Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), 59214-59216 [E9-27548]

Download as PDF 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 59215 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices 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. Type of respondent Form name/form number Number of respondents Business TSGP Inor other vestfor profit. ment Justification/ FEMA Form 089–4. Business Fast Track or other Cost for profit. Training Matrix/ FEMA Form 089–27. Business Regional or other Transit for profit. Security Strategy. Total ................. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–4, TSGP Investment Justification; FEMA Form 089–27, Fast Track Cost Training Matrix. Abstract: The TSGP is an important component of the Department of Homeland Security’s effort to enhance the security of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The program provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,135.25 hours. Avg. hourly wage rate Annual number of responses Total annual respondent cost 1 17 2,091 $33.60 123 $70,257.60 123 1 0.75 92.25 33.60 123 3,099.60 123 1 24 2,952 33.60 123 99,187.2 369 ........................ ........................ 5,135.25 ........................ 369 172,544.40 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 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Number of responses per respondent to determine the requirements for grant recipients, including application requirements. 123 Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs associated with this collection. VerDate Nov<24>2008 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is a FEMA grant program that focuses on transportation infrastructure protection activities. The collection of information for TSGP is mandated by Section 1406, Title XIV of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135), which directs the Secretary to establish a program for making grants to eligible public transportation agencies for security improvements. Additionally, information is collected in accordance with Section 1406(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(c)) which authorizes the Secretary Jkt 220001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59216 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices 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. E9–27548 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’s Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form—None. 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 collection of information necessary for the Grants Reporting Tool (GRT). 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 Paul Belkin, Program Analyst, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786– 9771 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: Title 44 CFR, part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Government establishes uniform administrative rules for Federal grants and cooperative agreements and subawards to State, local and Indian tribal governments. FEMA has determined that in order to have consistent implementation of FEMA grant administration policies, to reduce duplicative and tedious data entry, to more effectively measure preparedness gains, and to streamline application submission and management for Grantees, Regions, State and local partners, it is necessary to automate the reporting processes. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD–5) related to the ‘‘Management of Domestic Incidents’’ gives the Secretary the authority to gather information related to domestic incidents and mandates the Secretary provide standardized, quantitative reports on the readiness and preparedness of the Nation—at all levels of government—to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents. The Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD–8) related to ‘‘National Preparedness’’ authorizes the Federal government to deliver Federal preparedness awards to the States. Applicants must apply the funds to the highest priority preparedness requirements at the appropriate level of government. Federal preparedness assistance is based upon the adoption of statewide comprehensive all-hazards PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 preparedness strategies, consistent with the national preparedness goal. HSPD– 8 authorizes the Secretary to review and approve strategies submitted by the States and establishes the requirement that applicants must have adopted approved statewide strategies in order to receive Federal grant funds. Further, HSPD–8 authorizes Federal departments and agencies to develop appropriate mechanisms to ensure rapid obligation and disbursement of funds from their programs to the States, such as the GRT. HSPD–8 mandates Federal departments and agencies report annually on the obligation, expenditure status, and the use of funds associated with Federal preparedness assistance programs. Section 430 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (6 U.S.C. 238), authorized the Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP, which was transferred to FEMA by the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, Pub. L. 109–295) to have primary responsibility for national preparedness, including directing and supervising terrorism preparedness grant programs for emergency response providers and incorporating the Strategy priorities into planning guidance on an agency level for the overall national preparedness efforts. ODP (now FEMA) was authorized to develop a process for receiving meaningful input from State and local government to assist the development of the national strategy for combating terrorism and other homeland security activities. Collection of Information Title: FEMA’s Grants Reporting Tool (GRT). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form—None. Abstract: GRT is the collection of financial and programmatic information from States and local governments pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement awards. The information enables FEMA 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. GRT supports the information collection needs of each grant program processed in the system. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,492 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: Transit Security 
Grant Program (TSGP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-4, TSGP Investment 
Justification; FEMA Form 089-27, Fast Track Cost Training Matrix.

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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 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

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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 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) is 
a FEMA grant program that focuses on transportation infrastructure 
protection activities. The collection of information for TSGP is 
mandated by Section 1406, Title XIV of the Implementing Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135), which directs the 
Secretary to establish a program for making grants to eligible public 
transportation agencies for security improvements. Additionally, 
information is collected in accordance with Section 1406(c) of the 
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 
U.S.C. 1135(c)) which authorizes the Secretary to determine the 
requirements for grant recipients, including application requirements.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program 
(TSGP).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-4, TSGP Investment 
Justification; FEMA Form 089-27, Fast Track Cost Training Matrix.
    Abstract: The TSGP is an important component of the Department of 
Homeland Security's effort to enhance the security of the Nation's 
critical infrastructure. The program provides funds to owners and 
operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation 
infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major 
disasters, and other emergencies.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,135.25 hours.

 
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                                                                                                     Number of      Avg. burden    Total annual                                    Total annual
              Type of respondent                      Form name/form number          Number of     responses per   per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly    Annual number    respondent
                                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)        hours)         wage rate     of responses        cost
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Business or other for profit..................  TSGP Investment Justification/               123               1              17           2,091          $33.60             123      $70,257.60
                                                 FEMA Form 089-4.
Business or other for profit..................  Fast Track Cost Training Matrix/             123               1            0.75           92.25           33.60             123        3,099.60
                                                 FEMA Form 089-27.
Business or other for profit..................  Regional Transit Security                    123               1              24           2,952           33.60             123        99,187.2
                                                 Strategy.
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    Total.....................................  ................................             369  ..............  ..............        5,135.25  ..............             369      172,544.40
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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,

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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. E9-27548 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P