[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2012)]
[Pages 19680-19681]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7751]



Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-26514]

Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Rail Transportation Security

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 1652-0051, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the 
currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
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 January 13, 2012, 77 FR 2077. The collection involves 
the submission of contact information of Rail Security Coordinators and 
alternate Rail Security Coordinators from freight railroad carriers; 
shippers and receivers of certain hazardous materials; and passenger 
railroad carriers, including each carrier operating light rail or heavy 
rail transit service on track that is part of the general railroad 
system of transportation and rail transit systems. Also, these persons 
are required to report significant security concerns, including 
security incidents, suspicious activity, and any threat information. In 
addition, freight railroad carriers and the affected shippers and 
receivers of hazardous materials are required to document the transfer 
of custody of certain hazardous materials and provide location and 
shipping information for certain rail cars.

DATES: Send your comments by May 2, 2012. A comment to OMB is most 
effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, 
Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected] or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-3651; email [email protected].


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: Rail Transportation Security.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0051.
    Forms(s): N/A.
    Affected Public: Rail.
    Abstract: TSA will continue to collect information from regulated 
parties on

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rail security coordinators and significant security concerns. TSA 
further requires freight rail carriers and certain facilities handling 
specified hazardous materials be able to report location and shipping 
information to TSA upon request; these regulated parties must also 
implement chain of custody and control requirements to ensure a 
positive and secure exchange of the specified hazardous materials 
listed in 49 CFR 1580.100(b), and make the reports available to TSA 
upon request.
    Number of Respondents: 1,984.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 54,023 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on March 23, 2012.
Joanna Johnson,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-7751 Filed 3-30-12; 8:45 am]