Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 7569-7570 [E8-2377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES B. Investigations Division 1 This office is directed by an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations who supervises a headquarters staff and Special Agents in Charge. 1. The headquarters staff assists the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations in establishing investigative priorities, evaluating the progress of investigations, and reporting to the Inspector General on the effectiveness of investigative efforts. It develops and implements investigative techniques, programs, guidelines, and policies. It provides programmatic expertise and issues information on new programs, regulations and statutes. It directs and coordinates the regional investigative offices. 2. The headquarters staff identifies systemic and programmatic vulnerabilities in the Department’s operations and makes recommendations for change to the appropriate managers. 3. This office manages the human and financial resources of OI, including developing staffing allocation plans and issuing policy for coordination and monitoring all budget, staffing and recruiting. 4. This office coordinates the general management processes, and implements policies and procedures published in the OI Policies and Procedures Manual and OI Administrative Manual. It also coordinates a national inspection program to ensure compliance with the Federal Managers Financial Integrity Act, the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and Attorney General guidelines. 5. This office coordinates with the other OIG components in developing the Work Plan and provides input to the Office of Inspector General Semiannual Report to the Congress. 6. This office develops all derivative mandatory and permissive program exclusions, and ensures enforcement of exclusions imposed through liaison with CMS, DOJ and other governmental and private sector entities. It is responsible for developing, improving and maintaining a comprehensive and coordinated OIG database on all OIG exclusion actions, and promptly and accurately reports all exclusion actions within its authority to the database. It informs appropriate regulatory agencies, health care providers and the general public of all OIG exclusion actions, and is responsible for improving public access to information on these exclusion actions to ensure that excluded individuals and entities are effectively barred from program participation. 7. This office provides advisory services and assistance to CMS officials, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 HHS officials, and OIG senior managers through liaison activity. It is responsible for providing program and policy direction necessary to accomplish all CMS work requirements, and to direct other activities in compliance with all legal requirements, OI policies and procedures. 8. The regional offices within this Investigations Division conduct investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and violations of standards of conduct within the jurisdiction of OIG in their assigned geographic areas. They coordinate investigations and confer with HHS operating divisions, staff divisions, OIG counterparts and other investigative and law enforcement agencies. They prepare investigative and management improvement reports. C. Investigations Division 2 This office is directed by an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations who supervises a headquarters staff and Special Agents in Charge. 1. This office plans, develops, implements and evaluates all levels of employee training for investigators, managers, support staff and other personnel. It oversees a law enforcement techniques and equipment program. 2. The staff provides for the personal protection of the Secretary, and all emergency operations preparedness and response. 3. The office promotes and coordinates the adoption of advanced information technology forensics in the prevention and detection of fraud and provides general and specific coordination of programs to retrieve and analyze computer-based forensic evidence. 4. The office operates a toll-free hotline for OIG to permit individuals to call in suspected fraud, waste, or abuse; refers the calls for appropriate action by HHS agencies or other OIG components; and analyzes the body of calls to identify trends and patterns of fraud and abuse needing attention. 5. The office maintains an automated data and management information system used by all OI managers and investigators. It provides technical expertise on computer applications for investigations and coordinates and approves investigative computer matches with other agencies. 6. The regional offices within this Investigations Division conduct investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement and violations of standards of conduct within the jurisdiction of OIG in their assigned geographic areas. They coordinate investigations and confer PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7569 with HHS operating divisions, staff divisions, OIG counterparts and other investigative and law enforcement agencies. They prepare investigative and management implication reports. Dated: February 1, 2008. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. E8–2390 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4152–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; Collection Type Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection, OMB: 1660–0010, Form Number(s): No form numbers associated with this collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 information collection outlined in 44 CFR part 71, as it pertains to application for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) insurance for buildings located in Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) communities. Title: Implementation of Coastal Barrier Resources Act. OMB Number: 1660–0010. Abstract: When an application for flood insurance is submitted for buildings located in CBRS communities, one of the following types of documentation must be submitted as evidence of eligibility: (a) Certification from a community official stating the building is not located in a designated CBRS area, (b) A legally valid building permit or certification from a community official stating that the building’s start of construction date preceded the date that the community was identified in the system or c) Certification from the governmental body overseeing the area indicating that the building is used in a manner consistent with the purpose for which the area is protected. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 7570 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2008 / Notices Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for profits; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal Government; and State, local or tribal governments. Number of Respondents: 60. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90. Frequency of Response: One time. Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. Comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, Mail Drop Room 301, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: January 28, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–2377 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1740–DR] Indiana; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Indiana (FEMA– 1740–DR), dated January 30, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: January 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:11 Feb 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated January 30, 2008, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Indiana resulting from severe storms and flooding beginning on January 7, 2008, and continuing, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Indiana. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Public Assistance is later requested and warranted, Federal funds provided under that program also will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs, except for any particular projects that are eligible for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program instituted pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 777. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Michael H. Smith, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. The following areas of the State of Indiana have been designated as adversely affected by this declared major disaster: Carroll, Cass, Elkhart, Fulton, Jasper, Marshall, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, and White Counties for Individual Assistance. All counties within the State of Indiana are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidential Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance—Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–2382 Filed 2–7–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1741–DR] Kansas; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Kansas (FEMA– 1741–DR), dated February 1, 2008, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: February 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated February 1, 2008, the President declared a major disaster under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Kansas resulting from severe winter storms during the period of December 6–19, 2007, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 27 (Friday, February 8, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7569-7570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2377]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; Collection Type 
Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection, OMB: 
1660-0010, Form Number(s): No form numbers associated with this 
collection.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 information collection outlined in 44 CFR part 
71, as it pertains to application for National Flood Insurance Program 
(NFIP) insurance for buildings located in Coastal Barrier Resource 
System (CBRS) communities.
    Title: Implementation of Coastal Barrier Resources Act.
    OMB Number: 1660-0010.
    Abstract: When an application for flood insurance is submitted for 
buildings located in CBRS communities, one of the following types of 
documentation must be submitted as evidence of eligibility: (a) 
Certification from a community official stating the building is not 
located in a designated CBRS area, (b) A legally valid building permit 
or certification from a community official stating that the building's 
start of construction date preceded the date that the community was 
identified in the system or c) Certification from the governmental body 
overseeing the area indicating that the building is used in a manner 
consistent with the purpose for which the area is protected.

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    Affected Public: Individuals or households; businesses or other for 
profits; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal Government; and 
State, local or tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 60.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 1.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 90.
    Frequency of Response: One time.
    Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Nathan 
Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, and sent 
via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 
395-6974. Comments must be submitted on or before March 10, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection should be made to Director, 
Records Management Division, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, 
Mail Drop Room 301, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202, facsimile 
number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address FEMA-Information-
Collections@dhs.gov.

    Dated: January 28, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E8-2377 Filed 2-7-08; 8:45 am]
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