Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved the renewal of an information collection request (ICR) submitted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) supporting that agency’s pipeline security incident information collection activities. The ICR was approved ‘consistent with change’.
As I noted in an earlier blog post about the ICR TSA revised downward slightly the burden estimate for this ICR. As I suggested in that post the burden change was based upon “the actual number of incidents reported”.
There is no specific information, however, about what further change was made that OIRA took into consideration when they approved the ICR. What is clear is that the supporting information document that would have been submitted with the ICR renewal request (submitted on 12-27-13) was changed at the last minute; it was re-submitted yesterday according to the OIRA web site. No explanation is provided as to what changes were made to that document and the original version is not available.