Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets and Commentary, 70798-70799 [2012-28665]

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You may review a Privacy Act statement regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Previous Request for Comments This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (77 FR 53899, September 4, 2012) required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited no comments. Information Collection Requests Title: Boat Owner’s Report, Possible Safety Defect. OMB Control Number: 1625–0071. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 Respondents: Owners and users of recreational boats and items of designated associated equipment. Abstract: The collection of information provides a means for consumers who believe their recreational boats or designated associated equipment contain substantial risk defects or fail to comply with Federal safety standards to report the deficiencies to the Coast Guard for investigation and possible remedy. Forms: CG–5578. Burden Estimate: The estimated annual burden has increased from 17.8 hours to 20.5 hours a year. Dated: November 16, 2012. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2012–28695 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2010–0012; OMB No. 1660–0022] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets and Commentary Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 under the emergency processing procedures in OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.13. FEMA is requesting that this information collection be approved by December 14, 2012. The approval will authorize FEMA to use the collection through June 14, 2012. FEMA plans to follow this emergency request with a request for a 3-year approval. The request will be processed under OMB’s standard clearance procedures in accordance with the provisions of OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.10. To help us with the timely processing of the emergency and standard clearance submissions to OMB, FEMA invites the general public to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment on the proposed collection of information. DATES: Comments must be submitted to OMB on or before December 27, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598–3005, facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or at email address FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) promotes and implements sound local floodplain management. Communities must adopt minimum floodplain management standards in order to participate in the NFIP and receive the benefits of flood insurance. The Community Rating System (CRS), codified in the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–325, Sec. 541.) was designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage communities to undertake activities that will mitigate flooding and flood damage beyond the minimum standards for NFIP participation. The CRS Program ‘‘CRS Coordinator’s Manual’’ is the key primary explanatory document used by CRS communities. It provides detailed explanations of the program and its activities respondents (communities) will select activities to apply for and receive credit and community certifications so that proper credit is applied for each. Communities that receive these credits become eligible for flood insurance premium discounts. Collection of Information Title: Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets and Commentary. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086–0–35, Community Rating System Application Letter of Interest and Quick Check Instructional; FEMA E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / Notices 086–0–35A, Community Rating System Community Certifications; FEMA form 086–0–35B, Environmental and Historic Preservation Certifications. Abstract: The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary are used by communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) to document the activities that communities have undertaken to mitigate against future flood losses. The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary provide a step-by-step process for communities to follow in their effort to achieve the maximum amount of discount on flood insurance premiums. Community participation in CRS allows flood insurance costs to be reduced as a result of implementing floodplain management practices, such as building codes and public education activities. These practices reduce risks of flooding and promote purchase of flood insurance. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,274. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,748. Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. Frequency of Response: Annually. Comments: Written 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 information collection, 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 technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Submit comments to OMB within 30 days of the date of this notice. To ensure that FEMA is fully aware of any comments or concerns that you share with OMB, please provide us with a copy of your comments. FEMA will continue to accept comments from interested persons through January 28, 2013. Submit comments to the FEMA address VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:05 Nov 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION caption. CONTACT Gary Anderson, Chief Administration Officer, Office of the Chief Administration Office, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–28665 Filed 11–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5660–N–01] Notice of Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Closeout Requirements and Recapture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice describes closeout requirements that apply to and additional regulations waived for grantees receiving grants under the three rounds of funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. DATES: Effective Date: November 27, 2012. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Gimont, Director, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7286, Washington, DC 20410, telephone number 202–708–3587 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877– 8339. FAX inquiries may be sent to Mr. Gimont at 202–401–2044. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Program Background and Purpose The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (or NSP) was established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) (Pub. L. 110–289, approved July 30, 2008), specifically Division B, Title III of HERA, for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. As established by HERA, NSP provided grants to all states and selected local governments on a formula basis. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) (Pub. L. 111–5, approved February 17, 2009) authorized additional NSP grants to be awarded to states, local governments, nonprofits and a PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70799 consortium of nonprofit entities, but on a competitive basis. The Recovery Act also authorized funding for national and local technical assistance providers to support NSP grantees. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (DoddFrank Act) (Pub. L. 111–203, approved July 21, 2010) authorized a third round of Neighborhood Stabilization grants to all states and select governments on a formula basis. The purpose of the funds awarded under the three rounds of NSP is to target the stabilization of neighborhoods negatively affected by properties that have been foreclosed upon and abandoned. The notice, Notice of Formula Allocations and Program Requirements for Neighborhood Stabilization Program Formula Grants, published October 19, 2010 (75 FR 64322) (‘‘Unified NSP Notice’’) provides further background for these programs, the program principles, and the objectives and outcomes of the NSP program. In addition, the Notice of Fund Availability (NOFA) for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 2009, 74 FR 21377 (May 7, 2009), as amended by subsequent notices (‘‘NSP2 NOFA’’), includes requirements specific to the competitive round of funding under the Recovery Act. The primary purpose of this notice is to revise requirements set forth in the Unified NSP Notice to provide the grant closeout framework for all three rounds of NSP by minimally adjusting the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) closeout requirements (24 CFR 570.509). Following publication of this notice, HUD will update issued CDBG closeout guidance (CPD Notice 12–0004) to incorporate specific operating instructions for closeout of NSP grants. These instructions will create an NSP closeout process that is nearly identical to the CDBG closeout process and place both sets of instructions in a single document. This approach takes advantage of NSP grantee (and HUD field staff) familiarity with the CDBG closeout procedures because, by the time of grant closeout, almost every NSP grantee will have completed closeout of a CDBG Recovery Act grant. Since this notice applies to grantees receiving grants under the three rounds of funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the terms NSP1, NSP2 or NSP3 are used to describe each of the three funding rounds. When referring to the grants, grantees, assisted activities, and implementation rules under HERA, this notice will use the term ‘‘NSP1.’’ When referring to the E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-28665]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2010-0012; OMB No. 1660-0022]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program-
Application Worksheets and Commentary

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the 
information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 under the emergency 
processing procedures in OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.13. FEMA is 
requesting that this information collection be approved by December 14, 
2012. The approval will authorize FEMA to use the collection through 
June 14, 2012. FEMA plans to follow this emergency request with a 
request for a 3-year approval. The request will be processed under 
OMB's standard clearance procedures in accordance with the provisions 
of OMB regulation 5 CFR 1320.10. To help us with the timely processing 
of the emergency and standard clearance submissions to OMB, FEMA 
invites the general public to comment on the proposed collection of 
information.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to OMB on or before December 27, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira.submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection should be made to Director, 
Records Management Division, Office of Management, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, 
facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or at email address FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
promotes and implements sound local floodplain management. Communities 
must adopt minimum floodplain management standards in order to 
participate in the NFIP and receive the benefits of flood insurance. 
The Community Rating System (CRS), codified in the National Flood 
Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-325, Sec. 541.) was 
designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to encourage 
communities to undertake activities that will mitigate flooding and 
flood damage beyond the minimum standards for NFIP participation. The 
CRS Program ``CRS Coordinator's Manual'' is the key primary explanatory 
document used by CRS communities. It provides detailed explanations of 
the program and its activities respondents (communities) will select 
activities to apply for and receive credit and community certifications 
so that proper credit is applied for each. Communities that receive 
these credits become eligible for flood insurance premium discounts.

Collection of Information

    Title: Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets 
and Commentary.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086-0-35, Community Rating 
System Application Letter of Interest and Quick Check Instructional; 
FEMA

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086-0-35A, Community Rating System Community Certifications; FEMA form 
086-0-35B, Environmental and Historic Preservation Certifications.
    Abstract: The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary are used by 
communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program's 
(NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) to document the activities that 
communities have undertaken to mitigate against future flood losses. 
The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary provide a step-by-step 
process for communities to follow in their effort to achieve the 
maximum amount of discount on flood insurance premiums. Community 
participation in CRS allows flood insurance costs to be reduced as a 
result of implementing floodplain management practices, such as 
building codes and public education activities. These practices reduce 
risks of flooding and promote purchase of flood insurance.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,274.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,748.
    Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or 
maintenance costs associated with this information collection.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Comments: Written 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 information collection, 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 technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses. Submit comments to OMB within 30 
days of the date of this notice. To ensure that FEMA is fully aware of 
any comments or concerns that you share with OMB, please provide us 
with a copy of your comments. FEMA will continue to accept comments 
from interested persons through January 28, 2013. Submit comments to 
the FEMA address listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT caption.

Gary Anderson,
Chief Administration Officer, Office of the Chief Administration 
Office, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-28665 Filed 11-26-12; 8:45 am]
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