Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and Reporting, 74463-74464 [2016-25896]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2016–0026. 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: Beth McWaters-Bjorkman, Environmental Protection Specialist, FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, 202–786–9854, elizabeth.mcwaters-bjorkman@ fema.dhs.gov. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) awards thousands of grants and each year through various grant programs. These programs award funds for projects used to improve homeland security and emergency preparedness. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), Public Law 91–190, Sec. 102(B) and (C), 42 U.S.C. 4332, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), Public Law 89–665, 16 U.S.C. 470f and a variety of other environmental and historic preservation laws and Executive Orders (E.O.) require the Federal government to examine the potential impacts of its proposed actions on communities, public health and safety, and cultural, historic, and natural resources prior to undertaking those actions. The GPD process of considering these potential impacts is called an environmental and historic preservation (EHP) review which is employed to examine compliance with multiple EHP authorities through one consolidated process. With input from recipients, FEMA is proposing to revise the EHP Screening Form for clarity and ease of use. The 2013 EHP Screening Form does not require any new information, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 includes an appendix with guidance on providing photographs with the EHP submission. Recipients are no longer required to submit floodplain and wetlands maps or information about the proposed project’s relationship to an existing master plan. Collection of Information Title: Environmental and Historic Preservation Screening Form. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0115. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 024–0–1, Environmental and Historic Preservation Screening Form. Abstract: NEPA requires that each Federal agency to examine the impact of its actions (including the actions of recipients using grant funds) on the human environment, to look at potential alternatives to that action, and to inform both decision-makers and the public of those impacts through a transparent process. This Screening Form will facilitate FEMA’s review of recipient actions in FEMA’s effort to comply with the environmental requirements. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Not-for-Profit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Number of Responses: 2,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 16,000. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $796,320. 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 $5,504,580. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74463 Dated: October 19, 2016. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–25800 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2016–0024; OMB No. 1660–0076] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and Reporting 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 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application and reporting requirements. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 27, 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–2016–0024. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 74464 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Jennie Orenstein, Chief, HMA Grants Policy Branch, 202–212–4071. You may contact Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5170c, established the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Grant requirements and grants management procedures of the program are outlined in 44 CFR part 206 Subpart N and 2 CFR part 200. FEMA administers the HMGP, and Grantees implement the grants under the HMPG per grant agreement and rules and regulations. The HMGP is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster. Grantees are defined as any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or an Indian tribal government that chooses to act as a grantee. Collection of Information Title: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and Reporting. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0076. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 009–0– 111A, Quarterly Progress Reports. Abstract: FEMA administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future damage hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major disaster. FEMA uses applications to provide financial assistance in the form of grant awards and, through grantee quarterly reporting, monitor grantee project activities and expenditure of funds. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 56. Number of Responses: 4,626. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,572. Estimated Cost: None. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 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: October 20, 2016. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–25896 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–47–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2016–0030] Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of availability of grant application and application deadline. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2229), the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is publishing this notice describing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program application process, deadlines, and award selection criteria. This notice explains the differences, if any, between these guidelines and those recommended by representatives of the national fire service leadership during the annual meeting of the Criteria Development Panel, which was held November 9–10, 2015. The application period for the FY 2016 AFG Program will be held October 11, 2016 through November 18, 2016, and will be announced on the AFG Web site SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.fema.gov/firegrants, as well as www.grants.gov. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 2229. Grant applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants will be accepted electronically at https:// portal.fema.gov, from October 11, 2016 through November 18, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Assistance to Firefighters Grants Branch, DHS/FEMA, 400 C Street SW., 3N, Washington, DC 20472–3635. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Patterson, Branch Chief, Assistance to Firefighters Grant Branch, 1–866–274–0960. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AFG Program awards grants directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical services (EMS) organizations, and state fire training academies (SFTAs) for the purpose of enhancing the abilities of first responders to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as first-responder personnel facing fire and fire-related hazards. Applications for the FY 2016 AFG Program will be submitted and processed online at https:// portal.fema.gov. Before the application period starts, the FY 2016 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be published on the AFG Web site www.fema.gov/firegrants. The AFG Web site will also provide additional information and materials useful to applicants including: (1) Frequently Asked Questions; (2) Get Ready Guide; and (3) Quick Reference Guide. Based on past AFG application periods, it is expected that 10,000 to 15,000 applications will be submitted for FY 2016 AFG Program grant funds. FEMA anticipates that it will be able to award approximately 3,000 grants with the available grant funding. DATES: Appropriations For the FY 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Congress appropriated $345,000,000 (see: the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2016, Public Law 114–1130. From this amount, $310,500,000 will be made available for AFG awards. In addition, the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C. 2229), requires that a minimum of 10 percent of available funds be expended for Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S), to be made directly to local fire departments and to local, regional, state, or national entities recognized for their expertise in the fields of fire prevention and firefighter safety research and development. Funds appropriated for E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74463-74464]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25896]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2016-0024; OMB No. 1660-0076]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and 
Reporting

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 the Hazard Mitigation 
Grant Program application and reporting requirements.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 27, 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-2016-0024. 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennie Orenstein, Chief, HMA Grants 
Policy Branch, 202-212-4071. You may contact Records Management 
Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email 
address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@fema.dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5170c, 
established the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. Grant requirements and 
grants management procedures of the program are outlined in 44 CFR part 
206 Subpart N and 2 CFR part 200. FEMA administers the HMGP, and 
Grantees implement the grants under the HMPG per grant agreement and 
rules and regulations. The HMGP is a post-disaster program that 
contributes funds toward the cost of hazard mitigation activities in 
order to reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss or suffering 
in any area affected by a major disaster. Grantees are defined as any 
State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the 
Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands, or an Indian tribal government that chooses 
to act as a grantee.

Collection of Information

    Title: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application and 
Reporting.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0076.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 009-0-111A, Quarterly Progress Reports.
    Abstract: FEMA administers the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, 
which is a post-disaster program that contributes funds toward the cost 
of hazard mitigation activities in order to reduce the risk of future 
damage hardship, loss or suffering in any area affected by a major 
disaster. FEMA uses applications to provide financial assistance in the 
form of grant awards and, through grantee quarterly reporting, monitor 
grantee project activities and expenditure of funds.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Number of Responses: 4,626.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,572.
    Estimated Cost: None.

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: October 20, 2016.
Richard W. Mattison,
Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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