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Download as PDF 50688 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices 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 to officially revise the 1-percent annual chance floodplain. 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, 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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning information required by FEMA to revise National Flood Insurance Program Maps. 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- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Revision to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms for LOMRs and CLOMRs. 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 National Flood Insurance Program 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 be 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 Form Form Form Form Form Form 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) 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 ................................ 81–89E, Alluvial Fan Flooding Form ............................ 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 Total ................................................................................ *1,680 Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual Annual (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) ... ... ... ... ... ... 1.0 3.5 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 1,680 5,880 11,760 1,680 1,680 1,680 ..................... 14.5 10,080 24,360 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES * The number of respondents equals total number of collection package received. Estimated number of collection package received in a given year is 1,680. Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately $29.4 million annually. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 October 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 email address FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Requests for additional information or PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 50689 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 28, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–17485 Filed 8–31–07; 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), 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 amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Maps to remove certain property from the 1-percent annual chance floodplain. With the passage of the Flood Disaster Protection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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, due to scale limitations, individual structures that may be above the base flood cannot always be shown as being out of the 1percent annual chance floodplain. FEMA will issue a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Revision—Based on Fill (LOMR–F) to waive the Federal requirement for flood insurance when data is submitted to show that the property or structure is ‘‘reasonably safe from flooding’’ and at or above the elevation of the base flood. Requestors can check on the status of their Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA), Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR–F), Conditional Letter of Map Amendment (CLOMA), and Conditional Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR–F) request by visiting FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform Web site at https:// hazards.fema.gov. Collection of Information Title: Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR–Fs. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0015. Form Numbers: FEMA Forms 81–87, 81–87A, 81–87B. Abstract: The certification forms (referred to as MT–1 series forms) are designed to assist requesters in gathering information that the FEMA needs to determine whether a certain property 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 (base flood). FEMA Form 81–87, Property Information, describes the location of the property, what is being requested, and what data are required to support the request. FEMA Form 81–87A, Elevation Information, indicates what the Base (one-percent annual chance) Flood Elevation (BFE) for the property is, how the BFE was determined, the lowest ground elevation on the property, and/or the elevation of the lowest adjacent grade to any structures on the property. This information is required in order for FEMA to determine if the property that the requester would like removed from the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) is at or above the BFE. FEMA Form 81–87B, Community Acknowledgment, requires that a community official certify that the request complies with minimum floodplain management criteria specified in 44 CFR 60.3, as per NFIP regulations 44 CFR 65.5(a)(4). Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Business or other for-profit organizations, and state and local or tribal government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,150. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS 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) 18,272 Annual (1) ... 1.63 18,272 29,783 18,272 3,389 Annual (1) ... Annual (1) ... 1.25 1.38 18,272 3,389 22,840 4,677 1,700 Annual (1) ... 0.5 1,700 850 Total ................................................................................ rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Form 81–87, Property Information Form (Homeowners/Representatives of Homeowner). Form 81–87A, Elevation Form (Surveyors/Engineers) .......... Form 81–87B, Community Acknowledgment Form (Community Officials). On-line LOMA/LOMR–F Tutorial (Homeowners) ................... 41,633 ..................... 4.76 41,633 58,150 Estimated Cost: Cost to respondents is estimated to be $1,258,199 annually. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 October 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Ms. Cecelia Lynch, FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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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, 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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), 
this notice seeks comments concerning information required by FEMA to 
revise National Flood Insurance Program 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 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 CLOMRs.
    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 National Flood Insurance Program 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 be 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) = (AxB)     (E) = (CxD)
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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.
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 package received. Estimated number of collection
  package received in a given year is 1,680.

    Estimated Cost: Cost to respondent is estimated to be approximately 
$29.4 million annually.
    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 October 4, 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-Information-
Collections@dhs.gov.


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    Dated: August 28, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E7-17485 Filed 8-31-07; 8:45 am]
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