Technical Mapping Advisory Council, 17025-17026 [2017-07036]

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A Record of Decision addressing the Federal action will be issued by FEMA no sooner than 30 days following the distribution of the Final NPEIS. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4331 et seq,; 40 CFR part 1500; FEMA Instruction 108–1–1. Dated: March 29, 2017. Robert Fenton, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–06671 Filed 4–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–A6–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Apr 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. Applicants will be considered for appointment for the four vacancies on the TMAC. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of the following methods: • Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. • Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Mark Crowell, 400 C Street SW., Suite 313, Washington, DC 20472–3020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell (Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC); FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW., Suite 313, Washington, DC 20472–3020; telephone: (202) 646–3432; and email: FEMATMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The TMAC is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues and activities. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17025 This includes mapping standards and guidelines, performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity. FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of which start on October 1, 2017. Certain members of the TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web site of the Office of Government Ethics (http:// www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of the following membership categories with vacancies: a. One representative of a State government agency that has entered into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs; b. One member (SGE) of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms; and c. One representative of a recognized professional association or organization representing State geographic information. Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for two years. There is no E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1 17026 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 66 / Friday, April 7, 2017 / Notices application form. However, applications must include the following information: • The applicant’s full name, • home and business phone numbers, • preferred email address, • home and business mailing addresses, • current position title and organization, • resume or curriculum vitae, • and the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms). The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for SGE appointments. Dated: March 31, 2017. Roy Wright, Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–07036 Filed 4–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P Instruments Respondents DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5998–N–01] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Appalachia Economic Development Initiative Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: June 6, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC SUMMARY: Annual responses Total responses Burden per response 20410; email Jackie.Williams@hud.gov telephone (202) 708–2290. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Appalachia Economic Development Initiative. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0201. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: SF 424; HUD 424CB; HUD 424–CBW; SF–LLL; HUD 2880; HUD 2990; HUD 2991; HUD 2993; HUD 2994A; HUD 27061; and HUD 27300. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this submission is for the application for the Appalachia Economic Development Initiative grant process. Information is required to rate and rank competitive applications and to ensure eligibility of applicants for funding. Semi-annual reporting is required to monitor grant management. Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses: 50. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 12.55. Total Estimated Burdens: 627.5. Estimated Burden: Total annual hours Hourly rate ** Burden cost per instrument 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 2.60 3.20 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 1.25 3.00 130.00 160.00 100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25.00 62.50 150.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 00.00 00.00 00.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 $3,250.00 4,000.00 2,500.00 00.00 00.00 00.00 625.00 1,562.50 3,750.00 Total ...................... nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES HUD–424CB ................ HUD–424CBW–I .......... HUD–2880 ................... HUD–2990 ................... HUD–2991 ................... HUD–2993 ................... HUD–2994A ................. HUD–27061 ................. HUD–27300 ................. 50 1 50 12.55 627.50 25.00 15,687.50 B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Apr 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; E:\FR\FM\07APN1.SGM 07APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 66 (Friday, April 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17025-17026]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07036]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Request for Applicants for Appointment to 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Technical Mapping Advisory 
Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping 
Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in 
the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes 
recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-
effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and 
distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and 
risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to 
effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. 
Applicants will be considered for appointment for the four vacancies on 
the TMAC.

DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on April 24, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of 
the following methods:
     Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov.
     Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Mark Crowell, 400 C 
Street SW., Suite 313, Washington, DC 20472-3020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell (Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC); FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW., Suite 
313, Washington, DC 20472-3020; telephone: (202) 646-3432; and email: 
FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was 
established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 
42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The TMAC 
is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues 
and activities. This includes mapping standards and guidelines, 
performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and 
intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, funding strategies, and 
other mapping-related issues and activities. In addition, the TMAC is 
required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that 
contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an 
evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps 
and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; 
and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA 
Administrator.
    Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated 
knowledge and competence regarding surveying, cartography, remote 
sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of 
preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will 
ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, 
local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity.
    FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in 
serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be 
considered for appointment for four vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of 
which start on October 1, 2017. Certain members of the TMAC, as 
described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGE) as defined in section 202(a) of title 18 United States 
Code. Candidates selected for appointment as SGEs are required to 
complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Form (Office of Government 
Ethics (OGE) Form 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the Web 
site of the Office of Government Ethics (http://www.oge.gov). Please do 
not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will 
be considered for one or more of the following membership categories 
with vacancies:
    a. One representative of a State government agency that has entered 
into a cooperating technical partnership with the FEMA Administrator 
and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;
    b. One member (SGE) of a recognized professional association or 
organization representing flood hazard determination firms; and
    c. One representative of a recognized professional association or 
organization representing State geographic information.
    Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for two years. There is 
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application form. However, applications must include the following 
information:
     The applicant's full name,
     home and business phone numbers,
     preferred email address,
     home and business mailing addresses,
     current position title and organization,
     resume or curriculum vitae,
     and the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a 
recognized professional association or organization representing flood 
hazard determination firms).
    The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but 
not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and 
per diem incurred in the performance of their duties as members of the 
TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the 
Designated Federal Officer.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment 
actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for 
membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for 
SGE appointments.

    Dated: March 31, 2017.
Roy Wright,
Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2017-07036 Filed 4-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9110-12-P