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Intent To Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Law Enforcement Officer Flying Armed Training

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AGENCY:

Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION:

60-day Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0034, abstracted below that we will submit to OMB for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden The collection involves the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) maintenance of a database of all Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies that have received the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Flying Armed Training course.

DATES:

Send your comments by October 11, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Comments may be e-mailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Joanna Johnson at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227-3651.

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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

OMB Control Number 1652-0034; Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Flying Armed Training. TSA is requesting approval for the renewal of the collection of this information to comply with 49 CFR 1544.219, which requires Federal LEOs or full-time territorial, tribal, municipal, county or state LEOs who are direct employees of government agencies, or authorized railroad police officers, to complete the LEO Flying Armed training course in order to fly armed. The course is a non-tactical overview of the conditions under which an officer may fly armed and the required conduct and duties of the LEO while flying armed. This collection would permit TSA to collect identifying information from law enforcement agencies requesting the LEO Flying Armed training course.

Information will be gathered from law enforcement agencies who have requested the LEO Flying Armed training course. The information would be gathered to confirm that the agencies are eligible for this program (i.e., that they are active law enforcement agencies whose officers have an operational need to fly armed). Law enforcement agencies will be required to contact the TSA/FAMS via phone or e-mail and provide the full name of the agency's designated point of contact, agency name, and agency address, telephone number, and e-mail address to obtain the LEO Flying Armed training course. The FAMS will maintain a record of law enforcement agencies and their point of contact that have received the training materials. If an issue arises during the screening and verification process regarding the authenticity of an agency that requests training materials, no training materials will be supplied until that issue has either been confirmed or resolved and a record of such will be maintained.

Upon completion of the training, the LEO who has been authorized by his or her agency to fly armed will present his or her credentials, and other required documentation at the airport in order to fly armed. A Transportation Security Officer will verify all pertinent information onsite. TSA estimates there will be approximately 2,000 respondents on an annual basis, for a total annual hour burden of 167 hours.

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Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on August 4, 2011.

Joanna Johnson,

TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. 2011-20259 Filed 8-9-11; 8:45 am]

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