Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 52898-52899 [E7-18289]

Download as PDF 52898 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 179 / Monday, September 17, 2007 / Notices 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 forms 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. 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. In 44 CFR 59.24 requirements are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: established for the 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 Community Assistance Contact (CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (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 forms that are the subject of this OMB review, the ‘‘Community Contact Report’’ (FF 81– 68) and the ‘‘Community Visit Report’’ (FF 81–69) are the documents used to record the information gathered during CACs and CAVs. 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 Number of respondents (A) Data collection activity/instrument 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 Directorate 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 Governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 168 hours. Frequency of responses (B) Hour burden per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A×B) Total annual hour burden (E) = (C×D) FF 81–68 (CAV) ............................................... 1,000 1 2 1,000 2,000 FF 81–69 (CAC) .............................................. 2,000 1 1 2,000 2,000 Total .......................................................... *3,000 ............................ ............................ 3,000 4,000 * The jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES burden estimates proposed in 72 FR 36014, July 2, 2007, have been changed to correct the number of respondents from 56 to 3000. Therefore the estimated cost has been changed from $8,400 to $200,000. Estimated Cost: The total estimated burden cost of State Officials to complete and review these forms is estimated to be $200,000 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 and 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 17, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Rachel Sears, Program Specialist, at 202–646–2977 for additional information. You may VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Sep 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: September 12, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–18240 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 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) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the BILLING CODE 9110–12–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 179 / Monday, September 17, 2007 / Notices requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Number: 1660–NW32. Abstract: The purpose of the proposed survey is to measure FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program performances and achievements against customer service standards of Executive Order 12862 of September 11, 1993, as well as Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) objectivities. Survey results are used to gauge satisfaction levels of PA customers, and make improvements to disaster services that focus on customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; Federal Government; and State, local or tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 2,500 for survey; 20 for focus group.* Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.3 hours per survey; 6 hours per focus group.* Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 870 hours.* Annual Frequency of Response: 1. * The estimate changes from the May 15, 2007 proposed collection, 72 FR 27321, reflect re-estimation of the number of disasters, PA applicants and focus group activities. 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 and 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 17, 2007. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Office of Records Management, FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472, facsimile number (202) 646– 3347, or e-mail address FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:00 Sep 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: September 11, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Office of Records Management, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–18289 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1717–DR] Minnesota; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Minnesota (FEMA–1717–DR), dated August 23, 2007, and related determinations. DATES: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1717–DR] Minnesota; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration BILLING CODE 9111–23–P ACTION: 52899 Effective Date: August 31, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. Notice is hereby given that the incident period for this disaster is closed effective August 31, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (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.) 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. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 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 Minnesota is hereby amended to include the following area 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. Dodge County 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 ProgramOther Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–18242 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–18239 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] Federal Emergency Management Agency BILLING CODE 9110–10–P New York; Major Disaster and Related Determinations PO 00000 [FEMA–1724–DR] Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 179 (Monday, September 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52898-52899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18289]


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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) has submitted 
the following information collection to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the

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requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission 
describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of 
respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources 
used by respondents to respond) and cost, and includes the actual data 
collection instruments FEMA will use.
    Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program Evaluation and Customer 
Satisfaction Survey.
    OMB Number: 1660-NW32.
    Abstract: The purpose of the proposed survey is to measure FEMA's 
Public Assistance (PA) program performances and achievements against 
customer service standards of Executive Order 12862 of September 11, 
1993, as well as Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) 
objectivities. Survey results are used to gauge satisfaction levels of 
PA customers, and make improvements to disaster services that focus on 
customer satisfaction and program effectiveness.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Farms; Federal Government; and State, local or tribal 
Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 2,500 for survey; 20 for focus group.*
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.3 hours per survey; 6 hours per 
focus group.*
    Estimated Total Annual Time Burden: 870 hours.*
    Annual Frequency of Response: 1.

    * The estimate changes from the May 15, 2007 proposed 
collection, 72 FR 27321, reflect re-estimation of the number of 
disasters, PA applicants and focus group activities.

    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 and 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 17, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Office 
of 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.

    Dated: September 11, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Office of Records Management, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
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