[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7440-7441]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02125]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2013-0001]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for Review; 
Information Collection Extension Request for the Support Anti- 
Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act Program

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is soliciting public 
comment on the following forms: (1) Registration as a Seller of an 
Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 10010); (2) Request for a Pre-
Application Consultation (DHS Form 10009); (3) Notice of License of 
Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 10003); (4) Notice of 
Modification of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 10002); 
(5) Application for Transfer of SAFETY Act Designation and 
Certification (DHS Form 10001); (6) Application for Renewal Of SAFETY 
Act Protections of a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 
10057); (7) Application for SAFETY Act

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Developmental Testing and Evaluation Designation (DHS Form 10006); (8) 
Application for SAFETY Act Designation (DHS Form 10008); (9) 
Application for SAFETY Act Certification (DHS Form 10007); (10) SAFETY 
Act Block Designation Application (DHS Form 10005); and (11) SAFETY Act 
Block Certification Application (DHS Form 10004).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until March 4, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2013-0001, by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: douglas.m.smith@hq.dhs.gov. Please include docket 
number DHS-2013-0001 in the subject line of the message.
     Mail: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: SAFETY 
Act, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0202, Washington, DC 20528.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: douglas.m.smith@hq.dhs.gov (202) 254-
5604 (Not a toll free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DHS S&T provides a secure Web site, 
accessible through www.SAFETYAct.gov, through which the public can 
learn about the program, submit applications for SAFETY Act 
protections, submit questions to the Office of SAFETY Act 
Implementation (OSAI), and provide feedback. The data collection forms 
have standardized the collection of information that is both necessary 
and essential for the DHS OSAI.
    The SAFETY Act program promotes the development and use of anti-
terrorism technologies that will enhance the protection of the nation 
and provides risk management and litigation management protections for 
sellers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) and others in the 
supply and distribution chain. The Department of Homeland Security 
Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) currently has approval to 
collect information for the implementation of the SAFETY Act program 
until March 31, 2013. With this notice, DHS S&T seeks approval to renew 
this information collection for continued use after this date. The 
SAFETY Act program requires the collection of this information in order 
to evaluate and qualify Anti-Terrorism Technologies, based on the 
economic and technical criteria contained in the Regulations 
Implementing the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective 
Technologies Act (the Final Rule), for protection in accordance with 
the Act, and therefore encourage the development and deployment of new 
and innovative anti-terrorism products and services. The Support Anti-
Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act (6 U.S.C. 
441) was enacted as part of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public 
Law 107- 296 establishing this requirement. This notice and request for 
comments is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
    DHS S&T currently has approval to collect information utilizing the 
Registration of a Seller as an Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 
10010), Request for a Pre-Application Consultation (DHS Form 10009), 
Notice of License of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 
10003), Notice of Modification of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology 
(DHS Form 10002), Application for Transfer of SAFETY Act Designation 
and Certification (DHS Form 10001), Application for Renewal Of SAFETY 
Act Protections of a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (DHS Form 
10057), Application for SAFETY Act Developmental Testing and Evaluation 
Designation (DHS Form 10006), Application for SAFETY Act Designation 
(DHS Form 10008), Application for SAFETY Act Certification (DHS Form 
10007), SAFETY Act Block Designation Application (DHS Form 10005), 
SAFETY Act Block Certification Application (DHS Form 10004) until 31 
March 2013 with OMB approval number 1640-0001.
    The Department is committed to improving its information collection 
and urges all interested parties to suggest how these materials can 
further reduce burden while seeking necessary information under the 
Act.
    DHS 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) Suggest ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and
    (4) Suggest ways to 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.

Overview of Information Collection

    (1) Type of Information Collection: Existing information 
collection.
    (2) Title of the Form/Collection: SAFETY Act Program.
    (3) Agency Form Number, if any, and the applicable component of the 
Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: DHS Science 
& Technology Directorate, DHS Forms 10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 
10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10010, and 10057.
    (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as 
well as a brief abstract: Business entities, Associations, and State, 
Local and Tribal Government entities. Applications are reviewed for 
benefits, technology/program evaluations, and regulatory compliance.
    (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount 
of time estimated for an average respondent to respond:
    a. Estimate of the total number of respondents: 950.
    b. An estimate of the time for an average respondent to respond: 
18.2 burden hours.
    (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated 
with the collection: 17,300 burden hours.

Gregg Piermarini,
Deputy Chief Information Officer for Science and Technology.
[FR Doc. 2013-02125 Filed 1-31-13; 8:45 am]
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