Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 55239-55240 [E7-19232]

Download as PDF 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 55240 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 188 / Friday, September 28, 2007 / Notices ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued 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) Subtotal for RFC e-Grants Supplemental Information ..................................................................... 56 ........................ 24.5 224 2,084 Totals .............................................................. 56 ........................ 24.5 4,032 33,612 Estimated Cost: The total annual estimated costs to States and Indian Tribal governments for information collection associated with the mitigation grant programs is $891,726.36. This calculation is based on the number of annual burden hours for wage rates for Urban and Regional Planners, responsible for collecting the information or completing the e-Grants information at the State level. The cost for developing e-Grants system is approximately $4.4 million. System enhancements will continue into future years, at an average cost to FEMA of $750,000 annually in contract costs. 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. 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. ADDRESSES: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Cecelia Rosenberg, Section Chief, Mitigation Division, (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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:12 Sep 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: September 24, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–19232 Filed 9–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5125–N–39] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, room 7266, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 1–800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to John Hicks, Division of Property Management, Program Support Center, HHS, room 5B–17, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–2265. (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a suitable property, providers should submit their written expressions of interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule governing this program, 24 CFR part 581. For properties listed as suitable/to be excess, that property may, if subsequently accepted as excess by GSA, be made available for use by the homeless in accordance with applicable law, subject to screening for other Federal use. At the appropriate time, HUD will publish the property in a Notice showing it as either suitable/ available or suitable/unavailable. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 188 (Friday, September 28, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55239-55240]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-19232]


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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. 1660-0072.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on a proposed revised information collection. In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments 
concerning the 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/e-Grants.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Collection of Information

    Title: Mitigation Grant Program/e-Grants (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
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                                     Number of                     Hours burden       Annual
   Data collection activities/      respondents    Frequency of    per response   responses  (D)   Annual burden
           instrument                   (A)       responses  (B)        (C)          = (A x B)    hours  (C x D)
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FMA
    Benefit-Cost Determination..              56               2               5             112             560
    Environmental Review........              56               2             7.5             112             840
    Project Narrative--Sub-grant              56               4              12             224           2,688
     Application................
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        Subtotal for FMA e-                   56  ..............            24.5             448           4,088
         Grants Supplemental
         Information............
 
PDM
    Benefit-Cost Determination..              56              20               5           1,120           5,600
    Environmental Review........              56              20             7.5           1,120           8,400
    Project Narrative--Sub-grant              56              20              12           1,120          13,440
     application (including PDM
     Evaluation Information
     Questions).................
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        Subtotal for PDM e-                   56  ..............            24.5           3,360          27,440
         Grants Supplemental
         Information............
 
RFC
    Benefit-Cost Determination..              56               1               5              56             280
    Environmental Review........              56               1             7.5              56             420
    Project Narrative--Sub-grant              56               2              12             112           1,344
     application................
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        Subtotal for RFC e-                   56  ..............            24.5             224           2,084
         Grants Supplemental
         Information............
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            Totals..............              56  ..............            24.5           4,032          33,612
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    Estimated Cost: The total annual estimated costs to States and 
Indian Tribal governments for information collection associated with 
the mitigation grant programs is $891,726.36. This calculation is based 
on the number of annual burden hours for wage rates for Urban and 
Regional Planners, responsible for collecting the information or 
completing the e-Grants information at the State level. The cost for 
developing e-Grants system is approximately $4.4 million. System 
enhancements will continue into future years, at an average cost to 
FEMA of $750,000 annually in contract costs.
    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 Division, (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 24, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E7-19232 Filed 9-27-07; 8:45 am]
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