Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), 39304-39305 [2013-15652]

Download as PDF 39304 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006, Public Law 109–295) to have primary responsibility for national preparedness, including directing and supervising terrorism preparedness grant programs for emergency response providers and incorporating the Strategy priorities into planning guidance on an agency level for the overall national preparedness efforts. ODP (now FEMA) was authorized to develop a process for receiving meaningful input from State and local government to assist the development of the national strategy for combating terrorism and other homeland security activities. Collection of Information Title: FEMA’s Grants Reporting Tool (GRT). OMB Number: 1660–0117. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Form: None. Abstract: The Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) is a web-based reporting system designed to help State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) meet all reporting requirements as identified in the grant guidance of FEMA’s portfolio of preparedness grants sponsored by FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD). 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. GRT supports the information collection needs of each grant program processed in the system. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Number of Responses: 168. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,156 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/ form No. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total .................. Avg. burden per response (in hours) 1 56 8 448 $32.20 $14,425.60 56 2 112 15.25 1,708 32.20 54,997.60 56 ................................. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total number of responses 56 Initial Strategy Implementation Plan (ISIP). Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR). Number of responses per respondent ........................ 168 ........................ 2,156 ........................ 69,423.20 Number of respondents Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate * Total annual respondent cost * Note: The ‘‘Avg. Hourly Wage Rate’’ for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $69,423.20. There are no annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $2,062,582.02. Dated: June 20, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–15651 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0027; OMB No. 1660–0119] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the information collection activities required to administer the Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Grant Program. Comments must be submitted on or before August 30, 2013. 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–2013–0027. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483–2999. 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. DATES: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 39305 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2013 / Notices Alex Mrazik, Program Analyst, FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786–9732. 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-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) was established to assist State, local, and tribal governments in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to acts of terrorism. As a component of the SHSP, Operation Stonegarden grants are established by Section 2004(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605), as amended by Section 101, Title I of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110– 053). Title III of the Consolidated FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110–329) provides a specific line item within the SHSP appropriation to fund the Operation Stonegarden grant. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). OMB Number: 1660–0119. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089–16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA Form 089–20, Operations Order Prioritization. Abstract: The Operation Stonegarden grant 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 grant provides funding to designated localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the U.S. borders along routes of ingress from International borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as States and territories with international water borders. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 39. Number of Responses: 78. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,038 hours. TABLE A.12—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent State, Local or Tribal Government. State, Local or Tribal Government. Total ............... Form name/ form no. Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 39 1 39 39 OPSG Operations Order Report/ FEMA Form 089–16. Operations Order Prioritization/ FEMA Form 089–20. ............................... Avg. burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate * Total annual respondent cost 39 570 22,230 $37.80 $840,294.00 1 39 72 hrs. 2,808 37.80 106,142.40 .................... 78 .................... 25,038 .................... 946,436.40 Total number of responses Note: The ‘‘Avg. Hourly Wage Rate’’ for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $946,436.40. There are no annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $388,618.70. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:38 Jun 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Dated: June 20, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2013–15652 Filed 6–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FR–5683–N–54] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: OSHC Progress Report Template Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: July 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 126 (Monday, July 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39304-39305]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15652]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0027; OMB No. 1660-0119]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved 
information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the information 
collection activities required to administer the Operation Stonegarden 
(OPSG) Grant Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 30, 2013.

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-2013-0027. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 
20472-3100.
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Mrazik, Program Analyst, FEMA, 
Grant Programs Directorate, 202-786-9732. 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: A State Homeland Security Grant Program 
(SHSP) was established to assist State, local, and tribal governments 
in preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to 
acts of terrorism. As a component of the SHSP, Operation Stonegarden 
grants are established by Section 2004(a) of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605), as amended by Section 101, Title I of the 
Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. 
L. 110-053). Title III of the Consolidated Security, Disaster 
Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329) 
provides a specific line item within the SHSP appropriation to fund the 
Operation Stonegarden grant.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Operation Stonegarden (OPSG).
    OMB Number: 1660-0119.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA 
Form 089-20, Operations Order Prioritization.
    Abstract: The Operation Stonegarden grant 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 grant provides funding to designated 
localities to enhance cooperation and coordination between Federal, 
State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to 
secure the U.S. borders along routes of ingress from International 
borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and 
Canada, as well as States and territories with international water 
borders.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 39.
    Number of Responses: 78.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 25,038 hours.

                                                 Table A.12--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                             Number of                Avg. burden     Total                     Total
                                                                Number of    responses      Total         per         annual    Avg. hourly     annual
         Type of respondent             Form name/ form  no.   respondents      per       number of     response   burden  (in    wage rate   respondent
                                                                             respondent   responses    (in hours)     hours)         *           cost
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State, Local or Tribal Government...  OPSG Operations Order             39            1           39          570       22,230       $37.80  $840,294.00
                                       Report/FEMA Form 089-
                                       16.
State, Local or Tribal Government...  Operations Order                  39            1           39      72 hrs.        2,808        37.80   106,142.40
                                       Prioritization/FEMA
                                       Form 089-20.
    Total...........................  .......................           39  ...........           78  ...........       25,038  ...........   946,436.40
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Note: The ``Avg. Hourly Wage Rate'' for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate.

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $946,436.40. There are no annual costs to respondents 
operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no 
annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is 
$388,618.70.

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: June 20, 2013.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-15652 Filed 6-28-13; 8:45 am]
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