Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8604-8605 [E6-2314]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 8604 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 33 / Friday, February 17, 2006 / Notices contain the docket number of this request, [USCG 2005–23167]. For your comments to OIRA to be considered, it is best if OIRA receives them on or before March 20, 2006. Public participation and request for comments: We encourage you to respond to this request for comments by submitting comments and related materials. We will post all comments received, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov, and they will include any personal information you have provided. We have an agreement with DOT to use their Docket Management Facility. Please see the paragraph on DOT’s Privacy Act Policy below. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this request for comment [USCG–2005– 23167], indicate the specific section of this document or the ICR to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. You may submit your comments and material by electronic means, mail, fax, or delivery to the Docket Management Facility at the address under ADDRESSES, but please submit them by only one means. If you submit them by mail or delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit them by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. The Coast Guard and OIRA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change the documents supporting this collection of information or even the underlying requirements in view of them. Viewing comments and documents: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time and conduct a simple search using the docket number. You may also visit the Docket Management Facility in room PL–401 on the Plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of all comments received in dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the Privacy Act Statement of DOT in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Feb 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard has already published the 60-day notice (70 FR 73019, December 8, 2005) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That notice elicited no comment. Information Collection Request 1. Title: Plan Approval and Records for Marine Engineering Systems—46 CFR Subchapter F. OMB Control Number: 1625–0097. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners and builders of commercial vessels. Forms: No forms associated with this collection. Abstract: This collection of information requires an owner or builder of a commercial vessel to submit to the U.S. Coast Guard for review and approval, plans pertaining to marine engineering systems to ensure that the vessel will meet regulatory standards. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 3,090 hours to 3,567 hours a year. 2. Title: Mandatory Ship Reporting System for the Northeast and Southeast Coasts of the United States. OMB Control Number: 1625–0103. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Operators of certain vessels. Forms: No forms associated with this collection. Abstract: The information is needed to reduce the number of ship collisions with endangered northern right whales. The rules establish two mandatory shipreporting systems off the northeast and southeast coasts of the United States. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 88 hours to 226 hours a year. 3. Title: Barges Carrying Bulk Hazardous Materials. OMB Control Number: 1625–0104. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Owners and operators of tank barges. Forms: No forms associated with this collection. Abstract: This information is needed to ensure the safe shipment of bulk hazardous liquids in barges. The requirements are necessary to ensure that barges meet safety standards and to ensure that barges’ crewmembers have the information necessary to operate barges safely. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has increased from 10,903 hours to 13,255 hours a year. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 10, 2006. R. T. Hewitt, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. E6–2348 Filed 2–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Application for Community Disaster Loans Program/ Special Community Disaster Loans Program. The Community Disaster Loan Program, (CDL) is authorized by Section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93–288, as amended, provides policies and procedures for local governments and State and Federal officials concerning the Community Disaster Loan program; FEMA regulations 44 CFR, Part 206, Subpart K, implements the statutes. DAP–5, Community Disaster Loan Handbook, promulgates FEMA’s policies and procedures to State and local officials. The Division Director may make a CDL to any local government which has suffered a substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency and which demonstrates a need for Federal financial assistance in order to perform its governmental functions. In response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, Congress passed the Community Disaster Loan Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109–88, which authorizes FEMA to transfer $750 million from the funds appropriated in the Second Emergency SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8605 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 33 / Friday, February 17, 2006 / Notices Supplemental Appropriations Act To Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005, Pub. L. 109–62, to provide up to $1 billion in loan authority. For loans issued pursuant to the 2005 Act, the 2005 Act adds three elements to the traditional program under section 417 of the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5184: (1) The 2005 Act removes the $5 million limit on individual loans; (2) the 2005 Act specifies that the loans are ‘‘to assist local governments in providing essential services’’; and (3) the 2005 Act makes inapplicable the loan cancellation OMB Number: 1660–0083. Form Numbers: FF 90–143; 90–6; 90– 7; 90–100; SF 1199A. Abstract: The Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program and the Special Community Disaster Loan Program (SCDL) provide States, Local and Tribal governments that have suffered substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency, the opportunity to obtain financial assistance in order to perform their governmental functions. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,812 hours. provision of section 417(c)(1) of the Stafford Act. To implement the Community Disaster Loan Act of 2005, FEMA published an interim rule on October 18, 2005 implementing the Act. These new regulations do not apply to the traditional Community Disaster Loan Program. Collection of Information Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan Program (CDL)/Special Community Disaster Loan Program (SCDL). Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, worksheet, etc.) Frequency of responses (B) Burden hours per respondent (in hrs.) (C) Annual responses (A×B) Total annual burden hours (A×B×C) 100 103 3 103 103 100 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.5 4.0 1.0 10.0 0.17 1.0 100 103 3 100 100 100 250 412 3 1,030 17 100 Total ............................................................................................ sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FF 90–143 ......................................................................................... FF 90–6 ............................................................................................. FF 90–7 ............................................................................................. FF 90–100 ......................................................................................... SF 1199A ........................................................................................... Letter of Application ........................................................................... 103 1 .......................... 506 1812 Estimated Cost: Combined annualized cost to respondents for completing all forms is estimated at $72,371.00 or $746.00 per respondent based on wage rates and hour burden. 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 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 must be submitted on or before April 18, 2006. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Feb 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Clifford Brown, Program Specialist, Recovery Division, (202) 646–4136 for additional information. 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: February 3, 2006. Darcy Bingham, Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–2314 Filed 2–16–06; 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. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 extension of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning a Governor’s request for a major disaster or an emergency declaration by the President. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206, as amended (the Stafford Act), requires that all requests for a major disaster or an emergency declaration by the President must be made by the Governor of the affected State. Section 401 of the Act stipulates specific information the Governor must submit with a request for any major disaster or emergency declaration. Section 501(a) of the Act stipulates specific information the Governor must submit with a request for any emergency declaration. Section 403(c) of the Act authorizes emergency assistance, without a Presidential declaration, through the utilization of Department of Defense personnel and resources. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 33 (Friday, February 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8604-8605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2314]


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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 continuing information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning the Application for Community Disaster Loans 
Program/Special Community Disaster Loans Program.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Community Disaster Loan Program, (CDL) 
is authorized by Section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, provides 
policies and procedures for local governments and State and Federal 
officials concerning the Community Disaster Loan program; FEMA 
regulations 44 CFR, Part 206, Subpart K, implements the statutes. DAP-
5, Community Disaster Loan Handbook, promulgates FEMA's policies and 
procedures to State and local officials. The Division Director may make 
a CDL to any local government which has suffered a substantial loss of 
tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency and 
which demonstrates a need for Federal financial assistance in order to 
perform its governmental functions.
    In response to the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, Congress 
passed the Community Disaster Loan Act of 2005, Pub. L. 109-88, which 
authorizes FEMA to transfer $750 million from the funds appropriated in 
the Second Emergency

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Supplemental Appropriations Act To Meet Immediate Needs Arising From 
the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005, Pub. L. 109-62, to provide 
up to $1 billion in loan authority. For loans issued pursuant to the 
2005 Act, the 2005 Act adds three elements to the traditional program 
under section 417 of the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5184: (1) The 2005 Act removes 
the $5 million limit on individual loans; (2) the 2005 Act specifies 
that the loans are ``to assist local governments in providing essential 
services''; and (3) the 2005 Act makes inapplicable the loan 
cancellation provision of section 417(c)(1) of the Stafford Act. To 
implement the Community Disaster Loan Act of 2005, FEMA published an 
interim rule on October 18, 2005 implementing the Act. These new 
regulations do not apply to the traditional Community Disaster Loan 
Program.

Collection of Information

    Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan Program (CDL)/
Special Community Disaster Loan Program (SCDL).
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0083.
    Form Numbers: FF 90-143; 90-6; 90-7; 90-100; SF 1199A.
    Abstract: The Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program 
and the Special Community Disaster Loan Program (SCDL) provide States, 
Local and Tribal governments that have suffered substantial loss of tax 
or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency, the 
opportunity to obtain financial assistance in order to perform their 
governmental functions.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,812 hours.

                                               Annual Burden Hours
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                                                                                                        Total
                                               Number of    Frequency    Burden hours      Annual       annual
  Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus    respondents       of      per respondent   responses      burden
           group, worksheet, etc.)                 (A)      responses   (in hrs.)  (C)     (AxB)        hours
                                                               (B)                                     (AxBxC)
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FF 90-143...................................          100            1            2.5           100          250
FF 90-6.....................................          103            1            4.0           103          412
FF 90-7.....................................            3            1            1.0             3            3
FF 90-100...................................          103            1           10.0           100        1,030
SF 1199A....................................          103            1            0.17          100           17
Letter of Application.......................          100            1            1.0           100          100
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    Total...................................          103            1  ..............          506         1812
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    Estimated Cost: Combined annualized cost to respondents for 
completing all forms is estimated at $72,371.00 or $746.00 per 
respondent based on wage rates and hour burden.
    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 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 must be submitted on or before April 
18, 2006.

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 Clifford Brown, Program 
Specialist, Recovery Division, (202) 646-4136 for additional 
information. 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: February 3, 2006.
Darcy Bingham,
Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information 
Technology Services Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-2314 Filed 2-16-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-10-P