cargo Screening Program.
    Type of Request: Renewal of one currently approved ICR.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0053.
    Forms(s): The forms used for this collection of information include 
the CCSF Facility Profile Application (TSA Form 419B), CCSF Principal 
Attestation (TSA Form 419D), Security Profile (TSA Form 419E), Security 
Threat Assessment Application (TSA Form 419F), Aviation Security Known 
Shipper Verification (TSA Form 419H), CCSF Indirect Air Carrier 
Reporting Template, CCSF Shipper Reporting Template, and the CCSF 
Independent Cargo Screening Facility Reporting Template.
    Affected Public: The collections of information that make up this 
ICR involve entities other than aircraft operators and include 
facilties upstream

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in the air cargo supply chain, such as shippers, manufacturers, 
warehousing entities, distributors, third party logistics companies, 
and indirect air carriers located in the United States.
    Abstract: TSA is seeking continued approval from OMB for the 
collections of information contained in the ICR. Congress identified 
specific requirements for TSA in the area of air cargo security in the 
ATSA (Pub. L. 107-71, 115 Stat. 597, Nov. 19, 2002): (1) To provide for 
screening of all property, including U.S. mail, cargo, carry-on and 
checked baggage, and other articles that will be carried aboard a 
passenger aircraft; and (2) to establish a system to screen, inspect, 
report, or otherwise ensure the security of all cargo that is to be 
transported on passenger aircraft as soon as practicable. In the 9/11 
Act (Pub. L. 110-53, 121 Stat. 266, Aug. 3, 2007), Congress requires 
that 50 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft be screened 
not later than February 2009, and 100 percent of such cargo be screened 
not later than August 2010. TSA issued an interim final rule on 
September 16, 2009, 74 FR 47672, amending title 49 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) to implement this statutory requirement. On 
August 18, 2011, TSA issued the Air Cargo Screening final rule (76 FR 
51848) which removed all requirements regarding validators and 
validation firms in part 1522, and the requirement that aircraft 
operators become CCSFs to screen cargo off airport.
    TSA must proceed with the ICR for this program in order to meet the 
Congressional mandates, and current and new regulations (49 CFR 
1542.209, 1544.205, 1546.205, parts 1548 and 1549) that enable entities 
involved in air cargo to accept, screen, and transport air cargo. The 
uninterrupted collection of this information will allow TSA to continue 
to ensure implementation of these vital security measures for the 
protection of the traveling public.
    TSA will certify qualified facilities as CCSFs. Companies seeking 
to become CCSFs are required to submit an application to TSA at least 
90 days before the intended date of operation. Prior to certification, 
the CCSF must also submit to an assessment of their facility by TSA. 
TSA will allow the regulated entity to operate as a CCSF in accordance 
with a TSA-approved security program. The regulated entities must also 
collect personal information and submit such information to TSA so that 
TSA may conduct security threat assessments for individuals with 
unescorted access to cargo, and who have responsibility for screening 
cargo under 49 CFR parts 1544, 1546, 1548, and 1549. CCSFs must provide 
information on the amount of cargo screened and other cargo screening 
metrics at an approved facility. CCSFs must also maintain screening, 
training, and other security-related records of compliance.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 967.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 143,768 hours annually.

    Dated: Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on April 23, 2012.
Susan Perkins,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-10133 Filed 4-26-12; 8:45 am]
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