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Download as PDF 22964 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 82 / Monday, April 28, 2008 / Notices provide information on payment and disbursement issues; (7) analyzes internal reports to provide management information on special interest topics; (8) develops needs assessment for financial management training based on Government-Wide and HHS standards; and (9) assures Treasury requirements and OMB suggestions for best practices are implemented in training plan for Agency-wide use. Division of Procurement Management (RB3) (1) Provides leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of policies and procedures for contracts; (2) exercises the sole responsibility within HRSA for the award and management of contracts; (3) provides advice and consultation of interpretation and application of the Department of Health and Human Services policies and procedures governing contracts management; (4) develops operating procedures and policies for the Agency’s contracts programs; (5) establishes standards and guides for and evaluates contracts operations throughout the Agency; (6) coordinates the Agency’s positions and actions with respect to the audit of contracts; (7) maintains liaison directly with or through Agency Bureaus or Offices with contractors, other organizations, and various components of the Department; and (8) provides leadership, guidance, and advice on the promotion of the activities in HRSA relating to procurement and material management governed by the Small Business Act of 1958, Executive Order 11625, and other statutes and national policy directives for augmenting the role of private industry, and small and minority businesses as sources of supply to the Government and Government contractors. Section RB–30, Delegations of Authority All delegations of authority and redelegations of authority made to HRSA officials that were in effect immediately prior to this reorganization, and that are consistent with this reorganization, shall continue in effect pending further re-delegation. This reorganization is effective upon the date of signature. Dated: April 18, 2008. Elizabeth M. Duke, Administrator. [FR Doc. E8–9201 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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; Extension of a currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660–0061, No Forms. AGENCY: Assistance’’ and the ‘‘Individual and Family Grant Programs’’ into a single program called ‘‘Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households’’ (IHP) at section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93–288, as amended). To implement this consolidation, which is intended to streamline the provision of assistance to disaster victims, FEMA published an interim final rule (67 FR 61446) which became effective on September 30, 2002. Pursuant to this rule applicants are able to request approval of late registrations, request continued assistance, and appeal program decisions. Similarly, States can partner with FEMA for delivery of disaster assistance under the ‘‘Other Needs’’ provision of the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support necessary. Collection of Information 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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the need to continue collecting information from individuals and States in order to provide and/or administer disaster assistance through the Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 206(a) of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) (Public Law 106–390) consolidated the ‘‘Temporary Housing Title: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP). Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0061. Form Numbers: No Forms. Abstract: The Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP) enhances applicants’ ability to request approval of late applications, request continued assistance, and appeal program decisions. Similarly, it allows States to partner with FEMA for delivery of disaster assistance under the ‘‘Other Needs’’ provision of the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support necessary. Affected Public: Individuals and Households; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,716 hours. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Frequency of responses Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) (B) (C) (D)= (A × B) (C × D) Individuals: Request for Approval of Late Registration ................. Request for Continued Assistance ............................. Appeal of Program Decision (to include review and use of supplemental guidance ................................ States: Review of Administrative Option Agreement for the Other Needs provision of IHP ................................. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:22 Apr 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 8,000 2,000 1 1 0.75 0.5 8,000 2,000 6,000 1,000 30,000 1 0.75 30,000 22,500 56 1 3 56 168 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 22965 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 82 / Monday, April 28, 2008 / 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) (D)= (A × B) (C × D) Development of State Administrative Plan for the Other Needs provision of IHP ................................. 16 ........................ Total ..................................................................... ........................ ........................ Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $173,354. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $855,971. 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 June 27, 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Contact Lumumba Yancey, Program Analyst, (202) 212–1133 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or e-mail address: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. Dated: April 21, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–9208 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:22 Apr 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 3 .......................... 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; Revision of a currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660–0058, FEMA Form 90–58; FEMA Form 90–133; FEMA Form 90– 32. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collections required for Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with other Federal laws and regulations. FMAGP was established under Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5187, as amended by section 303 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and authorizes the President to provide assistance to any State or local government for the mitigation, management, and control of any fire on public or private forest land or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Title 44 CFR Part 204 specifies the information collections necessary to facilitate the provision of assistance under the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16 48 40,072 29,716 Type of Information Collection: Revision of currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1600–0058. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 90–58, Request for Fire Management Assistance Declaration; FEMA Form 90–133, Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant; FEMA Form 90–32, Principal Advisor’s Report. Abstract: The information collection is used by both State and FEMA Regional staff to facilitate the declaration request and grant administration processes of FMAGP, as well as end of year internal reporting of overall declaration requests and estimated grant outlays. When a State’s request for a fire management assistance declaration is denied, the Governor of a State or Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) may appeal the decision in writing. Applicants are required to notify FEMA of all benefits, actual or anticipated, received from other sources for the same loss for which they are applying to FEMA for assistance. Notification can be accomplished in a letter, accompanied by supporting documentation. Training Sessions are provided primarily for Regional staff and State officials who administer FMAGP for the purpose of instructing and updating attendees on the laws, regulations, policies, and process that govern the program, as well as to discuss any program issues. A State Administrative Plan for FMAGP must be developed annually by the State for the administration of fire management assistance grants. The plan must describe the procedures for the administration of FMAGP, designate the State agency to serve as Grantee, and ensure State compliance with the provisions of law and regulation applicable to fire management assistance grants. Federal assistance under Section 420 of the Stafford Act must be provided in accordance with the FEMA-State Agreement for FMAGP. The State Governor and the Regional Director must sign the Agreement, which contains the necessary terms and conditions consistent with the provisions of applicable laws, executive E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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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; Extension of a 
currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660-0061, No Forms.

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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 continuing information collection. In accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments 
concerning the need to continue collecting information from individuals 
and States in order to provide and/or administer disaster assistance 
through the Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program 
(IHP).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 206(a) of the Disaster Mitigation 
Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) (Public Law 106-390) consolidated the 
``Temporary Housing Assistance'' and the ``Individual and Family Grant 
Programs'' into a single program called ``Federal Assistance to 
Individuals and Households'' (IHP) at section 408 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93-288, 
as amended). To implement this consolidation, which is intended to 
streamline the provision of assistance to disaster victims, FEMA 
published an interim final rule (67 FR 61446) which became effective on 
September 30, 2002. Pursuant to this rule applicants are able to 
request approval of late registrations, request continued assistance, 
and appeal program decisions. Similarly, States can partner with FEMA 
for delivery of disaster assistance under the ``Other Needs'' provision 
of the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration 
Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support 
necessary.

Collection of Information

    Title: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program 
(IHP).
    Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0061.
    Form Numbers: No Forms.
    Abstract: The Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households 
Program (IHP) enhances applicants' ability to request approval of late 
applications, request continued assistance, and appeal program 
decisions. Similarly, it allows States to partner with FEMA for 
delivery of disaster assistance under the ``Other Needs'' provision of 
the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration 
Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support 
necessary.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households; State, Local or Tribal 
Governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,716 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)       (D)= (A x B)         (C x D)
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Individuals:                      ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Request for Approval of Late           8,000               1            0.75           8,000           6,000
     Registration...............
    Request for Continued                  2,000               1            0.5            2,000           1,000
     Assistance.................
    Appeal of Program Decision            30,000               1            0.75          30,000          22,500
     (to include review and use
     of supplemental guidance...
States:                           ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Review of Administrative                  56               1            3                 56             168
     Option Agreement for the
     Other Needs provision of
     IHP........................

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    Development of State                      16  ..............            3                 16              48
     Administrative Plan for the
     Other Needs provision of
     IHP........................
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        Total...................  ..............  ..............  ..............          40,072          29,716
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $173,354. The estimated annual cost to the 
Federal Government is $855,971.
    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 June 
27, 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, 1800 S. Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Lumumba Yancey, Program 
Analyst, (202) 212-1133 for additional information. You may contact the 
Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or e-mail address: FEMA-
Information-Collections@dhs.gov.

    Dated: April 21, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E8-9208 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]
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