Transportation Security Administration, DHS.
This notice announces that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 1652-0001, abstracted below to OMB for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork 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 August 18, 2014, 79 FR 48755. The collection involves air carriers and foreign air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a three-year rolling period.
Send your comments by November 28, 2014. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.
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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 email@example.com or faxed to (202) 395-6974.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Christina A. Walsh, TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA-11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598-6011; email TSAPRA@tsa.dhs.gov.
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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
Title: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
OMB Control Number: 1652-00001.
Affected Public: Air carriers and foreign air carriers.
Abstract: TSA regulations, 49 CFR part 1510, require air carriers and foreign air carriers to collect the “September 11th Security Service Fee” from passengers and to remit the fee to TSA on a monthly basis. Air carriers and foreign air carriers are further required to submit quarterly reports to TSA that provide an accounting of the fees imposed, collected, refunded to passengers, and remitted to TSA and to retain this data for a rolling three-year period. TSA has temporarily suspended an additional requirement for air carriers with over 50,000 passengers to submit annual audits of its fee collections and remittance; this requirement may be reinstated in the future. In December 2013, the fee was statutorily restructured to be based on one-way trips rather than enplanements (the statute was further amended to state that the fee shall be $5.60 per one-way trip.) An interim final rule (IFR) to implement changes to the regulations required by these amendments to 49 U.S.C. 44940 was published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2014. See 79 FR 35462. This information collection request covers both the quarterly reports and the estimated impact should annual audits be reinstated in the future.
Number of Respondents: 173.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2,792 hours annually.
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Dated: October 22, 2014.
Christina A. Walsh,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.
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