[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 242 (Monday, December 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74685-74686]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30316]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2012-0057]


Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Chemical-
Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI)

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of 
Information Collection Request: 1670-0015.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection 
(IP), Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will submit 
the following Information Collection Request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 
35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until February 15, 
2013. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/IP/ISCD CFATS 
Program Manager, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0610, Arlington, VA 
20528-0610. Written comments should reach the contact person listed no 
later than February 15, 2013. Comments must be identified by ``DHS-
2012-0057''and may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Special Instructions: Comments that include trade secrets, 
confidential commercial or financial information, Chemical-terrorism 
Vulnerability Information (CVI), Sensitive Security Information (SSI), 
or Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) should not be 
submitted to the public regulatory docket. Please submit such comments 
separately from other comments in response to this notice. Comments 
containing trade secrets, confidential commercial or financial 
information, CVI, SSI, or PCII should be appropriately marked and 
submitted by mail to the DHS/NPPD/IP/ISCD CFATS Program Manager at the 
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0610, 
Arlington, VA 20528-0610. Comments must be identified by docket number 
DHS-2012-0057.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 550 of the Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act of 2007, Public Law 109-295, provides DHS with the 
authority to regulate the security of high-risk chemical facilities. On 
April 9, 2007, the Department issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR), 
implementing this statutory mandate at 72 FR 17688. Section 550 of the 
Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 requires a risk-based 
approach to security.
    CFATS is the Department's regulations under Section 550 governing 
security at high-risk chemical facilities. See 6 CFR Part 27. CFATS 
represents a national-level effort to minimize terrorism risk to such 
facilities. Its design and implementation balance maintaining economic 
vitality with securing facilities and their surrounding communities. In 
collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders, the 
Department designed the regulations to take advantage of protective 
measures already in place and to allow facilities to employ a wide 
range of tailored measures to satisfy the regulations' Risk-Based 
Performance Standards.
    In 6 CFR 27.400, CFATS also establishes the requirements that 
covered persons must follow to safeguard certain documents and other 
information developed under the regulations. This information is 
identified as ``Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information'' (CVI) 
and by law receives protection from public disclosure and misuse. The 
instruments within this collection will be used to manage the CVI 
program in support of CFATS.

Solicitation of Comments

    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.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, 
Infrastructure Security Compliance Division.
    Title: CFATS Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information.
    OMB Number: 1670-0015.

    Instrument: Chemical-terrorism Vulnerability Information 
Authorization.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $2,580,000.

    Instrument: Determination of CVI.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.

    Instrument: Determination of a ``Need to Know'' by a Public 
Official.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 14,200 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hour.

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    Total Burden Hours: 3,550 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $305,300.

    Instrument: Disclosure of CVI Information.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.

    Instrument: Notification of Emergency or Exigent Circumstances.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hour.
    Total Burden Hours: 75 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $6,450.

    Instrument: Tracking Log for CVI Received.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 30,000 respondents (rounded estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.0833 hours (5 minutes).
    Total Burden Hours: 30,000 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $2,580.000.

    Dated: December 11, 2012.
Scott Libby,
Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
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