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TSA Seeks to Continue Collecting Pipeline Critical Facility Security Information


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has invited public comment on an Information Collection Request (ICR) seeking Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue collecting pipeline critical facility security information.


TSA is seeking OMB approval to continue the collection of pipeline facility security information during voluntary site visits to determine: strengths and weaknesses at the nation's critical pipeline facilities, areas to target for risk reduction, industry implementation of the voluntary Pipeline Security Guidelines, and the potential need for pipeline security regulations.


TSA is also seeking OMB approval to continue its follow-up procedures with pipeline operators on their implementation of security improvements and recommendations made during pipeline facility visits. During facility visits, TSA documents and provides recommendations to improve the security posture of the pipeline facility. TSA intends to continue to follow-up with pipeline operators via email regarding implementation of the recommendations made during the visits. The follow-up will be conducted between approximately 12 and 24 months after the pipeline facility visit.