Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 34029-34030 [07-3008]

Download as PDF 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 34030 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents 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) Form 81–89E, Alluvial Fan Flooding Form ............................ 1,680 Annual (1) ... 1.0 1,680 1,680 Total ................................................................................ * 1,680 ..................... 14.5 10,080 24,360 * The number of respondents equals total number of collection packages received. Estimated number of collection packages received in a given year is 1,680. Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately $29.4 million annually. 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 August 20, 2007. Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate. Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Contact Ms. Cecelia Lynch, FEMA Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration at (202) 646–7045 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-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: June 7, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Information Technology Services Division, Information Resources Management Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 07–3008 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–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 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: Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps. OMB Number: 1660–0037. Abstract: FEMA Form 81–92 is designed to assist requester in gathering information that FEMA needs to determine whether a certain single-lot property or structure is likely to be flooded during a flood event that has a one-percent annual chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (based flood). FEMA Form 81–92A is a PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Spanish version of FEMA Form 81–92 and, as such, only one of the two forms would be required for any one application. Affected Public: Individuals or household (homeowners) and business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 26,400. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2.4. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,680. Frequency of Response: 1. 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 and 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 12, 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 118 (Wednesday, June 20, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34029-34030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3008]


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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 (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 1-percent 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
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  Project/activity  (survey,
    form(s), focus group,         Number of       Frequency of     Burden hours       Annual       Total annual
       worksheet, etc.)          respondents       responses      per respondent     responses     burden hours
                                          (A)  (B)..............             (C)   (D) = (A x B)   (E) = (C x D)
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Form 81-89, Overview and                1,680  Annual (1).......             1.0           1,680           1,680
 Concurrence Form.
Form 81-89A, Riverine                   1,680  Annual (1).......             3.5           1,680           5,880
 Hydrology & Hydraulics Form.
Form 81-89B, Riverine                   1,680  Annual (1).......             7.0           1,680          11,760
 Structures Form.
Form 81-89C, Coastal Analysis           1,680  Annual (1).......             1.0           1,680           1,680
 Form.
Form 81-89D, Coastal                    1,680  Annual (1).......             1.0           1,680           1,680
 Structures Form.

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Form 81-89E, Alluvial Fan               1,680  Annual (1).......             1.0           1,680           1,680
 Flooding Form.
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    Total....................         * 1,680  .................            14.5          10,080          24,360
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* The number of respondents equals total number of collection packages received. Estimated number of collection
  packages received in a given year is 1,680.

    Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately 
$29.4 million annually.
    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 August 
20, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, 
Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate. 
Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology 
Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, 
SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Cecelia Lynch, FEMA 
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration at (202) 646-7045 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: June 7, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Information Technology Services Division, Information 
Resources Management Branch, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 07-3008 Filed 6-19-07; 8:45 am]
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