Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 45571-45572 [E6-12910]

Download as PDF 45571 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 9, 2006 / Notices to 190 LEAs, for a total of $916 million. Approximately 40 new SS/HS grants were awarded in FY–2005. These grants are providing support for rural, tribal, suburban, and urban communities that include diverse racial and ethnic groups across the country. In compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, grantees are required to collect and report data that measure the results of the programs implemented with this grant. Specifically, grantees are required to collect and report information on the following GPRA indicators: 1. The percentage of SS/HS grant sites that experience a decrease in the number of violent incidents at schools. 2. The percentage of SS/HS grant sites that experience a decrease in substance abuse. 3. The percentage of SS/HS grant sites that improve school attendance. 4. The percentage of SS/HS grant sites that increase mental health services to students and families. In addition to GPRA measures, the Federal Evaluation Work Group of the Safe School/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative national evaluation, comprised of Federal officials representing the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice, determined that information on changes in school climate is also required to provide a direct basis of comparison for performance with subsequent cohorts of grantees. Although GPRA measures monitor changes in individual outcomes among students, GPRA measures have been found to provide an incomplete metric of performance in terms of observed changes in overall ‘‘school climate.’’ The SS/HS National Evaluation Team proposes to adopt the staff version of the California Healthy Kids Survey for this purpose. This instrument contains 43 multiple choice questions that are used to obtain school staff perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning. It deals with such issues as truancy, safety, harassment, substance abuse, school connectedness and learning supports. The instrument, modified slightly to form the SS/HS School Climate Survey, will track changes in school climate in schools targeted for program services under the SS/HS Initiative. In the absence of the School Climate Survey, there would be no common, cross-site measure of performance across SS/HS initiative grantees. In practice, the School Climate Survey will be administered electronically among approximately 67,500 local educational system employees. These employees will be encouraged to log onto a Web site during each year that their school benefits from the grant to answer questions concerning their perception of student behavior and safety at the school. The burden estimate for the annual survey is as follows: Burden response (hours) Number of respondents Responses per respondent 67,500 ......... 1 per year ........................................................................................................................................... Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 7–1044, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: August 1, 2006. Anna Marsh, Director, Office of Program Services. [FR Doc. E6–12977 Filed 8–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Aug 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 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 respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: Metropolitan Firefighter Demographics Study. OMB Number: 1660–NW17. Abstract: Data products and reports exist that contain fragmented or estimated information about firefighter demographics, but there is no single reference source today that aggregates this data to provide an accurate profile of firefighters on a per department basis. The USFA 1 receives many requests for information related to firefighters, including gender, race and ethnicity, as well as the number of firefighters holding chief officer and line officer positions. The USFA is working to identify the demographic makeup of metropolitan fire departments in the 1 The USFA 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. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.5 Total annual burden (hours) 33,750 United States to provide input for program planning and to inform stakeholders of the demographic composition of firefighters. The database will be used by USFA to guide programmatic decisions and provide the Fire Service and the public with information about firefighter demographics at an aggregate level. Fire departments are able to complete the demographic firefighter questionnaire by filling out a paper form and faxing the completed form, or sending it in a return envelope. Affected Public: Federal, State, local government, and career fire departments. Number of Respondents: 115. Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes (.33 hour). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39 hours. Frequency of Response: Once. 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 September 8, 2006. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 45572 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 153 / Wednesday, August 9, 2006 / Notices 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: August 1, 2006. John Sharetts-Sullivan, Chief, Records Management & Privacy, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division. [FR Doc. E6–12910 Filed 8–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1653–DR] New Jersey; Amendment No. 1 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 for the State of New Jersey (FEMA–1653–DR), dated July 7, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: July 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. Notice is hereby given that the incident period for this disaster is closed effective July 10, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES (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 Program—Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–12911 Filed 8–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Aug 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1656–DR] Ohio; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Jesse F. Munoz, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Ohio to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Ohio (FEMA– 1656–DR), dated August 1, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated August 1, 2006, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: Ashtabula, Geauga, and Lake Counties for Individual Assistance. All counties within the State of Ohio are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (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 Program—Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Ohio resulting from severe storms, straight line winds, and flooding beginning on July 27, 2006, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Ohio. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Public Assistance is later requested and warranted, Federal funds provided under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–12920 Filed 8–8–06; 8:45 am] The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1655–DR] Virginia; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the Commonwealth of Virginia (FEMA– 1655–DR), dated July 13, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: August 2, 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 Commonwealth of Virginia is hereby E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 153 (Wednesday, August 9, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 (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 respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data 
collection instruments FEMA will use.
    Title: Metropolitan Firefighter Demographics Study.
    OMB Number: 1660-NW17.
    Abstract: Data products and reports exist that contain fragmented 
or estimated information about firefighter demographics, but there is 
no single reference source today that aggregates this data to provide 
an accurate profile of firefighters on a per department basis. The USFA 
\1\ receives many requests for information related to firefighters, 
including gender, race and ethnicity, as well as the number of 
firefighters holding chief officer and line officer positions. The USFA 
is working to identify the demographic makeup of metropolitan fire 
departments in the United States to provide input for program planning 
and to inform stakeholders of the demographic composition of 
firefighters. The database will be used by USFA to guide programmatic 
decisions and provide the Fire Service and the public with information 
about firefighter demographics at an aggregate level. Fire departments 
are able to complete the demographic firefighter questionnaire by 
filling out a paper form and faxing the completed form, or sending it 
in a return envelope.
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    \1\ The USFA 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.
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    Affected Public: Federal, State, local government, and career fire 
departments.
    Number of Respondents: 115.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes (.33 hour).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39 hours.
    Frequency of Response: Once.
    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 September 8, 2006.

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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 e-mail address FEMA-Information-
Collections@dhs.gov.

    Dated: August 1, 2006.
John Sharetts-Sullivan,
Chief, Records Management & Privacy, Information Resources Management 
Branch, Information Technology Services Division.
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