National Protection and Programs Directorate; Infrastructure Protection Data Call Survey, 48762-48763 [E9-23013]

Download as PDF 48762 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices in the Selection Process for a Nonvoting Industry Representative on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee and Request for Nominations for a Nonvoting Industry Representatives on the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. On page 43140, in the third column, the DATES portion of the document is changed to read as follows: DATES: Any industry organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry interests must send a letter stating the interest to FDA by October 26, 2009, for vacancies listed in the notice. Concurrently, nomination material for prospective candidates should be sent to the FDA by October 26, 2009. On page 43140, in the first column, the ADDRESSES portion of the document is changed to read as follows: ADDRESSES: All nominations for membership should be sent to Teresa L. Hays, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850– 3229, 301–796–3699, FAX: 301–595– 7946, e-mail: Teresa.Hays@fda.hhs.gov. On page 43141, beginning in the first column, the text in the II. Selection Procedure portion of the document is changed to read as follows: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Selection Procedure Any industry organization interested in participating in the selection of an appropriate nonvoting member to represent industry interests should send a letter stating that interest to the FDA contact (see ADDRESSES) within 30 days of publication of this document. Within the subsequent 30 days, FDA will send a letter to each organization that has expressed an interest, attaching a complete list of all such organizations; and a list of all nominees along with their current resumes. The letter will also state that it is the responsibility of the interested organizations to confer with one another and to select a candidate, within 60 days after the receipt of the FDA letter, to serve as the nonvoting member to represent industry interests for the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. The interested organizations are not bound by the list of nominees in selecting a candidate. However, if no individual is selected within 60 days, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs will select the nonvoting member to represent industry interests. This notice is issued under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 U.S.C. app. 2) and 21 CFR part 14, relating to the advisory committees. Dated: September 18, 2009. David Horowitz, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E9–23009 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY National Protection and Programs Directorate; Infrastructure Protection Data Call Survey AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS. ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; New Information Collection Request: 1670—NEW. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, has submitted the following Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 23, 2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1. ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/IP/IICD, Attn.: Mary MathenyRushdan, mary.mathenyrushdan@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the lead coordinator in the national effort to identify and prioritize the country’s critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). At DHS, this responsibility is managed by the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) in the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). In FY2006, IP engaged in the annual development of a list of CIKR assets and systems to improve IP’s CIKR prioritization efforts; this list is called the Critical Infrastructure List. The Critical Infrastructure List includes assets and systems that, if destroyed, damaged or otherwise compromised, could result in significant consequences on a regional or national scale. The IP Data Call is administered out of the Infrastructure Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP). The IP Data Call provides opportunities for States and territories to collaborate with PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DHS and its Federal partners in CIKR protection. DHS, State and territorial Homeland Security Advisors (HSA), Sector Specific Agencies (SSA), and territories build their CIKR data using the IP Data Call application. To ensure that HSAs, SSAs and territories are able to achieve this mission, IP requests opinions and information in a survey from IP Data Call participants regarding the IP Data Call process and the Webbased application used to collect the CIKR data. The survey data collected is for internal IICD and IP use only. IICD and IP will use the results of the IP Data Call Survey to determine levels of customer satisfaction with the IP Data Call process and the IP Data Call application and prioritize future improvements. The results will also allow IP to appropriate funds costeffectively based on user need, and improve the process and application. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments which: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. 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; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. 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 submissions of responses. Analysis Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate. Title: IP Data Call Survey. Form: Not Applicable. OMB Number: 1670—NEW. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 138. Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours. Total Burden Hours: 276. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 184 / Thursday, September 24, 2009 / Notices Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $25,513. Thomas Chase Garwood III, Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–23013 Filed 9–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9910–9P–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the Secretary [Docket No. DHS–2008–0088] Privacy Act of 1974; Federal Emergency Management Agency-008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files System of Records Privacy Office; DHS. Notice of Privacy Act system of AGENCY: ACTION: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a system of records titled, Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency-REG 2 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files [July 6, 2006], into a Department of Homeland Security system of records notice titled, DHS/ Federal Emergency Management Agency-008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files. This system enables the Department of Homeland Security to administer the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Assistance system of records. To assist in improving disaster recovery assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with other Federal agencies, hosts a single application and resource center (http://www.disasterassistance.gov) that allows the public to apply for disaster assistance, benefits, and other services within the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other Federal agencies. Updated information contained in the Disaster Recovery Assistance Files, includes, but is not limited to, the disaster applicant’s change of address associated with the applicant’s social security number that will be submitted to the Social Security Administration. Sharing the date of a disaster applicant’s change of address along with the social security number will allow applicants to update the Social Security Administration with information to help prevent delay in receiving benefits and correspondence from the Social Security Administration. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 23, 2009 Jkt 217001 Categories of individuals, categories of records, and the routine uses of this system of records notice have been updated to better reflect the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Recovery Assistance record systems. This system will be included in the Department’s inventory of record systems. The changes include renumbering the routine uses to comport with all of DHS system of record notices. We have expanded the preamble language in section (h), which was previously numbered section (a), to include sharing for the purposes of addressing unmet needs as well as preventing a duplication of benefits. We expanded the language in (h)(1) (previously (a)(1)) to include all types of disaster related assistance that a Federal or State agency may provide. There was some ambiguity as to whether some services that states provided met the standard set out in the previous system of records notice. We have added an additional routine use in section (h) to address immediate health needs of applicants. We have added routine use section (q) to better assist applicants by updating all of their information that is filed with government agencies. FEMA learned that in the aftermath of a disaster, applicants who were housed in FEMAprovided dwellings had trouble receiving other services and benefits from other government agencies due to the fact that those other agencies did not have updated contact information regarding the applicants. This routine use will address that problem. In response to Executive Order 13411 we have added routine use (r) to allow for computer matching agreements with other agencies in order to better deal with eligibility concerns. Often eligibility for other Federal agency programs is contingent upon whether the applicant received assistance from DHS/FEMA and vice versa. The sharing via computer matching agreements will expedite and improve upon this process. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before October 26, 2009. This new system will be effective October 26, 2009. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket Number DHS– 2008–0088 by one of the following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 703–483–2999. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48763 • Mail: Mary Ellen Callahan, Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. • Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change and may be read at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. • Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions please contact: Delia Davis (202–646–3808), Privacy Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20472. For privacy issues please contact: Mary Ellen Callahan (703–235–0780), Chief Privacy Officer, Privacy Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Pursuant to the savings clause in the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107–296, Section 1512, 116 Stat. 2310 (November 25, 2002) and in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating and reissuing this system of records for the collection and maintenance of records pertaining to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Assistance Files. In compliance with Executive Order 13411, ‘‘Improving Assistance for Disaster Victims,’’ dated August 29, 2006, FEMA has developed and improved several programs to improve assistance provided to victims of Presidentially-declared disasters. The Department of Homeland Security is updating the DHS/FEMA– REG 2 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files [July 6, 2006, 71 FR 38408], and reissuing it under a new name, DHS/ FEMA-008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files. This system will enable DHS to administer the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Assistance system of records. To assist in improving disaster recovery assistance, FEMA, in partnership with other Federal agencies, hosts a single application and resource center (http:// www.disasterassistance.gov) that allows the public to apply for disaster assistance, benefits, and other services within FEMA and other Federal agencies. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 184 (Thursday, September 24, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48762-48763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-23013]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY


National Protection and Programs Directorate; Infrastructure 
Protection Data Call Survey

AGENCY: National Protection and Programs Directorate, DHS.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice and request for comments; New Information 
Collection Request: 1670--NEW.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate, has submitted the following Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 23, 
2009. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.1.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and questions about this Information 
Collection Request should be forwarded to NPPD/IP/IICD, Attn.: Mary 
Matheny-Rushdan, mary.matheny-rushdan@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS) is the lead coordinator in the national effort to identify and 
prioritize the country's critical infrastructure and key resources 
(CIKR). At DHS, this responsibility is managed by the Office of 
Infrastructure Protection (IP) in the National Protection and Programs 
Directorate (NPPD). In FY2006, IP engaged in the annual development of 
a list of CIKR assets and systems to improve IP's CIKR prioritization 
efforts; this list is called the Critical Infrastructure List. The 
Critical Infrastructure List includes assets and systems that, if 
destroyed, damaged or otherwise compromised, could result in 
significant consequences on a regional or national scale.
    The IP Data Call is administered out of the Infrastructure 
Information Collection Division (IICD) in the Office of Infrastructure 
Protection (IP). The IP Data Call provides opportunities for States and 
territories to collaborate with DHS and its Federal partners in CIKR 
protection. DHS, State and territorial Homeland Security Advisors 
(HSA), Sector Specific Agencies (SSA), and territories build their CIKR 
data using the IP Data Call application. To ensure that HSAs, SSAs and 
territories are able to achieve this mission, IP requests opinions and 
information in a survey from IP Data Call participants regarding the IP 
Data Call process and the Web-based application used to collect the 
CIKR data. The survey data collected is for internal IICD and IP use 
only.
    IICD and IP will use the results of the IP Data Call Survey to 
determine levels of customer satisfaction with the IP Data Call process 
and the IP Data Call application and prioritize future improvements. 
The results will also allow IP to appropriate funds cost-effectively 
based on user need, and improve the process and application.
    The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in 
comments which:
    1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
    2. 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;
    3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    4. 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 
submissions of responses.

Analysis

    Agency: Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and 
Programs Directorate.
    Title: IP Data Call Survey.
    Form: Not Applicable.
    OMB Number: 1670--NEW.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 138.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 276.

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    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $25,513.

Thomas Chase Garwood III,
Chief Information Officer, National Protection and Programs 
Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. E9-23013 Filed 9-23-09; 8:45 am]
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