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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices 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. Lawann Johnson, Acting Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E9–27542 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2009–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; OMB No. 1660– NEW; Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form 089–19, RCPGP Investment Justification Template; FEMA Form 089–26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed Project Plan Template; FEMA Form 089–17, RCPT Membership List. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice seeks comments concerning the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP). VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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, 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 Nicholas W. Peake, Planning Section Chief, National Preparedness Directorate, 202–786–9726 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is to enhance catastrophic incident preparedness in Tier 1 and selected Tier 2 Urban Areas. RCPGP is intended to support coordination of regional allhazard planning for catastrophic events, including the development of integrated planning communities, plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic event. The collection of information for the RCPGP is mandated by Title III of the Consolidated Security, PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59209 Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110– 329). This program was originally created under the general grant and cooperative agreement making powers of the Secretary under 6 U.S.C. 112(b)(2). The RCPGP information is to be used to produce improved catastrophic plans and planning processes by the states and local jurisdictions involved. Specifically, the plans and planning must address shortcomings in existing plans to address regional catastrophic planning issues, including the establishment of a regional network of plans to address catastrophic events. Plans will include a process for establishing an incident command structure and will also identify roles and responsibilities for each organization. Additionally, plans will identify detailed resource, personnel, and asset allocations in order to execute strategic objectives and translate strategic priorities into operational execution. These plans should apply existing capabilities and assist in assessing gaps in needed capabilities. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–19, RCPGP Investment Justification Template; FEMA Form 089–26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed Project Plan Template; FEMA Form 089–17, RCPT Membership List. Abstract: The RCPGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate applicants’ familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into regional/state/ local planning, operations, and investments. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,762 hours. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59210 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/form number State, Local or Tribal Government. RCPGP Investment Justification Template, FEMA Form 089–19. RCPGP (Sample) Detailed Project Plan Template, FEMA Form 089–26. Regional Catastrophic Planning Team (RCPT) Charter Guidelines. RCPT Membership List, FEMA Form 089–17. State, Local or Tribal Government. State, Local or Tribal Government. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate* Total annual respondent cost 1 10 120 1,200 $50.08 $60,096.00 10 1 10 40 400 50.08 20,032.00 10 1 10 16 160 50.08 8,012.80 10 1 10 0.2 hr. 2 50.08 100.16 ........................ ........................ 40 ........................ 1,762 ........................ 88,240.96 Comments mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Avg. burden per response (in hours) 10 Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting recordkeeping cost 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 Annual number of responses 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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. 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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; OMB No. 1660-NEW; Regional Catastrophic Preparedness 
Grant Program (RCPGP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-19, RCPGP Investment 
Justification Template; FEMA Form 089-26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed 
Project Plan Template; FEMA Form 089-17, RCPT Membership List.

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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 the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program 
(RCPGP).

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, 
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 Nicholas W. Peake, Planning 
Section Chief, National Preparedness Directorate, 202-786-9726 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 purpose of the Regional Catastrophic 
Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is to enhance catastrophic incident 
preparedness in Tier 1 and selected Tier 2 Urban Areas. RCPGP is 
intended to support coordination of regional all-hazard planning for 
catastrophic events, including the development of integrated planning 
communities, plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic 
event. The collection of information for the RCPGP is mandated by Title 
III of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329). This program was originally 
created under the general grant and cooperative agreement making powers 
of the Secretary under 6 U.S.C. 112(b)(2).
    The RCPGP information is to be used to produce improved 
catastrophic plans and planning processes by the states and local 
jurisdictions involved. Specifically, the plans and planning must 
address shortcomings in existing plans to address regional catastrophic 
planning issues, including the establishment of a regional network of 
plans to address catastrophic events. Plans will include a process for 
establishing an incident command structure and will also identify roles 
and responsibilities for each organization. Additionally, plans will 
identify detailed resource, personnel, and asset allocations in order 
to execute strategic objectives and translate strategic priorities into 
operational execution. These plans should apply existing capabilities 
and assist in assessing gaps in needed capabilities.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Regional Catastrophic Preparedness 
Grant Program (RCPGP).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-19, RCPGP Investment 
Justification Template; FEMA Form 089-26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed 
Project Plan Template; FEMA Form 089-17, RCPT Membership List.
    Abstract: The RCPGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set 
of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with 
potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate 
applicants' familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and 
identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into 
regional/state/local planning, operations, and investments.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,762 hours.

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                                                                     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 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.............  RCPGP Investment Justification                10               1              10             120           1,200          $50.08      $60,096.00
                                                 Template, FEMA Form 089-19.
State, Local or Tribal Government.............  RCPGP (Sample) Detailed Project               10               1              10              40             400           50.08       20,032.00
                                                 Plan Template, FEMA Form 089-26.
State, Local or Tribal Government.............  Regional Catastrophic Planning                10               1              10              16             160           50.08        8,012.80
                                                 Team (RCPT) Charter Guidelines.
State, Local or Tribal Government.............  RCPT Membership List, FEMA Form               10               1              10         0.2 hr.               2           50.08          100.16
                                                 089-17.
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    Total.....................................                                    ..............  ..............              40  ..............           1,762  ..............       88,240.96
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    Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting 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. E9-27544 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-46-P