Saturday, July 4, 2009

DHS Intends to Submit New CVI ICR

Earlier this week the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) announced their intention to submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget to allow DHS to collect information from the public in support of the CFATS Chemical-Terrorism Vulnerability Information (CVI) program. This will be a new ICR covering data collection requirements not covered under current OMB authorizations. Comments on this proposed ICR must be filed by August 31st, 2009 via the web site (DHS-2009-0034). The following actions in support of the CVI program will be covered by this ICR:
CVI Authorization 8,073 @ 1.00 hr/request Determination of CVI 250 @ 0.25 hrs/request Determination of a “Need to Know” 12,500 @ 0.25 hrs/request Disclosure of CVI Information 250 @ 0.25 hrs/request Notification of Emergency or Exigent Circumstances 250 @ 0.25 hrs/request Tracking Log for CVI Received 25,000 @ 0.08 hrs/request
None of these data collection requirements are new to the CFATS program. They have been in place for quite some time. It appears that the new administration is being much more aggressive than its predecessor in identifying specific data collection requirement that must be approved by OMB. It will be interesting to see how this affects operations at OMB.

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