Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 60301-60302 [2013-23841]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices 646–3347 or email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ dhs.gov. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2013–0041; OMB No. 1660–0118] 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the data collection activity required to prepare the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 2, 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–2013–0041. 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 8NE, 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel St. Pierre, Exercise Program Specialist, National Exercise Division (NED), 202–802–2796. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD–8: National Preparedness) issued on March 30, 2011, establishes a National Preparedness Goal (NPG) that identifies the core capabilities necessary for preparedness and a National Preparedness System (NPS) to guide activities that will enable the Nation to achieve the goal. The system will allow the Nation to track the progress of our ability to build and improve the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation. A fully developed National Preparedness System will provide an integrated approach to preparedness that can be implemented and measured at all levels of government. The system should provide an all-of-Nation and whole community approach to preparedness, from neighborhood organizations to civic groups and private businesses. It should contain a methodical approach integrated across the preparedness cycle and link together programs and requirements into a comprehensive system, driving rational decision-making and allowing for a direct and defensible assessment of progress against clearly defined objectives. A fully implemented National Preparedness System will be based on a consistent methodology for assessing the threats and hazards facing a given jurisdiction. The findings of the assessment should then drive planning factors and all other components of the preparedness cycle including resource requirements, existing capabilities and capability gaps, driving investments to close those gaps, making and validating improvements in capabilities through training and exercising, and continually assessing progress. Section 648(b)(1) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(1)) also provides for these exercises and states the Administrator ‘‘shall carry out a national exercise program to test and evaluate the national preparedness goal, National Incident Management System, National Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies.’’ The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) provides the program structure, multi-year planning system, tools, and guidance necessary for entities to build and sustain exercise programs that enhance PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60301 homeland security capabilities and, ultimately, preparedness. The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP) provides a standardized method for reporting the results of preparedness exercises and identifying, correcting and sharing as appropriate strengths and areas for improvement. Thus, the HSEEP AAR/ IP—in line with the NPG and the NPS— supports efforts across the whole community that improve our national capacity to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities. Collection of Information Title: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 091–0, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP). Abstract: The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP) collection provides reporting on the results of preparedness exercises and provides assessments of the respondent’s capabilities so that strengths and areas for improvement are identified, corrected, and shared as appropriate prior to a real incident. This information is also required to be submitted as part of certain FEMA grant programs. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 175. Number of Responses: 511. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,440 hours. Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information 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 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices 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. Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Dated: September 20, 2013. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2013–23854 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4145– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4145– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2013–0001] Colorado; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA–4145–DR), dated September 14, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective: September 24, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 14, 2013. SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Colorado; Amendment No. 3 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado (FEMA–4145–DR), dated September 14, 2013, and related determinations. DATES: Effective: September 20, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Colorado is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of September 14, 2013. SUMMARY: Boulder and Larimer Counties for Public Assistance [Categories C–G] (already designated for Individual Assistance and debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance Program). The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2013–23855 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2007–0008] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [FR Doc. 2013–23841 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant.) Arapahoe and Logan Counties for Individual Assistance. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households in Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet in person on October 16, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The NAC will meet on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the FEMA Region III Office located at 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. All visitors to the FEMA Region III Office will have to register with FEMA to be admitted to the building. Photo identification is required to access the building. Please provide your name, telephone number, email address, title, and organization by close of business on October 11, 2013, to the contact person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by the NAC (see ‘‘Agenda’’). Written comments must be submitted and received by October 10, 2013, identified by Docket ID FEMA– 2007–0008, and submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2013-0041; OMB No. 1660-0118]


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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning the data collection activity 
required to prepare the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation 
Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 2, 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-2013-0041. 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 8NE, 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: Daniel St. Pierre, Exercise Program 
Specialist, National Exercise Division (NED), 202-802-2796. 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: Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8: 
National Preparedness) issued on March 30, 2011, establishes a National 
Preparedness Goal (NPG) that identifies the core capabilities necessary 
for preparedness and a National Preparedness System (NPS) to guide 
activities that will enable the Nation to achieve the goal. The system 
will allow the Nation to track the progress of our ability to build and 
improve the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, 
mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats 
that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation.
    A fully developed National Preparedness System will provide an 
integrated approach to preparedness that can be implemented and 
measured at all levels of government. The system should provide an all-
of-Nation and whole community approach to preparedness, from 
neighborhood organizations to civic groups and private businesses. It 
should contain a methodical approach integrated across the preparedness 
cycle and link together programs and requirements into a comprehensive 
system, driving rational decision-making and allowing for a direct and 
defensible assessment of progress against clearly defined objectives.
    A fully implemented National Preparedness System will be based on a 
consistent methodology for assessing the threats and hazards facing a 
given jurisdiction. The findings of the assessment should then drive 
planning factors and all other components of the preparedness cycle 
including resource requirements, existing capabilities and capability 
gaps, driving investments to close those gaps, making and validating 
improvements in capabilities through training and exercising, and 
continually assessing progress.
    Section 648(b)(1) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform 
Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(1)) also provides for these exercises and 
states the Administrator ``shall carry out a national exercise program 
to test and evaluate the national preparedness goal, National Incident 
Management System, National Response Plan, and other related plans and 
strategies.'' The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 
(HSEEP) provides the program structure, multi-year planning system, 
tools, and guidance necessary for entities to build and sustain 
exercise programs that enhance homeland security capabilities and, 
ultimately, preparedness. The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation 
(HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP) provides a 
standardized method for reporting the results of preparedness exercises 
and identifying, correcting and sharing as appropriate strengths and 
areas for improvement. Thus, the HSEEP AAR/IP--in line with the NPG and 
the NPS--supports efforts across the whole community that improve our 
national capacity to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities.

Collection of Information

    Title: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) 
After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP)
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 091-0, Homeland Security Exercise and 
Evaluation Program (HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan 
(IP).
    Abstract: The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 
(HSEEP) After Action Report (AAR) Improvement Plan (IP) collection 
provides reporting on the results of preparedness exercises and 
provides assessments of the respondent's capabilities so that strengths 
and areas for improvement are identified, corrected, and shared as 
appropriate prior to a real incident. This information is also required 
to be submitted as part of certain FEMA grant programs.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 175.
    Number of Responses: 511.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,440 hours.
    Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or 
maintenance costs associated with this information 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

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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: September 20, 2013.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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