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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments should be received within 60 days of the date of this notice. Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management Section, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Margaret B. Roberts, Program Manager, National Defense Executive Reserve, Response and Recovery Directorate at (202) 646–3564. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: January 25, 2006. George Trotter, Acting Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–1330 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed, revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Flood Mitigation Assistance program requirements. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Program was created with the enactment of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994. Section 553 of the Act authorizes a mitigation assistance program which FEMA has designated Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Section 554 establishes the National Flood Mitigation Fund to provide assistance under section 553. FMA regulations implement requirements of section 553 and 554 of the Act. FMA was developed to address concerns regarding repetitively or substantially damaged structures, or both, and the associated claims on the National Flood Insurance Fund. The overall goal of FMA is to fund flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other insurable structures. The purpose of the planning grants is to develop or update a Flood Mitigation Plan that FEMA must approve before approving a project grant. Native American tribes or authorized tribal 5355 organizations may submit applications to the State POC or directly to the FEMA Regional Director. The regulations outline a basic planning process with minimum standards for the Flood Mitigation Plans. Existing plans, such as those credited through the Community Rating System or those prepared in conformance with section 322 of the Stafford Act, as amended by section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, may meet the requirements of FMA with few or no modifications. The plan should summarize the planning process, and should be reviewed periodically by the community in order to remain a viable document. Flood Mitigation Plans must be formally adopted by the legal entity submitting the plan for FEMA approval. Collection of Information Title: Flood Mitigation Assistance— Flood Mitigation Plan. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0075. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: States and communities must have a FEMA approved flood mitigation plan before FEMA will award project grant assistance to a State or community applicant. FEMA and the States will use local community flood mitigation plans to identify the need to provide technical assistance to local governments lacking sufficient resources to complete FMA grant applications. Secondly, and more importantly, the local or State government that develops the plan will use it to make land use decisions, implement zoning changes, encourage smarter development, and implement projects to reduce the impacts of flooding on insurable structures. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250,560. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS No. of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/Activity (Survey, Form(s), Focus Group, Worksheet, etc.) (B) (C) (A×B) (A×B×C) 120 56 1 2.14 2080 8 120 120 249,600 960 Total ................................................ cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES New Flood Mitigation Plans ................... Local Mitigation Plan Review by States 176 — 2088 240 250,560 Estimated Cost: $6,592,234. Comments: Written comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of the agency, including whether the information shall PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 have practical utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 5356 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 1, 2006 / Notices information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments should be received within 60 days of the date of this notice. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management Section, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rozenberg, Section Chief, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Section at (202) 646–3321. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or e-mail address: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: January 26, 2006. George Trotter, Acting, Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–1331 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. cchase on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:49 Jan 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Inspection of Insured Structures by Communities. OMB Number: 1660–0045. Abstract: The community inspection report is needed to effectively implement the inspection procedures for building structures in Monroe County, the City of Marathon, and the Village of Islamorada, Florida comply with the community’s floodplain management ordinance and to ensure that property owners pay flood insurance premiums commensurate with their flood risk. The inspection procedure requires owners of insured buildings (policyholders) obtain an inspection from community floodplain management officials and submit a community inspection report as a condition of renewing Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) on buildings. Affected Public: Individual or Households, and Business or Other For Profit. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 6,304 hours. Frequency of Response: One time. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or facsimile number (202) 395–7285. Comments must be submitted on or before March 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Chief, Records Management, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or email address FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: January 25, 2006. George Trotter, Acting Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–1332 Filed 1–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P 1 The total burden hours have changed since publication of the 60-day Federal Register Notice dated November 23, 2005, to include: (1) The number of respondent and responses have increased; (2) A change in the calculation for compliant and non-complaint building structures. PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form. OMB Number: 1660–0068. Abstract: Public Law 101–391 requires FEMA 1 to establish and maintain a National Master List (NML) of fire safe places of public accommodations. The information collected will be available electronically to the general public identifying properties meeting the specified level of fire safety equipment as required in the public law. It is also available to Federal employees required by Public Law 101– 391 to stay at properties on the NML when on official travel. Affected Public: Business or other forProfit, Not-For-Profit Institutions, and the Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time per Respondent: 25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500. Frequency of Response: Once. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to 1 The Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form is administered by the United States Fire Administration, which is currently being transferred to the newly created Preparedness Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. During this transition FEMA, also part of the Department of Homeland Security, will continue to support this program as the new Directorate stands up. Ultimately this data collection will be transferred to the Preparedness Directorate. E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5355-5356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1331]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on a proposed, revised information collection. In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments 
concerning the Flood Mitigation Assistance program requirements.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Program was created with the enactment 
of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994. Section 553 of the 
Act authorizes a mitigation assistance program which FEMA has 
designated Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). Section 554 establishes 
the National Flood Mitigation Fund to provide assistance under section 
553. FMA regulations implement requirements of section 553 and 554 of 
the Act.
    FMA was developed to address concerns regarding repetitively or 
substantially damaged structures, or both, and the associated claims on 
the National Flood Insurance Fund. The overall goal of FMA is to fund 
flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other insurable 
structures.
    The purpose of the planning grants is to develop or update a Flood 
Mitigation Plan that FEMA must approve before approving a project 
grant. Native American tribes or authorized tribal organizations may 
submit applications to the State POC or directly to the FEMA Regional 
Director.
    The regulations outline a basic planning process with minimum 
standards for the Flood Mitigation Plans. Existing plans, such as those 
credited through the Community Rating System or those prepared in 
conformance with section 322 of the Stafford Act, as amended by section 
104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, may meet the requirements 
of FMA with few or no modifications. The plan should summarize the 
planning process, and should be reviewed periodically by the community 
in order to remain a viable document. Flood Mitigation Plans must be 
formally adopted by the legal entity submitting the plan for FEMA 
approval.

Collection of Information

    Title: Flood Mitigation Assistance--Flood Mitigation Plan.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0075.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Abstract: States and communities must have a FEMA approved flood 
mitigation plan before FEMA will award project grant assistance to a 
State or community applicant.
    FEMA and the States will use local community flood mitigation plans 
to identify the need to provide technical assistance to local 
governments lacking sufficient resources to complete FMA grant 
applications. Secondly, and more importantly, the local or State 
government that develops the plan will use it to make land use 
decisions, implement zoning changes, encourage smarter development, and 
implement projects to reduce the impacts of flooding on insurable 
structures.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250,560.

                                                                   Annual Burden Hours
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                                                                 No. of          Frequency of     Burden hours per   Annual responses     Total annual
     Project/Activity (Survey, Form(s), Focus Group,          respondents         responses          respondent    -------------------    burden hours
                     Worksheet, etc.)                     ---------------------------------------------------------                   ------------------
                                                                  (A)                (B)                (C)               (AxB)             (AxBxC)
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New Flood Mitigation Plans...............................                120                  1               2080                120            249,600
Local Mitigation Plan Review by States...................                 56               2.14                  8                120                960
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    Estimated Cost: $6,592,234.
    Comments: Written comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether 
the proposed data collection is necessary for the proper performance of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of

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information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions 
used; (c) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments should be 
received within 60 days of the date of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, 
Records Management Section, Information Resources Management Branch, 
Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rozenberg, Section 
Chief, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Section at (202) 646-3321. You may 
contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or e-mail 
address: FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov.

    Dated: January 26, 2006.
George Trotter,
Acting, Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, 
Information Technology Services Division.
[FR Doc. E6-1331 Filed 1-31-06; 8:45 am]
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