[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06891]

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Office of the Secretary

Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Office of Homeland 
Security and Emergency Coordination's (OHSEC) intention to request an 
extension for and revision to a currently approved information 
collection for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Personal Identity 
Verification (PIV) Request for Credential, the USDA Homeland Security 
Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) program. HSPD-12 establishes a 
mandatory, Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of 
identification (credentials) issued by the Federal Government to its 
Federal Employees, Non-Federal employees and contractors. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) mandated that these credentials be issued 
to all Federal Government employees, contractors, and other applicable 
individuals who require long-term access to federally controlled 
facilities and/or information systems. The HSPD-12 compliant program is 
jointly owned and administered by the Office of the Chief Information 
Officer (OCIO) and OHSEC.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 20, 2013, to 
be assured of consideration.
    Additional Information or Comments: Contact Richard Holman, Chief, 
Physical Security Division, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency 
Coordination, USDA, Room 101, Reporter's Agriculture Building, 300 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20024.

    OMB Number: 0505-0022.
    Expiration Date of Approval: June 30, 2013.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Abstract: The HSPD-12 information collection consists of two phases 
of implementation: Personal Identity Verification phase I (PIV I) and 
Personal Identity Verification phase II (PIV II). The information 
requested must be provided by Federal employees, contractors and other 
applicable individuals when applying for a USDA credential 
(identification card). This information collection is necessary to 
comply with the requirements outlined in Homeland Security Presidential 
Directive (HSPD) 12, and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 
201, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Phases I & II. USDA must 
implement an identity proofing, registration, and issuance process 
consistent with the requirements outlined in FIPS 201-1. Previously, 
this information collection form was required as part of USDA's PIV I 
identity proofing and registration process. For PIV II, implemented 
after 10/27/06, form AD 1197 has been eliminated and the identity 
process has been streamlined with the addition of a Web-based HSPD-12 
system. As USDA has entered Phase II (PIV II) of the HSPD-12 program, 
one estimate of burden has been calculated and one process description 
has been included.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1.5 hours for PIV II. The Burden is 
estimated based on the three prerequisites for PIV Credential issuance 
as well as the receipt of the PIV Credential itself.
    Respondents: For PIV I, new long term contractors, affiliates, and 
employees must undergo the information collection process. For PIV II, 
long term contractors, affiliates, and employees must undergo the 
information collection process. Existing contractors/employees/
affiliates must undergo the process to receive a PIV Credential.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: Estimated Annual Number of 
Respondents: PIV II respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Each respondent 
should complete one response.
    Estimated Total One-Time Burden on Respondents: PIV II: 30,000 
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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) 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) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology. Comments may be sent to Richard Holman. All 
comments received will be available for public inspection during 
regular business hours at the same address.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public 

Gregory L. Parham,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-06891 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]