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Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines

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Transportation Security Administration, DHS.


30-day Notice.


This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0050, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Start Printed Page 48755Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 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 May 14, 2014, 79 FR 27631. TSA has developed and implemented a plan to inspect critical pipeline systems based on the Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act).


Send your comments by September 17, 2014. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.


Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

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Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; telephone (571) 227-2062; email

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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

Title: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines.

Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Control Number: [1652-0050].

Forms(s): Critical Facility Security Review.

Affected Public: Pipeline companies.

Abstract: The 9/11Act specifically tasked TSA to develop and implement a plan for inspecting critical facilities of the 100 most critical pipeline systems. See sec. 1557 of the 9/11 Act (Pub. L. 110-53 codified at 6 U.S.C. 1207). TSA will visit critical pipeline facilities and collect site-specific information from pipeline operators on facility security policies, procedures, and physical security measures. TSA will use the information to determine strengths and weaknesses at the nation's critical pipeline facilities, areas to target for risk reduction strategies, pipeline industry implementation of the TSA “Pipeline Security Guidelines,” and operator implementation of recommendations made during TSA critical facility visits.

Number of Respondents: 180

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 810 hours annually.

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Dated: August 11, 2014.

Christina A. Walsh,

TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.

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[FR Doc. 2014-19462 Filed 8-15-14; 8:45 am]