Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG), 59237-59238 [E9-27553]

Download as PDF 59237 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2009–0001] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660–NEW; FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; No forms. 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 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG). 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, 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 email address: FEMA-InformationCollections@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Emergency Management Performance Grants Program (EMPG) helps facilitate a national and regional all-hazards approach to emergency response, including the development of a comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises that provides a foundation for effective and consistent response to any threatened or actual disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause. Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 762), as amended by section 201, Title II of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 053), empowers the FEMA Administrator to continue implementation of an emergency management performance grants program to make grants to States to assist State, local, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: No forms. Abstract: The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) assists State and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. The EMPG Work Plan narrative must demonstrate how proposed projects address gaps, deficiencies, and capabilities in current programs and the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by FEMA. FEMA uses the information to provide details, timelines, and milestones on proposed projects. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 174 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent State, Local or Tribal Government. Total ............... Form name/form number EMPG Work Plan ............................... mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES No. of responses per respondent 58 Avg. Burden per response (in hours) 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 Jkt 220001 1 Total annual burden (in hours) 58 Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs associated with this collection. VerDate Nov<24>2008 No. of respondents 3 174 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 00125 174 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Avg. hourly wage rate* $32.20 Total annual respondent cost $5,603 $5,603 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 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

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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 Emergency Management Performance Grants 
(EMPG)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; No forms.

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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 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG).

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, 
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 email address: FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Emergency Management Performance Grants 
Program (EMPG) helps facilitate a national and regional all-hazards 
approach to emergency response, including the development of a 
comprehensive program of planning, training, and exercises that 
provides a foundation for effective and consistent response to any 
threatened or actual disaster or emergency, regardless of the cause. 
Section 662 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 
(6 U.S.C. 762), as amended by section 201, Title II of the Implementing 
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-053), 
empowers the FEMA Administrator to continue implementation of an 
emergency management performance grants program to make grants to 
States to assist State, local, and tribal governments in preparing for 
all hazards.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: No forms.
    Abstract: The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) 
assists State and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-
hazards emergency management capabilities. The EMPG Work Plan narrative 
must demonstrate how proposed projects address gaps, deficiencies, and 
capabilities in current programs and the ability to provide 
enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance 
provided by FEMA. FEMA uses the information to provide details, 
timelines, and milestones on proposed projects.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 174 hours.

                                                 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   per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly     respondent
                                           number           respondents     respondent      (in hours)        hours)        wage rate*         cost
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State, Local or Tribal Government.  EMPG Work Plan......              58               1               3             174          $32.20          $5,603
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    Total.........................  ....................              58                                             174                          $5,603
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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. E9-27553 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P