Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 61144-61145 [E8-24478]

Download as PDF 61144 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Notices as amended (the Act) with individual private sector insurance companies that are licensed to engage in the business of property insurance. These companies may offer flood insurance coverage to eligible property owners utilizing their customary business practice. To ensure that a company seeking to return or participate in the WYO program is qualified, FEMA requires a one-time submission of information to determine the company’s qualifications, as set forth in 44 CFR 62.24. Collection of Information Title: Write Your Own (WYO) Company Participation Criteria; New Applicant. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0038. Form Numbers: None. Abstract: The Federal Government is a guarantor of flood insurance coverage issued under the WYO arrangement, which allows private insurance to write flood insurance policies. To determine eligibility for participation in the WYO Program, the National Flood Insurance Program requires a one-time application for participation from each new private insurance company seeking entry into the program. FEMA will review each application to determine eligibility to participate in the program. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35 hours. ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN Number of respondents Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Data collection activity/instrument (B) (C) (D) = (AxB) (CxD) 5 1 7 35 35 Total .............................................................................. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES WYO Company Participation Criteria; New Applicant ......... 5 1 7 35 35 Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $1,396.00. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $799.00. 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 December 15, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Dennis Kuhns, Director, Risk Insurance Division, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, (703) 605–0429 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 217001 collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or e-mail address: FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Pamela J. Carcirieri, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–24475 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–13–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; Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired, OMB Number 1660–0059, FEMA Form 517–1, FEMA Form 512–1. AGENCY: 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 reinstatement of an information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning this information collection that allows the PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to facilitate the availability of flood insurance to those who have a need to purchase such. The NFIP will collect information from insurance agents who will offer the ability to purchase flood insurance as well as from those interested in purchasing the insurance policies so as to offer referral information on how the coverage may be obtained. If the information collection were not performed, the ability to offer respondents the resources available by the NFIP would be adversely affected. FEMA administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in response to losses due to floods. The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, Congress Findings and Declaration of Purpose, Section 2(a)(6) finds that it is in the public interest for persons already living in flood prone areas to have an opportunity to purchase flood insurance and access to more adequate limits of coverage in order to be indemnified for their losses in the event of future flood disasters. This collection will allow for consumers to be educated about flood insurance coverage and to assist them in obtaining such coverage. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: National Flood Insurance Program Call Center and Agent Referral Enrollment Form. Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: 1660–0059. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 61145 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 15, 2008 / Notices Form Numbers: FEMA Form 517–1, Agent Referral Program Enrollment, FEMA Form 512–1, FEMA Inbound Script. Abstract: The information collection serves two purposes: (1) allows the NFIP to service requests for flood insurance information or agent referral services from potential purchasers through calls to the toll-free number or by visiting the Web site, and (2) allows insurance agents to enroll in the Agent Referral Program and Agent Co-Op Program. Should the request include an insurance agent referral, the name and business address of insurance agents in the caller’s geographic area, who are enrolled in the referral service, are provided. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,943 Hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/form No. Individual or household. Number of responses per respondent 73,017 1 0.05 3,651 $14.61 $53,338.92 8,779 1 0.033 292 28.10 8,140.77 81,796 ........................ ........................ 3,943 ........................ 61,479.69 Call to call center and visitors to the Web site/ FEMA Form 512–1. Agent Referral Program Enrollment Form/ FEMA Form 517–1. ............................... Businesses or other for-profit. Total ............... jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Number of respondents Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $61,479.69. The estimated cost to the Federal Government is $392,201.00. 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 December 15, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carolyn Goss, Program Analyst, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:32 Oct 14, 2008 Jkt 217001 Avg. burden per response (in hours) Mitigation, Risk Insurance, Industry and Public Relations Branch, (703) 605–0631 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-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. Pamela J. Carcirieri, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–24478 Filed 10–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–41–P 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; New collection, 1660–NW32; FEMA Form 90–152. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the FEMA Public Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey results to measure program performance. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Public Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey. OMB Number: 1660–NW32. Abstract: The purpose of the FEMA Public Assistance Program Customer Satisfaction Survey is to measure program performance against standards for performance and customer service: measure achievement of Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) objectivities and generally gauge and make improvements to disaster services that increase customer satisfaction and program effectiveness. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit, Farms, Federal Government, State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,280. Estimated Time per Respondent: .59 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 1,920 hours. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61144-61145]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24478]


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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; Reinstatement, 
with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has 
expired, OMB Number 1660-0059, FEMA Form 517-1, FEMA Form 512-1.

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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 reinstatement of an information collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning this information collection that allows the 
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to facilitate the availability 
of flood insurance to those who have a need to purchase such. The NFIP 
will collect information from insurance agents who will offer the 
ability to purchase flood insurance as well as from those interested in 
purchasing the insurance policies so as to offer referral information 
on how the coverage may be obtained. If the information collection were 
not performed, the ability to offer respondents the resources available 
by the NFIP would be adversely affected.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA administers the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP) in response to losses due to floods. The Flood 
Disaster Protection Act of 1973, Congress Findings and Declaration of 
Purpose, Section 2(a)(6) finds that it is in the public interest for 
persons already living in flood prone areas to have an opportunity to 
purchase flood insurance and access to more adequate limits of coverage 
in order to be indemnified for their losses in the event of future 
flood disasters. This collection will allow for consumers to be 
educated about flood insurance coverage and to assist them in obtaining 
such coverage.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Flood Insurance Program Call Center and Agent 
Referral Enrollment Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a 
previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
    OMB Number: 1660-0059.

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    Form Numbers: FEMA Form 517-1, Agent Referral Program Enrollment, 
FEMA Form 512-1, FEMA Inbound Script.
    Abstract: The information collection serves two purposes: (1) 
allows the NFIP to service requests for flood insurance information or 
agent referral services from potential purchasers through calls to the 
toll-free number or by visiting the Web site, and (2) allows insurance 
agents to enroll in the Agent Referral Program and Agent Co-Op Program. 
Should the request include an insurance agent referral, the name and 
business address of insurance agents in the caller's geographic area, 
who are enrolled in the referral service, are provided.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit; Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,943 Hours.

                                                 Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                             Number of      Avg. burden    Total annual                    Total annual
        Type of respondent           Form name/form No.      Number of     responses per   per response     burden  (in     Avg. hourly     respondent
                                                            respondents     respondent      (in hours)        hours)         wage rate         cost
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Individual or household...........  Call to call center           73,017               1            0.05           3,651          $14.61      $53,338.92
                                     and visitors to the
                                     Web site/FEMA Form
                                     512-1.
Businesses or other for-profit....  Agent Referral                 8,779               1           0.033             292           28.10        8,140.77
                                     Program Enrollment
                                     Form/FEMA Form 517-
                                     1.
    Total.........................  ....................          81,796  ..............  ..............           3,943  ..............       61,479.69
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $61,479.69. The estimated cost to the 
Federal Government is $392,201.00.
    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 
December 15, 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carolyn Goss, Program Analyst, 
Mitigation, Risk Insurance, Industry and Public Relations Branch, (703) 
605-0631 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.

Pamela J. Carcirieri,
Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-24478 Filed 10-14-08; 8:45 am]
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