Cryptome DVDs are offered by Cryptome. Donate $25 for two DVDs of the Cryptome 12-years collection of 46,000 files from June 1996 to June 2008 (~6.7 GB). Click Paypal or mail check/MO made out to John Young, 251 West 89th Street, New York, NY 10024. The collection includes all files of,,, and, and 23,000 pages of counter-intelligence dossiers declassified by the US Army Information and Security Command, dating from 1945 to 1985.The DVDs will be sent anywhere worldwide without extra cost.

4 August 2008

The US Government censored public information on hazardous pipelines after 9/11; it has been restored recently:

US Natural Gas Pipelines:

Energy Information Administration pipeline maps state: "The EIA has determined that the informational map displays here do not raise security concerns, based on the application of the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s Guidelines for Providing Appropriate Access to Geospatial Data in Response to Security Concerns."

National Pipeline Mapping System:

[Federal Register: August 4, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 150)]
[Page 45232-45233]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Transportation Security Administration

New Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: 
Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines

AGENCY: Transportation Security Administration, DHS.

ACTION: 30-day Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) has forwarded the new Information Collection 
Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected 
burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments, of the following collection of

[[Page 45233]]

information on April 16, 2008, 73 FR 20700. This collection provides 
TSA critical facility and annual product through-put information from 
owners/operators of the nation's largest pipelines, and is necessitated 
by the requirements set forth in the Implementing the Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007.

DATES: Send your comments by September 3, 2008. A comment to OMB is 
most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and 
sent via electronic mail to or faxed to 
(202) 395-6974.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, Communications Branch, 
Business Management Office, Operational Process and Technology, TSA-32, 
Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, 
Arlington, VA 22202-4220; telephone (571) 227-3651; facsimile (703) 


Comments Invited

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is 
not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available 
at Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and 
approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting 
comments to--
    (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: Critical Facility Information of the Top 100 Most Critical 
    Type of Request: New collection.
    OMB Control Number: Not yet assigned.
    Form(s): NA.
    Affected Public: Pipeline Companies.
    Abstract: Sec. 1557(b) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 
9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-53, 121 Stat. 266, 475, 08/03/
2007) (9/11 Act), specifically tasks TSA to develop and implement a 
plan for inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical 
pipeline systems. To meet the 9/11 Act's requirement, TSA will request 
a report of annual product through-put and a listing of critical 
facilities from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual 
through-put, as reported in pipeline trade journals and other sources.
    TSA uses system annual through-put as a primary factor in 
determining pipeline system criticality. This figure is based on the 
amount of hazardous liquid or natural gas product transported through a 
pipeline in one year (i.e., annual through-put). TSA will request the 
information from the top 125 pipeline systems in terms of annual 
through-put, and out of these, TSA will make a determination of the top 
100 most critical pipeline systems. The request for information will be 
transmitted by TSA via e-mail to the 125 respondents. TSA will ask the 
respondents to provide the information to TSA via e-mail. To the extent 
the information transmitted is Sensitive Security Information; TSA will 
safeguard the information in accordance with 49 CFR parts 15 and 1520. 
TSA will use the information to develop and implement a plan for 
inspecting critical facilities at the 100 most critical pipeline 
    Number of Respondents: 125.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 500 hours annually.

    Issued in Arlington, Virginia, on July 29, 2008.
Kriste Jordan,
Program Manager, Business Improvements and Communications, Office of 
Information Technology.
[FR Doc. E8-17720 Filed 8-1-08; 8:45 am]