Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Documentation, 9584-9585 [2017-02525]

Download as PDF 9584 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford Act. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Dolph A. Diemont, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Oregon have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Josephine and Lane Counties for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of Oregon are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant 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. Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–02520 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0008; OMB No. 1660–0118] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Documentation Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Feb 06, 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 After Action Report/Improvement Plans, Training and Exercise Plans, and Nominations to the National Exercise Program which are used to validate current preparedness capabilities and support future national exercise efforts. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 10, 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–2017–0008. 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: Christine Haggerty, Program Analyst, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Protection and National Preparedness, National Exercise Division, at 202–679–3524. 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: Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD–8: National Preparedness) issued on March 30, 2011, establishes a National Preparedness Goal (NPG) that identifies the core capabilities necessary for preparedness and a National Preparedness System (NPS) which guides activities to enable the Nation to achieve the NPG. The NPS allows the Nation to track the progress of our ability to build and improve the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation. The NPS provides an integrated approach to preparedness that can be implemented and measured at all levels of government. This system is an all-ofNation and whole community approach to preparedness, from neighborhood organizations to civic groups and private businesses. It contains a methodical approach integrated across the preparedness cycle and links together programs and requirements into a comprehensive system, driving rational decision-making and allowing for a direct and defensible assessment of progress against clearly defined objectives. The NPS is based on a consistent methodology for assessing the threats and hazards facing a given jurisdiction. The findings of the assessment drive planning factors and all other components of the preparedness cycle including resource requirements, existing capabilities and capability gaps, driving investments to close those gaps, making and validating improvements in capabilities through training and exercising, and continually assessing progress. Section 648(b)(1) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(1)) also provides for these exercises and states the Administrator ‘‘shall carry out a national exercise program to test and evaluate the national preparedness goal, National Incident Management System, National Response, and other related plans and strategies.’’ The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) provides the program structure, multi-year planning system, tools, and guidance necessary for entities to build and sustain exercise programs that enhance homeland security capabilities, and ultimately, preparedness. The HSEEP After Action Report Improvement, Training and Exercise Plan, and National Exercise Program Nomination Forms provide the standardized methods for reporting the results of exercises, identifying exercise program priorities, and submitting exercise nominations necessary to validate national preparedness capabilities. The HSEEP After Action Improvement Plan will now be submitted from Indian Tribal governments and an additional annual form will be required in addition to the one form per quarter requirement resulting in a small increase in the burden hours due to an increase in the number of reports estimated to be submitted. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 24 / Tuesday, February 7, 2017 / Notices Collection of Information Title: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Documentation. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0118. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 091–0, After Action Report/Improvement Plan (AAR/IP); FEMA Form 008–0–26, MultiYear Training Exercise Plan (TEP); FEMA Form 008–0–27, National Exercise Program (NEP) Nomination Form. Abstract: The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Documentation collection provides reporting on the results of preparedness exercises and provides assessments of the respondents’ capabilities so that strengths and areas for improvement are identified, corrected, and shared as appropriate prior to a real incident. This information is also required to be submitted as part of certain FEMA grant programs. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 268. Number of Responses: 704. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,208 hours. Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $1,494,947.96. There are no annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $60,896.80. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:31 Feb 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: February 1, 2017. Richard W. Mattison, Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–02525 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4297– DR]; [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Georgia; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Georgia (FEMA– 4297–DR), dated January 26, 2017, and related determinations. DATES: Effective January 26, 2017. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated January 26, 2017, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Georgia resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, and straightline winds during the period of January 21– 22, 2017, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Georgia. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Individual Assistance in the designated areas, Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act that you deem appropriate subject to completion of Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs). Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance is supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation and Other Needs Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9585 Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Kevin L. Hannes, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Georgia have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Berrien, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Turner, and Wilcox Counties for Individual Assistance. All areas within the State of Georgia are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant 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. Robert J. Fenton, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–02519 Filed 2–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4287– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Kansas; Amendment No. 3 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 24 (Tuesday, February 7, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0008; OMB No. 1660-0118]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 
(HSEEP) Documentation

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 After Action Report/
Improvement Plans, Training and Exercise Plans, and Nominations to the 
National Exercise Program which are used to validate current 
preparedness capabilities and support future national exercise efforts.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 10, 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-2017-0008. 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: Christine Haggerty, Program Analyst, 
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Protection and National 
Preparedness, National Exercise Division, at 202-679-3524. 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: Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8: 
National Preparedness) issued on March 30, 2011, establishes a National 
Preparedness Goal (NPG) that identifies the core capabilities necessary 
for preparedness and a National Preparedness System (NPS) which guides 
activities to enable the Nation to achieve the NPG. The NPS allows the 
Nation to track the progress of our ability to build and improve the 
capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the 
effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the 
greatest risk to the security of the Nation.
    The NPS provides an integrated approach to preparedness that can be 
implemented and measured at all levels of government. This system is an 
all-of-Nation and whole community approach to preparedness, from 
neighborhood organizations to civic groups and private businesses. It 
contains a methodical approach integrated across the preparedness cycle 
and links together programs and requirements into a comprehensive 
system, driving rational decision-making and allowing for a direct and 
defensible assessment of progress against clearly defined objectives.
    The NPS is based on a consistent methodology for assessing the 
threats and hazards facing a given jurisdiction. The findings of the 
assessment drive planning factors and all other components of the 
preparedness cycle including resource requirements, existing 
capabilities and capability gaps, driving investments to close those 
gaps, making and validating improvements in capabilities through 
training and exercising, and continually assessing progress.
    Section 648(b)(1) of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform 
Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(1)) also provides for these exercises and 
states the Administrator ``shall carry out a national exercise program 
to test and evaluate the national preparedness goal, National Incident 
Management System, National Response, and other related plans and 
strategies.'' The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 
(HSEEP) provides the program structure, multi-year planning system, 
tools, and guidance necessary for entities to build and sustain 
exercise programs that enhance homeland security capabilities, and 
ultimately, preparedness. The HSEEP After Action Report Improvement, 
Training and Exercise Plan, and National Exercise Program Nomination 
Forms provide the standardized methods for reporting the results of 
exercises, identifying exercise program priorities, and submitting 
exercise nominations necessary to validate national preparedness 
capabilities.
    The HSEEP After Action Improvement Plan will now be submitted from 
Indian Tribal governments and an additional annual form will be 
required in addition to the one form per quarter requirement resulting 
in a small increase in the burden hours due to an increase in the 
number of reports estimated to be submitted.

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Collection of Information

    Title: Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) 
Documentation.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0118.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 091-0, After Action Report/Improvement Plan 
(AAR/IP); FEMA Form 008-0-26, Multi-Year Training Exercise Plan (TEP); 
FEMA Form 008-0-27, National Exercise Program (NEP) Nomination Form.
    Abstract: The Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 
(HSEEP) Documentation collection provides reporting on the results of 
preparedness exercises and provides assessments of the respondents' 
capabilities so that strengths and areas for improvement are 
identified, corrected, and shared as appropriate prior to a real 
incident. This information is also required to be submitted as part of 
certain FEMA grant programs.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 268.
    Number of Responses: 704.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,208 hours.
    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $1,494,947.96. There are no annual costs to respondents 
operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no 
annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is 
$60,896.80.

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: February 1, 2017.
Richard W. Mattison,
Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-02525 Filed 2-6-17; 8:45 am]
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