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30-Day Notice and Request for Comments

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has submitted the following information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: 1620-0002. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2009 at 74 FR 54839, allowing for OMB review and a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment.


Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until January 28, 2010. This process is conduced in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: Desk Officer for United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to; or faxed to 202-395-5806.

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.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to: United States Secret Service, Security Clearance Division, Attn: ASAIC Gary Moore, Communications Center (SCD), 345 Murray Lane, SW., Building T5, Washington, DC 20223. Telephone number: 202-406-6658.

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Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires each Federal agency to provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The notice for this proposed information collection contains the following: (1) The name of the component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; (2) Type of review requested, e.g., new, Start Printed Page 68856revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (3) OMB Control Number, if applicable; (4) Title; (5) Summary of the collection; (6) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (7) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (8) Reporting and/or recordkeeping burden.

The Department of Homeland Security invites public comment.

The Department of Homeland Security is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Is the estimate of burden for this information collection accurate; (3) How might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document the U.S. Secret Service is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Contractor Personnel Access Application.

OMB Number: 1620-0002.

Form Number: SSF 3237.

Abstract: Respondents are all Secret Service contractor personnel requiring access to Secret Service controlled facilities in performance of their contractual duties. These contractors, if approved for access, will require escorted, unescorted, and staff-like access to Secret Service controlled facilities. Responses to questions on the SSF 3237 yield information necessary for the adjudication of eligibility for facility access.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security, United States Secret Service.

Frequency: Occasionally.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals or Households/Business.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5000.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 15 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1250 hours.

Estimated Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): None.

Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): None.

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Dated: December 23, 2009.

Sharon Johnson,

Chief—Policy Analysis and Organizational Development Branch, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. E9-30777 Filed 12-28-09; 8:45 am]