Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy, 57102-57103 [2012-22808]

Download as PDF 57102 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2012–22867 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2012–22810 Filed 9–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2008–0010] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4080– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2011–0001] Louisiana; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. 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AGENCY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet on October 5 and 6, 2012. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The meeting will take place Friday, October 5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may close early if the Board has completed its business. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility and directions may contact Ruth MacPhail as listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business September 27, 2012. A picture identification is needed for access. Members of the public may also participate by teleconference and may contact Ruth MacPhail to obtain the call-in number and access code. For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, contact Ruth MacPhail as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than September 27, 2012, and must be identified by docket ID FEMA–2008– 0010 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail/Hand Delivery: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket ID for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the Board, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Public comments will be requested prior to deliberation of each agenda item. Speakers will be afforded 5 minutes to make comments. Contact Ruth MacPhail to register as a speaker. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, telephone (301) 447–1117, fax (301) 447–1173, and email ruth.macphail@fema.dhs.gov. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States Fire Administrator, regarding the operation of the Academy and any improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. The Board makes interim advisories to the Administrator of FEMA, through the United States Fire Administrator, whenever there is an indicated urgency to do so in fulfilling its duties. In carrying out its responsibilities, the Board examines Academy programs to determine whether these programs further the basic missions which are approved by the Administrator of FEMA, examines the physical plant of the Academy to determine the adequacy of the Academy’s facilities, and examines the funding levels for Academy programs. The Board submits an annual report through the United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in writing. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations regarding the operation of the Academy. Agenda On the first day of the meeting, the Board will select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for fiscal year (FY) 2013, and will review and approve the minutes of the July 26, 2012 meeting. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2012 / Notices The Board will attend Annual Ethics Training provided by FEMA’s Office of Chief Counsel. The Board will discuss deferred maintenance and capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus, to include FY 2013 Budget Planning. The Board will review Academy program activities including mediated instructor-led Online Course Pilot update, new National Fire Academy (NFA) Online courses, Executive Fire Officer Program Prerequisites/Accreditation update, curriculum assessment status report, anticipated FY 2013 curriculum developments, and changes in the State training system. The Board will also review the status of the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Institutional Recognition and Certificate Program and the progress of Training Resources And Data Exchange (TRADE)/FESHE Adobe Connect electronic meetings, the future of the Degrees at a Distance Program (DDP) and how changes in the DDP Program will further the NFA goal of standardizing fire science and emergency services undergraduate degree programs. The public will have an opportunity to comment on these issues prior to deliberation and final action by the Board. After deliberation, the Board will recommend actions to the Superintendent of the National Fire Academy and the Administrator of FEMA. On the second day of the meeting, the Board will engage in an annual report working session. There will be no public comment period on the second day. Dated: September 11, 2012. Denis G. 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Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations submit information to HUD through Grants.gov when applying for grant funds to provide housing counseling assistance to eligible homebuyers to find and purchase affordable housing; Housing Counseling organizations also assist eligible homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The Housing Counseling organizations also use grant funds to assist renters to avoid evictions; help the homeless find temporary or permanent shelter; report fair housing and discrimination. HUD uses the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select qualified organizations to receive funding that supplement their housing counseling program. Postaward collection, such as quarterly reports, will allow HUD to evaluate grantees’ performance. This collection of information includes renewal of various HUD forms, including the HUD– 9900 which is the Housing Counseling Approval Application, and form HUD– 9902, Housing Counseling Agency Activity Report. Additionally, it covers the collection of client level activities, client financial leverage data, and agency profile information. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2502–0261) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard., Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov. or telephone (202) 402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the Information PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57103 collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 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 of the proposed collection of information; (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 through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Housing Counseling Program. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0261. Form Numbers: SF–424, SF–424Supp, SF–424CB, SF–LLL, HUD–27300, HUD– 2880, HUD–2990, HUD–2991, HUD–2994, HUD–96010, HUD–9902 . Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations submit information to HUD through Grants.gov when applying for grant funds to provide housing counseling assistance to eligible homebuyers to find and purchase affordable housing; Housing Counseling organizations also assist eligible homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The Housing Counseling organizations also use grant funds to assist renters to avoid evictions; help the homeless find temporary or permanent shelter; report fair housing and discrimination. HUD uses the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select qualified organizations to receive funding that supplement their housing counseling program. Postaward collection, such as quarterly reports, will allow HUD to evaluate grantees’ performance. This collection of information includes renewal of various HUD forms, including the HUD– 9900 which is the Housing Counseling Approval Application, and form HUD– 9902, Housing Counseling Agency Activity Report. Additionally, it covers the collection of client level activities, client financial leverage data, and agency profile information. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57102-57103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22808]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2008-0010]


Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) 
will meet on October 5 and 6, 2012. The meeting will be open to the 
public.

DATES: The meeting will take place Friday, October 5, 2012, from 8:30 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST and Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 
1:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting may close early if the 
Board has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Emergency Training 
Center, Building H, Room 300, Emmitsburg, Maryland. Members of the 
public who wish to obtain details on how to gain access to the facility 
and directions may contact Ruth MacPhail as listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by close of business September 27, 2012. A 
picture identification is needed for access. Members of the public may 
also participate by teleconference and may contact Ruth MacPhail to 
obtain the call-in number and access code. For information on services 
for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, 
contact Ruth MacPhail as soon as possible.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues to be considered by the Board as listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than September 27, 2012, and must be identified by 
docket ID FEMA-2008-0010 and may be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton 
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket ID for this action. 
Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the Board, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Public comments will be requested prior to deliberation of each 
agenda item. Speakers will be afforded 5 minutes to make comments. 
Contact Ruth MacPhail to register as a speaker.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth MacPhail, 16825 South Seton 
Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727, telephone (301) 447-1117, fax (301) 
447-1173, and email ruth.macphail@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463).

Purpose of the Board

    The purpose of the Board is to review annually the programs of the 
National Fire Academy (Academy) and advise the Administrator of the 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through the United States 
Fire Administrator, regarding the operation of the Academy and any 
improvements therein that the Board deems appropriate. The Board makes 
interim advisories to the Administrator of FEMA, through the United 
States Fire Administrator, whenever there is an indicated urgency to do 
so in fulfilling its duties. In carrying out its responsibilities, the 
Board examines Academy programs to determine whether these programs 
further the basic missions which are approved by the Administrator of 
FEMA, examines the physical plant of the Academy to determine the 
adequacy of the Academy's facilities, and examines the funding levels 
for Academy programs. The Board submits an annual report through the 
United States Fire Administrator to the Administrator of FEMA, in 
writing. The report provides detailed comments and recommendations 
regarding the operation of the Academy.

Agenda

    On the first day of the meeting, the Board will select a 
Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for fiscal year (FY) 2013, and will 
review and approve the minutes of the July 26, 2012 meeting.

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The Board will attend Annual Ethics Training provided by FEMA's Office 
of Chief Counsel. The Board will discuss deferred maintenance and 
capital improvements on the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) 
campus, to include FY 2013 Budget Planning. The Board will review 
Academy program activities including mediated instructor-led Online 
Course Pilot update, new National Fire Academy (NFA) Online courses, 
Executive Fire Officer Program Prerequisites/Accreditation update, 
curriculum assessment status report, anticipated FY 2013 curriculum 
developments, and changes in the State training system.
    The Board will also review the status of the Fire and Emergency 
Services Higher Education (FESHE) Institutional Recognition and 
Certificate Program and the progress of Training Resources And Data 
Exchange (TRADE)/FESHE Adobe Connect electronic meetings, the future of 
the Degrees at a Distance Program (DDP) and how changes in the DDP 
Program will further the NFA goal of standardizing fire science and 
emergency services undergraduate degree programs.
    The public will have an opportunity to comment on these issues 
prior to deliberation and final action by the Board. After 
deliberation, the Board will recommend actions to the Superintendent of 
the National Fire Academy and the Administrator of FEMA.
    On the second day of the meeting, the Board will engage in an 
annual report working session. There will be no public comment period 
on the second day.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Denis G. Onieal,
Superintendent, National Fire Academy, United States Fire 
Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2012-22808 Filed 9-14-12; 8:45 am]
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