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Download as PDF 65585 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices 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 January 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Chief, Records Management and Privacy, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 609, Washington, DC 20472 (Mail Drop Room 301, 1880 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Robin Williamson, Risk Insurance Branch, Mitigation Division, at 703–605–0755 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: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: November 8, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–22711 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; collection type extension, without change, of a currently approved collection, OMB Number: 1660–0057, Form Number(s): No forms associated with this collection. ACTION: 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 need to continue to collect information from the State, local and tribal government officials, businesses, and individuals residing in the immediate and surrounding areas of chemical stockpile sites. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is one facet of the multi-hazard readiness program in eight U.S. states that deal with hazardous material spills or releases. The program’s goal is to improve preparedness to protect the people of these communities in the unlikely event of an accident. CSEPP, a cooperative effort between FEMA and the U.S. Army, provides funding (grants), training, community outreach, guidance, technical support and expertise to State, local, and tribal governments to improve their capabilities to prepare for and respond to this type of disaster. Since no preparedness program can be successful without the public’s understanding and cooperation, input from the residents and businesses of immediate and/or surrounding areas is vital for program managers’ ability to design customtailored strategies to educate and communicate risks and action plans at the local level. This survey, which was initiated six years ago, will continue as the assessment mechanism to document and quantify program achievements. There are two authorities supporting this information collection: (1) The Government Performance Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), which mandates federal agencies to provide valid and reliable quantification of program achievements, and (2) Executive Order 12862, which requires agencies to survey customers to determine their level of satisfaction with existing services. Collection of Information Title: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: OMB 1660–0057. Form Numbers: None associated with this collection. Abstract: Consistent with performance measurement requirements set forth by the Government Performance Results Act, the Chemical Stockpile Preparedness Program (CSEPP) will continue collecting data from state, local and tribal governments, individuals and businesses residing in the immediate or surrounding areas of eight chemical stockpile sites. This study will: (1) Assess program effectiveness using five national performance indicators unique to the CSEPP program, (2) measure and monitor customer satisfaction with CSEPP products and services, and (3) identify weaknesses and strengths of individual sites and program components. Data findings will be used to set customer service standards, while providing quantitative benchmarks for program monitoring and evaluation. Affected Public: State and local officials; individuals; businesses. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Number of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) (B) (C) (A × B ) (A × B × C) Open-ended Questionnaire .................................................. Pilot Tests—Site Surveys .................................................... Site Surveys Questionnaires (3)— Anniston, AL ................................................................. Blue Grass, KY ............................................................. Deseret, UT .................................................................. Edgewood, MD (Aberdeen) .......................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 (1) 176 (2) 240 1 1 0.25 0.25 176 240 44 60 961 822 823 807 1 1 1 1 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 961 822 823 807 240 206 206 202 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 65586 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 21, 2007 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) (B) (C) (A × B ) (A × B × C) Newport, IN (Mail Survey) (5) ........................................ Pine Bluff, AR ............................................................... Pueblo, CO (4) ............................................................... Pueblo City ............................................................ Umatilla, OR ................................................................. 815 1,093 823 383 814 1 1 1 1 1 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.17 0.25 815 1,093 823 383 814 204 273 206 65 204 TotaL ...................................................................... 7,757 1 ........................ 7,757 1,910 (1) State and local officials. (2) Thirty residential and/or business respondents per pilot test in each of 8 CSEPP sites. (3) Individual/residential respondents. (4) Includes 86 business respondents. (5) Mail survey will double as pilot per OMB suggestions. Estimated Cost: There are no startup or operational/maintenance costs to respondents since there are no reporting or record keeping requirements associated with this collection. The only cost to respondents is the one incurred as a direct result of the burden hours. 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 January 22, 2008. Interested persons should submit written comments to Office of Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472 (Mail Drop Room 301, 1880 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA, 22202). ADDRESSES: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Joe Herring, Program Specialist, CSEPP at (703) 605–1378 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: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:56 Nov 20, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: November 7, 2007. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E7–22713 Filed 11–20–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket Nos. TSA–2006–24191; Coast Guard–2006–24196] Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); Enrollment Dates for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX Transportation Security Administration; United States Coast Guard; DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issues this notice of the dates for the beginning of the initial enrollment for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for the Ports of Boston, MA; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Port Fourchon, LA; and Brownsville, TX. DATES: TWIC enrollment in Charleston, SC will begin on November 28, 2007; in Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; and Port Fourchon, LA on November 29, 2007; in Boston, MA on November 30, 2007; and Brownsville, TX on December 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may view published documents and comments concerning the TWIC Final Rule, identified by the PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 docket numbers of this notice, using any one of the following methods. (1) Searching the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov; (2) Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html; or (3) Visiting TSA’s Security Regulations Web page at http:// www.tsa.gov and accessing the link for ‘‘Research Center’’ at the top of the page. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Orgill, TSA–19, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220. Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC), TWIC Program, (571) 227–4545; e-mail: credentialing@dhs.gov. Background The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the United States Coast Guard and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), issued a joint final rule (72 FR 3492; January 25, 2007) pursuant to the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Public Law 107–295, 116 Stat. 2064 (November 25, 2002), and the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 (SAFE Port Act), Public Law 109–347 (October 13, 2006). This rule requires all credentialed merchant mariners and individuals with unescorted access to secure areas of a regulated facility or vessel to obtain a TWIC. In this final rule, on page 3510, TSA and Coast Guard stated that a phased enrollment approach based upon risk assessment and cost/benefit would be used to implement the program nationwide, and that TSA would publish a notice in the Federal Register indicating when enrollment at a specific location will begin and when it is expected to terminate. E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 21, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65585-65586]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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; collection type 
extension, without change, of a currently approved collection, OMB 
Number: 1660-0057, Form Number(s): No forms associated with this 
collection.

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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 need to continue to collect information from the State, 
local and tribal government officials, businesses, and individuals 
residing in the immediate and surrounding areas of chemical stockpile 
sites.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Chemical Stockpile Emergency 
Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is one facet of the multi-hazard readiness 
program in eight U.S. states that deal with hazardous material spills 
or releases. The program's goal is to improve preparedness to protect 
the people of these communities in the unlikely event of an accident. 
CSEPP, a cooperative effort between FEMA and the U.S. Army, provides 
funding (grants), training, community outreach, guidance, technical 
support and expertise to State, local, and tribal governments to 
improve their capabilities to prepare for and respond to this type of 
disaster. Since no preparedness program can be successful without the 
public's understanding and cooperation, input from the residents and 
businesses of immediate and/or surrounding areas is vital for program 
managers' ability to design custom-tailored strategies to educate and 
communicate risks and action plans at the local level. This survey, 
which was initiated six years ago, will continue as the assessment 
mechanism to document and quantify program achievements. There are two 
authorities supporting this information collection: (1) The Government 
Performance Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), which mandates federal agencies 
to provide valid and reliable quantification of program achievements, 
and (2) Executive Order 12862, which requires agencies to survey 
customers to determine their level of satisfaction with existing 
services.

Collection of Information

    Title: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) 
Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: OMB 1660-0057.
    Form Numbers: None associated with this collection.
    Abstract: Consistent with performance measurement requirements set 
forth by the Government Performance Results Act, the Chemical Stockpile 
Preparedness Program (CSEPP) will continue collecting data from state, 
local and tribal governments, individuals and businesses residing in 
the immediate or surrounding areas of eight chemical stockpile sites. 
This study will: (1) Assess program effectiveness using five national 
performance indicators unique to the CSEPP program, (2) measure and 
monitor customer satisfaction with CSEPP products and services, and (3) 
identify weaknesses and strengths of individual sites and program 
components. Data findings will be used to set customer service 
standards, while providing quantitative benchmarks for program 
monitoring and evaluation.
    Affected Public: State and local officials; individuals; 
businesses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:

                                               Annual Burden Hours
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    Project/activity (survey,        Number of     Frequency of    Burden hours       Annual       Total annual
   form(s), focus group, etc.)      respondents      responses    per respondent     responses     burden hours
                                             (A)             (B)             (C)        (A x B )     (A x B x C)
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Open-ended Questionnaire........       \(1)\ 176               1            0.25             176              44
Pilot Tests--Site Surveys.......       \(2)\ 240               1            0.25             240              60
Site Surveys Questionnaires
 \(3)\--
    Anniston, AL................             961               1            0.25             961             240
    Blue Grass, KY..............             822               1            0.25             822             206
    Deseret, UT.................             823               1            0.25             823             206
    Edgewood, MD (Aberdeen).....             807               1            0.25             807             202

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    Newport, IN (Mail Survey)                815               1            0.25             815             204
     \(5)\......................
    Pine Bluff, AR..............           1,093               1            0.25           1,093             273
    Pueblo, CO \(4)\............             823               1            0.25             823             206
        Pueblo City.............             383               1            0.17             383              65
    Umatilla, OR................             814               1            0.25             814             204
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        TotaL...................           7,757               1  ..............           7,757          1,910
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\(1)\ State and local officials.
\(2)\ Thirty residential and/or business respondents per pilot test in each of 8 CSEPP sites.
\(3)\ Individual/residential respondents.
\(4)\ Includes 86 business respondents.
\(5)\ Mail survey will double as pilot per OMB suggestions.

    Estimated Cost: There are no startup or operational/maintenance 
costs to respondents since there are no reporting or record keeping 
requirements associated with this collection. The only cost to 
respondents is the one incurred as a direct result of the burden hours.
    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 
January 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Office 
of Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472 (Mail Drop 
Room 301, 1880 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA, 22202).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Joe Herring, Program 
Specialist, CSEPP at (703) 605-1378 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: November 7, 2007.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E7-22713 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]
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