Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 35504-35505 [E7-12487]

Download as PDF 35504 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 124 / Thursday, June 28, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Oral Muscosal Defense System. Date: July 2, 2007. 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FEMA will partially fulfill these requirements by collecting and disseminating information describing successful mitigation and flood insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide. The Mitigation Success Stories database is one of several program strategies specifically addressing, strategic objective 1.4 [MSOffice2]which aims at helping individuals, local governments, States, Territories, tribal nations, and Federal agencies make good risk management decisions. The database is a tool that enables FEMA to translate hazard data into usable information for community risk management through risk communication. Collection of Information 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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the FEMA Mitigation Success Story database used to document experiences of States, communities, private businesses, and homeowner’s information describing successful mitigation and flood insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with performance-based management Title: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0089. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: FEMA uses the information in the database to document and disseminate first-hand experiences of States, communities, private businesses, and homeowners that incorporate mitigation and flood insurance activities that are cost effective and promote strategic partnerships. By sharing information, communities and individuals can learn about available Federal programs to support the implementation of noteworthy local activities. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal Government, and State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Data collection activity/instrument (B) (C) (D) =(A × B) ( C × D) Electronic (Web site) ............................................................ Informal Interviews and Follow-up sessions ........................ 15 135 1 1 1.5 4.0 15 135 23 540 Total .............................................................................. 150 1 5.5 150 563 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jun 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 124 / Thursday, June 28, 2007 / Notices Estimated Cost: The total estimated burden cost of individuals and households contributing potential stories, and for engineering consultants to review stories for credibility and accuracy, using wage rate categories is estimated to be $15,454. 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 27, 2007. 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 609, Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Eugene Luke, Emergency Management Specialist, Mitigation Division, 202–646–4246 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: 21 June 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. [FR Doc. E7–12487 Filed 6–27–07; 8:45 am] mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Application for Naturalization; OMB Control No. 1615–0052. Federal Emergency Management Agency The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2007, at 72 FR 19945 allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS received one comment on this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until July 30, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. 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, Chief, Regulatory Management Division, Clearance Office, 111 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, 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, and to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via facsimile at 202–395– 6974 or via e-mail at kastrich@omb.eop.gov. When submitting comments by e-mail please make sure to add OMB Control Number 1615–0052 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 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 ofthe proposed 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. [FEMA–1702–DR] South Dakota; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of South Dakota (FEMA–1702– DR), dated May 22, 2007, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: June 18, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of South Dakota is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of May 22, 2007. Gregory County for Public Assistance. (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, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 124 (Thursday, June 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35504-35505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12487]


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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 continuing information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning the FEMA Mitigation Success Story database used to 
document experiences of States, communities, private businesses, and 
homeowner's information describing successful mitigation and flood 
insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consistent with performance-based management 
practices mandated by the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), 
[MSOffice1]FEMA has outlined its critical functions to meet strategic 
goals and objectives, including the use of risk communication practices 
aimed at reducing the loss of life and property due to disasters. FEMA 
will partially fulfill these requirements by collecting and 
disseminating information describing successful mitigation and flood 
insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide. The Mitigation 
Success Stories database is one of several program strategies 
specifically addressing, strategic objective 1.4 [MSOffice2]which aims 
at helping individuals, local governments, States, Territories, tribal 
nations, and Federal agencies make good risk management decisions. The 
database is a tool that enables FEMA to translate hazard data into 
usable information for community risk management through risk 
communication.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change of a 
currently approved collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0089.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Abstract: FEMA uses the information in the database to document and 
disseminate first-hand experiences of States, communities, private 
businesses, and homeowners that incorporate mitigation and flood 
insurance activities that are cost effective and promote strategic 
partnerships. By sharing information, communities and individuals can 
learn about available Federal programs to support the implementation of 
noteworthy local activities.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit, not-for-profit institutions, farms, Federal Government, and 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

                                               Annual Hour Burden
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    Data collection activity/        Number of     Frequency of     Hour burden       Annual       Total annual
           instrument               respondents      responses     per response      responses     burden hours
                                             (A)             (B)             (C)    (D) =(A x B)        ( C x D)
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Electronic (Web site)...........              15               1             1.5              15              23
Informal Interviews and Follow-              135               1             4.0             135             540
 up sessions....................
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    Total.......................             150               1             5.5             150             563
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    Estimated Cost: The total estimated burden cost of individuals and 
households contributing potential stories, and for engineering 
consultants to review stories for credibility and accuracy, using wage 
rate categories is estimated to be $15,454. 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 
27, 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 609, Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Eugene Luke, Emergency 
Management Specialist, Mitigation Division, 202-646-4246 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: 21 June 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.
 [FR Doc. E7-12487 Filed 6-27-07; 8:45 am]
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