Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program Claims Forms, 4372-4373 [2017-00673]

Download as PDF 4372 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices Entities Guidelines update and vapor control System supplementary guidance for the implementation of the final rule). c. Task Statement 16–01: Hazardous Cargo Transportation Security Subcommittee. 8. USCG presentations on the following items of interest: a. Update on International Maritime Organization activities as they relate to the marine transportation of hazardous materials. b. Update on U.S. regulations and policy initiatives as they relate to the marine transportation of hazardous materials. c. Update on the Chemical Data Guide. 9. Presentation on lessons learned from a lightning strike on a methanol operation. 10. New business and subcommittee recommendation discussion. 11. Set next meeting date and location. 12. Set subcommittee meeting schedule. 13. Public comment period. Public comments or questions will be taken throughout the meeting as the Committee discusses the issues and prior to deliberations and voting. There will also be a public comment period at the end of the meeting. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to 3 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the period allotted, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above to register as a speaker. Dated: January 9, 2017. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards. [FR Doc. 2017–00648 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0003; OMB No. 1660–0005] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program Claims Forms Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 collection of information related to the flood insurance claims process. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 14, 2017. 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–2017–0003. 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 www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bernstein, Mitigation, National Flood Insurance Program, (202) 212– 2113. 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: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is codified as 42 U.S.C. 4001, et sec. and is authorized by Public Law 90–448 (1968) and expanded by Public Law 93–234 (1973). The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 requires that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides flood insurance at full actuarial rates with limited exceptions for certain structures reflecting the complete flood risk to structures built or substantially improved on or after the effective date for the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the community, or after December 31, 1974, whichever is later, so that the risk associated with buildings in flood-prone areas are borne by those located in such areas and not by the taxpayers at large. In accordance with Public Law 93–234, PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the purchase of flood insurance is mandatory when Federal or federally related financial assistance is being provided for acquisition or construction of buildings located, or to be located, within FEMA-identified special flood hazard areas of communities that are participating in the NFIP. When flood damage occurs to insured property, information is collected to report, investigate, and negotiate in order to settle the claim. The NFIP Appeals Process Section 205 of The Bunning-BereuterBlumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004, Public Law 108– 264, requires FEMA to establish by regulation an additional process for the appeal of decisions of flood insurance claims issued through the NFIP. Consequently, FEMA published an interim final rule on May 26, 2006 (71 FR 30294) and a final rule on October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60435) codifying into regulation what was previously an existing informal process to handle appeals regarding decisions related to coverage, or claims under the NFIP. Collection of Information Title: National Flood Insurance Program Claims Forms. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0005. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086–0–6; Worksheet-Contents-Personal Property; 086–0–7; Worksheet—Building; 086–0– 8; Worksheet—Building (Continued); 086–0–9; Proof of Loss; 086–0–10; Increased Cost of Compliance Proof of Loss; 086–0–11; Notice of Loss; 086–0– 12; Statement as to Full Cost of Repair or Replacement under the Replacement Cost Coverage, Subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Policy (proposed for removal); 086–0–13; National Flood Insurance Program Preliminary Report; 086–0–14; National Flood Insurance Program Final Report; 086–0–15; National Flood Insurance Program Narrative Report; 086–0–16; Cause of Loss and Subrogation Report; 086–0–17; Manufactured (Mobile) Home/Travel Trailer Worksheet; 086–0–18; Manufactured (Mobile) Home/Travel Trailer Worksheet (continued); 086–0– 19; Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC) Adjusters Report; 086–0–20; Adjuster Preliminary Damage Assessment; 086– 0–21; Adjuster Certification Application. NFIP Claims Appeals Process (Flood Claims Insurance Handbook). Abstract: The NFIP appeal process establishes a formal mechanism to allow NFIP policyholders to appeal the E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 9 / Friday, January 13, 2017 / Notices decisions of any insurance agent, adjuster, insurance company, or any FEMA employee or contractor, in cases of unsatisfactory decisions on claims, proof of loss, and loss estimates. Affected Public: Individuals, households, farms, businesses, and other for profit. Number of Respondents: 49,373. Number of Responses: 49,373. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,737. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $1,432,419. There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. The cost to the Federal Government is $4,000,434. 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: January 9, 2017. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–00673 Filed 1–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. FR–5173–N–09–C] Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies: Announcement of Final Approved Document Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces that the Assessment Tool developed by HUD SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:06 Jan 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 for use by Public Housing Agencies receiving assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937 has completed the notice and comment process required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget and approved. While this Assessment Tool has been approved, this Notice does not trigger the obligation of PHAs to conduct and submit an AFH in accordance with 24 CFR 5.160, as HUD has not yet provided PHAs with the data they will need. As HUD makes data available for certain PHAs, HUD will publish, in the Federal Register, a Notice announcing the availability of data for certain PHAs, triggering their obligation to conduct and submit an AFH, and will post such Notice on the HUD Exchange. HUD also anticipates that, at that time, the online User Interface will be available for use by PHAs. Until such time that PHAs are required to conduct and submit an AFH, HUD notes that PHAs must continue to comply with existing fair housing and civil rights requirements. This Assessment Tool, referred to as the PHA Assessment Tool, was modeled on the Local Government Assessment Tool, first approved by OMB on December 31, 2015 but with modifications to address the different public housing and Housing Choice Voucher operations that PHAs have compared to local governments, and how fair housing planning may be undertaken by PHAs in a meaningful manner. As with the Local Government Assessment Tool, the PHA Assessment Tool allows for collaboration with other PHAs. To reduce burden for PHAs, HUD has increased the threshold for the insert from QPHAs that have 550 units or less to PHAs with 1,250 or fewer combined public housing and HCV units. HUD has also committed to developing an additional Assessment Tool specifically for use by Qualified PHAs (QPHAs) who conduct and submit an individual AFH or collaborate with other QPHAs to conduct and submit a joint AFH to be issued in 2017. Therefore, this PHA Assessment Tool will be for use by PHAs submitting AFHs individually or jointly, and for collaborations among PHAs with 1,250 or fewer units and with PHAs with more than 1,250 units. In addition, to reduce burden further, this Assessment Tool includes an insert with streamlined questions for PHAs with 1,250 or fewer units to use if jointly submitting with PHA with more than 1,250 units. In addition, this Assessment Tool includes revised instructions based on public comments received during the 30-day PRA review PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4373 that provide more guidance to PHAs in conducting the AFH, including how the regional analysis is to be prepared based on the location of a PHA’s geographic region and program type. Through the notice and comment process required by the PRA, HUD made changes to the PHA Assessment Tool from the 30-day notice published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krista Mills, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 5246, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 866–234–2689 (toll-free) or 202–402–1432 (local). Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals with speech impediments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service during working hours at 1–800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On July 16, 2015, at 80 FR 42357, HUD published in the Federal Register its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) final rule. The AFFH final rule provides HUD program participants with a new approach for planning and implementing locallydeveloped housing goals, actions and strategies involving increasing choice, mobility, preservation, community revitalization and other collaborative or outreach efforts that are designed to reduce disparities in access to opportunity and improve fair housing outcomes that will assist them in meeting their statutory obligation to affirmatively further fair housing as required by the Fair Housing Act. To assist HUD program participants in improving planning to achieve meaningful fair housing outcomes, the new approach involves an ‘‘assessment tool’’ for use in completing the regulatory requirement to conduct an assessment of fair housing (AFH) as set out in the AFFH rule. Because of the variations in the different HUD program participants subject to the AFFH rule, HUD has developed three separate assessment tools: One for public housing agencies (PHAs) receiving assistance under section 8 or 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f or 1437g), which is the subject of this notice, the PHA Assessment Tool; one for local governments, the Local Government Assessment Tool; and one for State and Insular Areas, the State and Insular Areas Assessment Tool. PHAs submitting alone or with other PHAs E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2017-0003; OMB No. 1660-0005]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program Claims Forms

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 collection of information 
related to the flood insurance claims process.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 14, 2017.

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-2017-0003. 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 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Bernstein, Mitigation, National 
Flood Insurance Program, (202) 212-2113. 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: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
is codified as 42 U.S.C. 4001, et sec. and is authorized by Public Law 
90-448 (1968) and expanded by Public Law 93-234 (1973). The National 
Flood Insurance Act of 1968 requires that the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) provides flood insurance at full actuarial 
rates with limited exceptions for certain structures reflecting the 
complete flood risk to structures built or substantially improved on or 
after the effective date for the initial Flood Insurance Rate Map 
(FIRM) for the community, or after December 31, 1974, whichever is 
later, so that the risk associated with buildings in flood-prone areas 
are borne by those located in such areas and not by the taxpayers at 
large. In accordance with Public Law 93-234, the purchase of flood 
insurance is mandatory when Federal or federally related financial 
assistance is being provided for acquisition or construction of 
buildings located, or to be located, within FEMA-identified special 
flood hazard areas of communities that are participating in the NFIP. 
When flood damage occurs to insured property, information is collected 
to report, investigate, and negotiate in order to settle the claim.

The NFIP Appeals Process

    Section 205 of The Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance 
Reform Act (FIRA) of 2004, Public Law 108-264, requires FEMA to 
establish by regulation an additional process for the appeal of 
decisions of flood insurance claims issued through the NFIP. 
Consequently, FEMA published an interim final rule on May 26, 2006 (71 
FR 30294) and a final rule on October 13, 2006 (71 FR 60435) codifying 
into regulation what was previously an existing informal process to 
handle appeals regarding decisions related to coverage, or claims under 
the NFIP.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Flood Insurance Program Claims Forms.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0005.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-6; Worksheet-Contents-Personal 
Property; 086-0-7; Worksheet--Building; 086-0-8; Worksheet--Building 
(Continued); 086-0-9; Proof of Loss; 086-0-10; Increased Cost of 
Compliance Proof of Loss; 086-0-11; Notice of Loss; 086-0-12; Statement 
as to Full Cost of Repair or Replacement under the Replacement Cost 
Coverage, Subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Policy (proposed 
for removal); 086-0-13; National Flood Insurance Program Preliminary 
Report; 086-0-14; National Flood Insurance Program Final Report; 086-0-
15; National Flood Insurance Program Narrative Report; 086-0-16; Cause 
of Loss and Subrogation Report; 086-0-17; Manufactured (Mobile) Home/
Travel Trailer Worksheet; 086-0-18; Manufactured (Mobile) Home/Travel 
Trailer Worksheet (continued); 086-0-19; Increased Cost of Compliance 
(ICC) Adjusters Report; 086-0-20; Adjuster Preliminary Damage 
Assessment; 086-0-21; Adjuster Certification Application. NFIP Claims 
Appeals Process (Flood Claims Insurance Handbook).
    Abstract: The NFIP appeal process establishes a formal mechanism to 
allow NFIP policyholders to appeal the

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decisions of any insurance agent, adjuster, insurance company, or any 
FEMA employee or contractor, in cases of unsatisfactory decisions on 
claims, proof of loss, and loss estimates.
    Affected Public: Individuals, households, farms, businesses, and 
other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 49,373.
    Number of Responses: 49,373.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,737.
    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $1,432,419. There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-
up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection. 
The cost to the Federal Government is $4,000,434.

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: January 9, 2017.
Richard W. Mattison,
Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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