[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 53 (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14522-14523]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05540]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Travel Request and Expense Report Form for TSA Contractors

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 new Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval 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 December 6, 2016, 81 FR 87947. The collection involves 
the submission of basic identifying and travel information for a 
contractor intending to conduct travel determined to be a reimbursable 
expense under a TSA contract.

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: Travel Request and Expense Report Form for TSA Contractors.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Form(s): TSA Form 308.
    Affected Public: TSA Contractors.
    Abstract: Pursuant to the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), TSA has 
authority to implement statutory requirements and policies for travel 
by Federal civilian employees and others authorized to travel at 
government expense. See FTR, 41 CFR chapter 300. See also 5 U.S.C. 5707 
(Travel, Transportation, and Subsistence).\1\ Consistent with this 
authority, TSA created the Contractor Travel Request and Expense Report 
form. The form allows a TSA Contracting Officer Representative to 
preauthorize reimbursable travel for a contractor intending to conduct 
travel determined to be a reimbursable expense under the contract. 
Additionally, the form allows for post-travel verification of the 
invoiced-amount with the preauthorized costs. The data collected on the 
form

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includes basic identifying information for the individual traveling, 
such as full name of the traveler, travel date(s) and location(s), 
departure information, justification for travel, all costs associated 
with the travel, name and contract number for the vendor and signature 
of the requesting vendor. The data will be collected as necessary when 
travel-related expenses under a contract meet the stipulated 
requirements for reimbursable-travel.
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    \1\ Visit www.gsa.gov/federaltravelregulation for text and other 
information regarding the FTR. Under the FTR, a Federal traveler is 
a person who travels on a Government aircraft and who is either (1) 
a civilian employee in the Government service; (2) a member of the 
uniformed or foreign services of the United States Government; or 
(3) a contractor working under a contract with an executive agency. 
See 41 CFR 300-3.1.
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    Number of Respondents: 450.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 150 hours annually.

    Dated: March 15, 2017.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2017-05540 Filed 3-20-17; 8:45 am]
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