Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 36014-36015 [E7-12722]

Download as PDF 36014 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices by dialing 1–866–917-9053 on a touchtone phone. You will then be prompted to enter your ‘‘participant code number,’’ which is 5344122#. Please ensure that you enter the # mark after the participant code. Public participation is welcomed; however, the number of teleconference lines is limited, and lines are available firstcome, first-served. Members of the public may also participate by coming to Room 3317 U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters; 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593–0001. We request that members of the public who plan to attend this meeting notify Mr. Gerald Miante at 202–372–1407 so that he may notify building security officials. You may also gain access to this docket at http://dms.dot.gov/search/ searchFormSimple.cfm. The task statement may be accessed as a supplement to this docket. 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This tentative agenda is subject to change and the meeting may adjourn early if all Committee business has been completed. Public Participation The Chairman of TSAC is empowered to conduct the teleconference in a way that will, in his judgment, facilitate the orderly conduct of business. During its teleconference, the Committee welcomes public comment. The Committee will make every effort to hear the views of all interested parties, including the public. Written comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 may be submitted to Mr. Gerald Miante, Assistant Executive Director, TSAC; Commandant (CG–3PSO–1); 2100 Second Street, SW.; Washington, DC 20593–0001. Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Mr. Miante as soon as possible. Dated: June 25, 2007. H.L. Hime, Acting Director of National and International Standards, Assistant Commandant for Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–12689 Filed 6–29–07; 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 (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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the adequacy of two forms FEMA uses to gather certain information about the floodplain management activities of communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Community Contact Report form and the Community Visit Report form are used to gather information about a community’s floodplain management regulations, administrative and enforcement procedures, Flood Insurance Studies, and basic information pertaining to names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals responsible for a community’s floodplain management program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information gathered on the subject forms pertain to a community’s participation in the NFIP. The NFIP was PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (the Act). Section 1315 of the Act requires the adoption of permanent land use and control measures which are consistent with the comprehensive criteria of land management and use under section 1361. 44 CFR 59.24 establishes requirements for continued eligibility to participate in the NFIP based upon implementing an adequate community based floodplain management program. The information gathered with the forms is used to evaluate the adequacy of a community’s floodplain management program as it relates to continued participation in the NFIP. Collection of Information Title: Effectiveness of a Community’s Implementation of the NFIP Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports. Type of Information Collection: Revision of Currently Approved Collection. OMB Number: 1660–0023. Form Numbers: Form 81–68 (Community Assistance Report); Form 81–69 (Community Contact Report). Abstract: The data obtained from the Community Assistance Contact (CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (CAV) forms information collection effort is used to assist with the management of the NFIP. A major objective of the NFIP is to assure that participating communities are achieving the flood loss reduction objectives of the program. To achieve this objective, FEMA’s Mitigation Division implemented a process to evaluate the floodplain management assistance needed by communities and how well communities are implementing their floodplain management programs. By determining the assistance needed and how well communities are performing their responsibilities, FEMA can identify, prevent, and resolve floodplain management issues before problems arise that require enforcement actions. The two key methods FEMA uses in determining community assistance needs are through the CAC and CAV, which serve to provide a systematic means of monitoring community NFIP compliance. Through the CAC and CAV, FEMA can also determine to what extent communities are achieving the flood loss reduction objectives of the NFIP. By providing assistance to communities, the CAC and CAV also serve to enhance FEMA’s goals of reducing future flood losses, thereby achieving the cost-containment objectives of the NFIP. Affected Public: Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 36015 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 168 hours. Nunber of respondents Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual hour burden (A) Data collection activity/instrument (B) (C) (D) = (A×B) (E) = (C×D) FF 81–68 (CAV) ................................................................... FF 81–69 (CAC) .................................................................. 56 56 1 1 2 1 56 56 112 56 Total .............................................................................. 56 1 ........................ 56 168 Estimated Cost: $8,400. 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 31, 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 316, Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Contact Rachel Sears, Program Specialist, at 202–646–2977 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. Dated: June 27, 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. E7–12722 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 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), 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 the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST), a self-assessment tool for State, territorial, tribal, and local governments to evaluate and report on their jurisdiction’s achievement with regards to NIMS implementation activities issued by FEMA Incident Management Systems Division (formerly known as the NIMS Integration Center). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD–5) Management of Domestic Incidents called for the establishment of a single, comprehensive NIMS. The NIMS is a system that improves response operations through the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and other standard procedures and preparedness measures. It also promotes development of multi-jurisdictional, statewide and interstate regional mechanisms for coordinating incident management and obtaining assistance during large-scale or complex incidents. HSPD–5 dictated that Federal departments and agencies shall make adoption of the NIMS a requirement for the provision of Federal preparedness assistance funds. HSPD–5 also PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 established and designated FEMA’s Incident Management Systems Division as the lead Federal agency to coordinate NIMS compliance. One of the primary functions of the NIMS Integration Center is to ensure NIMS remains an accurate and effective management tool through refining and adapting compliance requirements to address ongoing preparedness needs. To accomplish this, FEMA’s Incident Management Systems Division relies on input from Federal, state, local, tribal, multi-discipline and private authorities to assure continuity and accuracy of ongoing efforts. NIMS compliance must be an ongoing effort since new personnel must be trained and plans must be revised to reflect lessons learned. States play an important role in ensuring the effective implementation of the NIMS. They must ensure that the systems and processes are in place to communicate the NIMS requirements to local jurisdictions and support them in implementing the NIMS. The long-term benefit of adopting and implementing the NIMS is that it strengthens our nation’s capabilities to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any incident. The NIMSCAST is designed to reflect the newly-released FY 2007 implementation activities and metrics and to inform FEMA’s Incident Management Systems Division and the Department of Homeland Security of any given jurisdiction’s compliance with the NIMS. Collection of Information Title: NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0087. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: The NIMSCAST is the tool utilized to (a) evaluate a State, territory, tribal, and local government’s compliance with standards and requirements established in the NIMS and/or FEMA Incident Management Systems Division, (b) determine eligibility for Federal preparedness E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36014-36015]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12722]


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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 continuing information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning the adequacy of two forms FEMA uses to gather 
certain information about the floodplain management activities of 
communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program 
(NFIP). The Community Contact Report form and the Community Visit 
Report form are used to gather information about a community's 
floodplain management regulations, administrative and enforcement 
procedures, Flood Insurance Studies, and basic information pertaining 
to names, addresses, and phone numbers of individuals responsible for a 
community's floodplain management program.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information gathered on the subject 
forms pertain to a community's participation in the NFIP. The NFIP was 
established by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (the Act). 
Section 1315 of the Act requires the adoption of permanent land use and 
control measures which are consistent with the comprehensive criteria 
of land management and use under section 1361. 44 CFR 59.24 establishes 
requirements for continued eligibility to participate in the NFIP based 
upon implementing an adequate community based floodplain management 
program. The information gathered with the forms is used to evaluate 
the adequacy of a community's floodplain management program as it 
relates to continued participation in the NFIP.

Collection of Information

    Title: Effectiveness of a Community's Implementation of the NFIP 
Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of Currently Approved 
Collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0023.
    Form Numbers: Form 81-68 (Community Assistance Report); Form 81-69 
(Community Contact Report).
    Abstract: The data obtained from the Community Assistance Contact 
(CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (CAV) forms information collection 
effort is used to assist with the management of the NFIP. A major 
objective of the NFIP is to assure that participating communities are 
achieving the flood loss reduction objectives of the program. To 
achieve this objective, FEMA's Mitigation Division implemented a 
process to evaluate the floodplain management assistance needed by 
communities and how well communities are implementing their floodplain 
management programs. By determining the assistance needed and how well 
communities are performing their responsibilities, FEMA can identify, 
prevent, and resolve floodplain management issues before problems arise 
that require enforcement actions.
    The two key methods FEMA uses in determining community assistance 
needs are through the CAC and CAV, which serve to provide a systematic 
means of monitoring community NFIP compliance. Through the CAC and CAV, 
FEMA can also determine to what extent communities are achieving the 
flood loss reduction objectives of the NFIP. By providing assistance to 
communities, the CAC and CAV also serve to enhance FEMA's goals of 
reducing future flood losses, thereby achieving the cost-containment 
objectives of the NFIP.
    Affected Public: Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 168 hours.

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    Data collection activity/        Nunber of     Frequency of     Hour burden       Annual       Total annual
           instrument               respondents      responses     per response      responses      hour burden
                                             (A)             (B)             (C)     (D) = (AxB)     (E) = (CxD)
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FF 81-68 (CAV)..................              56               1               2              56             112
FF 81-69 (CAC)..................              56               1               1              56              56
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    Total.......................              56               1  ..............              56             168
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    Estimated Cost: $8,400.
    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 
31, 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 316, Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Rachel Sears, Program 
Specialist, at 202-646-2977 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 27, 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. E7-12722 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
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