Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 11134-11135 [E8-3906]

Download as PDF 11134 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents per form Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) (B) (C) (D = A × B) (C × D) FF–20–19 .................................................................... SF LLL ........................................................................ Total SRL ............................................................. 56 56 ........................ 1 1 ........................ 0.084 0.167 .......................... 56 56 616 5 9 1235 Total of Annual Responses and Burden Hours for Non-Disaster Programs .............................. ........................ ........................ .......................... 72,877 295,261 Total of Annual Responses and Burden Hours for Disaster and Non-Disaster Programs ........ ........................ ........................ .......................... 359881 2150885 Data collections activity/instruments Estimated Cost: The annualized hour burden cost to respondents is estimated to be $57,365,765. 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 April 29, 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, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202. ADDRESSES: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: February 13, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–3905 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–49–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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; this is an extension of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660–0103. 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 this information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space process as part of the administration of FEMA’s mitigation grant programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rules implementing Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space as published at 44 CFR part 80 on October 31, 2007 in the Federal Register as an interim rule govern property acquisitions for the creation of open space under all of FEMA mitigation grant programs authorized under both the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5121–5206, and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. Acquisition and relocation of property for open space use is one of the most common mitigation activities, and is an eligible activity type authorized for Federal grant funds under all of FEMA mitigation grant programs. FEMA mitigation grant programs require all properties acquired with FEMA funds to be deed restricted and maintained as open space in perpetuity. This ensures that no future risks from hazards occur to life or structures on that property, and no future disaster assistance or insurance payments are made as a result of damages to that property. This extension of a currently approved collection of information is necessary to establish uniform requirements for State and local implementation of acquisition activities, and to enforce open space maintenance and monitoring requirements for properties acquired with FEMA mitigation grant funds. The interim rule published on October 31, 2007 included a conforming amendment to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to refer to the new part 80 for acquisition and relocation activities, and removed 44 CFR 206.434(f), pertaining to the inapplicability of the Uniform Relocation Act. Collection of Information Title: Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space. Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0103. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: FEMA and State and local recipients of FEMA mitigation grant programs will use the information collected to meet the Property Acquisition requirements to implement acquisition activities under the terms of grant agreements for acquisition and relocation activities. FEMA and State/ E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1 11135 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 41 / Friday, February 29, 2008 / Notices local grant recipients will also use the information to monitor and enforce the open space requirements for all properties acquired with FEMA mitigation grants. Affected Public: State, local, or Indian tribal government and individuals or households. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,424. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Frequency of responses Number of Responses Hours per burden response Total annual burden hours (A) (B) (C) (A × B) (A × B × C) Voluntary Participation Statement ......... Deed Restriction Requirements ............. Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Transfer Certification .............................. Enforcement Notices .............................. 56 56 56 .............................. .............................. 40 40 1 .............................. .............................. 1 4 4 .............................. .............................. 2,240 2,240 56 .............................. .............................. 2,240 8,960 224 .............................. .............................. Total ................................................ 56 .............................. 9 4,536 11,424 Project/activity rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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 April 29, 2008. 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, Branch 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: February 12, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–3906 Filed 2–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:22 Feb 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. 1660–0062. 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 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-postdisaster 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, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\29FEN1.SGM 29FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 41 (Friday, February 29, 2008)]
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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; this is an 
extension of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660-0103.

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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 this information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
the Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space process as part 
of the administration of FEMA's mitigation grant programs.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Rules implementing Property Acquisition and 
Relocation for Open Space as published at 44 CFR part 80 on October 31, 
2007 in the Federal Register as an interim rule govern property 
acquisitions for the creation of open space under all of FEMA 
mitigation grant programs authorized under both the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
5121-5206, and the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 
U.S.C. 4001 et seq. Acquisition and relocation of property for open 
space use is one of the most common mitigation activities, and is an 
eligible activity type authorized for Federal grant funds under all of 
FEMA mitigation grant programs. FEMA mitigation grant programs require 
all properties acquired with FEMA funds to be deed restricted and 
maintained as open space in perpetuity. This ensures that no future 
risks from hazards occur to life or structures on that property, and no 
future disaster assistance or insurance payments are made as a result 
of damages to that property. This extension of a currently approved 
collection of information is necessary to establish uniform 
requirements for State and local implementation of acquisition 
activities, and to enforce open space maintenance and monitoring 
requirements for properties acquired with FEMA mitigation grant funds. 
The interim rule published on October 31, 2007 included a conforming 
amendment to the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to refer to the new 
part 80 for acquisition and relocation activities, and removed 44 CFR 
206.434(f), pertaining to the inapplicability of the Uniform Relocation 
Act.

Collection of Information

    Title: Property Acquisition and Relocation for Open Space.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0103.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Abstract: FEMA and State and local recipients of FEMA mitigation 
grant programs will use the information collected to meet the Property 
Acquisition requirements to implement acquisition activities under the 
terms of grant agreements for acquisition and relocation activities. 
FEMA and State/

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local grant recipients will also use the information to monitor and 
enforce the open space requirements for all properties acquired with 
FEMA mitigation grants.
    Affected Public: State, local, or Indian tribal government and 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,424.

                                                                   Annual Burden Hours
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                                                               Number of         Frequency of        Number of      Hours per  burden     Total annual
                     Project/activity                         respondents         responses          Responses           response         burden hours
                                                                         (A)                (B)                (C)            (A x B)        (A x B x C)
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Voluntary Participation Statement........................                 56                 40                  1              2,240              2,240
Deed Restriction Requirements............................                 56                 40                  4              2,240              8,960
Monitoring and Reporting Requirements....................                 56                  1                  4                 56                224
Transfer Certification...................................  .................  .................  .................  .................  .................
Enforcement Notices......................................  .................  .................  .................  .................  .................
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total................................................                 56  .................                  9              4,536             11,424
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    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 April 
29, 2008.

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, Branch 
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: February 12, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management and Privacy, Office of Management 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-3906 Filed 2-28-08; 8:45 am]
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