Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), 59227-59230 [E9-27557]

Download as PDF 59227 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS—Continued Type of respondent State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Avg. burden per response (in hours) 56 1 56 0.167 ........................ Form name/form number ND Grants System Uploading Documents. Total ................. ................................. Number of respondents Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate ($) 9.352 32.20 Total annual respondent cost ($) 301.13 ........................ 112 ........................ 23 ........................ 751.93 Total for Non-Disaster Grant Programs ......................................................... 49,232 ........................ 276,476 ........................ 10,629,223.02 Totals for Disaster-Related Grants ......................................................... 208,014 ........................ 1,795,745 ........................ 73,416,752.20 Total for all Grant Programs ............................................................ 257,246 ........................ 2,072,220 ........................ 84,045,975.22 Estimated Cost: There are 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. E9–27554 Filed 11–16–09; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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: Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information collection; OMB No. 1660–NEW; FEMA Form 089–2, IECGP Investment Justification. 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 information collection activities required to administer the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP). 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) is mandated by Section 1809 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 579), as amended by Section 301, Title III of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 053), which states the Secretary shall establish the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program to make grants to States to carry out initiatives to improve local, tribal, statewide, regional, national and, where appropriate, international interoperable emergency communications, including communications in collective response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. Further, the legislation authorizes the FEMA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59228 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Administrator to administer the IECGP, mandates that the use of grants is consistent with guidance established by the Director of Emergency Communications, and mandates a State receiving an IECGP grant use the funds to implement that State’s Statewide Interoperability Plan required under section 7303(f) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (6 U.S.C. 194(f)) and approved under subsection (e) and to assist with activities determined by the Secretary to be integral to interoperable emergency communications. VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089–2, IECGP Investment Justification. Abstract: The IECGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Respondents are comprised of State, local, and tribal entities. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,362 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. State, Local or Tribal Government. Type of respondent mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES IECGP Investment Justification/FEMA Form 089–2. SCIP Implementation Report/ No Form. Communication System Life Cycle/No Form. Form name/ form number 1 No. of responses per respondent 1 56 56 39 1 56 No. of respondents 56 56 56 Total no. of responses 25 100 547 Average burden per response (in hours) TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS 37,632 1,400 5,600 30,632 Total annual burden (in hours) $36.15 $36.15 $36.15 Average hourly wage rate* $1,360,396.80 $50,610.00 $202,440.00 $1,107,346.80 Total annual respondent cost Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 220 / Tuesday, November 17, 2009 / Notices Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 59229 59230 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. E9–27557 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; Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP) 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; No Form. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:50 Nov 16, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP). 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, 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, 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: FEMA’s Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP, formerly known as REAL ID) is an important part of the Administration’s larger, coordinated effort—known as the Federal Investment Strategy—to strengthen homeland security preparedness against risks associated with potential terrorist PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 attacks. The purpose of DLSGP is to prevent terrorism, reduce fraud, and improve the reliability and accuracy of personal identification documents States and territories issue. DLSGP is authorized by section 204, Title II of the REAL ID Act of 2005, Division B of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13) (49 U.S.C. 30301) The program utilizes the ‘‘Minimum Standards for Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes: Final Rule,’’ January 29, 2008, 6 CFR part 37. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants; Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP). Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NEW. Form Titles and Numbers: No Forms. Abstract: The DLSGP 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 Program Narrative and Program Management Capabilities Work Plan provide the State with a Driver’s License Security Grant Program implementation roadmap and tells the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) how grant funding will be used. The Program Narrative is a separate document from the Program Management Capabilities Work Plan, both of which help to assess program implementation potential and a State’s management procedures and capabilities. The Program Narrative and the Program Management Capabilities Work Plan are required upon grant application and are reviewed by FEMA and the DHS Policy Office to determine funding decisions and assists with project oversight. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 168 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: Interoperable 
Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; new information 
collection; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form 089-2, IECGP Investment 
Justification.

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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 information collection activities required to administer the 
Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP).

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 e-mail address: FEMA-Information-Collections@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interoperable Emergency Communications 
Grant Program (IECGP) is mandated by Section 1809 of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 579), as amended by Section 301, Title 
III of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 
2007 (Pub. L. 110-053), which states the Secretary shall establish the 
Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program to make grants to 
States to carry out initiatives to improve local, tribal, statewide, 
regional, national and, where appropriate, international interoperable 
emergency communications, including communications in collective 
response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made 
disasters. Further, the legislation authorizes the FEMA

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Administrator to administer the IECGP, mandates that the use of grants 
is consistent with guidance established by the Director of Emergency 
Communications, and mandates a State receiving an IECGP grant use the 
funds to implement that State's Statewide Interoperability Plan 
required under section 7303(f) of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism 
Prevention Act of 2004 (6 U.S.C. 194(f)) and approved under subsection 
(e) and to assist with activities determined by the Secretary to be 
integral to interoperable emergency communications.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Interoperable Emergency 
Communications Grant Program (IECGP).
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-NEW.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 089-2, IECGP Investment 
Justification.
    Abstract: The IECGP 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. Respondents 
are comprised of State, local, and tribal entities.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,362 Hours.

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                                                                     Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                                                   No. of                      Average burden   Total annual
             Type of respondent                    Form name/ form number          No. of       responses per   Total no. of    per response     burden (in    Average hourly     Total annual
                                                                                 respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)        hours)        wage rate*     respondent cost
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State, Local or Tribal Government...........  IECGP Investment Justification/              56               1              56             547          30,632          $36.15      $1,107,346.80
                                               FEMA Form 089-2.
State, Local or Tribal Government...........  SCIP Implementation Report/No                56               1              56             100           5,600          $36.15        $202,440.00
                                               Form.
State, Local or Tribal Government...........  Communication System Life Cycle/             56               1              56              25           1,400          $36.15         $50,610.00
                                               No Form.
                                                                              ----------------                                                ----------------                ------------------
    Total...................................                                               39                                                          37,632                      $1,360,396.80
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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. E9-27557 Filed 11-16-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111-78-P