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Download as PDF 70416 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices USCIS believes the information would assist enforcement of civil or criminal laws; H. To Federal and foreign government intelligence or counterterrorism agencies or components where USCIS becomes aware of an indication of a threat or potential threat to national or international security, or where such use is to assist in anti-terrorism efforts and disclosure is appropriate to the proper performance of the official duties of the person making the disclosure; I. To a Federal, State, local, tribal, territorial, foreign, or international agency, if necessary to obtain information relevant to a Department of Homeland Security decision concerning the hiring or retention of an employee, the issuance of a security clearance, the reporting of an investigation of an employee, the letting of a contract, or the issuance of a license, grant or other benefit. STORAGE: Records in the system will be stored in a central computer database. RETRIEVABILITY: A combination of the following BCS data elements may be used to initiate a query in order to retrieve data from the BCS User Interface. These data elements include, an individual’s Alien File Number; Name and Date of Birth; and Receipt Number. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES SAFEGUARDS: Information in this system is safeguarded in accordance with applicable laws and policies, including the DHS Information Technology Security Program Handbook. All records are protected from unauthorized access through appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include restricting access to authorized personnel who have a need-to-know, using locks, and password protection identification features. The system is also protected through a multi-layer security approached. The protective strategies are physical, technical, administrative and environmental in nature and provide access control to sensitive data, physical access control to DHS facilities, confidentiality of communications, authentication of sending parties, and personnel screening to ensure that all personnel with access to data are screened through background investigations commensurate with the level of access required to perform their duties. 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 The following USCIS proposal for retention and disposal is pending approval by the National Archives and Records Administration. Records are stored and retained in the BCS Repository for 75 years, during which time the records will be archived. Background checks are conducted on individuals/petitioners from the age of 14 and up. The 75 year retention rate comes from the length of time USCIS may interact with a customer. Further, retaining the data for this period of time will enable USCIS to fight identity fraud and misappropriated benefits. SYSTEM MANAGER(S) AND ADDRESS: Greg Collett, Branch Chief of Application Support for Office of Field Operations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20529 NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: VerDate Aug<31>2005 RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: All individuals applying for Immigration benefits are presented with both Privacy Act notices and a Signature Certification and Authorization for Release of personally identifiable information on all USCIS forms, which must be signed. These two notices supply individuals with information regarding uses of the data. RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: To determine whether this system contains records relating to you, write the USCIS Freedom of Information Act/ Privacy Act officer. Mail requests to: Elizabeth S. Gaffin, Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW., Room 4210,Washington, DC 20529. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: See the ‘‘Notification Procedure’’ above. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information contained in this system of records is obtained from USCIS Systems of Records; including, CLAIMS3, CLAIMS4, RAPS, and MFAS. Information contained in the system is also obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Customs and Border Protection Services. All information contained in BCS is derived from the above systems. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. Dated: November 22, 2006. Hugo Teufel III, Chief Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E6–20289 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning Disaster Assistance Registration applications. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act), Public Law 93–288, as amended, is the legal basis for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide financial assistance and services to individuals who apply for disaster assistance benefits in the event of a major disaster. 44 CFR, Subpart D, Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households, section 206.110 et seq., implements the policy and procedures set forth in section 408 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5174, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. This program provides financial assistance and, if necessary, direct assistance to eligible individuals and households who, as a direct result of a major disaster or emergency, have uninsured or under-insured, necessary expenses and serious needs and are unable to meet such expenses or needs through other means. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Disaster Assistance Registration. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0002. Form Numbers: FEMA Forms 90–69 (English) and 90–69A (Spanish), Application/Registration for Disaster Assistance, FEMA Forms 90–69B (English) and 90–69(C) Spanish, Declaration and Release. Abstract: After a major disaster or emergency is declared by the President, a Tele-Registration 800 number is E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 70417 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Notices published for individuals, to call so that they may apply for emergency assistance. FEMA service representatives will interview applicants over the telephone using an Intranet script, and record applicants’ information directly into the electronic copy of FEMA Forms 90–69 (English) and 90–69A (Spanish) Application/ Registration for Disaster Assistance in the National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) computer system. In rare circumstances, when the system is not accessible, or when phone lines are down, FEMA representatives will record information using the paper versions of FEMA Forms 90–69 (English) and 90–69A (Spanish) Application/Registration for Disaster Assistance. The paper versions of these forms are entered into NEMIS by FEMA representatives. In order to be eligible to receive FEMA Disaster Assistance, a member of the household must be a citizen, noncitizen national, or qualified alien of the United States. FEMA Forms 90–69B (English) and 90–69C (Spanish), Declaration and Release form is used to certify respondents’ information and eligibility, after the application process. FEMA Forms 90–69B and 90–69C further informs the respondent of the Privacy Act and Paperwork Burden Disclosure Notice. Once applicants have completed the Declaration and Release form FEMA will notify contract firms for inspection of damaged properties. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent (B) 1 (C) 18 min. ....... (AxB) 1,151,255 (AxBxC) 345,377 515,487 1 18 min. ....... 515,487 154,646 51,549 1 18 min. ....... 51,549 15,465 1,718,291 1,099,706 ............. 1 18 minutes 2 min. ......... 1,718,291 1,099,706 515,488 36,657 17,183 1 20 min. ....... 17,183 5,728 ........................ ............. .................... ........................ 557,873 No. of respondents Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) (A) 1,151,255 Tele-Registration Application Registration for Disaster Assistance (English and Spanish). Internet Application Registration for Disaster Assistance (English and Spanish). Paper version of FEMA Form 90–69 and 90–69A (English and Spanish). mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES TOTAL ........................................................................................ FEMA Form 90–69B and 90–69C, Declaration and Release (English and Spanish). Receipt for Government Property (Temporary Housing Unit) (English and Spanish). Estimated Cost: It is estimated that the annualized cost to respondents for the hour burdens will be approximately $10,543,799 for completing the Disaster Assistance Registration applications for this collection of information. Respondents are individuals and families. 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 February 2, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:51 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 Annual responses Total annual burden hours Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: ADDRESSES: Contact George Fraley, Processing Service Analyst, Recovery Division, (301) 891–8696 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: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: November 28, 2006. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 232 (Monday, December 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70416-70417]
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[FR Doc No: E6-20415]


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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, DHS.

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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning Disaster Assistance Registration 
applications.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (the Stafford Act), Public Law 93-288, as 
amended, is the legal basis for the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) to provide financial assistance and services to individuals who 
apply for disaster assistance benefits in the event of a major 
disaster. 44 CFR, Subpart D, Federal Assistance to Individuals and 
Households, section 206.110 et seq., implements the policy and 
procedures set forth in section 408 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 
5174, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. This program 
provides financial assistance and, if necessary, direct assistance to 
eligible individuals and households who, as a direct result of a major 
disaster or emergency, have uninsured or under-insured, necessary 
expenses and serious needs and are unable to meet such expenses or 
needs through other means.

Collection of Information

    Title: Disaster Assistance Registration.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0002.
    Form Numbers: FEMA Forms 90-69 (English) and 90-69A (Spanish), 
Application/Registration for Disaster Assistance, FEMA Forms 90-69B 
(English) and 90-69(C) Spanish, Declaration and Release.
    Abstract: After a major disaster or emergency is declared by the 
President, a Tele-Registration 800 number is

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published for individuals, to call so that they may apply for emergency 
assistance. FEMA service representatives will interview applicants over 
the telephone using an Intranet script, and record applicants' 
information directly into the electronic copy of FEMA Forms 90-69 
(English) and 90-69A (Spanish) Application/ Registration for Disaster 
Assistance in the National Emergency Management Information System 
(NEMIS) computer system. In rare circumstances, when the system is not 
accessible, or when phone lines are down, FEMA representatives will 
record information using the paper versions of FEMA Forms 90-69 
(English) and 90-69A (Spanish) Application/Registration for Disaster 
Assistance. The paper versions of these forms are entered into NEMIS by 
FEMA representatives.
    In order to be eligible to receive FEMA Disaster Assistance, a 
member of the household must be a citizen, non-citizen national, or 
qualified alien of the United States. FEMA Forms 90-69B (English) and 
90-69C (Spanish), Declaration and Release form is used to certify 
respondents' information and eligibility, after the application 
process. FEMA Forms 90-69B and 90-69C further informs the respondent of 
the Privacy Act and Paperwork Burden Disclosure Notice. Once applicants 
have completed the Declaration and Release form FEMA will notify 
contract firms for inspection of damaged properties.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

                                               Annual Burden Hours
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                                                   Frequency
    Project/activity (survey,          No. of          of      Burden hours per       Annual       Total annual
   form(s), focus group, etc.)       respondents   responses      respondent         responses     burden hours
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                                              (A)       (B)   (C)...............           (AxB)         (AxBxC)
Tele-Registration Application           1,151,255         1   18 min............       1,151,255         345,377
 Registration for Disaster
 Assistance (English and Spanish).
Internet Application Registration         515,487         1   18 min............         515,487         154,646
 for Disaster Assistance (English
 and Spanish).
Paper version of FEMA Form 90-69           51,549         1   18 min............          51,549          15,465
 and 90-69A (English and Spanish).
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    TOTAL........................       1,718,291  .........  18 minutes........       1,718,291         515,488
FEMA Form 90-69B and 90-69C,            1,099,706         1   2 min.............       1,099,706          36,657
 Declaration and Release (English
 and Spanish).
Receipt for Government Property            17,183         1   20 min............          17,183           5,728
 (Temporary Housing Unit)
 (English and Spanish).
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                                   ..............  .........  ..................  ..............         557,873
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    Estimated Cost: It is estimated that the annualized cost to 
respondents for the hour burdens will be approximately $10,543,799 for 
completing the Disaster Assistance Registration applications for this 
collection of information. Respondents are individuals and families.
    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 
February 2, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, 
Records Management and Privacy, 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 George Fraley, Processing 
Service Analyst, Recovery Division, (301) 891-8696 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: November 28, 2006.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Information Resources Management 
Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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