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Download as PDF 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 22967 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 82 / Monday, April 28, 2008 / Notices knowledge and skills gained through emergency management-related courses and the extent to which they have been beneficial and applicable in the conduct of their official positions. The information collected is primarily used to review course content and offerings for program planning and management purposes. Results are combined with other program metrics to document performance per GPRA mandates. Affected Public: Individuals or households, State, local or tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 950 burden hours. ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents (A) Data collection activity/instrument Frequency of responses (B) Hour burden per response (C) Annual responses (D) = (A × B) Total annual burden hours (C × D) FF 95–56 .......................................................... 3800 1 .25 3800 950 Total .......................................................... ............................ ............................ ............................ 3800 950 Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is estimated to be $22,344 annually. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $26,480. 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: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Jennifer Ogle, Training Specialist, Emergency Management Institute, (301) 447–1585 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: FEMAInformation-Collections@dhs.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:22 Apr 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. E8–9238 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1751–DR] Arkansas; Amendment No. 4 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 State of Arkansas (FEMA–1751–DR), dated March 26, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 21, 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: 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. Conway, Garland, and Newton Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance.) Hot Spring and Washington Counties for Individual Assistance (already designated for emergency protective measures [Category B], limited to direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.) Arkansas County for Public Assistance. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pulaski County for Public Assistance (already designated for Individual Assistance.) (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, 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. E8–9228 Filed 4–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–3285–EM] Wisconsin; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Wisconsin (FEMA–3285-EM), dated March 19, 2008, and related determinations. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 82 (Monday, April 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22966-22967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9238]


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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 No. 1660-0044, FEMA Form 95-56.

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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 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 
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'

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knowledge and skills gained through emergency management-related 
courses and the extent to which they have been beneficial and 
applicable in the conduct of their official positions. The information 
collected is primarily used to review course content and offerings for 
program planning and management purposes. Results are combined with 
other program metrics to document performance per GPRA mandates.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, State, local or tribal 
governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 950 burden hours.

                                                                   Annual Hour Burden
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                                                                                                                           Annual         Total annual
              Data collection activity/instrument                   Number of       Frequency of     Hour burden per   responses (D) =   burden hours (C
                                                                 respondents (A)    responses (B)     response (C)         (A x B)            x D)
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FF 95-56......................................................              3800                 1               .25              3800               950
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    Total.....................................................  ................  ................  ................              3800               950
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is estimated to be $22,344 annually. The 
estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $26,480.
    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 Jennifer Ogle, Training 
Specialist, Emergency Management Institute, (301) 447-1585 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. E8-9238 Filed 4-25-08; 8:45 am]
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