Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 22965-22966 [E8-9223]

Download as PDF 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 22966 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 82 / Monday, April 28, 2008 / Notices orders, and regulations, and specifies the type and extent of Federal assistance to be provided. The Agreement is an annual agreement applicable only for the calendar year in which it is signed. Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 631.5 Hours. ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Burden hours per respondent Annual responses Total annual burden hours (B) (C) (D) = (A × B) (C × D) pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FEMA-State Agreement and Amendment ....................... State Administrative Plan for Fire Management Assistance .............................................................................. FEMA Form 90–58, Request for Fire Management Assistance Declaration ..................................................... FEMA Form 90–133, Request for Fire Management Assistance Subgrant (Locals Only) .................................. FEMA Form 90–32, Principal Advisor’s Report ............... Appeals ............................................................................ Duplication of Benefits ..................................................... Training Sessions ............................................................ Total .......................................................................... Frequency of responses (A) Project/activity (survey, form(s), focus group, etc.) Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $16, 949.46. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $387,795.32. 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 Clifford Brown, Program Specialist, Public Assistance Division, (202) 646–4136 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:02 Apr 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 18 1 0.083 18 18 1 8 18 144 18 4 1 72 72 18 18 18 18 18 4 4 4 4 1 0.167 0.333 1 1 13 72 72 72 72 18 12 24 72 72 234 ........................ ........................ .......................... 414 646–3347 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. E8–9223 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–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; revision of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 1660–0044, FEMA Form 95–56. 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 continuing information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the need to conduct a continuous evaluation of emergency management training programs as it relates to the knowledge PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1.5 631.5 and skills gained by participants through various courses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 44 CFR part 360 implements the Emergency Management Training Program, designed to increase States’ emergency management capabilities through training of personnel with responsibilities over preparedness, response, and recovery from all types of disasters. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Pub. L. 93–288) as amended, authorizes training programs for emergency preparedness for State, local and tribal government personnel. In response to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the information obtained from the Emergency Management Institute ‘‘Follow-up Evaluation Survey,’’ will be a follow-up tool used to evaluate the knowledge and/or skills participants obtained at EMI during training courses, and to improve Emergency Management Institute courses. The information is critical to determine if the Emergency Management Institute is meeting strategic goals and objectives established by FEMA in order to fulfill its mission. Collection of Information Title: Emergency Management Institute Follow-up Evaluation Survey. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0044. Form Numbers: FEMA Form 95–56, Follow-Up Evaluation Survey. Abstract: FEMA Form 95–56 is a continuous self-assessment qualitative tool used to identify trainees’ E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 82 (Monday, April 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22965-22966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9223]


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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; Revision of a 
currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660-0058, FEMA Form 90-58; 
FEMA Form 90-133; FEMA Form 90-32.

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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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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.

Collection of Information

    Title: Fire Management Assistance Grant Program.
    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

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orders, and regulations, and specifies the type and extent of Federal 
assistance to be provided. The Agreement is an annual agreement 
applicable only for the calendar year in which it is signed.
    Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 631.5 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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FEMA-State Agreement and                     18               1           0.083              18              1.5
 Amendment.....................
State Administrative Plan for                18               1           8                  18            144
 Fire Management Assistance....
FEMA Form 90-58, Request for                 18               4           1                  72             72
 Fire Management Assistance
 Declaration...................
FEMA Form 90-133, Request for                18               4           0.167              72             12
 Fire Management Assistance
 Subgrant (Locals Only)........
FEMA Form 90-32, Principal                   18               4           0.333              72             24
 Advisor's Report..............
Appeals........................              18               4           1                  72             72
Duplication of Benefits........              18               4           1                  72             72
Training Sessions..............              18               1          13                  18            234
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    Total......................  ..............  ..............  ..............             414            631.5
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $16, 949.46. The estimated annual cost to 
the Federal Government is $387,795.32.
    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 Clifford Brown, Program 
Specialist, Public Assistance Division, (202) 646-4136 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: April 21, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-9223 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]
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