Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 10952-10953 [E9-5498]

Download as PDF 10952 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Public Consultation on Personnel Reliability Issues AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS. ACTION: Notice of public consultation meeting on personnel reliability of individuals with access to Select Agents. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), an advisory committee of the Federal Government, is hosting a public consultation to engage the scientific community and general public in a discussion of personnel reliability, with a focus on optimal characteristics of individuals with access to Select Agents. This public consultation is an opportunity for members of the scientific community and general public to provide input on these important issues. DATE AND TIME: The one day public consultation will be held on April 3, 2009 from 8 a.m.—5:15 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Rd., Bethesda, MD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Ronna Hill, NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities, by e-mail at hillro@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301–435–2137. Faxes may be sent to the NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities at 301–496–9839. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Given heightened concerns about insider threats at organizations that work with highly pathogenic agents, the Federal government has charged the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) with recommending a personnel reliability program for individuals with access to Select Agents. A portion of their recommendations will address the measures that institutions should undertake to assess whether individuals are trustworthy and reliable to work with these agents. The Board appreciates the potential impact that any future requirements for personnel reliability programs would have on institutions and investigators, and thus is hosting a public consultation meeting to engage the scientific community, research organizations, and other stakeholders, including the general public, in a discussion of the personnel reliability VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 attributes being considered by the NSABB. The meeting will be structured around several discussion panels. The first panel will be background presentations on extant personnel reliability programs and aspects of the current Select Agent Programs that address personnel reliability. Two subsequent panels will explore personnel reliability characteristics under consideration by the NSABB and approaches for assessing them. The personnel characteristics include scientific and professional integrity, compliance with biosafety and biosecurity standards, emotional stability, sound judgment, and freedom from vulnerability to coercion. Each panel will include ample time for indepth plenary discussion of the issues surrounding each topic. Specific discussion questions will be posted ahead of time on the NSABB Web site at: http://www.biosecurityboard.gov. The Board is interested in hearing perspectives from such individuals as investigators who work with Select Agents, senior research officials at institutions registered for Select Agent work, security think tank analysts, responsible officials under the Select Agent program, and individuals who promote the responsible conduct of research and have studied issues of research integrity. Others are equally welcomed and encouraged to participate. The meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Due to limited space, preregistration is encouraged. To register, please connect to http:// www.biosecurityboard.gov. Notice of this meeting will also be published in the Federal Register. Any groups or individuals who cannot attend the meeting are encouraged to submit in advance of the meeting written comments to: nsabb@od.nih.gov Please note that this meeting will not be Web cast. More information about the NSABB is available at http:// www.biosecurityboard.gov. Dated: March 9, 2009. Amy P. Patterson, Director, Office of Biotechnology Activities, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. E9–5526 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request [Docket ID: FEMA–2009–0001] AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a currently approved information collection; OMB No. 1660–0001; FEMA Form 646–0–1 (new number assignment replacing FEMA Form 85–3), National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement. 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 proposed extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning the application process by which FEMA uses to fill positions within the National Defense Executive Reserve Program. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under docket ID FEMA–2009–0001. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Office of Chief Counsel, Regulation and Policy Team, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, WASH, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. (4) E-mail. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include docket ID FEMA–2009–0001 in the subject line. All submissions received must include the agency name and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available on E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 10953 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / Notices the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carol L. Johnson NDER Program Manager, FEMA, (202) 646–3328, e-mail Carol.Johnson1@DHS.GOV 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-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Defense Executive Reserve (NDER) program was established by Section 710(e) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. Under Executive Order 12919, National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness, June 3, 1994, Part VI, Section 601, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates the NDER program activities of departments and agencies with NDER units. The Homeland Security Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 107–296) transfers to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the authorities and responsibilities of the Administrator of FEMA. Under the provisions of DHS Delegation Number 9000, the Secretary has delegated authority to perform functions relating to the NDER program to the Administrator of FEMA. Collection of Information Title: National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0001. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 646–0–1 (new number assignment replacing FEMA Form 85–3), National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement. Abstract: FEMA Form 646–0–1, National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement, is an application form that is used by Federal departments and agencies to fill NDER vacancies. To become a Reservist, individuals with the requisite qualifications must complete the application form. FEMA serves as the NDER coordinator for all Federal departments and agencies, ensuring that applicants are not already serving in a Federal department or agency sponsored unit and determines the Federal department or agency best suited for the applicant. Affected Public: ‘‘Individuals or households’’. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5 Hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement / FEMA Form 646–0–1. 10 1 .5 Hours ...... 5 Hours ....... 72.77 $363.86 ......................................... 10 .................... ..................... 5 Hours ....... .................... $363.86 Type of respondent Form name/form no. Individuals or households Total ......................... Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $363.86. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. 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, VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. collection; OMB No. 1660–0045; No Forms. Larry Gray, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–5498 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 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. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: 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 the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency BILLING CODE 9110–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2009–0001] 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; revision of a currently approved information PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 48 (Friday, March 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10952-10953]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5498]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

[Docket ID: FEMA-2009-0001]

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; revision of a 
currently approved information collection; OMB No. 1660-0001; FEMA Form 
646-0-1 (new number assignment replacing FEMA Form 85-3), National 
Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications Statement.

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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 proposed extension, without change, of a currently 
approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning the 
application process by which FEMA uses to fill positions within the 
National Defense Executive Reserve Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under 
docket ID FEMA-2009-0001. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Office of Chief Counsel, 
Regulation and Policy Team, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, 
WASH, DC 20472-3100.
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) E-mail. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include docket 
ID FEMA-2009-0001 in the subject line.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and docket 
ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, 
all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any 
personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this 
information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act 
notice that is available on

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the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of 
http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Carol L. Johnson NDER Program 
Manager, FEMA, (202) 646-3328, e-mail Carol.Johnson1@DHS.GOV 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Defense Executive Reserve 
(NDER) program was established by Section 710(e) of the Defense 
Production Act of 1950, as amended. Under Executive Order 12919, 
National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness, June 3, 1994, Part 
VI, Section 601, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency (FEMA) coordinates the NDER program activities of departments 
and agencies with NDER units. The Homeland Security Act of 2000 (Pub. 
L. 107-296) transfers to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS) the authorities and responsibilities of the 
Administrator of FEMA. Under the provisions of DHS Delegation Number 
9000, the Secretary has delegated authority to perform functions 
relating to the NDER program to the Administrator of FEMA.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Defense Executive Reserve Personal Qualifications 
Statement.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0001.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 646-0-1 (new number assignment 
replacing FEMA Form 85-3), National Defense Executive Reserve Personal 
Qualifications Statement.
    Abstract: FEMA Form 646-0-1, National Defense Executive Reserve 
Personal Qualifications Statement, is an application form that is used 
by Federal departments and agencies to fill NDER vacancies. To become a 
Reservist, individuals with the requisite qualifications must complete 
the application form. FEMA serves as the NDER coordinator for all 
Federal departments and agencies, ensuring that applicants are not 
already serving in a Federal department or agency sponsored unit and 
determines the Federal department or agency best suited for the 
applicant.
    Affected Public: ``Individuals or households''.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5 Hours.

                                                 Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                       Number of                                                                Total
                                                          Number of    responses      Avg. burden per      Total annual burden  Avg. hourly     annual
        Type of respondent          Form name/form no.   respondents      per       response (in hours)        (in hours)        wage rate    respondent
                                                                       respondent                                                                cost
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Individuals or households........  National Defense               10            1  .5 Hours.............  5 Hours.............        72.77      $363.86
                                    Executive Reserve
                                    Personal
                                    Qualifications
                                    Statement / FEMA
                                    Form 646-0-1.
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    Total........................  ....................           10  ...........  .....................  5 Hours.............  ...........      $363.86
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $363.86.

Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption 
above. 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.

Larry Gray,
Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
 [FR Doc. E9-5498 Filed 3-12-09; 8:45 am]
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