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Lantz, Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–679 Filed 1–18–07; 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, 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 revised E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1 2538 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 12 / Friday, January 19, 2007 / Notices information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the end-of-course evaluation form used to evaluate all National Fire Academy traditional classroom training. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Fire Academy (NFA) is mandated under the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93– 498) to provide training and education to the Nation’s fire service and emergency service personnel. The stateof-the-art programs offered by the NFA serve as models of excellence and state and local fire service agencies rely heavily on the curriculum to train their personnel. To maintain the quality of these training programs, it is critical that courses be evaluated to determine student satisfaction and reaction to the course materials, instructional delivery, and the training environment. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Academy End of Course Evaluation Form. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0032. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 95–20, National Fire Academy End of Course Evaluation Form. Abstract: The NFA End of Course Evaluation Form is used to evaluate all traditional classroom based course deliveries. The data provided by student evaluating NFA courses are used to determine the need for course improvements and the degree of student satisfaction with the training experience. All on-campus resident courses will use an online electronic form and all off-campus courses delivered at the state and local level will use a paper-based version of the form. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,500. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, worksheet, etc.) Number of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) (B) (C) (D) = (A×B) (E) = (C×D) 5,000 9,000 1 1 .25 .25 5,000 9,000 1,250 2,250 Total .......................................................... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FF 95–20 Off-campus students ....................... FF 95–20 On-campus students ....................... 14,000 1 .25 14,000 3,500 Estimated Cost: The annualized cost to respondents for the hour burden is $65,800. 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 March 20, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 12 (Friday, January 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2537-2538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-674]


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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 revised

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information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the end-of-course 
evaluation form used to evaluate all National Fire Academy traditional 
classroom training.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Fire Academy (NFA) is mandated 
under the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-498) 
to provide training and education to the Nation's fire service and 
emergency service personnel. The state-of-the-art programs offered by 
the NFA serve as models of excellence and state and local fire service 
agencies rely heavily on the curriculum to train their personnel. To 
maintain the quality of these training programs, it is critical that 
courses be evaluated to determine student satisfaction and reaction to 
the course materials, instructional delivery, and the training 
environment.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Fire Academy End of Course Evaluation Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0032.
    Form Numbers: FEMA Form 95-20, National Fire Academy End of Course 
Evaluation Form.
    Abstract: The NFA End of Course Evaluation Form is used to evaluate 
all traditional classroom based course deliveries. The data provided by 
student evaluating NFA courses are used to determine the need for 
course improvements and the degree of student satisfaction with the 
training experience. All on-campus resident courses will use an online 
electronic form and all off-campus courses delivered at the state and 
local level will use a paper-based version of the form.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,500.

                                                                   Annual Burden Hours
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  Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, worksheet,        Number of       Frequency of      Burden hours         Annual         Total annual
                             etc.)                                 respondents        responses      per respondent       responses       burden hours
                                                                             (A)               (B)               (C)       (D) = (AxB)       (E) = (CxD)
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FF 95-20 Off-campus students..................................             5,000                 1               .25             5,000             1,250
FF 95-20 On-campus students...................................             9,000                 1               .25             9,000             2,250
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    Total.....................................................            14,000                 1               .25            14,000             3,500
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    Estimated Cost: The annualized cost to respondents for the hour 
burden is $65,800.
    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 March 
20, 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: Terry Gladhill, Program Analyst, 
United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy, (301) 447-
1239 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: January 11, 2007.
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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