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Download as PDF 59238 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. E9–27553 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: Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form 089–23, Buffer Zone Plan; FEMA Form 089–23A, Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan. 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 information collection process for the Buffer Zone Protection Program grant. 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 www.regulations.gov under docket ID VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 Stacey Street, Program Analyst, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786– 9728 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 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) is an important part of the Administration’s larger, coordinated effort— known as the Federal Investment Strategy— to strengthen homeland security preparedness, including the security of America’s Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR), including chemical facilities, financial institutions, nuclear and electric power plants, dams, stadiums, and other highrisk/high-consequence facilities. The Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110– 329) established the BZPP to help strengthen the Nation’s critical SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 infrastructure against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–23, Buffer Zone Plan; FEMA Form 089–23A, Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan. Abstract: The information collection activity is the collection of financial and programmatic information from States and local governments pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement awards that include application, program narrative statement, grant award, performance information, outlay reports, property management, and closeout information. 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. The Buffer Zone Plan is a narrative plan that includes an assessment of possible infrastructure security risks and documents the degree to which security processes and procedures are in place, including planning to enhance and/or improve site security and the actions jurisdictions undertake in their BZP to protect against or prevent terrorist attacks at critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR). The Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan is a plan applicants prepare that corresponds to the Buffer Zone Plan and lists procurement items including equipment, information technology, and other resources such as training, that are needed to improve or enhance a jurisdiction’s preventive or protective posture around critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sites identified in the BZP. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000 Hours. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Total ............................. State, Local or Tribal Government. State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of respondent mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES ..................................................... Buffer Zone Plan/FEMA Form 089–23. Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan/FEMA Form 089–23A. Form name/form number 1 ........................ 250 ........................ 1 250 No. of respondents No. of responses per respondent 728 250 250 Total no. of responses ANNUAL HOUR BURDEN ........................ 8 8 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 4,000 2,000 2,000 Total annual burden (in hours) ........................ $36.15 $36.15 Avg. hourly wage rate* $144,600.00 $72,300.00 $72,300.00 Total annual respondent cost Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59239 59240 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. E9–27550 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service application of this guidance throughout the National Park Service. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until January 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: Draft Director’s Order #35B is available on the Internet at http:// www.nps.gov/policy/DO–35Bdraft.htm. Requests for copies of, and written comments on, the Director’s Order should be sent to Tim Harvey, Chief, Park Facility Management Division, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington DC 20240, or to his Internet address: tim_harvey@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Harvey at (202) 513–7044. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When the NPS adopts documents containing new policy or procedural requirements that may affect parties outside the NPS, the documents are first made available for public review and comment before being adopted. A number of contacts have been made, prior to the issuance of this notice, to solicit input from potentially impacted groups and organizations. Public Availability of Comments: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice of Availability of Draft Director’s Order Concerning National Park Service (NPS) Policies and Procedures for Recovering Costs Associated With Providing Utility Services to Non-NPS Users Dated: October 30, 2009. Stephen E. Whitesell, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Lands. [FR Doc. E9–27520 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4312–52–P AGENCY: The National Park Service is proposing to adopt a Director’s Order setting forth the policies and procedures under which the NPS will recover expenses for providing utilities to nonNPS entities. These expenses include, but are not limited to, annual operating costs, cyclical repair and rehabilitation costs, and capital investment cost. 16 U.S.C. 1b(4) provides authority for the NPS to furnish ‘‘on a reimbursement of appropriation basis, all types of utility services to concessioners, contractors, permittees, or other users of such services, within the National Park System.’’ The Director’s Order provides policies and procedures for consistent mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–FHC–2009–N249; 94300–1122– 0000–Z2] Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee; Announcement of Public Meeting AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), will host a Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting December 1–3, 2009. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will include discussion of the current draft Recommendations to the Secretary. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for December 1–3, 2009. The sessions will be 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. December 1–2, and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. December 3. ADDRESSES: We will hold the meeting at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 500, Arlington, Virginia, 22203. For more information, see ‘‘Meeting Location Information’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (703) 358–2161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 24, 2007, the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) established the Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities. The Committee is made up of 22 members representing the varied interests associated with wind energy development and its potential impacts to wildlife species and their habitats. All Committee meetings are open to the public. Meeting Location Information Please note that the meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at least 2 weeks in advance of the meeting. Persons planning to attend the meeting must register at http:// www.fws.gov/habitatconservation/ windpower/ wind_turbine_advisory_committee.html by November 24th, 2009. Seating is limited due to room capacity. We will give preference to registrants based on date and time of registration. Limited standing room will be available if all seats are filled. Dated: November 12, 2009. Rachel London, Alternate Designated Federal Officer, Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 220 (Tuesday, November 17, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59238-59240]
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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: Buffer Zone 
Protection Program (BZPP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-23, Buffer Zone Plan; FEMA 
Form 089-23A, Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan.

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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 process for the Buffer Zone 
Protection Program grant.

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 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 Stacey Street, Program 
Analyst, Grant Programs Directorate, 202-786-9728 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 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) is 
an important part of the Administration's larger, coordinated effort-- 
known as the Federal Investment Strategy-- to strengthen homeland 
security preparedness, including the security of America's Critical 
Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR), including chemical facilities, 
financial institutions, nuclear and electric power plants, dams, 
stadiums, and other high-risk/high-consequence facilities. The 
Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329) established the BZPP to help 
strengthen the Nation's critical infrastructure against risks 
associated with potential terrorist attacks.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Buffer Zone Protection Program 
(BZPP).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-23, Buffer Zone Plan; FEMA 
Form 089-23A, Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan.
    Abstract: The information collection activity is the collection of 
financial and programmatic information from States and local 
governments pertaining to grant and cooperative agreement awards that 
include application, program narrative statement, grant award, 
performance information, outlay reports, property management, and 
closeout information. 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. The Buffer Zone Plan is a narrative plan 
that includes an assessment of possible infrastructure security risks 
and documents the degree to which security processes and procedures are 
in place, including planning to enhance and/or improve site security 
and the actions jurisdictions undertake in their BZP to protect against 
or prevent terrorist attacks at critical infrastructure and key 
resources (CIKR). The Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plan is a plan 
applicants prepare that corresponds to the Buffer Zone Plan and lists 
procurement items including equipment, information technology, and 
other resources such as training, that are needed to improve or enhance 
a jurisdiction's preventive or protective posture around critical 
infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) sites identified in the BZP.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000 Hours.

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                                                                                                      No. of                        Avg. burden    Total annual                    Total annual
              Type of respondent                      Form name/form number           No. of       responses per   Total no. of    per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly     respondent
                                                                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)        hours)        wage rate*         cost
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State, Local or Tribal Government.............  Buffer Zone Plan/FEMA Form 089-              250               1             250               8           2,000          $36.15      $72,300.00
                                                 23.
State, Local or Tribal Government.............  Vulnerability Reduction                      250               1             250               8           2,000          $36.15      $72,300.00
                                                 Purchasing Plan/FEMA Form 089-
                                                 23A.
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        Total.................................  ................................  ..............  ..............             728  ..............           4,000  ..............     $144,600.00
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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. E9-27550 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P