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Download as PDF 10956 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / 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, 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. E9–5502 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–64–P 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 collection; OMB No. 1660–0009; No Form. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 concerning a Governor’s request for a major disaster or an emergency declaration by the President. 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 the Privacy and Use Notice link on the Administration Navigation Bar of http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Peggy Miller, Branch Chief, Declarations Unit, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646–3886 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207, as amended (the Stafford Act), requires that all requests for a major disaster or an emergency declaration by the President must be made by the Governor of the affected State. Section 401 of the Act stipulates specific information the Governor must PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submit with a request for any major disaster or emergency declaration. Section 501(a) of the Act stipulates specific information the Governor must submit with a request for any emergency declaration. Section 403(c) of the Act authorizes emergency assistance, without a Presidential declaration, through the utilization of Department of Defense personnel and resources. Information needed to process the request from the Governor is set forth in 44 CFR Part 206.35 and 206.36. Collection of Information Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Preliminary Damage Assessment, Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustment, and Appeals. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0009. Form Titles and Numbers: No Form. Abstract: When a disaster occurs in a State, the Governor of the State or the Acting Governor in his/her absence, may request a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration. The Governor should submit the request to the President through the appropriate Regional Administrator to ensure prompt acknowledgement and processing. The information obtained by joint Federal, State, and local preliminary damage assessments will be analyzed by FEMA regional senior level staff. The regional summary and the regional analysis and recommendation shall include a discussion of State and local resources and capabilities, and other assistance available to meet the disaster related needs. The Administrator of FEMA provides a recommendation to the President and also provides a copy of the Governor’s request. In the event the information required by law is not contained in the request, the Governor’s request cannot be processed and forwarded to the White House. In the event the Governor’s request for a major disaster declaration or an emergency declaration is not granted, the Governor may appeal the decision. Affected Public: ‘‘State, Local or Tribal Governments’’. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,536. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 10957 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 48 / Friday, March 13, 2009 / Notices TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS No. of responses per respondent No. of respondents Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Type of respondent Form name/ form No. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total ............ Governor’s Request/No Form. 56 6 76 25,536 $46.91 $1,197,893.76 ............................ 56 ........................ ........................ 25,536 ........................ 1,197,893.76 Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based on wage rate categories is $1,197,893.76. 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. E9–5504 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2009–0001] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 collection; OMB No. 1660–0070; FEMA Form 75–100, National Fire Department Census. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:55 Mar 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3005, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or email address FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: National Fire Department Census. Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: OMB No. 1660–0070. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 75–100, National Fire Department Census. Abstract: This collection seeks to identify fire departments in the U.S. to compile a database related to demographics, capabilities, and activities. The database will be used to guide programmatic decisions and provide information to the public. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost Affected Public: ‘‘Federal Government,’’ and ‘‘State, Local or Tribal Government.’’ Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: .42 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667 burden hours. Estimated Cost: $65,550.00. Larry Gray, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–5544 Filed 3–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–17–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. FEMA–2008–0010] National Fire Academy Board of Visitors AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The National Fire Academy Board of Visitors will meet on April 1– 2, 2009. DATES: The meeting will take place Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.s.t.; and Thursday, April 2, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., e.s.t. Comments must be submitted by April 8, 2009. ADDRESSES: Members of the public who wish to obtain information for the public meeting may contact Teressa Kaas as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by March 31, 2009. Members of the public may participate by coming to the National Emergency Training Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the general public who plan to participate in the meeting should contact Teressa Kaas as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section, on or before March 31, 2009. Written material as well as requests to have E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 48 (Friday, March 13, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10956-10957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5504]


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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 collection; OMB No. 1660-0009; No Form.

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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 a 
Governor's request for a major disaster or an emergency declaration by 
the President.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Peggy Miller, Branch Chief, 
Declarations Unit, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646-3886 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 Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207, as amended (the Stafford 
Act), requires that all requests for a major disaster or an emergency 
declaration by the President must be made by the Governor of the 
affected State. Section 401 of the Act stipulates specific information 
the Governor must submit with a request for any major disaster or 
emergency declaration. Section 501(a) of the Act stipulates specific 
information the Governor must submit with a request for any emergency 
declaration. Section 403(c) of the Act authorizes emergency assistance, 
without a Presidential declaration, through the utilization of 
Department of Defense personnel and resources. Information needed to 
process the request from the Governor is set forth in 44 CFR Part 
206.35 and 206.36.

Collection of Information

    Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Preliminary Damage 
Assessment, Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustment, and 
Appeals.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0009.
    Form Titles and Numbers: No Form.
    Abstract: When a disaster occurs in a State, the Governor of the 
State or the Acting Governor in his/her absence, may request a major 
disaster declaration or an emergency declaration. The Governor should 
submit the request to the President through the appropriate Regional 
Administrator to ensure prompt acknowledgement and processing. The 
information obtained by joint Federal, State, and local preliminary 
damage assessments will be analyzed by FEMA regional senior level 
staff. The regional summary and the regional analysis and 
recommendation shall include a discussion of State and local resources 
and capabilities, and other assistance available to meet the disaster 
related needs. The Administrator of FEMA provides a recommendation to 
the President and also provides a copy of the Governor's request. In 
the event the information required by law is not contained in the 
request, the Governor's request cannot be processed and forwarded to 
the White House. In the event the Governor's request for a major 
disaster declaration or an emergency declaration is not granted, the 
Governor may appeal the decision.
    Affected Public: ``State, Local or Tribal Governments''.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,536.

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                                                 Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                           No. of        Avg. burden    Total annual
       Type of  respondent        Form name/ form No.      No. of       responses per   per response     burden  (in     Avg. hourly      Total annual
                                                         respondents     respondent      (in hours)        hours)         wage rate     respondent cost
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State, Local or Tribal            Governor's Request/              56               6              76          25,536          $46.91      $1,197,893.76
 Government.                       No Form.
    Total.......................  ...................              56  ..............  ..............          25,536  ..............       1,197,893.76
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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annualized cost to respondents based 
on wage rate categories is $1,197,893.76.

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. E9-5504 Filed 3-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-23-P