Thursday, July 14, 2011

TSA TWIC ICR Renewal – 30-day Notice

Today the Transportation Security Administration published in the Federal Register (76 FR 41510) a 30-day information collection request (ICR) for the renewal of the ICR for the Transportation Workers Identification Credential Program. The ICR covers both the information collected to process the background checks necessary for issuing the TWIC and the information collected in optional customer satisfaction surveys used to ensure that the program is working in an effective manner.

This notice explains that a commentor on the 60-day ICR notice for this program (76 FR 23326-23327) reported errors in the length of the collection process and the subsequent results for the calculation of the total collection burden and costs. That report of the error originated in my blog posting of March 26th that was subsequently submitted to TSA. The following revised data was provided in this ICR::

• Annualized number of respondents – 401,330
• Estimated burden hours -919,110
• Annualized cost burden - $53,866,023
Public comments on this ICR are solicited and should be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) by August 15th, 2011. Comments can be emailed to and must be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA.

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