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Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) Handler Training Assessment Survey (Formerly Named: Graduate Training Feedback Form)

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Transportation Security Administration, DHS.


60-day Notice.


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652-0041, abstracted below, that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The collection involves the electronic submission of numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction from students who graduate from the NEDCTP Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course.


Send your comments by December 28, 2009.


Comments may be e-mailed to or delivered to the TSA Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-40, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6040.

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Ginger LeMay at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227-3616.

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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 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:

The NEDCTP training is given to State and local personnel as well as TSA personnel who are trained to be TSA NEDCTP canine handlers. The state and local personnel participate in the TSA Grant program which falls under the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program. The Handler Training Assessment Survey captures from graduating students numerical ratings and written comments about the quality of training instruction at the NEDCTP Explosives Detection Canine Handlers Course. The data is collected electronically through the NEDCTP secure Canine Web site (accessible by authorized personnel only) and provides valuable feedback to the Chief of the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program, instructional staff and supervisors on how the training material was presented and received. Once reviewed, the feedback is used to improve the course curriculum and course of instruction. The estimated burden is approximately one hour per participant, 180 hours per calendar year (average 180 students per calendar year) to read, answer, and submit the questions.

Issued in Arlington, VA, on October 21, 2009.

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Ginger LeMay,

Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. E9-25759 Filed 10-26-09; 8:45 am]