Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 16024-16025 [2014-06296]

Download as PDF 16024 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices passengers that engage in international voyages. SOLAS and title 46 CFR 2.01– 25 list certificates and documents that may be issued to vessels. Forms: CG–967, CG–968, CG–968A, CG–969, CG–3347, CG–3347B, CG– 4359, CG–4360, CG–4361, CG–5643, CG–5679, CG–5679A, CG–5680, CG– 6038, CG–6038A. Respondents: Owners and operators of SOLAS vessels. Frequency: Annually and On occasion. Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 169 hours to 94 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of responses. Dated: March 14, 2014. R.E. Day, Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2014–06233 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact David Stearrett, Branch Chief, Floodplain Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Risk Reduction Division at (202) 646–2953 for further information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646–3347 or email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ dhs.gov. Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2014–0012; OMB No. 1660–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 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 collection of information under which communities submit information to FEMA for application and continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2014. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) codified at 42 U.S.C. 4001, et seq., requires all flood prone communities throughout the country to apply for participation in the NFIP one year after their flood prone identification or submit to the prohibition of certain types of federal and federally-related financial assistance for use in their floodplains. Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 59.2 authorizes that previously unavailable flood insurance protection to property owners in floodprone areas is now available, and 44 CFR 59.22 identifies the information that communities are required to submit to FEMA for application into the program. Title 44 CFR section 59.22 and section 59.24 identifies the information a community is required to submit to FEMA for continued participation in the program. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2014–0012. 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 http:// www.regulations.gov. Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection of Information Title: Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0004. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086–0–30, Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to the communities that apply for participation and make a commitment to adopt and enforce land use control measures that are to protect development from future flood damages. The application form and supporting documentation will enable FEMA to continue to rapidly process new community applications and to thereby more quickly provide flood insurance protection to the residents in communities. This collection has been updated to account for the burden hours associated with the community development permit process. To qualify for the NFIP, a participating community must adopt certain minimum standards in accordance with FEMA’s regulations at 44 CFR 60.3, 60.4, and 60.5. In order to verify whether communities maintain such standards, the NFIP requires participating communities to retain documentation on development taking place in the flood hazard areas within the community. 44 CFR 59.22. Such information will be made available to FEMA upon request. This information assists FEMA to evaluate the effectiveness of a community’s floodplain management program and participating property owners’ eligibility for flood insurance. In the past the NFIP application did not account for burden hours associated with this collection of information. The Application for Participation in the NFIP and the Community Development Permit Process are separate actions documented under the same collection. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 20,344. Number of Responses: 88,306. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 221,121 hours. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 16025 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 56 / Monday, March 24, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/form number State, Local, or Tribal Government .......... FEMA Form 086–0–30/Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance. Floodplain Development Documentation State, Local, or Tribal Government .......... Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent 237 Total number of responses 1 Avg. burden per response (in hours) 237 4 Total annual burden (in hours) Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost 948 $42.43 $40,224 20,107 4.38 88,069 2.5 220,173 42.43 9,341,940.30 20,344 ........................ 88,306 ...................... 221,121 .................. 9,382,164.30 • 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 $9,382,164.30. 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 $74,788. SUMMARY: 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. Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that the incident period for this emergency is closed effective February 19, 2014. Dated: March 11, 2014. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–06296 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of South Carolina (FEMA–3369– EM), dated February 12, 2014, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: February 19, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–06290 Filed 3–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3369– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2014–0003] [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1407] South Carolina; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:29 Mar 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and must be used for all new policies and renewals. SUMMARY: These flood hazard determinations will become effective on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities. From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has ninety (90) days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation reconsider the changes. The flood hazard determination information may be changed during the 90-day period. ADDRESSES: The affected communities are listed in the table below. Revised flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are DATES: E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16024-16025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2014-0012; OMB No. 1660-0004]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP)

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 collection of information 
under which communities submit information to FEMA for application and 
continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID FEMA-2014-0012. 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 http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact David Stearrett, Branch Chief, 
Floodplain Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Risk Reduction 
Division at (202) 646-2953 for further information. 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: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 4001, et seq., requires all flood prone 
communities throughout the country to apply for participation in the 
NFIP one year after their flood prone identification or submit to the 
prohibition of certain types of federal and federally-related financial 
assistance for use in their floodplains. Title 44 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) section 59.2 authorizes that previously unavailable 
flood insurance protection to property owners in flood-prone areas is 
now available, and 44 CFR 59.22 identifies the information that 
communities are required to submit to FEMA for application into the 
program. Title 44 CFR section 59.22 and section 59.24 identifies the 
information a community is required to submit to FEMA for continued 
participation in the program.

Collection of Information

    Title: Application for Participation in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0004.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086-0-30, Application for 
Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.
    Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides 
flood insurance to the communities that apply for participation and 
make a commitment to adopt and enforce land use control measures that 
are to protect development from future flood damages. The application 
form and supporting documentation will enable FEMA to continue to 
rapidly process new community applications and to thereby more quickly 
provide flood insurance protection to the residents in communities.
    This collection has been updated to account for the burden hours 
associated with the community development permit process. To qualify 
for the NFIP, a participating community must adopt certain minimum 
standards in accordance with FEMA's regulations at 44 CFR 60.3, 60.4, 
and 60.5. In order to verify whether communities maintain such 
standards, the NFIP requires participating communities to retain 
documentation on development taking place in the flood hazard areas 
within the community. 44 CFR 59.22. Such information will be made 
available to FEMA upon request. This information assists FEMA to 
evaluate the effectiveness of a community's floodplain management 
program and participating property owners' eligibility for flood 
insurance. In the past the NFIP application did not account for burden 
hours associated with this collection of information.
    The Application for Participation in the NFIP and the Community 
Development Permit Process are separate actions documented under the 
same collection.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 20,344.
    Number of Responses: 88,306.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 221,121 hours.

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                                                       Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                                                                      Total
                                                             Number of     Number of       Total      Avg. burden     annual       Avg.     Total annual
         Type of respondent          Form name/form number  respondents  responses per   number of   per response  burden  (in    hourly      respondent
                                                                           respondent    responses     (in hours)     hours)     wage rate      cost
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State, Local, or Tribal Government.  FEMA Form 086-0-30/            237           1             237           4            948      $42.43       $40,224
                                      Application for
                                      Participation in the
                                      National Flood
                                      Insurance.
State, Local, or Tribal Government.  Floodplain                  20,107           4.38       88,069           2.5      220,173       42.43  9,341,940.30
                                      Development
                                      Documentation.
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                                                                 20,344  .............       88,306  ............      221,121  ..........  9,382,164.30
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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 $9,382,164.30. 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 
$74,788.

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: March 11, 2014.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-06296 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]
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