Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), 66051-66052 [2016-23191]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Notices greater participation. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker. Please note that the public comment periods for speakers may end before the times indicated on the schedule that is posted on the CBP Web page, http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ stakeholder-engagement/user-feeadvisory-committee. Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone (202) 344–1440; facsimile (202) 325– 4290. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2016–0023; OMB No. 1660–0125] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2016–23163 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] 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 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 25, 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–2016–0023. 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 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. BILLING CODE 9111–14–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hereby announces the meeting of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection User Fee Advisory Committee (UFAC). The UFAC is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters related to the performance of inspections coinciding with the assessment of an agriculture, customs, or immigration user fee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda 1. The Financial Assessment and Options Subcommittee will review and discuss the work that has been completed, so that the UFAC can deliberate upon and, if appropriate, vote on recommendations. 2. Public Comment Period. 3. The Process Improvements Subcommittee will review and discuss the work that has been completed, so that the UFAC can deliberate upon and, if appropriate, vote on recommendations. 4. Public Comment Period. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 21, 2016. Maria Luisa Boyce, Senior Advisor for Private Sector Engagement, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Sep 23, 2016 SUMMARY: Paul Belkin, Branch Chief, FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786–9771. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA’s Homeland Security Grant Program Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66051 (HSGP) supports State and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The HSGP provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 31 core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of three grant programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). Together, these grant programs fund a range of activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas. The authorizing authority of the HSGP is Section 2002 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (Pub. L. 107– 296), (6 U.S.C. 603). Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0125. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089–1, HSGP Investment Justification (SHSP and UASI); FEMA Form 089–16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA Form 089–20, OPSG Inventory of Operation Orders; FEMA Form 089–0–27, Operation Stonegarden Daily Activity Report (DAR). Abstract: The HSGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate applicants’ familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into regional/State/ local planning, operations, and investments. The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of three separate grant programs: The SHSP, the UASI, E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 66052 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Notices and OPSG. Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration costs. The OPSG will begin to utilize the Office of Management and Budget’s web-based portal MAX.GOV, at https:// www.MAX.GOV/, for operational management of the grant program. The HSGP now requires applicants to submit the SAFECOM Compliance Letter, which has been added to this collection. The compliance letter certifies that the applicant will comply with SAFECOM Guidance when implementing interoperable communications projects. The letter will be attached in the NonDisaster Grants Management System as part of the HSGP application. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 664. Number of Responses: 53,920. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 269,579 hours. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $16,587,196. 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 $2,022,270. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: September 21, 2016. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–23191 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2016–0057] Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council meeting. AGENCY: The Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council (CIPAC) will meet Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington Ballroom, Salon IV, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. This meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The CIPAC Plenary will meet on October 18, 2016. The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting may adjourn early if the committee has completed its business. For additional information about CIPAC, please consult the CIPAC Web site, www.dhs.gov/cipac, or contact the CIPAC Executive Secretariat by phone at 703–603–5087 or by email at CIPAC@ hq.dhs.gov. SUMMARY: 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. While this meeting is open to the public, participation in the CIPAC deliberations is limited to committee members, Department of Homeland Security officials, and persons invited to attend the meeting for special presentations. Immediately following the council member panel discussion period, there will be a limited time period for public comment on only the agenda items as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Relevant public comments may be submitted in writing or presented in person for the Council to consider. Be advised that offtopic questions or comments will not be permitted or discussed. In-person presentations will be limited to three minutes per speaker, with no more than 15 minutes for all speakers. Parties interested in presenting in person must register no less than 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting, at the meeting location. Oral presentations will be permitted based upon the order of registration; all registrants may not be able to speak if time does not permit. Written comments may be sent to Renee Murphy, CIPAC Designated Federal Officer, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598–0607. Written comments must be received by Renee Murphy by ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, October 17, 2016, identified by Federal Register Docket Number DHS–2016–0057 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting written comments. • Email: CIPAC@hq.dhs.gov. Include docket number DHS–2016–0057 in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 703–603–5190. • Mail: Renee Murphy, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598–0607. Instructions: All written submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Written comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received by the CIPAC, go to www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Fenoli, Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Sector Outreach and Programs Division, Partnership Coordination Section, 245 Murray Lane SW., Mail Stop 0607, Arlington, VA 20598–0607, telephone 703–603–5087 or via email at CIPAC@ HQ.DHS.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CIPAC Plenary convenes the critical infrastructure owner and operator members of the Sector Coordinating Councils, including their representative trade associations and Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governmental entities comprising the members of the Government Coordinating Council, including their representative organizations for all sixteen (16) sectors, members of the State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Government Coordinating Council, Regional Consortium Coordinating Council, Critical Infrastructure Cross-Sector Council and representatives of other Federal agencies to include the Federal Senior Leadership Council with responsibility for critical infrastructure activities. The October 18, 2016 meeting will include council updates and panel discussions between participating members regarding issues relevant to critical infrastructure security and resilience. Public Meeting Agenda I. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 186 (Monday, September 26, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2016-0023; OMB No. 1660-0125]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant 
Program (HSGP)

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 Homeland Security Grant 
Program (HSGP).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 25, 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-2016-0023. 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 
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: Paul Belkin, Branch Chief, FEMA, Grant 
Programs Directorate, 202-786-9771. 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: FEMA's Homeland Security Grant Program 
(HSGP) supports State and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other 
catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and 
hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United 
States. The HSGP provides funding to implement investments that build, 
sustain, and deliver the 31 core capabilities essential to achieving 
the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient 
Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core 
capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, 
organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of 
the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the 
five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and 
Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of three grant 
programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security 
Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). Together, these 
grant programs fund a range of activities, including planning, 
organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management 
and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas. The 
authorizing authority of the HSGP is Section 2002 of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002, as amended (Pub. L. 107-296), (6 U.S.C. 603).

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program 
(HSGP).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0125.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-1, HSGP Investment Justification (SHSP 
and UASI); FEMA Form 089-16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA Form 
089-20, OPSG Inventory of Operation Orders; FEMA Form 089-0-27, 
Operation Stonegarden Daily Activity Report (DAR).
    Abstract: The HSGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set 
of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with 
potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate 
applicants' familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and 
identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into 
regional/State/local planning, operations, and investments.
    The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining 
national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of three 
separate grant programs: The SHSP, the UASI,

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and OPSG. Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness 
activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, 
training, exercises, and management and administration costs. The OPSG 
will begin to utilize the Office of Management and Budget's web-based 
portal MAX.GOV, at https://www.MAX.GOV/, for operational management of 
the grant program. The HSGP now requires applicants to submit the 
SAFECOM Compliance Letter, which has been added to this collection. The 
compliance letter certifies that the applicant will comply with SAFECOM 
Guidance when implementing interoperable communications projects. The 
letter will be attached in the Non-Disaster Grants Management System as 
part of the HSGP application.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 664.
    Number of Responses: 53,920.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 269,579 hours.
    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $16,587,196. 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 
$2,022,270.

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: September 21, 2016.
Richard W. Mattison,
Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2016-23191 Filed 9-23-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-19-P