Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 29222-29223 [E9-14480]

Download as PDF 29222 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 117 / Friday, June 19, 2009 / Notices electronic mail to oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Title: Citizen Corps Affiliate Programs and Organizations Application. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0097. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form—None. Abstract: Citizen Corps Affiliate Programs and Organizations offer communities resources for public education, outreach, and training; represent volunteers interested in helping to make their community safer; or offer volunteer service opportunities to support first responders, disaster relief activities, and community safety efforts. Providing formal recognition to these programs and similar organizations through Affiliation with Citizen Corps, the program reaches a broader audience which can assist in reaching the goal of having every American participate in making their communities and families safer. Affected Public: ‘‘Not-for-profit Institutions’’. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: 4. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32. Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping cost associated with this collection. Larry Gray, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–14477 Filed 6–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–05–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2009–0001] 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 information collection; OMB No. 1660–0087; 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 proposed revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning the revision of the Preparedness Comprehensive Assessment Support Tool (PrepCAST) (formerly known as the National Incident Management System Compliance Assistance Support Tool (NIMSCAST)). PrepCAST is a selfassessment tool for State, territorial, Tribal, and local governments to evaluate and report on their jurisdiction’s achievement with regard to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) implementation activities relating to the preparedness of the respondent to react to emergency incidents. PrepCAST will also collect preparedness data using the Targeted Capabilities List (TCL) framework. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 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, Washington, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Bill Schwinn, Assessments Section Chief, Preparedness Policy, Planning, and Analysis, National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, (202) 786–9595 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 email address: FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2003, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8: National Preparedness (HSPD–8) called for establishing a system that would assess the Nation’s overall preparedness and provide an annual status report of national preparedness. Three years later, the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA) included requirements to establish a ‘‘comprehensive system to assess, on an ongoing basis, the Nation’s prevention capabilities and overall preparedness.’’ The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) within FEMA is charged with developing the Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS). The CAS will, as mandated by PKEMRA 649(c)(1–4), assess compliance with the national preparedness system, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and other related plans; assess capability levels against target levels; assess resource needs to meet target levels; and assess the performance of training, exercises, and operations. Collection of Information Title: PrepCAST (formerly NIMSCAST). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0087. Form Titles and Numbers: No Forms. Abstract: The PrepCAST is a standardized data collection and assessment process that effectively assesses prevention, protection, E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 29223 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 117 / Friday, June 19, 2009 / Notices response, and recovery capabilities at the regional, State, local, and Tribal levels In the National Incident Management System collection tool, data will be collected on the respondent’s ability to meet the established NIMS Implementation Objectives. The State Preparedness Report collection tool will address questions about current capabilities that have not already been answered through other assessments and reports, focusing on level of performance of individual activities for the 37 capabilities set forth in the Target Capabilities List (TCL) 2.0. FEMA collects this data to guide policy and resource allocation decisions. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,278 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) State, local or Tribal government. National Incident Management System/No Form Number. State Preparedness Report/No Form Number. 3926 1 5 19,630 28.60 $785,985 56 1 83 4,648 28.60 186,106 ............................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 24,278 ........................ 972,091 Total ............... Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting and recordkeeping cost associated with this collection. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Comments [Docket No. FR–5280–N–23] 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. Dated: June 11, 2009. Mark R. Johnston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs. [FR Doc. E9–14118 Filed 6–18–09; 8:45 am] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Larry Gray, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–14480 Filed 6–18–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost Form name/Form No. State, local or Tribal government. Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Type of respondent VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:25 Jun 18, 2009 Jkt 217001 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. DATES: Effective Date: June 19, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the December 12, 1988 court order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503–OG (D.D.C.), HUD publishes a Notice, on a weekly basis, identifying unutilized, underutilized, excess and surplus Federal buildings and real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5255–N–02] Notice of Allocations, Application Procedures, Regulatory Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes Grantees Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, 2008; Revisions to Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and Technical Corrections AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice of allocation method, waivers granted, alternative requirements applied, and statutory program requirements; revisions to Neighborhood Stabilization Program and technical corrections. SUMMARY: On October 6, 2008, the Department published a notice advising the public of the allocation formula and allocation amounts, the list of grantees, alternative requirements, and the waivers of regulations granted to grantees under Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, for the purpose of assisting in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes under the Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2009-0001]


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 information collection; OMB No. 1660-0087; No Forms.

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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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this Notice seeks comments concerning the revision of the Preparedness 
Comprehensive Assessment Support Tool (PrepCAST) (formerly known as the 
National Incident Management System Compliance Assistance Support Tool 
(NIMSCAST)). PrepCAST is a self-assessment tool for State, territorial, 
Tribal, and local governments to evaluate and report on their 
jurisdiction's achievement with regard to the National Incident 
Management System (NIMS) implementation activities relating to the 
preparedness of the respondent to react to emergency incidents. 
PrepCAST will also collect preparedness data using the Targeted 
Capabilities List (TCL) framework.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 18, 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, 
Washington, 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 Bill Schwinn, Assessments 
Section Chief, Preparedness Policy, Planning, and Analysis, National 
Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security, (202) 786-9595 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: In 2003, Homeland Security Presidential 
Directive-8: National Preparedness (HSPD-8) called for establishing a 
system that would assess the Nation's overall preparedness and provide 
an annual status report of national preparedness. Three years later, 
the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA) included 
requirements to establish a ``comprehensive system to assess, on an 
ongoing basis, the Nation's prevention capabilities and overall 
preparedness.''
    The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) within FEMA is charged 
with developing the Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS). The CAS 
will, as mandated by PKEMRA 649(c)(1-4), assess compliance with the 
national preparedness system, the National Incident Management System 
(NIMS), and other related plans; assess capability levels against 
target levels; assess resource needs to meet target levels; and assess 
the performance of training, exercises, and operations.

Collection of Information

    Title: PrepCAST (formerly NIMSCAST).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0087.
    Form Titles and Numbers: No Forms.
    Abstract: The PrepCAST is a standardized data collection and 
assessment process that effectively assesses prevention, protection,

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response, and recovery capabilities at the regional, State, local, and 
Tribal levels In the National Incident Management System collection 
tool, data will be collected on the respondent's ability to meet the 
established NIMS Implementation Objectives. The State Preparedness 
Report collection tool will address questions about current 
capabilities that have not already been answered through other 
assessments and reports, focusing on level of performance of individual 
activities for the 37 capabilities set forth in the Target Capabilities 
List (TCL) 2.0. FEMA collects this data to guide policy and resource 
allocation decisions.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 24,278 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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State, local or Tribal government.  National Incident               3926               1               5          19,630           28.60        $785,985
                                     Management System/
                                     No Form Number.
State, local or Tribal government.  State Preparedness                56               1              83           4,648           28.60         186,106
                                     Report/No Form
                                     Number.
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    Total.........................  ....................  ..............  ..............  ..............          24,278  ..............         972,091
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    Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting and recordkeeping cost 
associated with this collection.

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. E9-14480 Filed 6-18-09; 8:45 am]
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