National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers, 54678-54679 [E6-15462]

Download as PDF 54678 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 180 / Monday, September 18, 2006 / Notices disaster for the State of Arizona (FEMA– 1660–DR), dated September 7, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: September 7, 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 September 7, 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: 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.) I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Arizona resulting from severe storms and flooding during the period of July 25 to August 4, 2006, 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 Arizona. 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 Public 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 Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding 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. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Michael L. Karl, 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 Arizona to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Pima and Pinal Counties, the Gila River Indian Community within Pinal County, and the Tohono O’Odham Nation within Pima and Pinal Counties for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Arizona 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:48 Sep 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 R. David Paulison, Under Secretary for Federal Emergency Management and Director of FEMA. [FR Doc. E6–15465 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1658–DR] Texas; Amendment No. 4 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 for the State of Texas (FEMA–1658–DR), dated August 15, 2006, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: September 12, 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 the incident period for this declared disaster is now July 27, 2006, through and including August 25, 2006, and the incident type is now severe storms and flooding. (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, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–15464 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private Sector Property Insurers Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Each year FEMA is required by the Write-Your-Own (‘‘WYO’’) program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (‘‘Arrangement’’) to notify the private insurance companies (‘‘Companies’’) and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe to the Arrangement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward L. Connor, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202–646– 3429 (Phone), 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Arrangement, approximately 90 private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on the Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) (44 CFR part 62, appendix A). The WYO insurers receive an expense allowance and remit the remaining premium to the Federal Government. The Federal Government pays WYO insurers for flood losses and pays loss adjustment expenses based on a fee schedule. Litigation costs, including court costs, attorney fees, judgments, and settlements, are paid by FIA based on submitted documentation. The Arrangement provides that under certain circumstances reimbursement for litigation costs will not be made. The complete Arrangement is published in 44 CFR part 62, appendix A. Each year FEMA is required to publish in the Federal Register and make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-subscription to the Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement. During the 2005–2006 Arrangement year FEMA published (70 FR 55915, Sept. 23, 2005) notice of the changes to the Arrangement. No changes have been made to the Arrangement since the publication of the previous notice. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 180 / Monday, September 18, 2006 / Notices During September 2006, FEMA will send a copy of the offer for the 2006– 2007 Arrangement year, together with related materials and submission instructions, to all private insurance companies participating under the current 2005–2006 Arrangement. Any private insurance company not currently participating in the WYO Program but wishing to consider FEMA’s offer for 2006–2007 may request a copy by writing: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, Attn: WYO Program, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, or contact Edward Connor 202–646–3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail). David I. Maurstad, Federal Insurance Administrator, National Flood Insurance Program, Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–15462 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-day notice of information collection under review: Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document; Form N–565, OMB Control Number 1615–0091. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until November 17, 2006. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–8352 or via e-mail at VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:48 Sep 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0091 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 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 agencies estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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 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. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a previously approved information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form N–565. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form is used to apply for a replacement of a Declaration of Intention, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Repatriation Certificate, or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 22,567 responses at 55 minutes (.916) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 20,671 annual burden hours. If you have additional comments, suggestions, or need a copy of the information collection instrument, please visit the USCIS Web site at http://uscis.gov/graphics/formfee/ PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54679 forms/pra/index.htm. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529, Telephone Number 202–272–8377. Dated: September 13, 2006. Richard A. Sloan, Director, Regulatory Management Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 06–7720 Filed 9–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, Form I–601, OMB Control Number 1615–0029. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for sixty days until November 17, 2006. Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Director, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Suite 3008, Washington, DC 20529. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–8352, or via e-mail at rfs.regs@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail, add the OMB Control Number 1615–0029 in the subject box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 180 (Monday, September 18, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54678-54679]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15462]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Assistance to Private 
Sector Property Insurers

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Each year FEMA is required by the Write-Your-Own (``WYO'') 
program Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement (``Arrangement'') to 
notify the private insurance companies (``Companies'') and make 
available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-
subscription to the Arrangement. In keeping with that requirement, this 
notice provides the terms to the Companies to subscribe or re-subscribe 
to the Arrangement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward L. Connor, FEMA, 500 C Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20472, 202-646-3429 (Phone), 202-646-3445 
(facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Arrangement, approximately 90 
private sector property insurers issue flood insurance policies and 
adjust flood insurance claims under their own names based on the 
Arrangement with the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) (44 CFR 
part 62, appendix A). The WYO insurers receive an expense allowance and 
remit the remaining premium to the Federal Government. The Federal 
Government pays WYO insurers for flood losses and pays loss adjustment 
expenses based on a fee schedule. Litigation costs, including court 
costs, attorney fees, judgments, and settlements, are paid by FIA based 
on submitted documentation. The Arrangement provides that under certain 
circumstances reimbursement for litigation costs will not be made. The 
complete Arrangement is published in 44 CFR part 62, appendix A.
    Each year FEMA is required to publish in the Federal Register and 
make available to the Companies the terms for subscription or re-
subscription to the Financial Assistance/Subsidy Arrangement. During 
the 2005-2006 Arrangement year FEMA published (70 FR 55915, Sept. 23, 
2005) notice of the changes to the Arrangement. No changes have been 
made to the Arrangement since the publication of the previous notice.

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    During September 2006, FEMA will send a copy of the offer for the 
2006-2007 Arrangement year, together with related materials and 
submission instructions, to all private insurance companies 
participating under the current 2005-2006 Arrangement. Any private 
insurance company not currently participating in the WYO Program but 
wishing to consider FEMA's offer for 2006-2007 may request a copy by 
writing: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Mitigation Division, 
Attn: WYO Program, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, or contact 
Edward Connor 202-646-3445 (facsimile), or Edward.Connor@dhs.gov (e-
mail).

David I. Maurstad,
Federal Insurance Administrator, National Flood Insurance Program, 
Mitigation Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E6-15462 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]
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