Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 44562 [E7-15430]

Download as PDF 44562 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 8, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 2, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E7–15477 Filed 8–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S 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 revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the continued use of FEMA Form 95–22, Application for Admission, that is used to select participants for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 93–498, the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, created the National Fire Academy (NFA) which provides for courses and programs to train fire service personnel. Since 1985 USFA/NFA has sponsored and offered the EFOP, a professional development program for senior and executive level fire officers. The standard application form (FEMA Form 75–5, approved under OMB No. 1660–0005), used for all USFA/NFA courses, does not provide the sufficient information to select the most qualified applicants for the program. FEMA Form 95–22 will require a brief essay for questions specific to EFOP functions. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program Application Form. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0021. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 95–22, Application for Admission. Abstract: The EFOP annually receives more applications from qualified applicants than there are program slots available. Additional information is required to objectively evaluate the applicant’s writing capability, professional accomplishments, and analytical ability. This information along with supporting documentation are used to select the most qualified participants for the EFOP. Affected Public: Individuals and households, and State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800 hours. ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN No. of respondents 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) 400 1 1 400 400 400 1 1 400 400 Total .............................................................................. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES FEMA Form 95–22 .............................................................. Additional Documentation: Letter of Intent, Resume, Letter of Recommendation, Diploma Photocopy, Organizational Chart ....................................................................... 400 ........................ ........................ ........................ 800 Estimated Cost: Therefore; the estimated cost to respondents using wage rate categories is estimated to be $55,616.00 and the cost for postage and mailing to respondents is estimated to be $1,960.00 annually. The annual cost to respondents is estimated to total $57,576.00. The annual cost to the government for spending time reviewing FEMA Form 95–22 and additional documentation is estimated to be $1,836.00. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:28 Aug 07, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 October 9, 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 Chuck Burkell, (301) 447–1072 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 PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 address: FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: July 31, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Office of Records Management, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 8, 2007)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E7-15430]


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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 the continued use of FEMA Form 95-22, Application for 
Admission, that is used to select participants for the U.S. Fire 
Administration (USFA) Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Law 93-498, the Fire Prevention and 
Control Act of 1974, created the National Fire Academy (NFA) which 
provides for courses and programs to train fire service personnel. 
Since 1985 USFA/NFA has sponsored and offered the EFOP, a professional 
development program for senior and executive level fire officers. The 
standard application form (FEMA Form 75-5, approved under OMB No. 1660-
0005), used for all USFA/NFA courses, does not provide the sufficient 
information to select the most qualified applicants for the program. 
FEMA Form 95-22 will require a brief essay for questions specific to 
EFOP functions.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program 
Application Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0021.
    Form Numbers: FEMA Form 95-22, Application for Admission.
    Abstract: The EFOP annually receives more applications from 
qualified applicants than there are program slots available. Additional 
information is required to objectively evaluate the applicant's writing 
capability, professional accomplishments, and analytical ability. This 
information along with supporting documentation are used to select the 
most qualified participants for the EFOP.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, and State, local or 
tribal governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 800 hours.

                                               Annual Hour Burden
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    Data collection activity/         No. of       Frequency of     Hour burden       Annual       Total annual
           instrument               respondents      responses     per  response     responses     burden hours
                                             (A)             (B)             (C)     (D) = (AxB)           (CxD)
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FEMA Form 95-22.................             400               1               1             400             400
Additional Documentation: Letter             400               1               1             400             400
 of Intent, Resume, Letter of
 Recommendation, Diploma
 Photocopy, Organizational Chart
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    Total.......................             400  ..............  ..............  ..............             800
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    Estimated Cost: Therefore; the estimated cost to respondents using 
wage rate categories is estimated to be $55,616.00 and the cost for 
postage and mailing to respondents is estimated to be $1,960.00 
annually. The annual cost to respondents is estimated to total 
$57,576.00. The annual cost to the government for spending time 
reviewing FEMA Form 95-22 and additional documentation is estimated to 
be $1,836.00.
    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 
October 9, 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 Chuck Burkell, (301) 447-1072 
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: July 31, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Office of Records Management, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E7-15430 Filed 8-7-07; 8:45 am]
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