Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form, 73604-73605 [2014-29025]

Download as PDF 73604 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices about ICCVAM can be found at http:// ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/iccvam. NICEATM administers ICCVAM, provides scientific and operational support for ICCVAM activities, and conducts independent validation studies to assess the usefulness and limitations of new, revised, and alternative test methods and strategies. NICEATM and ICCVAM work collaboratively to evaluate new and improved test methods and strategies applicable to the needs of U.S. federal agencies. NICEATM and ICCVAM welcome the public nomination of new, revised, and alternative test methods and strategies for validation studies and technical evaluations. Additional information about NICEATM can be found at http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ niceatm. Dated: December 5, 2014. John R. Bucher, Associate Director, National Toxicology Program. [FR Doc. 2014–29018 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2014–0034; OMB No. 1660–0040] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form 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 renewal of the Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form which is used by federally regulated lending institutions to determine if a structure is located mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 within an identified Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and whether flood insurance is available. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 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–2013–0034. 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. (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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bernstein, Program Specialist, FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), 202– 212–2113 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-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 23, 1994, Section 303(a) of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 was signed into law. Section 303(a) of this Act requires the Federal bank and thrift regulatory agencies to conduct a systematic review of their regulation and written policies in order to improve efficiency, reduce unnecessary costs, and eliminate inconsistencies and outmoded and duplicative requirements. Title V of this Act is the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA). Section 528 of the NFIRA requires that FEMA develop a standard PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hazard determination form for recording the determination of whether a structure is located within an identified Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and whether flood insurance is available. Section 528 of the NFIRA also requires the use of this form by regulated lending institutions, federal agency lenders, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and the Government National Mortgage Association for any loan made, increased, extended, renewed or purchased by these entities. The requirement for federally regulated lending institutions to determine whether a building or mobile home securing a loan is located in an area having special flood hazards and whether flood insurance is available has been in effect since the enactment of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, although the use of a standard form was not required until the enactment of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. The establishment of the Standard Flood Hazard Determination form has enabled lenders to provide consistent information. Collection of Information Title: Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0040. FEMA Form: FEMA Form 086–0–32, Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF). Abstract: FEMA Form 086–0–32, SFHDF is used by regulated lending institutions, federal agency lenders, related lenders/regulators, and the Government. Federally regulated lending institutions complete this form when making, increasing, extending, renewing or purchasing each loan for the purpose is of determining whether flood insurance is required and available. The form may also be used by property owner, insurance agents, realtors, community officials for flood insurance related documentation. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 46,456,460. Number of Responses: 46,456,460. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,330,632 hours. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 73605 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 238 / Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS AND COSTS Type of respondent Form name/form No. Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total annual burden (in hours) Average hourly wage rate Total annual respondent cost Business or other for-profit. Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF)/FEMA Form 086–0–32. 46,456,460 1 46,456,460 0.33 (20 minutes) 15,330,632 $62.05 $951,265,715.60 Total ........... ...................................................... 46,456,460 .................. 46,456,460 .............................. 15,330,632 .................. 951,265,715.60 • 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 $951,265,715.60. There are no annual costs to respondents’ operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There are no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $4,309. 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: December 3, 2014. Charlene D. Myrthil, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2014–29025 Filed 12–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–11–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1456] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:07 Dec 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 ACTION: Notice. 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. DATES: 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at www.msc.fema.gov for comparison. Submit comments and/or appeals to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064, or (email) Luis.Rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The specific flood hazard determinations are not described for each community in this notice. However, the online location and local community map repository address where the flood hazard determination information is available for inspection is provided. Any request for reconsideration of flood hazard determinations must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2014-0034; OMB No. 1660-0040]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form

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 renewal of the Standard Flood 
Hazard Determination Form which is used by federally regulated lending 
institutions to determine if a structure is located within an 
identified Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and whether flood insurance 
is available.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 9, 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-2013-0034. 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.
    (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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bernstein, Program Specialist, 
FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), 202-212-
2113 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-Collections-Management@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 23, 1994, Section 303(a) of the 
Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 was 
signed into law. Section 303(a) of this Act requires the Federal bank 
and thrift regulatory agencies to conduct a systematic review of their 
regulation and written policies in order to improve efficiency, reduce 
unnecessary costs, and eliminate inconsistencies and outmoded and 
duplicative requirements. Title V of this Act is the National Flood 
Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA). Section 528 of the NFIRA requires that 
FEMA develop a standard hazard determination form for recording the 
determination of whether a structure is located within an identified 
Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and whether flood insurance is 
available. Section 528 of the NFIRA also requires the use of this form 
by regulated lending institutions, federal agency lenders, the Federal 
National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage 
Corporation, and the Government National Mortgage Association for any 
loan made, increased, extended, renewed or purchased by these entities.
    The requirement for federally regulated lending institutions to 
determine whether a building or mobile home securing a loan is located 
in an area having special flood hazards and whether flood insurance is 
available has been in effect since the enactment of the Flood Disaster 
Protection Act of 1973, although the use of a standard form was not 
required until the enactment of the Riegle Community Development and 
Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. The establishment of the Standard 
Flood Hazard Determination form has enabled lenders to provide 
consistent information.

Collection of Information

    Title: Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0040.
    FEMA Form: FEMA Form 086-0-32, Standard Flood Hazard Determination 
Form (SFHDF).
    Abstract: FEMA Form 086-0-32, SFHDF is used by regulated lending 
institutions, federal agency lenders, related lenders/regulators, and 
the Government. Federally regulated lending institutions complete this 
form when making, increasing, extending, renewing or purchasing each 
loan for the purpose is of determining whether flood insurance is 
required and available. The form may also be used by property owner, 
insurance agents, realtors, community officials for flood insurance 
related documentation.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 46,456,460.
    Number of Responses: 46,456,460.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,330,632 hours.

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                                                       Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                    Number of                                     Total
                                                       Number of    responses     Total       Average burden      annual      Average     Total annual
       Type of  respondent        Form name/form No.  respondents      per      number of   per response  (in  burden  (in    hourly     respondent cost
                                                                   respondent   responses         hours)          hours)     wage rate
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Business or other for-profit....  Standard Flood       46,456,460           1   46,456,460  0.33 (20 minutes)   15,330,632      $62.05   $951,265,715.60
                                   Hazard
                                   Determination
                                   Form (SFHDF)/FEMA
                                   Form 086-0-32.
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    Total.......................  ..................   46,456,460  ..........   46,456,460  .................   15,330,632  ..........    951,265,715.60
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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 $951,265,715.60. There are no annual costs to 
respondents' operations and maintenance costs for technical services. 
There are no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal 
Government is $4,309.

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: December 3, 2014.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2014-29025 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]
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