Agency Information Collection Extension

Summary:

The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

Dates:

Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before April 10, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

Addresses:

Written comments may be sent to Felecia A. Briggs, HS-83/C-455 Germantown Building, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585-1290 or by fax at 301-903-5492, by email at felecia.briggs@hq.doe.gov, or information about the collection instruments may be obtained at:http://www.hss.doe.gov/pra.html.

For further information contact:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to the person listed above in ADDRESSES.

Supplementary information:

This information collection request contains: (1) OMB No. 1910-1800; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Security; (3) Type of Review: renewal; (4) Purpose: The collections are used by DOE to exercise management oversight and control over its contractors that provide goods and services for DOE organizations and activities in accordance with the terms of their contracts and the applicable statutory, regulatory, and mission support requirements of the Department. Information collected is for (1) Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence data from bidders on DOE contracts requiring personnel security clearances; and (2) individuals in the process of applying for a security clearance/access authorization or who already holds one. The collections are: DOE F 5631.34, Data Report on Spouse/Cohabitant; Security Incident Notification Report and Report of Preliminary Security Incident/Infraction (DOE F 471.1 and DOE F 5639.3; DOE F 5631.20, Request for Visitor Access Approval; DOE Form 5631.18, Security Acknowledgement; DOE Form 5631.29, Security Termination Statement; DOE Form 5631.29, Security Termination Statement; DOE Form 5631.5, The Conduct of Personnel Security Interviews; Influence (e-FOCI) System as required by DOE Order 470.4B, Safeguards and Security Program, Section 2; and Foreign Access Central Tracking System (FACTS)); (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 81,669; (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 81,669; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 71,206; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: 0.

Statutory authority:

Section 641 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7251, and the following additional authorities:

DOE F 5631.34, Data Report on Spouse/Cohabitant: Section 145(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2165; Executive Order 12968 (August 2, 1995); Executive Order 10865 (February 20, 1960); Executive Order 10450 (April 27, 1953); DOE O 472.2 (July 21, 2011).

Security Incident Notification Report and Report of Preliminary Security Incident/Infraction (DOE F 471.1 and DOE F 5639.3): Executive Order 13526 (December 29, 2009); 32 CFR part 2001; DOE O 470.4B (July 21, 2011).

DOE F 5631.20, Request for Visitor Access Approval: Section 145(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2165.

DOE Form 5631.18, Security Acknowledgement: Section 145(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2165; Executive Order 13526 (December 29, 2009); Executive Order 10865 (Feb. 20, 1960); Executive Order 10450 (April 27, 1953); DOE O 5631.2C (February 17, 1994).

DOE Form 5631.29, Security Termination Statement: Section 145(b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, codified at 42 U.S.C. 2165; Executive Order 13526 (December 29, 2009); Executive Order 10865 (Feb. 20, 1960); Executive Order 10450 (Apr. 27, 1953); 32 CFR part 2001; DOE O 472.2 (July 21, 2011).

DOE Form 5631.5, The Conduct of Personnel Security Interviews: 10 CFR part 710; Executive Order 12968 (Aug. 2, 1995); Executive Order 10450 (April 27, 1953); DOE Order 472.2 (July 21, 2011).

Electronic Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (e-FOCI) System: Executive Order 12829 (January 6, 1993); DOE O 470.4B (July 21, 2011).

Foreign Access Central Tracking System (FACTS): Presidential Decision Directive 61 (February 1999); DOE O 142.3A (October 14, 2010).

Issued in Washington, DC, on February 3, 2012. Stephen A. Kirchhoff,

Director, Office of Resource Management, Office of Health, Safety and Security.

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