Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), 59210-59213 [E9-27546]

Download as PDF 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. E9–27544 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P PO 00000 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: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form 089–16, OPSG Operations Order; 089–20, Prioritization of Operations Orders. SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices 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 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Grant Program. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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, Grants Program 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) was established to assist State, local, and tribal governments in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to acts of terrorism. As a component of the SHSP, Operation Stonegarden grants are established by Section 2004(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605), as amended by Section 101, Title I of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 053). Title III of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110–329) provides a specific line item within the SHSP appropriation to fund the Operation Stonegarden grant. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59211 Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–16, OPSG Operations Order; 089–20, Prioritization of Operations Orders. Abstract: The Operation Stonegarden grant is an important tool among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. 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. The grant provides funding to designated localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the U.S. borders along routes of ingress from International borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with International water borders. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,038 Hours. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Form name/ form number VerDate Nov<24>2008 State, Local or Tribal Government. 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Total ............. State, Local or Tribal Government. Prioritization of Operation Orders/FEMA Form 089– 20. OPSG Operations Order Report/FEMA Form 089– 16. ...................... Type of respondent mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 39 39 39 No. of respondents 1 1 ................................ No. of responses per respondent 39 39 ................................ Total no. of responses ................................ 570 72 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 25,038 22,230 2,808 Total annual burden (in hours) TABLE A.12: ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS ................................ $37.80 $37.80 Avg. hourly wage rate* $946,436.40 $840,294.00 $106,142.40 Total annual respondent cost 59212 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 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

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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: Operation 
Stonegarden (OPSG)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-16, OPSG Operations Order; 
089-20, Prioritization of Operations Orders.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork

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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 Operation Stonegarden 
(OPSG) 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, 
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 Alex Mrazik, Program Analyst, 
Grants Program 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: A State Homeland Security Grant Program 
(SHSP) was established to assist State, local, and tribal governments 
in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to 
acts of terrorism. As a component of the SHSP, Operation Stonegarden 
grants are established by Section 2004(a) of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605), as amended by Section 101, Title I of the 
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. 
L. 110-053). Title III of the Consolidated Security, Disaster 
Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329) 
provides a specific line item within the SHSP appropriation to fund the 
Operation Stonegarden grant.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-16, OPSG Operations Order; 
089-20, Prioritization of Operations Orders.
    Abstract: The Operation Stonegarden grant is an important tool 
among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation 
against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. 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. The grant provides funding to designated 
localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between Federal, 
State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to 
secure the U.S. borders along routes of ingress from International 
borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and 
Canada, as well as States and territories with International water 
borders.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,038 Hours.

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                                                 Table A.12: Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                              No. of                        Avg. burden    Total annual                    Total annual
 Type of respondent     Form name/form        No. of       responses per   Total no. of    per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly     respondent
                            number          respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)        hours)        wage rate*         cost
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State, Local or      Prioritization of                39               1              39              72           2,808          $37.80     $106,142.40
 Tribal Government.   Operation Orders/
                      FEMA Form 089-20.
State, Local or      OPSG Operations                  39               1              39             570          22,230          $37.80     $840,294.00
 Tribal Government.   Order Report/FEMA
                      Form 089-16.
Total..............  ...................              39  ..............  ..............  ..............          25,038  ..............     $946,436.40
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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. E9-27546 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P