Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 36015-36016 [E7-12725]

Download as PDF 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 36016 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 126 / Monday, July 2, 2007 / Notices assistance, and (c) strengthen incident management programs at the department, agency, or jurisdiction level. Affected Public: States, local, or tribal government. No. of respondents Data collection activity/instrument Frequency of responses Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 280. Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual hour burden NIMSCAST: States and Territories ................................................... 56 1 5 56 280 Total .............................................................................. 56 1 5 56 280 Estimated Cost: The annual cost to respondents is calculated based on 280 hours of annual burden completed by State emergency management specialists with a median wage of $22.10 per hour for a total burden of $6,188.00. 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 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Marc Tagliento, FEMA Incident Management Systems Division, Compliance and Technical Assistance Branch, (202) 646–2687. 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 20, 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. E7–12725 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–09–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1705–DR] [FEMA–1699–DR] Iowa; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Kansas; Amendment No. 10 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Iowa (FEMA–1705–DR), dated May 25, 2007, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: June 22, 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 Iowa is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of May 25, 2007. Audubon, Crawford and Monona Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated 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. E7–12726 Filed 6–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:57 Jun 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA–1699–DR), dated May 6, 2007, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: June 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated June 19, 2007, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements concerning Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (Stafford Act), in a letter to R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Kansas resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of May 4–18, 2007, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special cost sharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121– 5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I amend my declaration of May 6, 2007, to authorize Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, at 100 percent Federal funding of total eligible costs for a period of up to 72 hours. This adjustment to cost-sharing applies only to Public Assistance costs and direct Federal assistance eligible for such E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 126 (Monday, July 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36015-36016]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-12725]


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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), 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 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

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assistance, and (c) strengthen incident management programs at the 
department, agency, or jurisdiction level.
    Affected Public: States, local, or tribal government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 280.

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    Data collection activity/         No. of       Frequency of     Hour burden       Annual       Total annual
           instrument               respondents      responses     per response      responses      hour burden
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NIMSCAST:
    States and Territories......              56               1               5              56             280
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    Total.......................              56               1               5              56             280
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    Estimated Cost: The annual cost to respondents is calculated based 
on 280 hours of annual burden completed by State emergency management 
specialists with a median wage of $22.10 per hour for a total burden of 
$6,188.00.
    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 
1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marc Tagliento, FEMA Incident 
Management Systems Division, Compliance and Technical Assistance 
Branch, (202) 646-2687. 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 20, 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. E7-12725 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]
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