Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program, 59213-59214 [E9-27543]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs 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. E9–27546 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2009–0001] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660–NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program; FEMA Form 089–3, EOC Grant Program Investment Justification and Scoring Criteria; FEMA Form 089–18, Prioritization of Competitive Investment Justifications Template. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning information collection activities required to administer the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 19, 2010. 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 Alex Mrazik, Program Analyst, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786– 9732 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. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State, territory, local and/or tribal levels are an SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59213 essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters caused by any hazard. Section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c), as amended by Section 202, Title II of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110–053), states, ‘‘The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency may make grants to States under this title for equipping, upgrading, and constructing State and local emergency operations centers.’’ Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program. Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–3, EOC Grant Program Investment Justification and Scoring Criteria; FEMA Form 089–18, Prioritization of Competitive Investment Justifications Template. Abstract: The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State, territory, local and/or tribal levels are an essential element of a comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major disasters caused by any hazard. The information collection activity is the collection of financial and programmatic information from State, territory, local, tribal, and/or for-profit partners pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement awards that include application, program narrative statements, grant award, performance information, outlay reports, grant funding and property management, and closeout information. The information enables FEMA and any federal partners to evaluate applications and make award decisions, monitor ongoing performance and manage the flow of federal funds, and to appropriately close out grants or cooperative agreements. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,908 Hours. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59214 Type of respondent State, Local or Tribal Government. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total EOC. Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Form name/ form number Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate* Total annual respondent cost 700 1 700 8 5,600 $37.80 $211,680.00 56 1 56 5.5 308 32.20 9,917.60 .............. 756 ........................ ........................ ........................ 5,908 ........................ 221,597.60 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Avg. burden per response (in hours) EOC Grant Program Investment Justification and Scoring Criteria, FEMA Form 089–3. Prioritization of Competitive Investment Justifications Template FEMA Form 089– 18. Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs associated with this collection. 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 Annual number of responses 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Larry Gray, Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–27543 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2009–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660–NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form 089–4, TSGP Investment Justification; FEMA Form 089–27, Fast Track Cost Training Matrix. 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 new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning the information collection activities required to administer the FEMA Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 19, 2010. 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 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59213-59214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27543]


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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, 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency 
Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency 
Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program; FEMA Form 089-3, EOC Grant 
Program Investment Justification and Scoring Criteria; FEMA Form 089-
18, Prioritization of Competitive Investment Justifications Template.

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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 new information collection. In accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments 
concerning information collection activities required to administer the 
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 19, 2010.

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 Alex Mrazik, Program Analyst, 
Grant Programs Directorate, 202-786-9732 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 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant 
Program is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness 
capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and 
interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies 
and needs. Fully capable emergency operations facilities at the State, 
territory, local and/or tribal levels are an essential element of a 
comprehensive national emergency management system and are necessary to 
ensure continuity of operations and continuity of government in major 
disasters caused by any hazard. Section 614 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196c), as 
amended by Section 202, Title II of the Implementing Recommendations of 
the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-053), states, ``The 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency may make 
grants to States under this title for equipping, upgrading, and 
constructing State and local emergency operations centers.''

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) 
Grant Program.
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-3, EOC Grant Program 
Investment Justification and Scoring Criteria; FEMA Form 089-18, 
Prioritization of Competitive Investment Justifications Template.
    Abstract: The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is 
intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities 
by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs 
with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. Fully 
capable emergency operations facilities at the State, territory, local 
and/or tribal levels are an essential element of a comprehensive 
national emergency management system and are necessary to ensure 
continuity of operations and continuity of government in major 
disasters caused by any hazard. The information collection activity is 
the collection of financial and programmatic information from State, 
territory, local, tribal, and/or for-profit partners pertaining to 
grant and cooperative agreement awards that include application, 
program narrative statements, grant award, performance information, 
outlay reports, grant funding and property management, and closeout 
information. The information enables FEMA and any federal partners to 
evaluate applications and make award decisions, monitor ongoing 
performance and manage the flow of federal funds, and to appropriately 
close out grants or cooperative agreements.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,908 Hours.

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                                                                                                     Number of                      Avg. burden    Total annual                    Total annual
              Type of respondent                      Form name/form number          Number of     responses per   Annual number   per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly     respondent
                                                                                    respondents     respondent     of responses     (in hours)        hours)        wage rate*         cost
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State, Local or Tribal Government.............  EOC Grant Program Investment                 700               1             700               8           5,600          $37.80     $211,680.00
                                                 Justification and Scoring
                                                 Criteria, FEMA Form 089-3.
State, Local or Tribal Government.............  Prioritization of Competitive                 56               1              56             5.5             308           32.20        9,917.60
                                                 Investment Justifications
                                                 Template FEMA Form 089-18.
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    Total EOC.................................  ................................             756  ..............  ..............  ..............           5,908  ..............      221,597.60
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    Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs 
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. E9-27543 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P