Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Mitigation Grant Programs/e-Grants, 43553-43554 [2017-19790]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices vessels and associated equipment and on other major safety matters. Agenda Day 1 The agenda for the National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting is as follows: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 (1) Opening remarks. (2) Receipt and discussion of the following reports: (a) Chief, Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety, Update on the U.S. Coast Guard’s implementation of National Boating Safety Advisory Council Resolutions and Recreational Boating Safety Program report. (b) Alternate Designated Federal Officer’s report concerning Council administrative and logistical matters. (3) Presentation on the U.S. Coast Guard Rulemaking Process (4) Subcommittee Session(s): Boats and Associated Equipment Subcommittee Issues to be discussed include alternatives to pyrotechnic visual distress signals; grant projects related to boats and associated equipment; and updates to 33 CFR 181 ‘‘Manufacturer Requirements’’ and 33 CFR 183 ‘‘Boats and Associated Equipment.’’ Prevention Through People Subcommittee Issues to be discussed include paddlesports participation, overview of State boating Safety programs, and licensing requirements for on-water boating safety instruction providers. (5) Public comment period. (6) Meeting Recess. Boating Safety Strategic Planning, and Regulatory Reform Review Subcommittee reports. (2) Discussion of any recommendations to be made to the U.S. Coast Guard. (3) Public comment period. (4) Voting on any recommendations to be made to the U.S. Coast Guard. (5) Adjournment of meeting. There will be a comment period for the National Boating Safety Advisory Council members and a comment period for the public after each report presentation, but before each is voted on by the Council. The Council members will review the information presented on each issue, deliberate on any recommendations presented in the Subcommittees’ reports, and formulate recommendations for the Department’s consideration. The meeting agenda and all meeting documentation can be found at: http:// homeport.uscg.mil/NBSAC. Alternatively, you may contact Mr. Jeff Ludwig as noted in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Public comments or questions will be taken throughout the meeting as the Council 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 call for comments. Contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above to register as a speaker. Jennifer F. Williams, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–19738 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] Wednesday, October 11, 2017 sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES Day 2 BILLING CODE 9110–04–P The day will be dedicated to Subcommittee sessions: (1) Recreational Boating Safety Strategic Planning Subcommittee. Issues to be discussed include progress on implementation of the 2017–2021 Strategic Plan. (2) Regulatory Reform Review Subcommittee. Issues to be discussed include the subcommittee’s progress on reviewing recreational boating safety regulations found in 33 CFR Subchapter S. Day 3 Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0013; OMB No. 1660–0072] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Mitigation Grant Programs/e-Grants Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Thursday, October 12, 2017 The full Council will resume meeting: (1) Receipt and Discussion of the Boats and Associated Equipment, Prevention through People, Recreational VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43553 continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of information necessary to implement grants for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to oira.submission@ omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, email address FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov or Jennie Orenstein, Branch Chief, HMA Division—Grants Policy, (202) 212– 4071. The FMA program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4104c. The FMA program, under 44 CFR part 79, provides funding for measures taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program. The BiggertWaters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–141) eliminated the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) programs, and made significant changes to the FMA program by consolidating the former RFC and SRL programs into FMA. Cost-share requirements were changed to allow more Federal funds for properties with repetitive flood claims. The PDM program is authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5133, as amended by Section 102 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106– 390, 114 Stat. 1553. It provides grants SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 sradovich on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with NOTICES 43554 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 179 / Monday, September 18, 2017 / Notices for cost-effective mitigation actions prior to a disaster event to reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. In accordance with OMB Circular A– 102, FEMA requires that all parties interested in receiving FEMA mitigation grants submit an application package for grant assistance. Applications and subapplications for the PDM and FMA programs are submitted via the e-Grants system. The e-Grants system was developed and updated to meet the intent of the e-Government initiative, authorized by Public Law 106–107. This initiative required that all government agencies both streamline grant application processes and provide for the means to electronically create, review, and submit a grant application via the Internet. Title 2 CFR 200.335, promulgated in 2013, encourages Federal awarding agencies and nonFederal entities to, whenever practicable, collect, transmit, and store Federal award-related information in open and machine readable formats rather than in closed formats or on paper. This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2017 at 82 FR 21548 with a 60-day public comment period. No public comments were received. This information collection expired on June 30, 2017. FEMA is requesting a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. Although FEMA initially proposed to revise this information collection by adding a new Quarterly Progress Report form, a new form is not necessary. The e-Grants system already collects information on the status of funded FMA/PDM mitigation activities on a quarterly basis after award. The information that is collected is limited to project status, work completed, number of properties acquired or relocated, and addresses of properties acquired or relocated during a given quarter. Therefore, FEMA is requesting a reinstatement of the collection without change. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance. Collection of Information Title: Mitigation Grant Programs/eGrants. Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Sep 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: 1660–0072. FEMA Forms: None. Abstract: FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation programs utilize an automated grant application and management system called e-Grants. These grant programs provide funding for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the risks to life and property from hazards. The e-Grants system includes all of the application information needed to apply for funding under these grant programs. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 56. Estimated Number of Responses: 4,312. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,788. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $927,939. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: None. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: None. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $6,598,456.16. 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 11, 2017. Tammi Hines, Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–19790 Filed 9–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0024; OMB No. 1660–0137] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Emergency Notification System (ENS) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472–3100, or email address FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov. Or, Melton Roland, ENS Program Manager, FEMA/ ORR, Melton.Roland@fema.dhs.gov, or telephone at 540–665–6152. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on June 20, 2017 at 82 FR 28083 with a 60 day public comment period. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance. E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 179 (Monday, September 18, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-19790]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0013; OMB No. 1660-0072]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Mitigation Grant Programs/e-Grants

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved 
information collection for which approval has expired. In accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments 
concerning the collection of information necessary to implement grants 
for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program and the Pre-Disaster 
Mitigation (PDM) program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information 
collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office 
of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to 
oira.submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection should be made to Director, 
Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, 
email address FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@fema.dhs.gov or 
Jennie Orenstein, Branch Chief, HMA Division--Grants Policy, (202) 212-
4071.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FMA program is authorized by Section 
1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 
4104c. The FMA program, under 44 CFR part 79, provides funding for 
measures taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood 
damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured 
under the National Flood Insurance Program. The Biggert-Waters Flood 
Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-141) eliminated the 
Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) 
programs, and made significant changes to the FMA program by 
consolidating the former RFC and SRL programs into FMA. Cost-share 
requirements were changed to allow more Federal funds for properties 
with repetitive flood claims.
    The PDM program is authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5133, 
as amended by Section 102 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, 
Public Law 106-390, 114 Stat. 1553. It provides grants

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for cost-effective mitigation actions prior to a disaster event to 
reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also 
reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations.
    In accordance with OMB Circular A-102, FEMA requires that all 
parties interested in receiving FEMA mitigation grants submit an 
application package for grant assistance. Applications and sub-
applications for the PDM and FMA programs are submitted via the e-
Grants system. The e-Grants system was developed and updated to meet 
the intent of the e-Government initiative, authorized by Public Law 
106-107. This initiative required that all government agencies both 
streamline grant application processes and provide for the means to 
electronically create, review, and submit a grant application via the 
Internet. Title 2 CFR 200.335, promulgated in 2013, encourages Federal 
awarding agencies and non-Federal entities to, whenever practicable, 
collect, transmit, and store Federal award-related information in open 
and machine readable formats rather than in closed formats or on paper.
    This proposed information collection previously published in the 
Federal Register on May 9, 2017 at 82 FR 21548 with a 60-day public 
comment period. No public comments were received. This information 
collection expired on June 30, 2017. FEMA is requesting a 
reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information 
collection for which approval has expired. Although FEMA initially 
proposed to revise this information collection by adding a new 
Quarterly Progress Report form, a new form is not necessary. The e-
Grants system already collects information on the status of funded FMA/
PDM mitigation activities on a quarterly basis after award. The 
information that is collected is limited to project status, work 
completed, number of properties acquired or relocated, and addresses of 
properties acquired or relocated during a given quarter. Therefore, 
FEMA is requesting a reinstatement of the collection without change. 
The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will 
submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review and clearance.

Collection of Information

    Title: Mitigation Grant Programs/e-Grants.
    Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a 
previously approved information collection for which approval has 
expired.
    OMB Number: 1660-0072.
    FEMA Forms: None.
    Abstract: FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster 
Mitigation programs utilize an automated grant application and 
management system called e-Grants. These grant programs provide funding 
for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the risks to life and 
property from hazards. The e-Grants system includes all of the 
application information needed to apply for funding under these grant 
programs.
    Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 4,312.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 18,788.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $927,939.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: None.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: None.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: 
$6,598,456.16.

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 11, 2017.
Tammi Hines,
Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-19790 Filed 9-15-17; 8:45 am]
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