Technical Mapping Advisory Council, 68897-68898 [2014-27396]

Download as PDF 68897 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning course evaluation surveys at the Center for Domestic Preparedness. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 20, 2015. 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–2014–XXXX. 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 8, NE., Washington, DC 20472– 3100. (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (202) 212–4701. (4) Email. Submit comments to FEMA–POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2014–0033 in the subject line. 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: Linda S. Pressley Instructional Systems Specialist, Center for Domestic Preparedness, 256–231–0112 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 212–4701 or email address: FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CDP is required by Congress to ‘‘identify, develop, test, and deliver training to State, local, and tribal emergency response providers, provide on-site and mobile training at the performance and management and planning levels, and facilitate the delivery of training by the training partners of the Department’’ pursuant to Section 1204 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110–53, 121 Stat. 266, August 3, 2007 (codified at 6 U.S.C. 1102). The collection of this data will help facilitate that Congressional mandate. Collection of Information Title: Level 1 Assessment Form, Level 3 Evaluation Form for Students, and Level 3 Evaluation Form for Supervisors. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: OMB No. 1660–0132. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 092–0–2; Level 1 Assessment Form. FEMA Form 092–0–2A; Level 3 Evaluation Form for Students. FEMA Form 092–0–2B; Level 3 Evaluation Form for Supervisors. Abstract: The forms will be used to survey the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) students (and their supervisors) enrolled in CDP courses. The survey will collect information regarding quality of instruction, course material, and impact of training on their professional employment. Affected Public: Local, State or Tribal governments ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Frequency of responses Hour burden per response Annual responses Total annual burden hours (A) Data collection activity/instrument (B) (C) (D) = (A × B) (C × D) Level 1 Assessment Form, FEMA Form 092–02 ................ Level 3 Evaluation Form for Students FEMA Form–092– 02A ................................................................................... Level 3 Evaluation Form for Supervisors, FEMA Form– 092–02B ........................................................................... 38,000 1 0.25 38,000 9,500 6,000 1 0.25 6,000 1,500 600 1 0.25 600 150 Total .............................................................................. 44,600 1 0.25 44,600 11,150 Estimated Cost: $403,795.25 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Dated: November 12, 2014. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] [FR Doc. 2014–27397 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–53–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Federal Emergency Management Agency Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on December 4–5, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The TMAC will meet on Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 8:00 SUMMARY: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 68898 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 2014 / Notices a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and on Friday, December 5, from 8:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting will close early if the TMAC has completed its business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in room 803 of FEMA’s office located at 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 20598. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must send an email to FEMA–TMAC@ fema.dhs.gov (attention Mark Crowell) by 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and indicate the meeting dates they plan to attend. On Thursday, December 4, 2014, visitors must report to the 4th floor security desk between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. EST, or between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. EST, to be escorted to the meeting room. On Friday, December 5, 2014 visitors must report to the security desk between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. EST to be escorted to the meeting room. Photo identification is required. 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 TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Associated meeting materials will be available at www.fema.gov/TMAC for review by November 19, 2014. Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be submitted and received by November 25, 2014, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2014– 0022, and submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Address the email TO: FEMA–RULES@fema.dhs.gov and CC: FEMA–TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Include name and contact detail in the body of the email. • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 comments received by the TMAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for the Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022. Public comment periods will be held during the open portion of the meeting on December 4, 2014, from 11:15 a.m.– 11:45 a.m., and on December 5, 2014, from 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m., and speakers are requested to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public comment period will not exceed thirty minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker by close of business on November 25, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell, Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202, telephone (202) 646–3432, and email mark.crowell@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. As required by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) flood insurance rate maps; and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners; and (5) (a) methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination; and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) a description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of Flood Insurance Rate Maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC must also develop recommendations on how to ensure that Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) incorporate the best available climate science to assess flood risks and ensure that FEMA uses the best available methodology to consider the impact of the rise in sea level and future development on flood risk. The TMAC must collect these recommendations and present them to the FEMA Administrator in a future conditions risk assessment and modeling report. Further, in accordance with the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, the TMAC must develop a review report related to flood mapping in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Agenda: On Thursday, December 4, the TMAC members will discuss (1) the Council’s work process regarding data and associated recommendations that will be needed in preparation of the reports, (2) the vision statement, and (3) work group assignments. In addition, invited subject matter experts will brief TMAC members on (1) the overall production of mapping components, (2) future conditions flooding and climate change, and (3) examples of current next generation mapping. Furthermore, invited subject matter experts will discuss current and future possibilities regarding: (1) Data acquisitions, maintenance, and dissemination; (2) map production; (3) display/ dissemination/distribution; (4) risk assessment; and (5) risk to mitigation. On Friday, December 5, invited subject matter experts will discuss current and future possibilities regarding (1) program performance metrics; and (2) delegation. The full agenda and related briefing materials will be available at http://www.fema.gov/TMAC. Dated: November 14, 2014. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–27396 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68897-68898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27396]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical 
Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on December 4-5, 
2014, in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The TMAC will meet on Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 8:00

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a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), and on Friday, December 5, 
from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST. Please note that the meeting will close 
early if the TMAC has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in room 803 of FEMA's office 
located at 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia 20598. Members 
of the public who wish to attend the meeting must send an email to 
FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov (attention Mark Crowell) by 11 p.m. EST on 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 and indicate the meeting dates they plan to 
attend. On Thursday, December 4, 2014, visitors must report to the 4th 
floor security desk between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. EST, or between 12:15 
and 12:30 p.m. EST, to be escorted to the meeting room. On Friday, 
December 5, 2014 visitors must report to the security desk between 7:30 
and 7:45 a.m. EST to be escorted to the meeting room. Photo 
identification is required.
    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 TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. 
Associated meeting materials will be available at www.fema.gov/TMAC for 
review by November 19, 2014. Written comments to be considered by the 
committee at the time of the meeting must be submitted and received by 
November 25, 2014, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022, and 
submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Address the email TO: FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov and 
CC: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject 
line of the message. Include name and contact detail in the body of the 
email.
     Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief 
Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Federal Emergency Management Agency'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received by the TMAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
search for the Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022.
    Public comment periods will be held during the open portion of the 
meeting on December 4, 2014, from 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., and on 
December 5, 2014, from 9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m., and speakers are requested 
to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public 
comment period will not exceed thirty minutes. Please note that the 
public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the 
last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register 
as a speaker by close of business on November 25, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell, Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 1800 South Bell Street Arlington, VA 22202, 
telephone (202) 646-3432, and email mark.crowell@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC 
Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.
    As required by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 
2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) 
How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general 
quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood 
insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and 
milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas 
in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) 
flood insurance rate maps; and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data 
currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing 
basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) 
procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping 
partners; and (5) (a) methods for improving interagency and 
intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk 
determination; and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate 
budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC 
is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that 
contains: (1) a description of the activities of the Council; (2) an 
evaluation of the status and performance of Flood Insurance Rate Maps 
and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; 
and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA 
Administrator.
    In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 
2012, the TMAC must also develop recommendations on how to ensure that 
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) incorporate the best available 
climate science to assess flood risks and ensure that FEMA uses the 
best available methodology to consider the impact of the rise in sea 
level and future development on flood risk. The TMAC must collect these 
recommendations and present them to the FEMA Administrator in a future 
conditions risk assessment and modeling report.
    Further, in accordance with the Homeowner Flood Insurance 
Affordability Act of 2014, the TMAC must develop a review report 
related to flood mapping in support of the National Flood Insurance 
Program (NFIP).
    Agenda: On Thursday, December 4, the TMAC members will discuss (1) 
the Council's work process regarding data and associated 
recommendations that will be needed in preparation of the reports, (2) 
the vision statement, and (3) work group assignments. In addition, 
invited subject matter experts will brief TMAC members on (1) the 
overall production of mapping components, (2) future conditions 
flooding and climate change, and (3) examples of current next 
generation mapping. Furthermore, invited subject matter experts will 
discuss current and future possibilities regarding: (1) Data 
acquisitions, maintenance, and dissemination; (2) map production; (3) 
display/dissemination/distribution; (4) risk assessment; and (5) risk 
to mitigation. On Friday, December 5, invited subject matter experts 
will discuss current and future possibilities regarding (1) program 
performance metrics; and (2) delegation. The full agenda and related 
briefing materials will be available at http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

    Dated: November 14, 2014.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-27396 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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