Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 27544-27545 [E8-10580]

Download as PDF 27544 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices 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 28, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–10578 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Dated: April 28, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–10579 Filed 5–12–08; 8:45 am] Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; Revision of a currently approved collection, OMB 1600–0062, No Forms. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9110–11–P 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 includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans. OMB Number: 1660–0062. Abstract: The purpose of the State/ Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to outline the strategy by which State, tribal and local governments use to demonstrate the goals, priorities, and commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards and serves as a guide for State and local decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 13,720. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 768,320. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 Frequency of Response: On Occasion. 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 June 12, 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. 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; Extension of a currently approved collection 1660– 0025, Standard Forms: SF–LLL, SF–424, SF–270, FEMA Forms: 20–10, 20–15, 20–16A, 20–16B, 20–16C, 20–17, 20–18, 20–19, 20–20, and 76–10A. AGENCY: 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 includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 1660–0025. Abstract: This collection of information focuses on the standardization and consistent use of standard and FEMA forms associated with grantees requests for disaster and non-disaster Federal assistance, submission of financial and administrative reporting and record keeping. The use of the forms will minimize burden on the respondent and enable FEMA to continue to improve in its grants administration practices. The forms are used to administer the following FEMA grant programs. National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System—To develop an immediately deployable, national response capability to locate and extricate, and medically stabilize victims of structural collapse during a disaster, while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response capabilities of State and local governments. Community Assistance Program— State Support Services Element (CAP– SSSE)—To ensure that communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are achieving flood loss reduction measures consistent with program direction. The CAP–SSSE is intended to identify, prevent and resolve floodplain management issues in participating communities before they develop into problems requiring enforcement action. Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)—To enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States and local communities at each of the eight chemical agent stockpile storage facilities. The purpose of the program is to assist States and local communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal of chemical warfare materials. National Dam Safety Program (NDSP)—To encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State dam safety programs. Interoperable Communications Equipment (ICE)—To provide funding to jurisdictions across the nation for demonstration projects on uses of equipment and technologies to increase communications interoperability among the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service communities. These projects will illustrate and encourage the acceptance of new technologies and operating methods to assist communities in achieving interoperability. E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 93 / Tuesday, May 13, 2008 / Notices Earthquake Consortium (EqC)—To operate a program of grants and assistance to enable States to develop mitigation, preparedness and response plans prepare inventories and conduct seismic safety inspection of critical structures and lifelines, update building and zoning codes and ordinances to enhance seismic safety, increase earthquake awareness and education, and encourage the development of multi-State groups for such purposes. Disaster Donations Management Program (AIDMATRIX)—To distribute technology solutions to State and local government and voluntary agencies throughout the country prior, to a major event, through the Aidmatrix Foundation/FEMA partnership. This will allow end-users to incorporate technology solutions into their planning, increasing their capacity to respond quickly and effectively once a disaster occurs. Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP)—Evaluate the efficacy of nontraditional short and intermediate-term housing alternatives for potential future use in a catastrophic disaster environment. Identify, develop and evaluate alternatives to and alternative forms of FEMA Disaster Housing to assist victims of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP)—To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS)—To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, management of the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance. New Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)— The Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Program was authorized in 2004 under Public Law 108–264, funds were not appropriated until FY 2006. The RFC program is authorized under the NFIA to award grants for actions that reduce flood damages to individual properties for which one or more claim payments for losses have been made. FEMA is not required to publish regulations; however, FEMA will provide notice to eligible applicants, post notice on OMB’s Grants.gov Web site, and post the RFC program guidance on its Web site at http://www.fema.gov. Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)— To assist States and communities in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 May 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)—To provide States and communities with a much needed source of pre-disaster mitigation funding for cost-effective hazard mitigation activities that are part of a comprehensive mitigation program, and that reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property. Competitive grants are part of this program including grants to universities. Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)—To provide direct assistance, on a competitive basis, to fire departments of a State or tribal nation for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards. Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)—To increase the number of firefighters in local communities and to help them meet industry minimum standards and attain 24/7 staffing for adequate protection against fire and fire-related hazards, and fulfill related roles associated with fire departments. Disaster Programs Public Assistance Grants (PA)—To provide supplemental assistance to States, local governments, and political subdivisions to the State, Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and certain nonprofit organizations in alleviating suffering and hardship resulting from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Crisis Counseling (SCC)—To provide immediate crisis counseling services, when required, to victims of a major Federally-declared disaster for the purpose of relieving mental health problems caused or aggravated by a major disaster or its aftermath. Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs (ONA)—To provide assistance to individuals and households affected by a disaster or emergency declared by the President, and enable them to address necessary expenses and serious needs, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance or through other means such as insurance. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)—To provide States and local governments’ financial assistance to implement measures that will permanently reduce or eliminate future damages and losses from natural hazards through safer building practices and improving existing structures and supporting infrastructure. Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAGP)—To provide grants to States, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27545 Indian tribal government and local governments for the mitigation, management and control of any fire burning on publicly (nonfederal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Affected Public: State, local, and tribal government. Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Time per Respondent: 38,408.66. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,150,885. Frequency of Response: On Occasion. 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 and 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 June 12, 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–InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Dated: April 28, 2008. John A. Sharetts-Sullivan, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, [FR Doc. E8–10580 Filed 5–12–08; 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; Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection, OMB Number 1660–0020; No Forms. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 93 (Tuesday, May 13, 2008)]
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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; Extension of a 
currently approved collection 1660-0025, Standard Forms: SF-LLL, SF-
424, SF-270, FEMA Forms: 20-10, 20-15, 20-16A, 20-16B, 20-16C, 20-17, 
20-18, 20-19, 20-20, and 76-10A.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 includes 
the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.
    Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms.
    OMB Number: 1660-0025.
    Abstract: This collection of information focuses on the 
standardization and consistent use of standard and FEMA forms 
associated with grantees requests for disaster and non-disaster Federal 
assistance, submission of financial and administrative reporting and 
record keeping. The use of the forms will minimize burden on the 
respondent and enable FEMA to continue to improve in its grants 
administration practices. The forms are used to administer the 
following FEMA grant programs.
    National Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Response System--To develop 
an immediately deployable, national response capability to locate and 
extricate, and medically stabilize victims of structural collapse 
during a disaster, while simultaneously enhancing the US&R response 
capabilities of State and local governments.
    Community Assistance Program--State Support Services Element (CAP-
SSSE)--To ensure that communities participating in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP) are achieving flood loss reduction measures 
consistent with program direction. The CAP-SSSE is intended to 
identify, prevent and resolve floodplain management issues in 
participating communities before they develop into problems requiring 
enforcement action.
    Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)--To 
enhance emergency preparedness capabilities of the States and local 
communities at each of the eight chemical agent stockpile storage 
facilities. The purpose of the program is to assist States and local 
communities in efforts to improve their capacity to plan for and 
respond to accidents associated with the storage and ultimate disposal 
of chemical warfare materials.
    National Dam Safety Program (NDSP)--To encourage the establishment 
and maintenance of effective State programs intended to ensure dam 
safety, to protect human life and property, and to improve State dam 
safety programs.
    Interoperable Communications Equipment (ICE)--To provide funding to 
jurisdictions across the nation for demonstration projects on uses of 
equipment and technologies to increase communications interoperability 
among the fire service, law enforcement, and emergency medical service 
communities. These projects will illustrate and encourage the 
acceptance of new technologies and operating methods to assist 
communities in achieving interoperability.

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    Earthquake Consortium (EqC)--To operate a program of grants and 
assistance to enable States to develop mitigation, preparedness and 
response plans prepare inventories and conduct seismic safety 
inspection of critical structures and lifelines, update building and 
zoning codes and ordinances to enhance seismic safety, increase 
earthquake awareness and education, and encourage the development of 
multi-State groups for such purposes.
    Disaster Donations Management Program (AIDMATRIX)--To distribute 
technology solutions to State and local government and voluntary 
agencies throughout the country prior, to a major event, through the 
Aidmatrix Foundation/FEMA partnership. This will allow end-users to 
incorporate technology solutions into their planning, increasing their 
capacity to respond quickly and effectively once a disaster occurs.
    Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP)--Evaluate the efficacy of 
non-traditional short and intermediate-term housing alternatives for 
potential future use in a catastrophic disaster environment. Identify, 
develop and evaluate alternatives to and alternative forms of FEMA 
Disaster Housing to assist victims of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf 
Coast.
    Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP)--To increase local involvement 
in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard 
maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS)--To increase local 
involvement in, and ownership of, management of the development and 
maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood 
Insurance.
    New Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)--The Repetitive Flood Claims 
(RFC) Program was authorized in 2004 under Public Law 108-264, funds 
were not appropriated until FY 2006. The RFC program is authorized 
under the NFIA to award grants for actions that reduce flood damages to 
individual properties for which one or more claim payments for losses 
have been made. FEMA is not required to publish regulations; however, 
FEMA will provide notice to eligible applicants, post notice on OMB's 
Grants.gov Web site, and post the RFC program guidance on its Web site 
at http://www.fema.gov.
    Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)--To assist States and communities 
in implementing measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of 
flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures 
insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)--To provide States and communities 
with a much needed source of pre-disaster mitigation funding for cost-
effective hazard mitigation activities that are part of a comprehensive 
mitigation program, and that reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage 
and destruction of property. Competitive grants are part of this 
program including grants to universities.
    Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)--To provide direct 
assistance, on a competitive basis, to fire departments of a State or 
tribal nation for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of 
the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related 
hazards.
    Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)--To 
increase the number of firefighters in local communities and to help 
them meet industry minimum standards and attain 24/7 staffing for 
adequate protection against fire and fire-related hazards, and fulfill 
related roles associated with fire departments.

Disaster Programs

    Public Assistance Grants (PA)--To provide supplemental assistance 
to States, local governments, and political subdivisions to the State, 
Indian Tribes, Alaskan Native Villages, and certain nonprofit 
organizations in alleviating suffering and hardship resulting from 
major disasters or emergencies declared by the President.
    Crisis Counseling (SCC)--To provide immediate crisis counseling 
services, when required, to victims of a major Federally-declared 
disaster for the purpose of relieving mental health problems caused or 
aggravated by a major disaster or its aftermath.
    Presidential Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and 
Households--Other Needs (ONA)--To provide assistance to individuals and 
households affected by a disaster or emergency declared by the 
President, and enable them to address necessary expenses and serious 
needs, which cannot be met through other forms of disaster assistance 
or through other means such as insurance.
    Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)--To provide States and local 
governments' financial assistance to implement measures that will 
permanently reduce or eliminate future damages and losses from natural 
hazards through safer building practices and improving existing 
structures and supporting infrastructure.
    Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAGP)--To provide grants to 
States, Indian tribal government and local governments for the 
mitigation, management and control of any fire burning on publicly 
(nonfederal) or privately owned forest or grassland that threatens such 
destruction as would constitute a major disaster.
    Affected Public: State, local, and tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 38,408.66.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,150,885.
    Frequency of Response: On Occasion.
    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 and 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 June 12, 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 28, 2008.
John A. Sharetts-Sullivan,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security,
[FR Doc. E8-10580 Filed 5-12-08; 8:45 am]
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