Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 55234-55239 [E7-19231]

Download as PDF 55234 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices 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 State Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements to support State administration of FEMA Mitigation grant programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 26, 2002, FEMA published an interim rule at 67 FR 884 implementing section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5165, enacted under section 104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 5121 note, to provide new and revitalized approaches to mitigation planning. The Stafford Act provides a framework for linking pre- and-post- disaster mitigation planning and initiatives with public and private interests to ensure an integrated, comprehensive approach to disaster loss reduction. Pursuant to 44 CFR part 201, the mitigation planning requirements require State, local and Indian tribal governments to identify the natural hazards that impact them, to identify actions and activities to reduce any losses from hazards, and to establish a coordinated process to implement the plan, taking advantage of a wide-range of resources. Collection of Information Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans—Section 322 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0062. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: The purpose of State Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to support State administration of FEMA Mitigation grant programs, and contemplate a significant State commitment to mitigation activities, comprehensive State mitigation planning, and strong program management. Implementation of plans, pre-identified cost-effective mitigation measures will streamline the disaster recovery process. Mitigation plans are the demonstration of the goals, priorities to reduce risks from natural hazards. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, and Individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 768,320. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) Number of respondents (A) New Plan Development (Local and Tribal Mitigation Included) .............................................................................. Frequency of responses (B) Burden hours per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A × B) Total annual burden hours (C × D) 56 5 2,080 280 582,400 56 10 320 560 179,200 56 15 8 840 6,720 Total .............................................................................. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Mitigation Plan Updates (Local and Tribal Included) .......... Mitigation Plans Review by States (Local and Tribal Included) .............................................................................. 56 ........................ 2,408 1,680 768,320 Estimated Cost: The total burden hour costs to respondents using the wage rate categories of Urban and Regional Planners for this information collection is estimated to be $21,282,464 annually. The total annual cost to the Federal Government for staff review and approval of State Hazard Mitigation Plans is estimated to be $226,447 annually. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 submitted on or before November 27, 2007. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Interested persons should submit written comments to Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472. Federal Emergency Management Agency ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rosenberg, Section Chief, Mitigation Directorate, (202) 646– 3321 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: September 21, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–19228 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660–0025. 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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the forms used to collect financial, programmatic and administrative information from States and local governments pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices This information is provided in accordance with the requirements in 44 CFR part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Government (subpart B 13.10, subpart C 13.32, 13.33, 13.40, 13.41, and subpart D 13.50). This is FEMA implementation of the Common Rule for grants. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Collection of Information Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0025. Form Numbers: SF–424, Application for Federal Assistance, FEMA Form 20– 20, Budget Information, FEMA Form 20–15, Budget Information— Construction, FEMA Form 20–16,A,B,C, Summary Sheet for Assurances and Certifications, SFLLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, FEMA Form 76– 10A, Obligating Document for Award/ Amendment, FEMA Form 20–10, Financial Status Report and Performance Reports, FEMA Form 20– 17, Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Program, FEMA Form 20–18, Report of Government Property, FEMA Form 20– 19, Reconciliation of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, and SF 270 Request for Advance or Reimbursement. Abstract: This collection of information focuses on the standardization and consistent use of standard and FEMA forms associated with grantees requests for disaster and non-disaster Federal assistance, submission of financial and administrative reporting and record keeping. The use of the forms will minimize burden on the respondent and enable FEMA to continue to improve in its grants administration practices. The forms are used to administer the following FEMA grant programs. Non-Disaster Programs National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System—To develop an immediately deployable, national response capability to locate and extricate, and medically stabilize victims of structural collapse during a disaster, while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments. Community Assistance Program— State Support Services Element (CAP– SSSE)—To ensure that communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are achieving VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 flood loss reduction measures consistent with program direction. The CAP–SSSE is intended to identify, prevent and resolve floodplain management issues in participating communities before they develop into problems requiring enforcement action. Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)—To enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States and local communities at each of the eight chemical agent stockpile storage facilities. The purpose of the program is to assist States and local communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal of chemical warfare materials. National Dam Safety Program (NDSP)—To encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State dam safety programs. Interoperable Communications Equipment (ICE)—To provide funding to jurisdictions across the nation for demonstration projects on uses of equipment and technologies to increase communications interoperability among the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service communities. These projects will illustrate and encourage the acceptance of new technologies and operating methods to assist communities in achieving interoperability. Earthquake Consortium (EqC)—To operate a program of grants and assistance to enable States to develop mitigation, preparedness and response plans prepare inventories and conduct seismic safety inspection of critical structures and lifelines, update building and zoning codes and ordinances to enhance seismic safety, increase earthquake awareness and education, and encourage the development of multi-State groups for such purposes. Disaster Donations Management Program (AIDMATRRIX)—To distribute technology solutions to State and local government and voluntary agencies throughout the country prior, to a major event, through the Aidmatrix Foundation/FEMA partnership. This will allow end-users to incorporate technology solutions into their planning, increasing their capacity to respond quickly and effectively once a disaster occurs. Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP)—Evaluate the efficacy of nontraditional short and intermediate-term housing alternatives for potential future use in a catastrophic disaster environment. Identify, develop and PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55235 evaluate alternatives to and alternative forms of FEMA Disaster Housing to assist victims of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP)—To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS)—To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, management of the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance. New Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)— The Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Program was authorized in 2004 under Pub. L. 108–264, funds were not appropriated until FY 2006. The RFC program is authorized under the NFIA to award grants for actions that reduce flood damages to individual properties for which one or more claim payments for losses have been made. FEMA is not required to publish regulations; however, FEMA will provide notice to eligible applicants, post notice on OMB’s Grants.gov Web site, and post the RFC program guidance on its Web site at http://www.fema.gov. Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)— To assist States and communities in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)—To provide States and communities with a much needed source of pre-disaster mitigation funding for cost-effective hazard mitigation activities that are part of a comprehensive mitigation program, and that reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property. Competitive grants are part of this program including grants to universities. Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)—To provide direct assistance, on a competitive basis, to fire departments of a State or tribal nation for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards. Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)—To increase the number of firefighters in local communities and to help them meet industry minimum standards and attain 24/7 staffing for adequate protection against fire and fire-related hazards, and fulfill related roles associated with fire departments. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 55236 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices Disaster Programs Public Assistance Grants (PA)—To provide supplemental assistance to States, local governments, and political subdivisions to the State, Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and certain nonprofit organizations in alleviating suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Crisis Counseling (SCC)—To provide immediate crisis counseling services, when required, to victims of a major Federally-declared disaster for the purpose of relieving mental health problems caused or aggravated by a major disaster or its aftermath. Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs (ONA)—To provide assistance to individuals and households affected by a disaster or emergency declared by the President, and enable them to address necessary expenses and serious needs, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or through other means such as insurance. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)—To provide States and local governments’ financial assistance to implement measures that will permanently reduce or eliminate future damages and losses from natural Number of respondents (A) Data collections activity/instruments Frequency of responses (B) hazards through safer building practices and improving existing structures and supporting infrastructure. Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAGP)—To provide grants to States, Indian tribal government and local governments for the mitigation, management and control of any fire burning on publicly (nonfederal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Affected Public: State, local, and tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: Hour burden per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A × B) Total annual burden hours (C × D) Disaster Programs PA 56 56 56 56 56 56 1 1 1 4 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 13.3 hours ........ 56 56 56 224 56 392 42 hours 543 hours. 95 hours. 224 hours. 9 hours. 57 Disaster Declarations × 913 hours = 52,041. SCC SF 424 ........................................................... SF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 (SF 269) ........................................ SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ 17 17 17 17 17 17 1 1 1 4 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 13.3 hours ........ 17 17 17 68 17 119 13 hours. 165 hours. 29 hours. 68 hours. 3 hours. 57 Disaster Declarations × 278 hours = 15,846. ONA SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ 40 40 40 40 40 40 1 1 1 4 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 13.3 hours ........ 40 40 40 160 40 320 30 hours. 388 hours. 68 hours. 160 hours. 7 hours. 57 Disaster Declarations × 653 hours = 37,221. HMGP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–17 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 1 15 1 4 15 6 6 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 17.2 hours ........ 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 35 hours ........... 52 780 52 208 780 312 312 52 2,548 39 hours. 7,566 hours. 88 hours. 208 hours. 13,416 hours. 1,310 hours. 25 hours. 9 hours. 57 Disaster Declarations × 22,661 hours = 1,291,677. FMAGP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–15 ....................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... 12 36 36 36 12 36 36 36 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 17.2 hours ........ 1 hour ............... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 48 144 144 144 48 144 144 144 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 36 hours. 1,397 hours. 245 hours. 2,477 hours. 48 hours. 605 hours. 12 hours. 24 hours. 55237 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices Number of respondents (A) Data collections activity/instruments Frequency of responses (B) Hour burden per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A × B) Sub-Total ................................................ 36 ........................ 35 hours ........... 960 Disaster Grants Total ...................... 56 ........................ 110 hours ......... 3,800 Total annual burden hours (C × D) 94 Disasters Declarations × 4,844 hours = 455,336. 1,852,121 hours. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Non-Disaster Programs US&R SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... SF 270 ........................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. CAP–SSSE SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–15 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. CSEPP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. NDSP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... SF 270 ........................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. ICE FF 20–10 ....................................................... Sub-total ................................................. EqC FF 20–10 ....................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ AIDMATRIX SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–16 A,B,C ............................................. SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ AHPP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–16–A,B,C ............................................ SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ CTP SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–15 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 16 hours ........... 28 28 28 28 56 28 28 224 21 hours. 272 hours. 48 hours. 34 hours. 56 hours. 28 hours. 5 hours. 498 hours. 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 17.2 hours ........ 1.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 36 hours ........... 56 56 56 56 56 112 56 56 56 560 42 hours. 543 hours. 963 hours. 95 hours. 67 hours. 112 hours. 235 hours. 4 hours. 9 hours. 2,070 hours. 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 1.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 19 hours ........... 10 10 40 10 10 10 10 10 120 8.0 hours. 97.0 hours. 40.0 hours. 17.0 hours. 12.0 hours. 42.0 hours. 1.0 hours. 2.0 hours. 219 hours. 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 16 hours ........... 51 51 51 51 204 51 51 510 38.0 hours. 495.0 hours. 87.0 hours. 61.0 hours. 204.0 hours. 51.0 hours. 8.0 hours. 944 hours. 17 17 4 ........................ 1 hour ............... 1 hour ............... 68 17 68.0 hours. 68 hours. 3 3 2 ........................ 1 hour ............... 1 hour ............... 6 6 6 hours. 6 hours. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 1.7 hours .......... 10 minutes ........ 13 hours ........... 1 1 4 1 1 8 .75 minutes 9.7 hours. 4.0 hours. 1.7 hours. .16 minutes 16 hours. 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 1 4 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 1.7 hours .......... 10 minutes ........ 13 hours ........... 4 4 16 4 4 32 3.0 hours. 39.0 hours. 16.0 hours. 6.8 hours. .66 hours. 65 hours. 20 20 20 20 20 Frm 00066 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 ........................ 1 1 1 1 4 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 17.2 hours ........ 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 20 20 20 20 80 15.0 hours. 194.0 hours. 344.0 hours. 34.0 hours. 80.0 hours. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 55238 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices Number of respondents (A) Frequency of responses (B) Hour burden per response (C) 20 20 1 ........................ 10 minutes ........ 31 hours ........... 20 180 3.3 hours. 670.3 hours. 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 1 1 1 1 2 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 17.2 hours ........ 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 10 minutes ........ 31 hours ........... 20 20 20 20 40 20 120 15.0 hours. 194.0 hours. 344.0 hours. 34.0 hours. 40.0 hours. 3.0 hours. 630 hours. 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 19 hours ........... 56 56 56 56 224 56 56 56 616 42.0 hours. 543.0 hours. 67.0 hours. 95.0 hours. 224.0 hours. 235.0 hours. 5.0 hours. 9.0 hours. 1,220 hours. 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 3 3 1 3 4 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 19 hours ........... 168 168 56 168 224 56 56 56 952 126.0 hours. 1630.0 hours. 95.0 hours. 202.0 hours. 224.0 hours. 235.0 hours. 4.0 hours. 9.0 hours. 2,525 hours. 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 56 2 1 2 2 2 8 20 2 2 2 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 17.2 hours ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 17.2 hours ........ 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 53 hours ........... 112 56 112 112 112 448 1,120 112 112 112 2,408 84 hours. 963.2 hours. 1,086.4 hours. 134.4 hours. 190.4 hours. 448 hours. 19,264 hours. 470.4 hours. 9.3 hours. 18.6 hours. 22,668.7 hours. 4,246 4,246 4246 4,246 4,246 4,246 4,246 4,246 4,246 4,246 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 17.2 hour .......... 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 36 hours ........... 4,246 8,492 8,492 4,246 8,492 4,246 4,246 4,246 4,246 50,952 3,185.0 hours. 82,372.0 hours. 10,190.0 hours. 7,218.0 hours. 8,492.0 hours. 73,031.0 hours. 17,833.0 hours. 340.0 hours. 705.0 hours. 203,366 hours. 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 243 1 2 2 1 4 1 1 1 1 ........................ 45 minutes ........ 9.7 hours .......... 1.2 hours .......... 1.7 hours .......... 1 hour ............... 17.2 hours ........ 4.2 hours .......... 5 minutes .......... 10 minutes ........ 36 hours ........... 243 486 486 243 972 243 243 243 243 3,402 182.0 hours. 4,714.0 hours. 583.0 hours. 413.1 hours. 972 hours. 4,179.6 hours. 1,020.6 hours. 20.2 hours. 40.5 hours. 12,125.7 hours. Non-Disaster Grants Total .................. ........................ ........................ 359 ................... 55,378 247,091.7 Grand Total ..................................... ........................ ........................ 469 ................... 59,178 2,099,212.7 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Data collections activity/instruments SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. MMMS SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–15 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A,B,C ............................................ FF 20–10 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. RFC SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF–20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. FMA SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-Total ................................................ PDM SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–15 ....................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–17 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. AFG* SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–17 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. SAFER SF 424 ........................................................... FF 20–20 ....................................................... FF 76–10A ..................................................... FF 20–16, A, B, C ......................................... FF 20–10 ....................................................... FF 20–17 ....................................................... FF 20–18 ....................................................... FF 20–19 ....................................................... SF–LLL .......................................................... Sub-total ................................................. Annual responses (D) = (A × B) * AFG and SAFER grants are awarded directly to individual fire departments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Total annual burden hours (C × D) 55239 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices Estimated Cost: The annualized hour burden cost to respondents is estimated to be $53,588,308. This estimate is based on the hourly wage rate for State Representative and Fire Department Chiefs completing and submitting the FEMA Grant Administration forms to FEMA for review and approval. 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 November 27, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rosenberg, Section Chief, Mitigation Directorate, (202) 646– 3321 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: September 25, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–19231 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–49–P accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the e-Grants application used to determine whether mitigation activities proposed for funding meets eligibility criteria. To better reflect all of the mitigation grant programs using the mitigation e-Grants application, the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) e-Grant Program, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) e-Grant Program and the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) e-Grant Program have been combined and renamed to be called the Mitigation Grant Program/eGrants. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Collection of Information Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660–0072. 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 Title: Mitigation Grant Program/eGrants (previously named Flood Mitigation Assistance (e-Grants). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0072. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: The States will utilize the Mitigation Grant Program/e-Grants, automated application to report to FEMA on a quarterly basis, certify how funding is being used and to report on the progress of mitigation activities funded under grant awards, made to Grantees by FEMA. FEMA will use this system to review the Grantees quarterly reports to ensure that mitigation grant activities are progressing on schedule and to track the expenditure of funds. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments, and Federal government. ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents (A) Data collection activities/instrument Frequency of responses (B) Hours burden per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A × B) Annual burden hours (C × D) 56 56 56 2 2 4 5 7.5 12 112 112 224 560 840 2,688 Subtotal for FMA e-Grants Supplemental Information ..................................................................... 56 ........................ 24.5 448 4,088 PDM Benefit-Cost Determination ........................................... Environmental Review .................................................. Project Narrative—Sub-grant application (including PDM Evaluation Information Questions) ................... 56 56 20 20 5 7.5 1,120 1,120 5,600 8,400 56 20 12 1,120 13,440 Subtotal for PDM e-Grants Supplemental Information ................................................................ jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FMA Benefit-Cost Determination ........................................... Environmental Review .................................................. Project Narrative—Sub-grant Application ..................... 56 ........................ 24.5 3,360 27,440 RFC Benefit-Cost Determination ........................................... Environmental Review .................................................. Project Narrative—Sub-grant application ..................... 56 56 56 1 1 2 5 7.5 12 56 56 112 280 420 1,344 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 188 (Friday, September 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55234-55239]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19231]


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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; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a 
currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660-0025.

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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 continuing information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning the forms used to collect financial, programmatic 
and administrative information from States and local governments 
pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information is provided in accordance 
with the requirements in 44 CFR part 13, Uniform Administrative 
Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local 
Government (subpart B 13.10, subpart C 13.32, 13.33, 13.40, 13.41, and 
subpart D 13.50). This is FEMA implementation of the Common Rule for 
grants.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0025.
    Form Numbers: SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, FEMA Form 
20-20, Budget Information, FEMA Form 20-15, Budget Information--
Construction, FEMA Form 20-16,A,B,C, Summary Sheet for Assurances and 
Certifications, SFLLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, FEMA Form 76-
10A, Obligating Document for Award/Amendment, FEMA Form 20-10, 
Financial Status Report and Performance Reports, FEMA Form 20-17, 
Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Program, 
FEMA Form 20-18, Report of Government Property, FEMA Form 20-19, 
Reconciliation of Grants and Cooperative Agreements, and SF 270 Request 
for Advance or Reimbursement.
    Abstract: This collection of information focuses on the 
standardization and consistent use of standard and FEMA forms 
associated with grantees requests for disaster and non-disaster Federal 
assistance, submission of financial and administrative reporting and 
record keeping. The use of the forms will minimize burden on the 
respondent and enable FEMA to continue to improve in its grants 
administration practices. The forms are used to administer the 
following FEMA grant programs.

Non-Disaster Programs

    National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System--To develop 
an immediately deployable, national response capability to locate and 
extricate, and medically stabilize victims of structural collapse 
during a disaster, while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response 
capabilities of State and local governments.
    Community Assistance Program--State Support Services Element (CAP-
SSSE)--To ensure that communities participating in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP) are achieving flood loss reduction measures 
consistent with program direction. The CAP-SSSE is intended to 
identify, prevent and resolve floodplain management issues in 
participating communities before they develop into problems requiring 
enforcement action.
    Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)--To 
enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States and local 
communities at each of the eight chemical agent stockpile storage 
facilities. The purpose of the program is to assist States and local 
communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and 
respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal 
of chemical warfare materials.
    National Dam Safety Program (NDSP)--To encourage the establishment 
and maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam 
safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State dam 
safety programs.
    Interoperable Communications Equipment (ICE)--To provide funding to 
jurisdictions across the nation for demonstration projects on uses of 
equipment and technologies to increase communications interoperability 
among the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service 
communities. These projects will illustrate and encourage the 
acceptance of new technologies and operating methods to assist 
communities in achieving interoperability.
    Earthquake Consortium (EqC)--To operate a program of grants and 
assistance to enable States to develop mitigation, preparedness and 
response plans prepare inventories and conduct seismic safety 
inspection of critical structures and lifelines, update building and 
zoning codes and ordinances to enhance seismic safety, increase 
earthquake awareness and education, and encourage the development of 
multi-State groups for such purposes.
    Disaster Donations Management Program (AIDMATRRIX)--To distribute 
technology solutions to State and local government and voluntary 
agencies throughout the country prior, to a major event, through the 
Aidmatrix Foundation/FEMA partnership. This will allow end-users to 
incorporate technology solutions into their planning, increasing their 
capacity to respond quickly and effectively once a disaster occurs.
    Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP)--Evaluate the efficacy of 
non-traditional short and intermediate-term housing alternatives for 
potential future use in a catastrophic disaster environment. Identify, 
develop and evaluate alternatives to and alternative forms of FEMA 
Disaster Housing to assist victims of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf 
Coast.
    Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP)--To increase local involvement 
in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard 
maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS)--To increase local 
involvement in, and ownership of, management of the development and 
maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood 
Insurance.
    New Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)--The Repetitive Flood Claims 
(RFC) Program was authorized in 2004 under Pub. L. 108-264, funds were 
not appropriated until FY 2006. The RFC program is authorized under the 
NFIA to award grants for actions that reduce flood damages to 
individual properties for which one or more claim payments for losses 
have been made. FEMA is not required to publish regulations; however, 
FEMA will provide notice to eligible applicants, post notice on OMB's 
Grants.gov Web site, and post the RFC program guidance on its Web site 
at http://www.fema.gov.
    Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)--To assist States and communities 
in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of 
flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures 
insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)--To provide States and communities 
with a much needed source of pre-disaster mitigation funding for cost-
effective hazard mitigation activities that are part of a comprehensive 
mitigation program, and that reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage 
and destruction of property. Competitive grants are part of this 
program including grants to universities.
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)--To provide direct 
assistance, on a competitive basis, to fire departments of a State or 
tribal nation for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of 
the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related 
hazards.
    Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)--To 
increase the number of firefighters in local communities and to help 
them meet industry minimum standards and attain 24/7 staffing for 
adequate protection against fire and fire-related hazards, and fulfill 
related roles associated with fire departments.

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Disaster Programs

    Public Assistance Grants (PA)--To provide supplemental assistance 
to States, local governments, and political subdivisions to the State, 
Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and certain nonprofit 
organizations in alleviating suffering and hardship resulting from 
major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
    Crisis Counseling (SCC)--To provide immediate crisis counseling 
services, when required, to victims of a major Federally-declared 
disaster for the purpose of relieving mental health problems caused or 
aggravated by a major disaster or its aftermath.
    Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and 
Households--Other Needs (ONA)--To provide assistance to individuals and 
households affected by a disaster or emergency declared by the 
President, and enable them to address necessary expenses and serious 
needs, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance 
or through other means such as insurance.
    Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)--To provide States and local 
governments' financial assistance to implement measures that will 
permanently reduce or eliminate future damages and losses from natural 
hazards through safer building practices and improving existing 
structures and supporting infrastructure.
    Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAGP)--To provide grants to 
States, Indian tribal government and local governments for the 
mitigation, management and control of any fire burning on publicly 
(nonfederal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such 
destruction as would constitute a major disaster.
    Affected Public: State, local, and tribal governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

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                                          Number of                                                       Annual
Data collections activity/instruments    respondents    Frequency of     Hour burden per  response    responses  (D)  Total annual burden hours  (C x D)
                                             (A)       responses  (B)               (C)                  = (A x B)
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                                                                    Disaster Programs
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PA
    SF 424...........................              56               1  45 minutes...................              56  42 hours
    FF 20-20.........................              56               1  9.7 hours....................              56  543 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              56               1  1.7 hours....................              56  95 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              56               4  1 hour.......................             224  224 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              56               1  10 minutes...................              56  9 hours.
        Sub-Total....................              56  ..............  13.3 hours...................             392  57 Disaster Declarations x 913
                                                                                                                       hours = 52,041.
SCC
    SF 424...........................              17               1  45 minutes...................              17  13 hours.
    SF 20-20.........................              17               1  9.7 hours....................              17  165 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              17               1  1.7 hours....................              17  29 hours.
    FF 20-10 (SF 269)................              17               4  1 hour.......................              68  68 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              17               1  10 minutes...................              17  3 hours.
        Sub-Total....................              17  ..............  13.3 hours...................             119  57 Disaster Declarations x 278
                                                                                                                       hours = 15,846.
ONA
    SF 424...........................              40               1  45 minutes...................              40  30 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              40               1  9.7 hours....................              40  388 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              40               1  1.7 hours....................              40  68 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              40               4  1 hour.......................             160  160 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              40               1  10 minutes...................              40  7 hours.
        Sub-Total....................              40  ..............  13.3 hours...................             320  57 Disaster Declarations x 653
                                                                                                                       hours = 37,221.
HMGP
    SF 424...........................              52               1  45 minutes...................              52  39 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              52              15  9.7 hours....................             780  7,566 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              52               1  1.7 hours....................              52  88 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              52               4  1 hour.......................             208  208 hours.
    FF 20-17.........................              52              15  17.2 hours...................             780  13,416 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              52               6  4.2 hours....................             312  1,310 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              52               6  5 minutes....................             312  25 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              52               1  10 minutes...................              52  9 hours.
        Sub-Total....................              52  ..............  35 hours.....................           2,548  57 Disaster Declarations x 22,661
                                                                                                                       hours = 1,291,677.
FMAGP
    SF 424...........................              12               4  45 minutes...................              48  36 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              36               4  9.7 hours....................             144  1,397 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              36               4  1.7 hours....................             144  245 hours.
    FF 20-15.........................              36               4  17.2 hours...................             144  2,477 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              12               4  1 hour.......................              48  48 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              36               4  4.2 hours....................             144  605 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              36               4  5 minutes....................             144  12 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              36               4  10 minutes...................             144  24 hours.

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        Sub-Total....................              36  ..............  35 hours.....................             960  94 Disasters Declarations x 4,844
                                                                                                                       hours = 455,336.
            Disaster Grants Total....              56  ..............  110 hours....................           3,800  1,852,121 hours.
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US&R
    SF 424...........................              28               1  45 minutes...................              28  21 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              28               1  9.7 hours....................              28  272 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              28               1  1.7 hours....................              28  48 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              28               1  1.2 hours....................              28  34 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              28               2  1 hour.......................              56  56 hours.
    SF 270...........................              28               1  1 hour.......................              28  28 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              28               1  10 minutes...................              28  5 hours.
        Sub-total....................              28  ..............  16 hours.....................             224  498 hours.
CAP-SSSE
    SF 424...........................              56               1  45 minutes...................              56  42 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              56               1  9.7 hours....................              56  543 hours.
    FF 20-15.........................              56               1  17.2 hours...................              56  963 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              56               1  1.7 hours....................              56  95 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              56               1  1.2 hours....................              56  67 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              56               2  1 hour.......................             112  112 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              56               1  4.2 hours....................              56  235 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              56               1  5 minutes....................              56  4 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              56               1  10 minutes...................              56  9 hours.
        Sub-total....................              56  ..............  36 hours.....................             560  2,070 hours.
CSEPP
    SF 424...........................              10               1  45 minutes...................              10  8.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              10               1  9.7 hours....................              10  97.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              10               4  1 hour.......................              40  40.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              10               1  1.7 hours....................              10  17.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              10               1  1.2 hours....................              10  12.0 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              10               1  4.2 hours....................              10  42.0 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              10               1  5 minutes....................              10  1.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              10               1  10 minutes...................              10  2.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................              10  ..............  19 hours.....................             120  219 hours.
NDSP
    SF 424...........................              51               1  45 minutes...................              51  38.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              51               1  9.7 hours....................              51  495.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              51               1  1.7 hours....................              51  87.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              51               1  1.2 hours....................              51  61.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              51               4  1 hour.......................             204  204.0 hours.
    SF 270...........................              51               1  1 hour.......................              51  51.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              51               1  10 minutes...................              51  8.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................              51  ..............  16 hours.....................             510  944 hours.
ICE
    FF 20-10.........................              17               4  1 hour.......................              68  68.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................              17  ..............  1 hour.......................              17  68 hours.
EqC
    FF 20-10.........................               3               2  1 hour.......................               6  6 hours.
        Sub-Total....................               3  ..............  1 hour.......................               6  6 hours.
AIDMATRIX
    SF 424...........................               1               1  45 minutes...................               1  .75 minutes
    FF 20-20.........................               1               1  9.7 hours....................               1  9.7 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................               1               4  1 hour.......................               4  4.0 hours.
    FF 20-16 A,B,C...................               1               1  1.7 hours....................               1  1.7 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................               1               1  10 minutes...................               1  .16 minutes
        Sub-Total....................               1  ..............  13 hours.....................               8  16 hours.
AHPP
    SF 424...........................               4               1  45 minutes...................               4  3.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................               4               1  9.7 hours....................               4  39.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................               4               4  1 hour.......................              16  16.0 hours.
    FF 20-16-A,B,C...................               4               1  1.7 hours....................               4  6.8 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................               4               1  10 minutes...................               4  .66 hours.
        Sub-Total....................               4  ..............  13 hours.....................              32  65 hours.
CTP
    SF 424...........................              20               1  45 minutes...................              20  15.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              20               1  9.7 hours....................              20  194.0 hours.
    FF 20-15.........................              20               1  17.2 hours...................              20  344.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              20               1  1.7 hours....................              20  34.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              20               4  1 hour.......................              80  80.0 hours.

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    SF-LLL...........................              20               1  10 minutes...................              20  3.3 hours.
        Sub-total....................              20  ..............  31 hours.....................             180  670.3 hours.
MMMS
    SF 424...........................              20               1  45 minutes...................              20  15.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              20               1  9.7 hours....................              20  194.0 hours.
    FF 20-15.........................              20               1  17.2 hours...................              20  344.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A,B,C..................              20               1  1.7 hours....................              20  34.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              20               2  1 hour.......................              40  40.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              20               1  10 minutes...................              20  3.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................              20  ..............  31 hours.....................             120  630 hours.
RFC
    SF 424...........................              56               1  45 minutes...................              56  42.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              56               1  9.7 hours....................              56  543.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              56               1  1.2 hours....................              56  67.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              56               1  1.7 hours....................              56  95.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              56               4  1 hour.......................             224  224.0 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              56               1  4.2 hours....................              56  235.0 hours.
    FF-20-19.........................              56               1  5 minutes....................              56  5.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              56               1  10 minutes...................              56  9.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................              56  ..............  19 hours.....................             616  1,220 hours.
FMA
    SF 424...........................              56               3  45 minutes...................             168  126.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              56               3  9.7 hours....................             168  1630.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              56               1  1.7 hours....................              56  95.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              56               3  1.2 hours....................             168  202.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              56               4  1 hour.......................             224  224.0 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              56               1  4.2 hours....................              56  235.0 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              56               1  5 minutes....................              56  4.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              56               1  10 minutes...................              56  9.0 hours.
        Sub-Total....................              56  ..............  19 hours.....................             952  2,525 hours.
PDM
    SF 424...........................              56               2  45 minutes...................             112  84 hours.
    FF 20-15.........................              56               1  17.2 hours...................              56  963.2 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................              56               2  9.7 hours....................             112  1,086.4 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................              56               2  1.2 hours....................             112  134.4 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................              56               2  1.7 hours....................             112  190.4 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................              56               8  1 hour.......................             448  448 hours.
    FF 20-17.........................              56              20  17.2 hours...................           1,120  19,264 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................              56               2  4.2 hours....................             112  470.4 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................              56               2  5 minutes....................             112  9.3 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................              56               2  10 minutes...................             112  18.6 hours.
        Sub-total....................              56  ..............  53 hours.....................           2,408  22,668.7 hours.
AFG*
    SF 424...........................           4,246               1  45 minutes...................           4,246  3,185.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................           4,246               2  9.7 hours....................           8,492  82,372.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................            4246               2  1.2 hours....................           8,492  10,190.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................           4,246               1  1.7 hours....................           4,246  7,218.0 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................           4,246               2  1 hour.......................           8,492  8,492.0 hours.
    FF 20-17.........................           4,246               1  17.2 hour....................           4,246  73,031.0 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................           4,246               1  4.2 hours....................           4,246  17,833.0 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................           4,246               1  5 minutes....................           4,246  340.0 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................           4,246               1  10 minutes...................           4,246  705.0 hours.
        Sub-total....................           4,246  ..............  36 hours.....................          50,952  203,366 hours.
SAFER
    SF 424...........................             243               1  45 minutes...................             243  182.0 hours.
    FF 20-20.........................             243               2  9.7 hours....................             486  4,714.0 hours.
    FF 76-10A........................             243               2  1.2 hours....................             486  583.0 hours.
    FF 20-16, A, B, C................             243               1  1.7 hours....................             243  413.1 hours.
    FF 20-10.........................             243               4  1 hour.......................             972  972 hours.
    FF 20-17.........................             243               1  17.2 hours...................             243  4,179.6 hours.
    FF 20-18.........................             243               1  4.2 hours....................             243  1,020.6 hours.
    FF 20-19.........................             243               1  5 minutes....................             243  20.2 hours.
    SF-LLL...........................             243               1  10 minutes...................             243  40.5 hours.
        Sub-total....................             243  ..............  36 hours.....................           3,402  12,125.7 hours.
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          Non-Disaster Grants Total..  ..............  ..............  359..........................          55,378  247,091.7
                                      ==================================================================================================================
            Grand Total..............  ..............  ..............  469..........................          59,178  2,099,212.7
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    Estimated Cost: The annualized hour burden cost to respondents is 
estimated to be $53,588,308. This estimate is based on the hourly wage 
rate for State Representative and Fire Department Chiefs completing and 
submitting the FEMA Grant Administration forms to FEMA for review and 
approval.
    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 
November 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to 
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., 
Room 609, Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rosenberg, Section 
Chief, Mitigation Directorate, (202) 646-3321 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: September 25, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Department of 
Homeland Security.
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