(1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden;
(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Information Collection Requirement
Title:Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE) Program.
Type of Request:New collection.
OMB Control Number:Not yet assigned.
Form(s):Highway Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE).
Affected Public:Highway transportation asset owners and operators.
Abstract:TSA's Highway BASE program seeks to establish the current state of security gaps and implemented countermeasures throughout the highway mode of transportation by posing questions to major transportation asset owners and operators. Data and results collected through the Highway BASE program will inform TSA's policy and program initiatives and allow TSA to provide focused resources and tools to enhance the overall security posture within the surface transportation community.
Number of Respondents:750.
Estimated Annual Burden Hours:An estimated 3,000 hours annually.
Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on November 21, 2012. .
Susan L. Perkins,
TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of Information Technology.