[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2012)]
[Pages 35700-35701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14584]



[Docket No. DHS-2012-0003]

Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program 

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-day notice and request for comments; Reinstatement, with 
change, of a previously approved collection: 1670-0012.


SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection 
and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection 
(IP), Infrastructure Information Collection Division (IICD), 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 

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 13, 
2012. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to DHS/NPPD/IP/IICD, 245 Murray 
Lane, SW., Mailstop 0602, Arlington, VA 20598-0602. Email requests 
should go to Vickie Bovell, Vickie.Bovell@dhs.gov. Written comments 
should reach the contact person listed no later than August 13, 2012. 
Comments must be identified by ``DHS-2012-0003'' and may be submitted 
by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Email: Include the docket number in the subject line of 
the message.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Protected Critical Infrastructure 
Information (PCII) Program was created according to the Critical 
Infrastructure Information (CII) Act of 2002 for DHS to encourage 
voluntary information sharing by owners and operators of critical 
infrastructure and protected systems. The PCII Program provides 
standardized training for stakeholders to become PCII Authorized Users 
and PCII Officer/PCII Program Manager Designees. To further its 
mission, the PCII Program requires supporting

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information from these stakeholders regarding its training programs. 
The information collected by this survey serves this purpose. The 
survey data collected is for internal PCII Program, IICD, and NPPD/IP 
use only.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.


    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, 
Infrastructure Information Collection Division, Protected Critical 
Infrastructure Information Program.
    Title: Protected Critical Infrastructure Information (PCII) Program 
    OMB Number: 1670-0012.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Federal, state, and local entities, and 
stakeholders or private sector.
    Number of Respondents: 3,060 respondents (estimate).
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 408 annual burden hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Recordkeeping Burden: $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $15,224.00.

    Dated: May 31, 2012.
Richard Driggers,
Acting Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-14584 Filed 6-13-12; 8:45 am]