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New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & Shippers

Joanna Johnson
Federal Register
June 2, 2011


[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 31971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13723]



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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Transportation Security Administration


New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & Shippers

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 February 16, 2011 (76 FR 9041). TSA will provide a 
voluntary security-related training course to the Hazardous Materials 
(Hazmat) motor carrier and shipper industry, to include an evaluation 
for respondents to complete. TSA will use this data to measure the 
program's effectiveness at achieving its goal of heightened security 
awareness levels throughout the hazmat motor carrier and shipper 
industry.

DATES: Send your comments by July 5, 2011. 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 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, TSA PRA Officer, 
Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security 
Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; 
telephone (571) 227-3651; e-mail TSAPRA@dhs.gov.

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: Security Program for Hazardous Materials Motor Carriers & 
Shippers.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Form(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Hazmat Motor Carriers and Shippers.
    Abstract: TSA's Highway & Motor Carrier Division will be producing 
a voluntary security-related training course for the Hazmat motor 
carrier and shipper industry. Participants will be able to choose to 
attend instructor-led training sessions that TSA will conduct at 
multiple sites in the United States and provide information to the 
industry through trade associations, conferences, and stakeholder 
meetings. Hazmat motor carriers and shippers that are registered with 
the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will automatically receive 
the training via CD-ROM and DVD. Companies may also complete the 
training on-line at the TSA Web site, http://www.tsa.gov. After 
completion of the training program, participants will have the option 
to complete a course evaluation form to comment on the effectiveness of 
the training program. The participants who choose to complete the 
training evaluation form will submit the form via email to a secure Web 
surveyor tool that is managed at TSA. Participants who attend the 
classroom training sessions will also be asked to complete an 
evaluation form on site, which will later be entered into the Web 
surveyor tool by TSA personnel. TSA will use this data to measure the 
program's effectiveness at achieving its goal of heightened security 
awareness levels throughout the hazmat motor carrier and shipper 
industry.
    Number of Respondents: 50,000.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 16,667 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 26, 2011.
Joanna Johnson,
Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-13723 Filed 6-1-11; 8:45 am]
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