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Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review; Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) Records Retention

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA), DHS.




TSA has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. 35). 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 January 27, 2004, 69 FR 3938.


Send your comments by June 17, 2004. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.


Comments may be faxed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: DHS-TSA Desk Officer, at (202) 395-5806.

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Conrad Huygen, Privacy Act Officer, Information Management Programs, Office of Finance and Administration, TSA-17, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202-4220; telephone (571) 227-1954; facsimile (571) 227-2912.

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Title: Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) Records Retention.

Type of Request: New collection.

OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.

Forms(s): NA.

Affected Public: Air carriers and foreign air carriers that incurred costs for the screening of passengers and property in calendar year 2000.

Abstract: To help defray TSA's costs of providing civil aviation security services, and as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 44940, TSA published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2002, an interim final rule adding part 1511 to the Transportation Security Regulations, which imposed a fee known as the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) on certain air carriers and foreign air carriers. See 67 FR 7926. The amount of ASIF collected by TSA from the carriers, both overall and per carrier, is based upon the carriers' aggregate and individual costs, respectively, for screening passengers and property in calendar year 2000. Under part 1511, carriers are required to retain any and all documents, records, or information related to the amount of the ASIF, including all information applicable to the carrier's calendar year 2000 security costs and information reasonably necessary for TSA to complete an audit. TSA is seeking a three-year OMB approval to require air carriers to retain the records that support carriers' cost submissions that were collected under control number 2110-0002.

Number of Respondents: 195.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 650.

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(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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on May 11, 2004.

Susan T. Tracey,

Chief Administrative Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-11140 Filed 5-17-04; 8:45 am]