Wednesday, December 27, 2017

ISCD Publishes 60-day Personnel Surety ICR Revision

Today the DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) published a 60-day Information Collection Request (ICR) revision notice in the Federal Register (82 FR 61312-61317) for the expansion of the personnel surety program (PSP) to Tier 3 and Tier 4 facilities covered under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. The PSP implements the requirement of 6 CFR 27.230(a)(12)(iv) to vet personnel with access to CFATS covered facilities “to identify people with terrorist ties”.

The NPPD’s Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) is not proposing any changes to the four options for vetting covered personnel that were established when the current ICR was approved for Tier 1 and Tier 2 facilities.

Under this proposed revision ISCD would begin a phased notification of Tier 3 and Tier 4 facilities over a three-year period to revise their site security plan to reflect their implementation of the PSP terrorist vetting requirement. This notification would only begin once the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) approved this ICR.

ISCD has made some revisions to the ICR burden estimates in this notice based upon the data that they have received during the PSP implementation at Tier 1 and Tier 2 facilities. Generally they have reduced the number of estimated data submissions and the amount of time per submission to lower the burden estimate.

ISCD is soliciting public feedback on this ICR notice. Comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (; Docket #DHS-2017-0037). Comments need to be submitted by 02/26/2018. This ICR notice will be followed by a 30-day notice once ISCD has a chance to respond to the comments submitted to this notice.

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