National Disaster Housing Strategy, 34587-34588 [E9-16769]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Miller, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3886. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of West Virginia is hereby amended to include the following area among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of May 15, 2009. Mercer County for Individual Assistance (already designated for Public Assistance). (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the availability of the final National Disaster Housing Strategy (NDHS) which finalizes the draft version of the NDHS which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published for public comment in July 2008. The NDHS is intended to serve two purposes. It describes how we as a Nation currently provide housing to those affected by disasters, and it charts the new direction that our disaster housing efforts must take if we are to better meet the emergent needs of disaster victims and communities. DATES: The NDHS is effective January 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: The NDHS is available online at http://www.regulations.gov and on FEMA’s Web site at http:// www.fema.gov/news/ newsrelease.fema?id=47305. The draft and final NDHS, all related Federal Register Notices, and all public comments received during the comment period are available at http:// www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2008–0009. You may also view a hard copy of the NDHS at the Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Schuback, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (215) 931–5624. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NDHS serves as a guide to how the Nation E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 34588 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 135 / Thursday, July 16, 2009 / Notices currently provides housing after a disaster, and sets a course for improving the methods in which we can provide housing to meet the emergent needs of disaster victims and communities. As requested by Congress in Section 683 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, Public Law 109–295, the NDHS is intended to begin a long-term effort to build on current strengths and encourage all involved to work collaboratively and seek innovative housing solutions. It intends to establish a strong foundation based on clear roles and responsibilities, key principles to guide national efforts, a joint planning process to build baseline capabilities, and additional resources to better prepare for an impending or emergent event. The NDHS promotes a national housing effort that engages all levels of government and the private sector to collectively meet the urgent housing needs of disaster victims and to enable individuals, households and communities to rebuild and restore their way of life following a disaster. A key concept introduced in the NDHS is the National Disaster Housing Task Force to bring together experts and policymakers whose efforts would be dedicated exclusively to the disaster housing issue. The NDHS draws on best practices and lessons learned over the years to identify actions that can be taken to improve disaster housing assistance. This effort began with realigning roles and responsibilities, renewing our focus on planning, building baseline capabilities, and providing a broader range of flexible disaster housing options. The NDHS outlines a vision, supported by specific goals, that will point the Nation in a new direction to meet the disaster housing needs of individuals and communities going forward. FEMA received numerous comments on the draft NDHS, which FEMA published for public comment in July 2008. The final version reflects many changes made as a result of those comments. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Authority: 6 U.S.C. 772; 42 U.S.C. 5121– 5207. Robert Farmer, Acting Director, Office of Policy & Program Analysis, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–16769 Filed 7–15–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:08 Jul 15, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment of Existing Systems of Records AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Proposed amendment of existing systems of records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior is issuing public notice of its intent to amend an existing Privacy Act system of records notice, Passport and Visa Records, OS– 52. The revisions will update the categories of records kept, the manner in which the physical records are stored, the methods of securing the records, the system location, and the system manager. The system number is also being changed from OS–52 to DOI–52. DATES: Comments must be received by August 25, 2009. ADDRESSES: Any persons interested in commenting on these proposed amendments to an existing system of records may do so by submitting comments in writing to the Chief, Security Services Branch, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted by fax to (202) 208–7610. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chief, Security Services Branch, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary is proposing to renumber the former Passport and Visa Records, OS–52, to Passport and Visa Records, DOI–52, to more accurately reflect the broad scope of the system within the Department, because it contains records from most of the bureaus of the Department. Additionally, several other sections of the notice are being updated. The category of records will be expanded to include application materials for visas and passports and similar supplementary materials, as well as PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 internal electronic files housing such information for tracking and work purposes. There is an updated description of the type of cabinet or safe housing the physical records. Additional information is provided on the security of the system, and system owner name and location are being updated. Comments received within 40 days of the publication in the Federal Register will be considered. The system changes will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period unless comments are received which would require a contrary determination. The Department will publish a revised notice if changes are made based upon a review of comments received. Dated: July 8, 2009. Steve T. Hargrave, Chief, Security Services Branch, Office of the Secretary. System Name: Passport and Visa Records, DOI–52. SYSTEM LOCATIONS: Data covered by this system are maintained at one of the following locations: U.S. Department of the Interior, Security Services Branch, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Bureau of Reclamation, Native American and International Office, 1849 C Street, NW., MS–7069–MIB, 96– 43100, Washington, DC 20240; U.S. Geological Survey, International Programs Office, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 917, Reston, VA 20192. Additionally, records may be stored temporarily in local offices supervising employees with such passports who need access to such records. However, such storage will be temporary, and the three specific offices above are the permanent storage locations for passports in the custody of the Department of the Interior. CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Passports and visas, related application materials, and internal electronic tracking or work management files and their paper inputting documents. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 135 (Thursday, July 16, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-16769]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0009]


National Disaster Housing Strategy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice of the availability of the final 
National Disaster Housing Strategy (NDHS) which finalizes the draft 
version of the NDHS which the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) published for public comment in July 2008. The NDHS is intended 
to serve two purposes. It describes how we as a Nation currently 
provide housing to those affected by disasters, and it charts the new 
direction that our disaster housing efforts must take if we are to 
better meet the emergent needs of disaster victims and communities.

DATES: The NDHS is effective January 16, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The NDHS is available online at http://www.regulations.gov 
and on FEMA's Web site at http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=47305. The draft and final NDHS, all related 
Federal Register Notices, and all public comments received during the 
comment period are available at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket 
ID FEMA-2008-0009. You may also view a hard copy of the NDHS at the 
Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 
500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Schuback, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (215) 931-
5624.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NDHS serves as a guide to how the Nation

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currently provides housing after a disaster, and sets a course for 
improving the methods in which we can provide housing to meet the 
emergent needs of disaster victims and communities. As requested by 
Congress in Section 683 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform 
Act of 2006, Public Law 109-295, the NDHS is intended to begin a long-
term effort to build on current strengths and encourage all involved to 
work collaboratively and seek innovative housing solutions. It intends 
to establish a strong foundation based on clear roles and 
responsibilities, key principles to guide national efforts, a joint 
planning process to build baseline capabilities, and additional 
resources to better prepare for an impending or emergent event.
    The NDHS promotes a national housing effort that engages all levels 
of government and the private sector to collectively meet the urgent 
housing needs of disaster victims and to enable individuals, households 
and communities to rebuild and restore their way of life following a 
disaster. A key concept introduced in the NDHS is the National Disaster 
Housing Task Force to bring together experts and policymakers whose 
efforts would be dedicated exclusively to the disaster housing issue. 
The NDHS draws on best practices and lessons learned over the years to 
identify actions that can be taken to improve disaster housing 
assistance. This effort began with realigning roles and 
responsibilities, renewing our focus on planning, building baseline 
capabilities, and providing a broader range of flexible disaster 
housing options. The NDHS outlines a vision, supported by specific 
goals, that will point the Nation in a new direction to meet the 
disaster housing needs of individuals and communities going forward.
    FEMA received numerous comments on the draft NDHS, which FEMA 
published for public comment in July 2008. The final version reflects 
many changes made as a result of those comments.

    Authority:  6 U.S.C. 772; 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207.

Robert Farmer,
Acting Director, Office of Policy & Program Analysis, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. E9-16769 Filed 7-15-09; 8:45 am]
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