Tuesday, April 13, 2010

DHS Publishes CFATS Personnel Surety Request for Comments in Federal Register

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday published in the Federal Register a 30-day notice and request for comments (representing a new information collection request (ICR)) relating personnel surety as outlined under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Tuesday's 30-day ICR follows a separate 60-day public notice for comments originally published June 10, 2009, to which seventeen comments were submitted last year.

Specifically, DHS is interested in comments that:
  • Respond to DHS’s interpretation of the population affected by RBPS–12 background checks, as outlined in 6 CFR 27.230(a)(12);
  • Respond to fact that DHS or a Federal law enforcement agency may, if appropriate, contact the high-risk chemical facility as a part of a law enforcement investigation into terrorist ties of facility personnel;
  • Respond to DHS's intention to collect information that identifies the high-risk chemical facilities, restricted areas and critical assets to which each affected individual has access; and
  • Respond to DHS on its intention to seek an exception to the notice requirement under 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
Comments to the latest ICR are due no later than May 13, 2010, and should be submitted online, through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, referencing Docket Number DHS–2009–0026.

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