Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 53465-53466 [2013-21077]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices facsimile number (202) 646–3347, or email address FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: National Flood Insurance Program-Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. Form Titles and Numbers: None. Abstract: FEMA needs the information to ensure that insurance companies that join the NFIP’s WYO program meet all state and federal requirements for insurance companies; these include a good record and are well rated in their field. There is no other way to obtain this information which is specific to each company that applies to join the NFIP. Affected Public: Business or other non-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 341. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 171. Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collections. Dated: August 20, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–21076 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2013–0032; OMB No. 1660–New] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request 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 a new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 notice seeks comments concerning the collection of qualitative data regarding preparedness message framing. The goal of this qualitative research is to gain insights on how best to frame preparedness messaging to effectively encourage and motivate the public to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 28, 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–2013–0032. 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. 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: Kathryn Pilman, Program Specialist, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, 202–786–0181. 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: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Citizen Corps program acts under the authority of Executive Order No. 13254, ‘‘Establishing the USA Freedom Corps.’’ Citizen Corps’ mission is to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazard emergency preparedness and resilience. FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) directs this effort to support the policy to foster a culture of responsibility, service and citizenship. FEMA will use this collection to ensure the effectiveness and value of awareness and education campaigns, disaster messaging and other associated outreach efforts. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53465 Collection of Information Title: Preparedness Message Framing Research. Type of Information Collection: New information collection. FEMA Forms: 008–0–17, Focus Group Moderator’s Guide; FEMA Form 008–0– 18, Recruit/Screener Phone Script; and FEMA Form 008–0–19, Post Event Participant Survey. Abstract: FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division will engage in qualitative research involving the review of disaster preparedness message frames for the purpose of determining the most effective means for presenting disaster preparedness messages. Multiple frames will be used to probe: (1) Overall Understanding of the terms used in preparedness messaging (Disaster; Preparedness; Emergency); (2) General concern and attitudes (Area specific hazards and risks; Concern or worry about specific hazards and risks; plans for taking steps); (3) Reactions to hazard specific message concepts; and (4) Effective channels for communication.). This research will provide insights on how to improve existing disaster preparedness messages to encourage the public to engage in preparedness behaviors. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Number of Respondents: 3,840. Number of Responses: 3,840. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 940 hours. Estimated Cost: There are no capital or start-up 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. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 53466 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices Dated: August 20, 2103. Charlene D. Myrthil Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–21077 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–27–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Modification of Two National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Tests Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS) and Simplified Entry (SE); Correction U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice; correction. AGENCY: On July 23, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a document announcing modifications to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests concerning document imaging, known as the Document Image System (DIS) test, and entry capability, known as the Simplified Entry (SE) test. That document contained an error in the ‘‘Documents Supported in the Second Phase of the Test’’ section regarding the description of a form. This document corrects the July 23, 2013 document to reflect the correct description of the form. DATES: This correction is effective on August 29, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy-related questions, contact Monica Crockett at monica.v.crockett@ cbp.dhs.gov. For technical questions related to ABI transmissions, contact your assigned client representative. Any partner government agency (PGA) interested in participating in DIS should contact Susan Dyszel at susan.dyszel@ cbp.dhs.gov. Interested parties without an assigned client representative should direct their questions to Susan Maskell at susan.c.maskell@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background On July 23, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a document announcing modifications to the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) tests concerning document imaging, known as the Document Image VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 System (DIS) test, and entry capability, known as the Simplified Entry (SE) test. 78 FR 44142. That document contained an error in Section III. entitled, ‘‘Documents Supported in the Second Phase of the Test’’ regarding the description of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) document Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Form 586. PPQ Form 586 serves as both the application for a permit, and once approved, the permit itself. This correction is being issued to clarify that only the approved permit may be transmitted via the DIS. Correction In the Federal Register of July 23, 2013, in the document at 78 FR 44142, on page 44144, in the first column, correct the description of PPQ Form 586 to read: PPQ Form 586, Permit To Transit Plants and/or Plant Products, Plant Pests, and/or Associated Soil through the United States. Dated: August 23, 2013. Joanne R. Stump, Acting Director, Regulations and Disclosure Law Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2013–21102 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5700–FA–05] Announcement of Funding Awards for Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program for Fiscal Year 2013 Office of the Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Transformative Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP). The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards to be used to help complete the research projects developed under this program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Gray, Division of Affordable Housing Research and Technology, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Urban Development, Room 8132, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone (202) 402–2876. To provide service for persons who are hearing- or speech-impaired, this number may be reached via TTY by dialing the Federal Information Relay Service on (800) 877–8339 or (202) 708– 1455. (Telephone numbers, other than ‘‘800’’ TTY numbers, are not toll free.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), under the Assistant Secretary, administered the FY13 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP) to invite research proposals that build on existing evidence-based scholarship in the broad area of sustainability. Research proposals were submitted in 3 subject categories: (1) Affordable housing development and preservation, (2) transportation and infrastructure planning, and (3) ‘‘green’’ and energy-efficient practices. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for this program is 14.523. On April 16, 2013, HUD posted a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2013 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program on Grants.gov. The Office of Policy Development and Research reserved $500,000 to fund up to five research grants made available under the Furthering Continuing Resolution Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113–6 approved March 26, 2013). Applicants could request a minimum amount of $75,000 or a maximum of $125,000. The grant performance period is for 24 months (2 years). Awards under this NOFA will be administered in the form of a Cooperative Agreements. The Department reviewed, evaluated and scored the applications received based on the rating criteria described in the FY13 NOFA. As a result, HUD has accepted the applications announced below, and in accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat. 1987, U.S.C. 3545). More information about the awardees may be found at www.huduser.org. Dated: August 20, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. Attachment List of Awardees for Grant Assistance Under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program Funding Competition, By Institution, Address, Grant Amount and Point of Contact 1. Bright Power, Inc., Mr. Jonathan Braman, 11 Hanover Square, New York, NY. E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 168 (Thursday, August 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53465-53466]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21077]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0032; OMB No. 1660-New]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

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 new information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
the collection of qualitative data regarding preparedness message 
framing. The goal of this qualitative research is to gain insights on 
how best to frame preparedness messaging to effectively encourage and 
motivate the public to prepare themselves and their families for a 
disaster.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 28, 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-2013-0032. 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.
    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: Kathryn Pilman, Program Specialist, 
Individual and Community Preparedness Division, 202-786-0181. 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: Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) 
Citizen Corps program acts under the authority of Executive Order No. 
13254, ``Establishing the USA Freedom Corps.'' Citizen Corps' mission 
is to bring together government and community leaders to involve 
citizens in all-hazard emergency preparedness and resilience. FEMA's 
Individual and Community Preparedness Division (ICPD) directs this 
effort to support the policy to foster a culture of responsibility, 
service and citizenship. FEMA will use this collection to ensure the 
effectiveness and value of awareness and education campaigns, disaster 
messaging and other associated outreach efforts.

Collection of Information

    Title: Preparedness Message Framing Research.
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    FEMA Forms: 008-0-17, Focus Group Moderator's Guide; FEMA Form 008-
0-18, Recruit/Screener Phone Script; and FEMA Form 008-0-19, Post Event 
Participant Survey.
    Abstract: FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division 
will engage in qualitative research involving the review of disaster 
preparedness message frames for the purpose of determining the most 
effective means for presenting disaster preparedness messages. Multiple 
frames will be used to probe: (1) Overall Understanding of the terms 
used in preparedness messaging (Disaster; Preparedness; Emergency); (2) 
General concern and attitudes (Area specific hazards and risks; Concern 
or worry about specific hazards and risks; plans for taking steps); (3) 
Reactions to hazard specific message concepts; and (4) Effective 
channels for communication.). This research will provide insights on 
how to improve existing disaster preparedness messages to encourage the 
public to engage in preparedness behaviors.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Number of Respondents: 3,840.
    Number of Responses: 3,840.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 940 hours.
    Estimated Cost: There are no capital or start-up 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.


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    Dated: August 20, 2103.
Charlene D. Myrthil
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-21077 Filed 8-28-13; 8:45 am]
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