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Download as PDF 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 50690 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 27, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–17486 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILLING CODE 9110–09–P Minnesota; Major Disaster and Related Determinations DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY: [FEMA–1717–DR] Minnesota; Amendment No. 1 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 Minnesota (FEMA–1717–DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations. August 24, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 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 Minnesota 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 August 23, 2007. Olmsted, Steele, and Wabasha Counties for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Category B (emergency protective measures), including direct Federal 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. E7–17480 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:17 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 [FEMA–1717–DR] Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. Federal Emergency Management Agency EFFECTIVE DATE: Federal Emergency Management Agency SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA–1717–DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 23, 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 August 23, 2007, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Minnesota resulting from severe storms and flooding beginning on August 18, 2007, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Minnesota. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas; assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program in the designated areas; Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs), unless you determine that the incident is of such unusual severity and magnitude that PDAs are not required to determine the need for supplemental Federal assistance pursuant to 44 CFR 206.33(d). Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the total eligible costs, except for any particular projects that are eligible for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program instituted pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 777. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, Department of Homeland Security, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Carlos Mitchell, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Minnesota to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Fillmore, Houston, and Winona Counties for Individual Assistance and Public Assistance Category B (emergency protective measures), including direct Federal assistance. All counties within the State of Minnesota are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (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, Individual and Household Housing; 97.049, Individual and Household Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, Individual and Household Program— Other Needs; 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–17481 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1715–DR] Vermont; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 4, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50689-50690]
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[FR Doc No: E7-17486]


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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 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.

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, due to scale limitations, individual structures 
that may be above the base flood cannot always be shown as being out of 
the 1-percent 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
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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 81-87, Property                   18,272  Annual (1).......            1.63          18,272          29,783
 Information Form (Homeowners/
 Representatives of
 Homeowner).
Form 81-87A, Elevation Form            18,272  Annual (1).......            1.25          18,272          22,840
 (Surveyors/Engineers).
Form 81-87B, Community                  3,389  Annual (1).......            1.38           3,389           4,677
 Acknowledgment Form
 (Community Officials).
On-line LOMA/LOMR-F Tutorial            1,700  Annual (1).......             0.5           1,700             850
 (Homeowners).
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    Total....................          41,633  .................            4.76          41,633          58,150
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    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, 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 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-Information-
Collections@dhs.gov.


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    Dated: August 27, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E7-17486 Filed 8-31-07; 8:45 am]
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