Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans, 11142-11145 [2012-4268]

Download as PDF 11142 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2012–0133] Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee: Intercessional Meeting Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of Federal Advisory Committee working group meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC) will conduct an intercessional meeting so that a working group may discuss Task Statement 76, entitled ‘‘Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).’’ This meeting will be open to the public. SUMMARY: A MERPAC working group will meet on March 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Please note that the meeting may adjourn early if all business is finished. Written comments to be distributed to working group members and placed on MERPAC’s Web site are due by March 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: The working group will meet at the Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront Hotel, 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA 94010. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Ms. Theresa Alas at telephone 650–373– 4004 as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the working group, which are listed in the ‘‘Agenda’’ section below. Written comments must be identified by Docket No. USCG– 2012–0133 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments (preferred method to avoid delays in processing). • Fax: 202–372–1918. • Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. You may review a Privacy Act notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Docket: For access to the docket to read documents or comments related to this notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. This notice may be viewed in our online docket, USCG–2012–0133, at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Rogers Henderson, Alternate Designated Federal Officer (ADFO), telephone 202– 372–1408. If you have any questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). MERPAC is an advisory committee authorized under section 871 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Title 6, United States Code, section 451, and chartered under the provisions of the FACA. The Committee will act solely in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards on matters relating to personnel in the U.S. merchant marine, including but not limited to training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness standards. The Committee will advise, consult with, and make recommendations reflecting its independent judgment to the Secretary. March 12, 2012 The agenda for the March 12, 2012 working group meeting is as follows: (1) Discuss and prepare proposed recommendations for the full committee to consider concerning Task Statement 76, entitled ‘‘Review of Performance Measures (Assessment Criteria).’’ The work group will specifically address performance measures (assessment criteria) for mariners seeking an endorsement as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch and Master on ships of less than 500 Gross Tonnage as measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC) while engaged on near-coastal voyages; (2) Public comment period; and (3) Adjournment of meeting. Procedural: A copy of all meeting documentation is available at the Frm 00080 Dated: February 22, 2012. J. G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2012–4446 Filed 2–22–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2012–0010; OMB No. 1660–0062] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Agenda PO 00000 https://www.fido.gov Web site or by contacting Rogers Henderson. Once you have accessed the MERPAC Committee page, click on the meetings tab and then the ‘‘View’’ button for the meeting dated March 12, 2012 to access the information for this meeting. Minutes will be available 90 days after this meeting. Both minutes and documents applicable for this meeting can also be found at an alternative site using the following Web address: https:// homeport.uscg.mil and use these key strokes: Missions; Port and Waterways Safety; Advisory Committees; MERPAC; and then use the event key. A public oral comment period will be held during the working group meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public oral comment period may end before the prescribed ending time of the meeting. Contact Rogers Henderson as indicated above to register as a speaker. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning State, Local and Tribal mitigation plan requirements. While there has been no change to the information being collected, this proposed adjustment is due to a change in methodology used to estimate burden. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 24, 2012. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices 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–2012–0010. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 20472–3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. (4) Email. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2012–0010 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 via the link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Sharrocks, Branch Chief, Assessment and Planning Branch, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, (202) 646–2796 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMAInformation-CollectionsManagement@dhs.gov. Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5165, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), Public Law 106– 390, provides new and revitalized approaches to mitigation planning. The Stafford Act provides a framework for linking pre-and post-disaster mitigation planning and initiatives with public and private interests to ensure an integrated, comprehensive approach to disaster loss reduction. Title 44 CFR part 201 provides the mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian Tribal governments to identify the natural hazards that impact them, to identify actions and activities to reduce SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11143 any losses from hazards, and to establish a coordinated process to implement the plan, taking advantage of a wide-range of resources. Collection of Information Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: OMB No. 1660–0062. Form Titles and Numbers: None. Abstract: The purpose of State, Local and Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to support the administration of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Mitigation grant programs, and contemplate a significant State, Local and Tribal commitment to mitigation activities, comprehensive mitigation planning, and strong program management. Implementation of plans, pre-identified cost-effective mitigation measures will streamline the disaster recovery process. Mitigation plans are the demonstration of the goals, priorities to reduce risks from natural hazards. Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 781,152 hours. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 VerDate Mar<15>2010 New Plan (Local and Tribal) ...... Plan Updates (Local and Tribal) State Reviews of Local and Tribal plans. Standard State Plan Updates .... Enhanced State Plan Updates .. Form name/ form number .................................................... Total ..................................... 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 56 16 3 ........................ 1 1 5 9 14 No. of responses per respondent 1,587 16 3 280 504 784 Total No. of responses ........................ 1,560 2,080 2,080 320 8 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 781,152 24,960 6,240 582,400 161,280 6,272 Total annual burden (in hours) ........................ 44.44 44.44 $44.44 44.44 44.44 Avg. hourly wage rate 34,714,395 1,109,222 277,306 $25,881,856 7,167,283 278,728 Total annual respondent cost Note: Contract support from the private sector in developing, updating, and reviewing the plans is not captured in this table. Note: The ‘‘Avg. Hourly Wage Rate’’ for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate. Note: This table assumes that no grant dollars are paying for the Mitigation Plans. Mitigation Plans may be paid for using FEMA mitigation grant programs, which usually has a 75 percent Federal cost share. Note: The No. of Responses per Respondent is based on estimates, which are rounded to whole plans. Note: The No. of Respondents is based on the number of governments preparing State-level mitigation plans and is inclusive of States, U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. State Government ....................... State Government ....................... 56 56 56 No. of respondents ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Local or Tribal Government ........ Local or Tribal Government ........ State Government ....................... Type of respondent srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 11144 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $34,714,395. There are no operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There are no annual start-up or capital costs. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is $1,506,562. 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. Dated: February 14, 2012. John G. Jenkins, Jr., Acting Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–4268 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Transportation Security Administration [Docket No. TSA–2004–19515] Intent to Request Renewal From OMB of One Current Public Collection of Information: Air Cargo Security Requirements Transportation Security Administration, DHS. ACTION: 60-day Notice. AGENCY: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invites public comment on one currently approved Information Collection Request (ICR), OMB control number 1652–0040, abstracted below that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 ICR involves five broad categories of affected populations: airports, passenger aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, indirect air carriers operating under a security program, and all-cargo carriers. The collections of information that make up this ICR are security programs, security threat assessments (STA), known shipper data via the Known Shipper Management System (KSMS), Air Cargo Data Management System (ACDMS), Cargo Reporting Tool for cargo screening reporting, and evidence of compliance recordkeeping. TSA seeks continued OMB approval in order to secure passenger aircraft carrying cargo as authorized in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. DATES: Send your comments by April 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments may be emailed to TSAPRA@dhs.gov or delivered to the TSA PRA Officer, Office of Information Technology (OIT), TSA–11, Transportation Security Administration, 601 South 12th Street, Arlington, VA 20598–6011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanna Johnson at the above address, or by telephone (571) 227–3651. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. The ICR documentation is available at www.reginfo.gov. Therefore, in preparation for OMB review and approval of the following information collection, TSA is soliciting comments to— (1) Evaluate whether the proposed information requirement is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including using appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Information Collection Requirement OMB Control Number 1652–0040 Air Cargo Security requirements, 49 CFR parts 1540, 1542, 1544, 1546, and 1548. TSA is seeking renewal of an expiring PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11145 collection of information. Congress set forth in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), Public Law 107– 71, two specific requirements for TSA in the area of air cargo security: (1) To provide for screening of all property, including U.S. mail, cargo, carry-on and checked baggage, and other articles, that will be carried aboard a passenger aircraft; and (2) to establish a system to screen, inspect, report, or otherwise ensure the security of all cargo that is to be transported in all-cargo aircraft as soon as practicable. In the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act), Public Law 110–53, Congress required that 50 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft be screened by February 2009, and 100 percent of such cargo be screened by August 2010. Collection of information associated with the 9/11 Act requirements fall under OMB control number 1652–0053. While aviation security requirements have greatly reduced the vulnerability of the air cargo system, TSA, in cooperation with industry stakeholders, identified additional gaps in the existing cargo security requirements that must be filled to reduce the likelihood of cargo tampering or unauthorized access to the aircraft. TSA must proceed with this ICR for this program in order to meet the Congressional mandates and maintain current regulations (49 CFR 1542.209, 1544.205, 1546.205, and part 1548) that enable them to accept, screen, and transport air cargo. The uninterrupted collection of this information will allow TSA to continue to ensure implementation of these vital security measures for the protection of the traveling public. Data Collection This information collection requires the ‘‘regulated entities,’’ which may include passenger and all-cargo aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, and indirect air carriers (IACs), to implement a standard security program or to submit modifications to TSA for approval, and update such programs as necessary. The regulated entities must also collect personal information and submit such information to TSA so that TSA may conduct STAs on individuals with unescorted access to cargo. This includes each individual who is a general partner, officer, or director of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC, and certain owners of an IAC or an applicant to be an IAC; and any individual who has responsibility for screening cargo under 49 CFR parts 1544, 1546, or 1548. Aircraft operators, foreign air carriers, and IACs must report the volume of accepted and screened cargo transported E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0010; OMB No. 1660-0062]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning State, Local and Tribal 
mitigation plan requirements. While there has been no change to the 
information being collected, this proposed adjustment is due to a 
change in methodology used to estimate burden.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 24, 2012.

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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-2012-0010. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Regulatory Affairs Division, 
Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, 
Washington, DC 20472-3100.
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) Email. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket 
ID FEMA-2012-0010 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 via the link in the footer of 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Sharrocks, Branch Chief, 
Assessment and Planning Branch, Risk Analysis Division, Federal 
Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, (202) 646-2796 for 
additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division 
for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile 
number (202) 646-3347 or email address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 
5165, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), 
Public Law 106-390, provides new and revitalized approaches to 
mitigation planning. The Stafford Act provides a framework for linking 
pre-and post-disaster mitigation planning and initiatives with public 
and private interests to ensure an integrated, comprehensive approach 
to disaster loss reduction. Title 44 CFR part 201 provides the 
mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian Tribal 
governments to identify the natural hazards that impact them, to 
identify actions and activities to reduce any losses from hazards, and 
to establish a coordinated process to implement the plan, taking 
advantage of a wide-range of resources.

Collection of Information

    Title: State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: OMB No. 1660-0062.
    Form Titles and Numbers: None.
    Abstract: The purpose of State, Local and Tribal Hazard Mitigation 
Plan requirements is to support the administration of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency Mitigation grant programs, and contemplate 
a significant State, Local and Tribal commitment to mitigation 
activities, comprehensive mitigation planning, and strong program 
management. Implementation of plans, pre-identified cost-effective 
mitigation measures will streamline the disaster recovery process. 
Mitigation plans are the demonstration of the goals, priorities to 
reduce risks from natural hazards.
    Affected Public: State, local, or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 781,152 hours.

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                                                                           Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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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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Local or Tribal Government....................  New Plan (Local and Tribal).....              56               5             280           2,080         582,400          $44.44     $25,881,856
Local or Tribal Government....................  Plan Updates (Local and Tribal).              56               9             504             320         161,280           44.44       7,167,283
State Government..............................  State Reviews of Local and                    56              14             784               8           6,272           44.44         278,728
                                                 Tribal plans.
State Government..............................  Standard State Plan Updates.....              16               1              16           1,560          24,960           44.44       1,109,222
State Government..............................  Enhanced State Plan Updates.....               3               1               3           2,080           6,240           44.44         277,306
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    Total.....................................  ................................              56  ..............           1,587  ..............         781,152  ..............      34,714,395
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Note: Contract support from the private sector in developing, updating, and reviewing the plans is not captured in this table.
Note: The ``Avg. Hourly Wage Rate'' for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate.
Note: This table assumes that no grant dollars are paying for the Mitigation Plans. Mitigation Plans may be paid for using FEMA mitigation grant programs, which usually has a 75 percent
  Federal cost share.
Note: The No. of Responses per Respondent is based on estimates, which are rounded to whole plans.
Note: The No. of Respondents is based on the number of governments preparing State-level mitigation plans and is inclusive of States, U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia.


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    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $34,714,395. There are no operations and maintenance 
costs for technical services. There are no annual start-up or capital 
costs. The estimated annual cost to the Federal Government is 
$1,506,562.

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.

    Dated: February 14, 2012.
John G. Jenkins, Jr.,
Acting Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-4268 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
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