Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets and Commentary, 45517-45518 [2016-16628]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices 45517 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4273– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2016–0001] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4268– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2016–0001] West Virginia; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Mississippi; Amendment No. 7 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of West Virginia (FEMA–4273– DR), dated June 25, 2016, and related determinations. Effective: July 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 West Virginia 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 June 25, 2016. Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster Counties for (Categories A and C–G), under the Public Assistance program (already designated for Individual Assistance and emergency protective measures [Category 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 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. 2016–16614 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for State of Mississippi (FEMA–4268–DR), dated March 25, 2016, and related determinations. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2016. 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. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Jose M. Girot, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. This action terminates the appointment of Lai Sun Yee as Federal Coordinating Officer for this disaster. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 2016–16611 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9111–23–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program—Application Worksheets and Commentary AGENCY: Notice. SUMMARY: DATES: [Docket ID: FEMA–2016–0017; OMB No. 1660–0022] 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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning application for the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System program. This program allows communities to become eligible for discounts on the cost of flood insurance when the communities undertake activities to mitigate anticipated damage due to flooding. The application materials verify and document the community mitigation activities performed and provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency with the information necessary to determine what flood insurance premium discounts are appropriate for participating communities. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 2016. 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–2016–0017. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., 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 Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 45518 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of www.regulations.gov. Bill Lesser, Program Specialist, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, (202) 646–2807. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 541 of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 4022, requires that a community rating system be established. This ratings system is a voluntary program for communities and it would provide a method by which flood mitigation activities engaged in by these communities could be measured. The effect of this mitigation activity would reduce the exposure of the communities to damages resulting from flooding and in turn reduce the losses incurred as a result of this flooding. To encourage participation, discounts on flood insurance are offered within communities that successfully complete qualified mitigation actions, and the community ratings system provides the ability to measure these actions and to recertify the communities in successive years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Collection of Information Title: Community Rating System (CRS) Program—Application Worksheets and Commentary. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0022. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086–0–35, Community Rating System Application Letter of Interest and Quick Check Instructions; FEMA Form 086–0–35A, Community Annual Recertification; and FEMA Form 086–0–35B, Environmental and Historic Preservation Certifications. Abstract: The Application and Certifications are used by communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS is a voluntary program where flood insurance costs are reduced in communities that implement practices, such as building codes and public awareness activities, which are considered to reduce the risks of flooding and promote the purchase of flood insurance. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 Number of Respondents: 1,579. Number of Responses: 1,579. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,936 hours. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $2,442,795.30. 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 $5,425,600.00. 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: July 6, 2016. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–16628 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4273– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2016–0001] West Virginia; Amendment No. 5 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 West Virginia (FEMA–4273– DR), dated June 25, 2016, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: June 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 disaster is closed effective June 29, 2016. 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. 2016–16613 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2016–0015; OMB No. 1660–0080] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Surplus Federal Real Property Public Benefit Conveyance and BRAC Program for Emergency Management Use 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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the application process for the conveyance of Federal real property for public benefit. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2016-0017; OMB No. 1660-0022]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Community Rating System (CRS) Program--Application 
Worksheets and Commentary

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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved 
information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning application for the 
National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System program. 
This program allows communities to become eligible for discounts on the 
cost of flood insurance when the communities undertake activities to 
mitigate anticipated damage due to flooding. The application materials 
verify and document the community mitigation activities performed and 
provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency with the information 
necessary to determine what flood insurance premium discounts are 
appropriate for participating communities.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 2016.

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-2016-0017. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., 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 
Rulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any 
personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this 
information makes it

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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: Bill Lesser, Program Specialist, 
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, (202) 646-2807. You 
may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at email address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 541 of the National Flood Insurance 
Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994, 42 U.S.C. 4022, requires that a community 
rating system be established. This ratings system is a voluntary 
program for communities and it would provide a method by which flood 
mitigation activities engaged in by these communities could be 
measured. The effect of this mitigation activity would reduce the 
exposure of the communities to damages resulting from flooding and in 
turn reduce the losses incurred as a result of this flooding. To 
encourage participation, discounts on flood insurance are offered 
within communities that successfully complete qualified mitigation 
actions, and the community ratings system provides the ability to 
measure these actions and to recertify the communities in successive 
years.

Collection of Information

    Title: Community Rating System (CRS) Program--Application 
Worksheets and Commentary.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0022.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-35, Community Rating System Application 
Letter of Interest and Quick Check Instructions; FEMA Form 086-0-35A, 
Community Annual Recertification; and FEMA Form 086-0-35B, 
Environmental and Historic Preservation Certifications.
    Abstract: The Application and Certifications are used by 
communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program's 
(NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS is a voluntary program 
where flood insurance costs are reduced in communities that implement 
practices, such as building codes and public awareness activities, 
which are considered to reduce the risks of flooding and promote the 
purchase of flood insurance.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,579.
    Number of Responses: 1,579.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,936 hours.
    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $2,442,795.30. 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 
$5,425,600.00.

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: July 6, 2016.
Richard W. Mattison,
Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2016-16628 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
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