Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 79138-79139 [E8-30719]

Download as PDF 79138 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices 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: 1660–0069, National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the continued use of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0 database. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control conducted a comprehensive study of the Nation’s fire problem and recommended to Congress actions to mitigate the fire problem, reduce loss of life and property, and educate the public on fire protection and prevention. As a result of the study, Congress enacted Public Law 93–498, Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, which establishes the U.S. Fire Administration to administer fire prevention and control programs, supplement existing programs of research, training, and education, and encourage new and improved programs and activities by State and local governments. Section 9(a) of the Act authorizes the Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), to operate directly or through contracts or grants, an integrated, comprehensive method to select, analyze, publish, and disseminate information related to prevention, occurrence, control, and results of fires of all types. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0069. Form Numbers: The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0. Abstract: NFIRS provides a mechanism using standardized reporting methods to collect and analyze fire incident data at the Federal, State, and local levels. Data analysis helps local fire departments and States to focus on current problems, predict future problems in their communities, and measure whether their programs are working. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,769,720 burden hours. Annual Hour Burden TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. State, Local, or Tribal Government. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Total ................ Form name/form number Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Average hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost ($) NFIRS Version 5.0 Modules 1–12 (Manual). NFIRS Version 5.0 Modules 1–12 (Electronic). NFA Program Manager Training. 2,200 950 1.13 hours (68 minutes). 2,361,700 21.22 50,115,274.00 19,800 942 27 min (0.45 hr) .... 8,393,220 21.22 178,104,128.40 30 1 48 hours ................ 1,440 21.22 30,556.80 NFA Program Manager Orientation. 60 1 16 hours ................ 960 21.22 20,371.20 NFIC Training Workshop. 100 1 16 hours ................ 1,600 21.22 33,952.00 NFIC CD/on-site Orientation. 200 1 4 hours .................. 800 21.22 16,976.00 Introduction to NFRIS Distance Learning. 500 1 20 hours ................ 10,000 21.22 212,200.00 22,890 .................... ................................ 10,769,720 .................... 228,553,458.40 ................................ Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $228,553,458.40. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $13,310,000. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 Number of responses per respondent 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Office of E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mark Whitney, Fire Program Specialist, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center, (301) 447–1836 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. Dated: December 19, 2008. Samuel C. Smith, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E8–30719 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P 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, 1660– 0045, No Forms. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 revised information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of information to assure appropriate flood insurance rates being placed on the affected public within Monroe County in Florida. Title 44 CFR Parts 59 and 61, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); Inspection of Insured Structures by Communities implements the inspection procedures in Monroe County, the City of Marathon, and the Village of Islamorada, Florida and any other community that incorporates in Monroe County on or after January 1, 1999. The inspection procedure has two major purposes: (1) To help the communities of Monroe County, the City of Marathon, and the Village of Islamorada, Florida, and any other communities in Monroe County that incorporate after January 1, 1999, verify that structures in their communities (those built after the effective date of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)), referred to as postFIRM, comply with the community’s SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 79139 floodplain management ordinance; and (2) to ensure that property owners pay flood insurance premiums commensurate with their flood risk. The inspection procedure requires owners of insured buildings (policyholders) to obtain an inspection from community floodplain management officials and submit a community inspection report as a condition of renewing the Standard Flood Insurance Policy (SFIP) on buildings. Collection of Information Title: Inspection of Insured Structures by Communities. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0045. Form Numbers: No Forms. Abstract: The community inspection report is used for the implementation of the inspection procedures to help communities in Monroe County, the City of Marathon and the Village of Islamorada, Florida verify buildings are compliant with their floodplain management ordinance and to help FEMA ensure that policyholders are paying flood insurance premiums that are commensurate with their flood risk. Affected Public: Individuals and Households, State, local and Tribal governments. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,041 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Form name/form number Individuals/Households. State/Local/Tribal Governments. .............................. No. of responses per respondent Avg. burden per response (in hours) 833 1 .25 833 1 ........................ ........................ Inspection acquisition/No form. Inspection results submission/No Form. Total .............. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Type of respondent No. of respondents Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $23.296. The estimated annualized cost burden to respondents or recordkeepers is $168,266. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $10,173. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Total annual respondent cost $19.29 $4,012 833 23.15 19,284 1,041 .......................... Sfmt 4703 Avg. hourly wage rate 208 1 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 February 23, 2009. PO 00000 Total annual burden (in hours) ........................ 23,296 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 Jennifer Tylander, Program Specialist, FEMA Mitigation Directorate, (202) 646–2607 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Branch for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 24, 2008)]
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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: 1660-0069, National Fire 
Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 revised information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
the continued use of the National Fire Incident Reporting System 
(NFIRS) v5.0 database.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Commission on Fire Prevention 
and Control conducted a comprehensive study of the Nation's fire 
problem and recommended to Congress actions to mitigate the fire 
problem, reduce loss of life and property, and educate the public on 
fire protection and prevention. As a result of the study, Congress 
enacted Public Law 93-498, Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 
1974, which establishes the U.S. Fire Administration to administer fire 
prevention and control programs, supplement existing programs of 
research, training, and education, and encourage new and improved 
programs and activities by State and local governments.
    Section 9(a) of the Act authorizes the Administrator, U.S. Fire 
Administration (USFA), to operate directly or through contracts or 
grants, an integrated, comprehensive method to select, analyze, 
publish, and disseminate information related to prevention, occurrence, 
control, and results of fires of all types.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0069.
    Form Numbers: The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 
v5.0.
    Abstract: NFIRS provides a mechanism using standardized reporting 
methods to collect and analyze fire incident data at the Federal, 
State, and local levels. Data analysis helps local fire departments and 
States to focus on current problems, predict future problems in their 
communities, and measure whether their programs are working.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,769,720 burden hours.
Annual Hour Burden

                                                 Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                          Number of                             Total
                                                             Number of    responses     Average burden per      annual      Average       Total annual
         Type of respondent          Form name/form number  respondents      per       response  (in hours)  burden  (in  hourly wage   respondent cost
                                                                          respondent                            hours)        rate            ($)
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State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFIRS Version 5.0            2,200          950  1.13 hours (68           2,361,700        21.22      50,115,274.00
                                      Modules 1-12                                     minutes).
                                      (Manual).
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFIRS Version 5.0           19,800          942  27 min (0.45 hr).....    8,393,220        21.22     178,104,128.40
                                      Modules 1-12
                                      (Electronic).
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFA Program Manager             30            1  48 hours.............        1,440        21.22          30,556.80
                                      Training.
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFA Program Manager             60            1  16 hours.............          960        21.22          20,371.20
                                      Orientation.
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFIC Training                  100            1  16 hours.............        1,600        21.22          33,952.00
                                      Workshop.
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  NFIC CD/on-site                200            1  4 hours..............          800        21.22          16,976.00
                                      Orientation.
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  Introduction to NFRIS          500            1  20 hours.............       10,000        21.22         212,200.00
                                      Distance Learning.
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    Total..........................  .....................       22,890  ...........  .....................   10,769,720  ...........     228,553,458.40
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $228,553,458.40. The estimated annual cost 
to the Federal Government is $13,310,000.
    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 
February 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons should submit written comments to Office 
of

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Management, Records Management Division, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Mark Whitney, Fire Program 
Specialist, United States Fire Administration, National Fire Data 
Center, (301) 447-1836 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: December 19, 2008.
Samuel C. Smith,
Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E8-30719 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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