Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 34028-34029 [07-3007]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 34028 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security announced the establishment of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) by Notice published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006 (‘‘First CIPAC Notice’’). That Notice identified the purpose of the committee as well as its membership. This Notice provides the quarterly update including instructions on how the public can obtain the most current roster of CIPAC membership. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brett Lambo, Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235–5311 or via e-mail at brett.lambo@dhs.gov. Responsible DHS Official: Nancy J. Wong, Director Infrastructure Programs Office, Partnership and Outreach Division, Office of Infrastructure Protection, National Protection and Programs Directorate, United States Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, telephone (703) 235–5349. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CIPAC is intended to facilitate interaction between representatives of government and the community of critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) owners and operators in each critical sector. As set forth in the CIPAC’s originating documents, it engages in: ‘‘Planning; coordination; security program implementation; operational activities related to critical infrastructure protection security measures, including incident response, recovery, and reconstitution from events both man-made and naturally occurring; and the sharing of information about threats, vulnerabilities, protective measures, best practices, and lessons learned.’’ CIPAC is designed to include as many of the owners and/or operators and the owner and/or operator representative trade associations deemed by each sector’s Sector Coordinating Council (SCC) as necessary as participants in these activities. CIPAC Membership is comprised of the CI/KR owner and/or operator entities (and the trade associations that represent CI/KR owners and/or operators) which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with the Sector Specific Agency (SSA) (when different than DHS) recognizes as members of that sector’s Sector Coordinating Council (SCC). It also includes Federal, State, local, and tribal government agencies (or their representative bodies) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 that comprise the membership of the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for each sector as recognized by DHS in conjunction with the Sector Specific Agency (SSA). Owners and/or operators or trade associations representing the interests of owners and/or operators that own and invest in infrastructure assets, in the systems and processes to secure them, and that are held responsible by the public for their operations and the response and their recovery when their infrastructures or key resources are disrupted. This Notice serves as a quarterly notice to provide instructions for obtaining the most current roster of CIPAC membership. The most recent membership roster is published on the CIPAC Web site (https://www.dhs.gov/ cipac). The CIPAC Web site maintains an updated list of all Sector industry/ institutional CIPAC membership and all government entities involved in CIPAC. Any member of the public may visit the Web site to learn about CIPAC membership, and find a list of meetings and agendas. This Notice also serves to announce the first annual Plenary Meeting of the CIPAC to be held on July 19, 2007 in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The meeting will be open to the public. The CIPAC Web site noted above will provide details of the meeting as they become available. Dated: June 12, 2007. Nancy J. Wong, Director, Infrastructure Programs Office, CI/ KR Partnership and Outreach Division,United States Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–11840 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: The National Flood Insurance Program Biennial Report. OMB Number: 1660–0003. Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Biennial Report enables FEMA to meet its regulatory requirement under 44 CFR 59.22(b)(2). It also enables FEMA to be more responsive to the ongoing changes that occur in each participating community’s flood hazard area. These changes include, but are not limited to, new corporate boundaries, changes in flood hazard areas, new floodplain management measures, and changes in rate of floodplain development. It is also used to evaluate the effectiveness of the community’s floodplain management activities. The evaluation is accomplished by analyzing information provided by the community, such as the number of variances and floodplain permits granted by each community in relationship to other information contained in the Biennial Report as well as other data available in FEMA’s Community Information System (CIS). The Biennial Report also provides an opportunity for NFIP participating communities to request technical assistance in implementing a floodplain management program. FEMA regional offices use this information as a means to know which communities need support and guidance. The NFIP Biennial Report is also one of the tools used to assist FEMA in meeting its requirement under section 575 of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act. A ‘‘yes’’ answer to Item A– D in Section I of the report will provide the basis for FEMA to follow-up by contacting the community for clarification and/or elaboration regarding changes and activities occurring in a community’s flood hazard area. This information will be used in ranking and prioritizing one community’s mapping needs against all other communities in the NFIP and for determining how the limited flood hazard mapping funds are allocated for map updates. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, farms, individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions representing the estimated 20,500 United States and United States territorial communities that are participating members of the NFIP. The NFIP requires that communities participating in the NFIP E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 34029 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices submit an annual or biennial report describing the progress made during the year in the implementation and enforcement of floodplain management regulations. Number of Respondents: 20,500. Estimated Time per Respondent: Up to three hours or less per claim. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,501. Frequency of Response: Once every two years. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/ FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Comments must be submitted on or before July 20, 2007. 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 609, Washington, DC 20472, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or e-mail address FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: June 11, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 07–3007 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information required by FEMA to revise National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Maps. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With the passage of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, an owner of a structure, with a federally backed mortgage, located in the 1-percent annual chance floodplain, was required to purchase federal flood insurance. This was in response to the escalating damage caused by flooding and the unavailability of flood insurance from commercial insurance companies. As part of this effort, FEMA mapped the 1percent annual chance floodplain in communities. However, the 1-percent annual chance floodplain may change due to changes within the floodplain, or may be more accurately depicted through the use of more up-to-date methods and data. FEMA will issue a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to officially revise the 1-percent annual chance floodplain. Collection of Information Title: Revision to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms for LOMRs and Conditional LOMRs. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0016. Form Numbers: FEMA Forms 81–89, 81–89A, 81–89B, 81–89C, 81–89D, 81– 89E. Abstract: The certification forms (referred to as MT–2 series forms) are designed to assist requesters in gathering information that FEMA needs to revise a NFIP map. FEMA Form 81– 89, Overview and Concurrence Form, describes the location of the request, what is being requested, and what data are required to support the request. In addition, NFIP regulations 44 CFR 65.5(a)(4) require that a community official certify that the request complies with minimum floodplain management criteria specified in 44 CFR 60.3. This form ensures that this requirement is fulfilled prior to the submittal of the request to FEMA. FEMA Form 81–89A, Riverine Hydrology and Hydraulics Form, allows FEMA to efficiently review assumptions made, parameters used, and the results of hydrologic and hydraulic analyses performed in support of a revision request. It also addresses more common regulatory issues; FEMA Form 81–89B, Riverine Structures Form, allows FEMA to efficiently review assumptions made, parameters used, and the results of revision requests involving new or modified structures in riverine flood hazard areas; FEMA Form 81–89C, Coastal Analysis Form, allows FEMA to efficiently review assumptions made, parameters used, and the results of coastal analyses performed in support of a revision request. It also addresses more common regulatory issues; FEMA Form 81–89D, Coastal Structures Form, allows FEMA to efficiently review assumptions made, parameters used, and the results of revision requests involving new or modified structures in coastal flood hazard areas; FEMA Form 81–89E, Alluvial Fan Flooding Form, allows FEMA to efficiently review assumptions made, parameters used, and the results of alluvial fan flooding analyses performed in support of a revision request. Affected Public: Business and other for profit organization such as Land Surveyors or Engineering firms will primarily be affected by the collection. In addition, home owners, local or state officials may also be affected in some instances. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,360. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Form Form Form Form Form 81–89, Overview and Concurrence Form .................... 81–89A, Riverine Hydrology & Hydraulics Form .......... 81–89B, Riverine Structures Form ............................... 81–89C, Coastal Analysis Form ................................... 81–89D, Coastal Structures Form ................................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, worksheet, etc.) (B) (C) (D) = (A × B) (E) = (C × D) 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 Fmt 4703 Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Sfmt 4703 (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) ... ... ... ... ... E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 1.0 3.5 7.0 1.0 1.0 20JNN1 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 5,880 11,760 1,680 1,680

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34028-34029]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3007]


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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, DHS.

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: The National Flood Insurance Program Biennial Report.
    OMB Number: 1660-0003.
    Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Biennial 
Report enables FEMA to meet its regulatory requirement under 44 CFR 
59.22(b)(2). It also enables FEMA to be more responsive to the ongoing 
changes that occur in each participating community's flood hazard area. 
These changes include, but are not limited to, new corporate 
boundaries, changes in flood hazard areas, new floodplain management 
measures, and changes in rate of floodplain development. It is also 
used to evaluate the effectiveness of the community's floodplain 
management activities. The evaluation is accomplished by analyzing 
information provided by the community, such as the number of variances 
and floodplain permits granted by each community in relationship to 
other information contained in the Biennial Report as well as other 
data available in FEMA's Community Information System (CIS). The 
Biennial Report also provides an opportunity for NFIP participating 
communities to request technical assistance in implementing a 
floodplain management program. FEMA regional offices use this 
information as a means to know which communities need support and 
guidance.
    The NFIP Biennial Report is also one of the tools used to assist 
FEMA in meeting its requirement under section 575 of the National Flood 
Insurance Reform Act. A ``yes'' answer to Item A-D in Section I of the 
report will provide the basis for FEMA to follow-up by contacting the 
community for clarification and/or elaboration regarding changes and 
activities occurring in a community's flood hazard area. This 
information will be used in ranking and prioritizing one community's 
mapping needs against all other communities in the NFIP and for 
determining how the limited flood hazard mapping funds are allocated 
for map updates.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, farms, 
individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit 
institutions representing the estimated 20,500 United States and United 
States territorial communities that are participating members of the 
NFIP. The NFIP requires that communities participating in the NFIP

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submit an annual or biennial report describing the progress made during 
the year in the implementation and enforcement of floodplain management 
regulations.
    Number of Respondents: 20,500.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: Up to three hours or less per claim.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,501.
    Frequency of Response: Once every two years.
    Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management Budget, Attention: Nathan 
Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent 
via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 
395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before July 20, 2007.

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 609, Washington, DC 20472, 
facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-
Collections@dhs.gov.

    Dated: June 11, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Information Resources Management Branch, Information 
Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 07-3007 Filed 6-19-07; 8:45 am]
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