[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14521-14522]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05534]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration

[Docket No. TSA-2006-24191]


Revision of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB 
Review: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC[supreg]) 
Program

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day notice.

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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 1652-0047, 
abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of a revision 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 soliciting 
comments during a 60-day period of the following collection of 
information on October 24, 2016, at 81 FR 73126. The collection 
involves the submission of identifying and other information by 
individuals applying for a TWIC[supreg], the expanded collection and 
use of biographic and biometric (e.g., fingerprints, iris scans, and/or 
photograph) information for other enrollment options, the removal of 
TWIC[supreg] Extended Expiration Date (EED) requirements, and a 
revision to the TWIC[supreg] standard enrollment fee. Also, the 
collection expands on the individuals in the field of transportation 
who may wish to apply for a TWIC[supreg] and undergo the associated 
security threat assessment.

DATES: Send your comments by April 20, 2017. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, 
Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-2062; email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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: Transportation Worker Identification Credential 
(TWIC[supreg]) Program.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1652-0047.
    Forms(s): TWIC[supreg] Disclosure and Certification Form, 
TWIC[supreg] Pre-Enrollment Application, TWIC[supreg] Enrollment 
Application, TWIC[supreg] Card Replacement Request, and TWIC[supreg] 
Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    Affected Public: Individuals seeking or requiring unescorted access 
to secure areas within the TSA's national and transportation security 
mission or facilities and vessels regulated by the Maritime 
Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-295; Nov. 25, 
2002; sec. 102), other authorized individuals in the field of 
transportation, and all mariners holding U.S. Coast Guard-issued 
credentials or qualification documents.
    Abstract: The data collected will be used for processing 
TWIC[supreg] enrollments as well as to allow expanded enrollment 
options for additional comparability or eligibility determinations for 
other programs. Individuals in the field of transportation who are 
authorized to apply for a TWIC[supreg] for use as part of other 
government programs, such as the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism 
(CFATS) program, may apply for a

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TWIC[supreg] and undergo the associated security threat assessment. The 
data used to conduct a comprehensive security threat assessment 
includes: (1) A criminal history records check; (2) a check of 
intelligence databases; and (3) an immigration status check. TSA may 
also use the data to determine a TWIC[supreg] holder's eligibility to 
participate in TSA's expedited screening program for air travel, TSA 
Pre[check][supreg], without requiring an additional background check.
    At the enrollment center, applicants verify their biographic 
information and provide identity documentation, biometric information, 
and proof of immigration status (if required). This information allows 
TSA to complete a security threat assessment. During enrollment, TSA 
collects from applicants a $125.25 fee for standard enrollment. 
(Effective October 1, 2016, TSA reduced the standard enrollment fee by 
$2.75 in alignment to the FBI's fee update for fingerprint-based 
criminal history records checks.) If TSA determines that the applicant 
is eligible to receive a TWIC[supreg], TSA issues and sends an 
activated TWIC[supreg] card to the address provided by the applicant or 
notifies the applicant that their TWIC[supreg] is ready for pick up and 
activation at an enrollment center. Once activated, this credential 
will be used for facility and vessel access control requirements to 
include card authentication, card validation, and identity 
verification. In the event of a lost, damaged or stolen credential, the 
cardholder may request a replacement card from an enrollment center for 
a $60.00 fee. The one-time temporary Extended Expiration Date (EED) 
TWIC[supreg] renewal option and collection requirement is discontinued. 
TSA also conducts a survey to capture applicant and cardholder overall 
satisfaction with the enrollment and activation process. This optional 
customer satisfaction survey is provided at the end of enrollment and 
at the end of the activation processes.
    Number of New TWIC[supreg] Enrollments: An estimated 519,710 
annually.
    Total Annual Hour Burden: An estimated 738,748 annually including 
enrollment, issuance, and appeal/waiver burden hours.
    Enrollment Burden Hours: An estimated 592,574 annually.
    Card Issuance Burden Hours: An estimated 121,619 annually.
    Waiver/Appeal Burden Hours: An estimated 24,556 hours annually.
    Number of Survey Respondents: An estimated 222,643 responses 
annually for TWIC[supreg] enrollment survey (181,898) and card 
activation/issuance survey (40,745).
    Total Annual Survey Hour Burden: An estimated 9,351 hours annually, 
including 7,640 hours at enrollment and 1,711 hours at card issuance.

    Dated: March 15, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-05534 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]
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