Monday, November 8, 2010

Chemical Security Awareness Training ICR Submitted

Last Friday the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) published a 30-day information collection request (ICR) renewal notice in the Federal Register for their Chemical Security Awareness Training Program (CSATP). Reader’s will remember that I reported earlier last week that the folks at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mistakenly claimed that this notice had already been published on October 29th.

Again, OMB approval of this information collection request would authorize NPPD to continue to collect specific information in support of the voluntary CSATP. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) no Federal agency can require the public to submit information unless the information collection has been approved by OMB. Three specific data collections are covered under this request:

● CSATP Registration
● CSATP Module
● CSATP Survey
Since this is a voluntary training program of benefit to individual chemical facilities, particularly high-risk facilities under CFATS, the fact that the current ICR has expired is probably just a technical matter.

I did hold up on this announcement until today so that I could check to see if OMB had updated their internal notice about this ICR renewal; as of Friday (they don’t update this portion of their site until the next business day) they haven’t. I would expect that OMB will update their site later this week after they get official notice from NPPD about the publication of this Notice. I doubt that I will mention this ICR again until it is approved unless something else odd happens with it.

BTW: Public comments are requested to be submitted on this ICR. Submissions must be made directly to OMB ( and must include the Docket Number (DHS-2010-0071). Submissions need to be made by December 6, 2010.

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