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Notice

National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection; Submission for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Information Collection 1670-NEW.

Action

60 Day Notice And Request For Comments: New Information Collection Request 1670 New.

Summary

The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) will be submitting the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is a new information collection. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments during a 60-day public comment period prior to the submission of this collection to OMB. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden and cost.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until August 31, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

Interested persons are invited to submit comments on the proposed information collection through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments must be identified by docket number DHS-2009-0035.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained through Federal Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

Program Description Back to Top

The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), 6 CFR Part 27, are the Department's regulations under Section 550 governing security at high-risk chemical facilities. CFATS represents a national-level effort to minimize terrorism risk to such facilities. Its design and implementation balance maintaining economic vitality with securing facilities and their surrounding communities. The regulations were designed, in collaboration with the private sector and other stakeholders, to take advantage of protective measures already in place and to allow facilities to employ a wide range of tailored measures to satisfy the regulations' Risk-Based Performance Standards (RBPS).

The instruments within this collection will be used to manage the CFATS program.

Solicitation of Comments Back to Top

The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which:

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.

Analysis Back to Top

Agency

Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division.

Title: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.

OMB Number: 1670-NEW.

Request for Redetermination

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Number of Respondents: 1,041.75.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 260 hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $20,835.

Request for an Extension

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Number of Respondents: 1,454.25.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 364 hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $29,085.

Notification of a New Top Screen

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Number of Respondents: 6250.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,563 hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $125,000.

Request for a Technical Consultation

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Number of Respondents: 1,454.25.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 364 hours.

Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.00.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $29,085.

Signed: June 24, 2009.

Philip Reitinger,

Deputy Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.

[FR Doc. E9-15473 Filed 6-30-09; 8:45 am]

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