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E8–20626 Filed 9–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Federal Emergency Management Agency National Institutes of Health Collection of Overpayments National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Notice of Closed Meetings AGENCY: Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has terminated the current procedures for the recoupment of overpayments of disaster assistance made pursuant to Section 408 of the Stafford Act, in connection with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Recoupment notices previously PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 51832 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 173 / Friday, September 5, 2008 / Notices sent to individual disaster applicants in connection with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are hereby withdrawn. FEMA will institute new recoupment proceedings where warranted on an individual basis pursuant to the procedures established by regulation for the administrative collection of debts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Quintanilla, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Virginia National Processing Services Center, P.O. Box 2297, Winchester, VA 22604, telephone (540) 686–3603 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Notice: FEMA provided financial disaster assistance to individuals in connection with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pursuant to Section 408 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5174. Some individual disaster applicants received assistance for which they were not eligible, or received amounts of assistance greater than that for which they were eligible. In many of those instances, FEMA instituted recoupment proceedings to recover those overpayments. FEMA hereby provides notice that the recoupment of overpayments of such disaster assistance conducted pursuant to the former procedures governing recoupment, including those set forth at 44 CFR part 11, are permanently terminated. Pursuant to this determination, all recoupment notices previously sent to individual disaster applicants in connection with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as any subsequent correspondence regarding recoupment, are hereby withdrawn. This notice does not cancel valid debts of disaster applicants from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; it terminates the former procedures under which FEMA recouped such debts. FEMA will reexamine de novo the files of individual disaster applicants for evidence of overpayment. In instances where FEMA determines that recoupment is still warranted based on such review, FEMA will institute new recoupment proceedings pursuant to the procedures set forth at 6 CFR part 11 (adopting general procedures for administrative collection of debts set forth at 31 CFR parts 900–904), and will transmit new recoupment notices explaining the rights and obligations of persons who are determined to have received overpayments. Individuals otherwise covered by this Notice who have previously entered VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:40 Sep 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 into negotiated or voluntary payment plans with FEMA may continue to make payments under such plans, or may elect to stop making payments. In either event, consistent with its generally applicable policy, FEMA will reexamine de novo such individuals’ files and, where appropriate, institute new recoupment proceedings as to any remaining debt balances pursuant to the procedures set forth at 6 CFR part 11. Authority Legal authority for recoupment is the Debt Collection Act of 1982 and the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq. Dated: August 29, 2008.. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–20587 Filed 9–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2001–11120] Extension of Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 30 Day Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded the Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652–0001, abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of an extension of the currently approved collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. TSA published a Federal Register notice, with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments, of the following collection of information on July 2, 2008, 73 FR 37981. The collection involves air carriers maintaining an accounting system to account for the passenger civil aviation security service fees collected and reporting this information to TSA on a quarterly basis, as well as retaining the data used for these reports for a sixyear rolling period. DATES: Send your comments by October 6, 2008. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Comments should be addressed to Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security/TSA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson, Office of Information Technology, TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 22202–4220; telephone (571) 227–3651; facsimile (703) 603–0822. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at http://www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement Title: Imposition and Collection of Passenger Civil Aviation Security Service Fees. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 1652–0001. Form(s): N/A. Affected Public: Air Carriers. Abstract: To help defray aviation security costs, TSA imposed the September 11th Security Service Fee on passengers of air carriers and foreign air carriers. 49 CFR 1510. Air carriers are required to collect the fee from passengers and to submit the fee to TSA by a certain date. Airlines are further E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 173 (Friday, September 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51831-51832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20587]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Collection of Overpayments

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) has terminated the current procedures for the 
recoupment of overpayments of disaster assistance made pursuant to 
Section 408 of the Stafford Act, in connection with Hurricanes Katrina 
and Rita. Recoupment notices previously

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sent to individual disaster applicants in connection with Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita are hereby withdrawn. FEMA will institute new 
recoupment proceedings where warranted on an individual basis pursuant 
to the procedures established by regulation for the administrative 
collection of debts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Quintanilla, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Virginia National 
Processing Services Center, P.O. Box 2297, Winchester, VA 22604, 
telephone (540) 686-3603 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals 
with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY 
by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-
8339.
    Notice: FEMA provided financial disaster assistance to individuals 
in connection with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita pursuant to Section 408 
of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5174. Some individual disaster 
applicants received assistance for which they were not eligible, or 
received amounts of assistance greater than that for which they were 
eligible. In many of those instances, FEMA instituted recoupment 
proceedings to recover those overpayments.
    FEMA hereby provides notice that the recoupment of overpayments of 
such disaster assistance conducted pursuant to the former procedures 
governing recoupment, including those set forth at 44 CFR part 11, are 
permanently terminated. Pursuant to this determination, all recoupment 
notices previously sent to individual disaster applicants in connection 
with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as any subsequent 
correspondence regarding recoupment, are hereby withdrawn. This notice 
does not cancel valid debts of disaster applicants from Hurricanes 
Katrina and Rita; it terminates the former procedures under which FEMA 
recouped such debts.
    FEMA will reexamine de novo the files of individual disaster 
applicants for evidence of overpayment. In instances where FEMA 
determines that recoupment is still warranted based on such review, 
FEMA will institute new recoupment proceedings pursuant to the 
procedures set forth at 6 CFR part 11 (adopting general procedures for 
administrative collection of debts set forth at 31 CFR parts 900-904), 
and will transmit new recoupment notices explaining the rights and 
obligations of persons who are determined to have received 
overpayments.
    Individuals otherwise covered by this Notice who have previously 
entered into negotiated or voluntary payment plans with FEMA may 
continue to make payments under such plans, or may elect to stop making 
payments. In either event, consistent with its generally applicable 
policy, FEMA will reexamine de novo such individuals' files and, where 
appropriate, institute new recoupment proceedings as to any remaining 
debt balances pursuant to the procedures set forth at 6 CFR part 11.

Authority

    Legal authority for recoupment is the Debt Collection Act of 1982 
and the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, 31 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.

    Dated: August 29, 2008..
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E8-20587 Filed 9-4-08; 8:45 am]
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