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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 77 / Monday, April 21, 2008 / Notices D. Pet Food Processing Standards The AFSS initiative is intended to cover the entire spectrum of agency activities from preapproval of food additives for use in feed, to establishing limits for feed contaminants, providing education and training, and conducting inspections and taking enforcement actions for ensuring compliance with agency regulations. Some basic elements of an animal feed safety system are described at: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/ dockets/98fr/03n–0312–bkg0002.pdf. Would standards based on a riskbased, preventive, and comprehensive feed control measures approach, such as the approach described as an element of FDA’s AFSS initiative, adequately address the processing standards requirement of section 1002(a) of FDAAA? If so, what aspects of procurement, processing and distribution should be included in such an approach? Should such standards be developed and applied to all animal feeds rather than be limited to pet food? DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Pregnancy and Neonatology Study Section, June 2, 2008, 8 a.m. to June 3, 2008, 3 p.m., Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, 4300 Military Road, NW., Washington, DC, 20015 which was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2008, 73 FR 18539–18542. The meeting will be held one day only June 2, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting location remains the same. The meeting is closed to the public. Dated: April 14, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–8450 Filed 4–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M III. Other Information for the Public Meeting DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FDA has posted additional information for the May 13, 2008, public meeting on the CVM Web site at http:// www.fda.gov/cvm. The agency may make additional background material available to the public and will post that information on the CVM Web site as well. Additionally, background material relating to AFSS, including previous drafts of the AFSS Framework document, is available at http:// www.fda.gov/cvm/AFSS.htm. National Institutes of Health IV. Transcripts rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES FDA will prepare a meeting transcript that will be entered into the docket. FDA anticipates that transcripts will be available approximately 30 business days after the meeting. The transcript will also be available for public examination at the Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dated: April 15, 2008. Jeffrey Shuren, Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning. [FR Doc. 08–1155 Filed 4–16–08; 3:48 pm] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Apr 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health; Office of Biotechnology Activities; Recombinant DNA Research; Notice of a Meeting of an NIH Blue Ribbon Panel There will be a meeting of the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel to advise on the Risk Assessment of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at the Boston Medical Center. The meeting will be held on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the National Institutes of Health, Building 31, Floor 6C, Conference Room 10, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. The National Research Council Committee that provided technical input on the NIH’s Draft Supplementary Risk Assessments and Site Suitability Analyses for the NEIDL will participate in discussions with Panel members regarding the scope and design of additional studies that may be needed to assess risk associated with the siting and operation of the NEIDL. For further information concerning this meeting contact Ms. Laurie Lewallen, Advisory Committee Coordinator, Office of Biotechnology Activities, Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 750, Bethesda, MD 20892–7985, 301–496–9838, lewallla@od.nih.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21359 The meeting will be open to the public, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed above in advance of the meeting. Any interested person may file written comments with the panel by forwarding the statement to the Contact Person listed on this notice. The statement should include the name, address, telephone number and when applicable, the business or professional affiliation of the interested person. NIH campus security procedures require that all visitor vehicles, including taxicabs and hotel and airport shuttles will be inspected before being allowed on campus. Visitors will be asked to show one form of identification (for example, a government-issued photo ID, driver’s license, or passport) and to state the purpose of their visit. An agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted on the agency’s Web site: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/acd/ index.htm. Background information may be obtained by contacting NIH OBA by email oba@od.nih.gov. Dated: April 14, 2008. Amy P. Patterson, Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities. [FR Doc. E8–8474 Filed 4–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–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; Telephone Survey, OMB 1660–0057, Revision of a currently approved collection. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 21360 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 77 / Monday, April 21, 2008 / Notices includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current national conditions of increased risk for man-made and/or accidental chemical disasters create great demand for the constant monitoring of preparednessrelated activities. Since the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a cooperative effort among local, State, and Federal governments working closely with the public in communities surrounding fixed hazards, documenting performance at each of these levels is vital for program planning and management in each of the CSEPP sites. Furthermore, 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 to design custom-tailored strategies to educate and communicate risks and action plans at the local level. Failure to collect this information will hamper the program’s ability to document strengths and weaknesses at each site, forcing managers to rely on intuitive rather than on factual decision-making, with no objective basis to quantify program performance, a requirement of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Title: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: OMB 1660–0057. Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA’s CSEPP will collect data from State and local governments to measure program effectiveness and establish a quantitative baseline of customer satisfaction with program products and services. Data findings will be used to set customer service standards while providing benchmarks for program monitoring and evaluation. This information collection also constitutes an assessment tool that measures public knowledge of emergency preparedness and response actions in the event of a chemical emergency affecting any of the seven CSEPP sites and surrounding communities. Data from this collection will continue to provide a basis for program planning and management through the development and/or modification of performance standards, the ability to monitor program changes and trends over time, and the capability to objectively evaluate outreach performance against best practices (benchmarks) in multi-hazard readiness programs. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments. Number of Respondents: 2,224. Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 556 hours. ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Data collection activity/instrument (B) (C) (D) = (A × B) (C × D) Open-ended Questionnaire1 ................................................ Site Survey Questionnaires2 Anniston, AL ................................................................. Pine Bluff, AR ............................................................... 170 1 0.25 170 42.50 961 1,093 1 1 0.25 0.25 961 1,093 240.25 273.25 * Total ..................................................................... 2,224 ........................ ........................ 2,224 556.00 Notes: 1 State and local officials. 2 Individual/residential respondents. * Since publication of the 60 day Federal Register Notice, Volume 72, Number 224, page 65585, the number of burden hours have decreased from 1910 to 556 due to a drop in the number of sites surveyed and therefore number of respondents surveyed. Frequency of Response: Annually. 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 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 May 21, 2008. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Apr 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: April 2, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–8561 Filed 4–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1751–DR] Arkansas; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State of Arkansas (FEMA–1751–DR), dated March 26, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the catastrophe declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 26, 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cross, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline Counties for Individual Assistance. Boone, Carroll, Fulton, and Izard Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance, including direct Federal assistance). E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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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; Telephone 
Survey, OMB 1660-0057, Revision of a currently approved collection.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted 
the following information collection to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission 
describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of 
respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources 
used by respondents to respond) and cost, and

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includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Current national conditions of increased 
risk for man-made and/or accidental chemical disasters create great 
demand for the constant monitoring of preparedness-related activities. 
Since the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is 
a cooperative effort among local, State, and Federal governments 
working closely with the public in communities surrounding fixed 
hazards, documenting performance at each of these levels is vital for 
program planning and management in each of the CSEPP sites. 
Furthermore, 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 to design custom-tailored strategies to educate and 
communicate risks and action plans at the local level. Failure to 
collect this information will hamper the program's ability to document 
strengths and weaknesses at each site, forcing managers to rely on 
intuitive rather than on factual decision-making, with no objective 
basis to quantify program performance, a requirement of the Government 
Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
    Title: Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) 
Evaluation and Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: OMB 1660-0057.
    Abstract: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA's CSEPP 
will collect data from State and local governments to measure program 
effectiveness and establish a quantitative baseline of customer 
satisfaction with program products and services. Data findings will be 
used to set customer service standards while providing benchmarks for 
program monitoring and evaluation. This information collection also 
constitutes an assessment tool that measures public knowledge of 
emergency preparedness and response actions in the event of a chemical 
emergency affecting any of the seven CSEPP sites and surrounding 
communities. Data from this collection will continue to provide a basis 
for program planning and management through the development and/or 
modification of performance standards, the ability to monitor program 
changes and trends over time, and the capability to objectively 
evaluate outreach performance against best practices (benchmarks) in 
multi-hazard readiness programs.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 2,224.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 0.25 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 556 hours.

                                               Annual Hour Burden
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    Data collection activity/        Number of     Frequency of     Hour burden       Annual       Total annual
           instrument               respondents      responses     per response      responses     burden hours
                                             (A)             (B)             (C)   (D) = (A x B)         (C x D)
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Open-ended Questionnaire\1\.....             170               1            0.25             170           42.50
 Site Survey Questionnaires\2\
    Anniston, AL................             961               1            0.25             961          240.25
    Pine Bluff, AR..............           1,093               1            0.25           1,093          273.25
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        * Total.................           2,224  ..............  ..............           2,224          556.00
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Notes: \1\ State and local officials. \2\ Individual/residential respondents.
* Since publication of the 60 day Federal Register Notice, Volume 72, Number 224, page 65585, the number of
  burden hours have decreased from 1910 to 556 due to a drop in the number of sites surveyed and therefore
  number of respondents surveyed.

    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    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 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 May 21, 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: April 2, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E8-8561 Filed 4-18-08; 8:45 am]
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