Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 8605-8606 [E6-2315]

Download as PDF 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 8606 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 33 / Friday, February 17, 2006 / Notices Information needed to process the request from the Governor is set forth in 44 CFR part 206.35 and 206.36. Collection of Information Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Damage Assessment, Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustment, and Appeals. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0009. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: When a disaster occurs in a State, the Governor of the State or the Acting Governor in his/her absence, may request a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration. The Governor should submit the request to the President through the appropriate Regional Director to ensure prompt acknowledgement and processing. The information obtained by joint Federal, State, and local preliminary damage assessments will be analyzed by FEMA regional senior level staff. The regional summary and the regional analysis and recommendation shall include a discussion of State and local resources and capabilities, and other assistance available to meet the disaster related needs. The Director of FEMA provides a recommendation to the President and also provides a copy of the Governor’s request. In the event the information required by law is not contained in the request, the Governor’s request cannot be processed and forwarded to the White House. In the event the Governor’s request for a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration is not granted, the Governor may appeal the decision. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, and other Federal agencies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,224. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses 1) Total annual burden hours (A) (B) (C) (A×B) (A×B×C) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, worksheet, etc.) Governor’s Request .................................................................. 58 Per Request ... 76 228 13,224 Total ................................................................................... 58 ........................ 76 228 13,224 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 1 Based on the number of disaster occurrences. Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost per respondent is $30 per hour for gathering preliminary assessments information × 13,244 total burden hours = $397,320. 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 Magda Ruiz, Acting Branch Chief, Declarations Unit, Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Feb 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646–3629, 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-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: February 9, 2006. Darcy Bingham, Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–2315 Filed 2–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1619–DR] Connecticut; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut (FEMA–1619–DR), PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 dated December 16, 2005, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 9, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Connecticut is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of December 16, 2005: Hartford County for Public Assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households ProgramOther Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–2318 Filed 2–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 33 (Friday, February 17, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8605-8606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2315]


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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 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.

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Information needed to process the request from the Governor is set 
forth in 44 CFR part 206.35 and 206.36.

Collection of Information

    Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Damage Assessment, 
Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustment, and Appeals.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0009.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Abstract: When a disaster occurs in a State, the Governor of the 
State or the Acting Governor in his/her absence, may request a major 
disaster declaration or an emergency declaration. The Governor should 
submit the request to the President through the appropriate Regional 
Director to ensure prompt acknowledgement and processing. The 
information obtained by joint Federal, State, and local preliminary 
damage assessments will be analyzed by FEMA regional senior level 
staff. The regional summary and the regional analysis and 
recommendation shall include a discussion of State and local resources 
and capabilities, and other assistance available to meet the disaster 
related needs. The Director of FEMA provides a recommendation to the 
President and also provides a copy of the Governor's request. In the 
event the information required by law is not contained in the request, 
the Governor's request cannot be processed and forwarded to the White 
House. In the event the Governor's request for a major disaster 
declaration or an emergency declaration is not granted, the Governor 
may appeal the decision.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, and other 
Federal agencies.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,224.

                                               Annual Burden Hours
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                                   Number of        Frequency of      Burden hours     Annual      Total annual
   Project/activity (survey,      respondents        responses             per        responses    burden hours
     form(s), focus group,      -------------------------------------  respondent       \1\)     ---------------
        worksheet, etc.)                                             ----------------------------
                                      (A)               (B)                (C)          (AxB)         (AxBxC)
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Governor's Request.............            58  Per Request..........            76           228          13,224
                                --------------                       ---------------
    Total......................            58  .....................            76           228         13,224
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\1\ Based on the number of disaster occurrences.

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost per respondent is $30 
per hour for gathering preliminary assessments information x 13,244 
total burden hours = $397,320.
    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 Magda Ruiz, Acting Branch 
Chief, Declarations Unit, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646-3629, 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 9, 2006.
Darcy Bingham,
Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information 
Technology Services Division.
 [FR Doc. E6-2315 Filed 2-16-06; 8:45 am]
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