Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program-Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP), 49222-49223 [2017-23063]

Download as PDF 49222 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices this emergency is closed effective October 11, 2017. 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. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–23081 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0033; OMB No. 1660–0086] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program—Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 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 National Flood Insurance Program, Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP), which is an option that companies participating in the National Flood Insurance Program can use to bring their mortgage loan portfolios into compliance with the flood insurance purchase requirements. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 26, 2017. ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Jkt 244001 only one of the following means to submit comments: (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2017–0033. 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: Kelly Bronowicz, Industry Management Branch Chief, FIMA, FEMA, 202–557– 9488, Kelly.Bronowicz@fema.dhs.gov. 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: Federal lenders and federally regulated or sponsored lending institutions may not make, increase, extend, or renew any loan secured by improved real property located in a special flood hazard area (SFHA) unless the building and any personal property securing the loan is covered by flood insurance for the life of the loan. See Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (FDPA) § 102 (Pub. L. 93–234; 42 U.S.C. 4012a). The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) carries out the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to enable interested persons to purchase insurance against loss resulting from physical damage to or loss of real or personal property arising from flood in the United States. See National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (NFIA) (Pub. L. 90–448, title XIII; 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.). In general, individual mortgagees subject to the requirements of the FDPA obtain and maintain flood insurance for their individual properties. When individual mortgagees to not obtain required flood insurance, the NFIP’s Mortgage Portfolio Protection program (MPPP) allows covered lenders to ensure compliance with the requirements of FDPA by selling making available special coverage for the lender’s entire mortgage portfolio. See PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44 CFR 62.23(l). In order sell MPPP policies, private insurance companies participating in the NFIP’s Write Your Own (WYO) Program must apply for and annually renew their election to voluntarily participate in the MPPP. This information collection expired on December 31, 2016. FEMA is requesting a reinstatement, without change. Collection of Information Title: National Flood Insurance Program—Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP). Type of information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: 1660–0086. Form Titles and Numbers: None. Abstract: FEMA needs the information to ensure that private insurance companies that join the NFIP’s WYO Program meet all state and federal requirements for insurance companies. Requirements include a good business record and satisfactory rating in their field. There is no other way to obtain this information because it is specific to each company that applies to join the NFIP. Affected Public: Business or other non-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 341. Estimated Number of Responses: 341. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 171 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $9,309.47. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $27,468.05. 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 E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Dated: October 16, 2017. Tammi Hines, Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–23063 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4344– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3393– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] California; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Mississippi; Emergency and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 9111–52–P AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California (FEMA–4344–DR), dated October 10, 2017, and related determinations. SUMMARY: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3393– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Mississippi; Amendment No. 1 to Notice of an Emergency Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of an emergency declaration for the State of Mississippi (FEMA–3393–EM), dated October 7, 2017, and related determinations. DATES: This amendment was issued October 12, 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 the incident period for this emergency is closed effective October 10, 2017. SUMMARY: asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 49223 This amendment was issued October 13, 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: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of California is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of October 10, 2017. DATES: 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. Napa County for Individual Assistance (already designated for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program). Orange and Solano Counties for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance 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. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–23080 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–23070 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P BILLING CODE 9110–12–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of an emergency for the State of Mississippi (FEMA–3393–EM), dated October 7, 2017, and related determinations. DATES: The declaration was issued October 7, 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 October 7, 2017, the President issued an emergency declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the Stafford Act), as follows: I have determined that the emergency conditions in certain areas of the State of Mississippi resulting from Hurricane Nate beginning on October 6, 2017, and continuing, are of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency 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 an emergency exists in the State of Mississippi. You are authorized to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas. Specifically, you are authorized to provide assistance for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. 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 emergency assistance and administrative expenses. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49222-49223]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-23063]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0033; OMB No. 1660-0086]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; National Flood Insurance Program--Mortgage Portfolio 
Protection Program (MPPP)

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 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 National Flood Insurance Program, Mortgage Portfolio Protection 
Program (MPPP), which is an option that companies participating in the 
National Flood Insurance Program can use to bring their mortgage loan 
portfolios into compliance with the flood insurance purchase 
requirements.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 26, 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-2017-0033. 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: Kelly Bronowicz, Industry Management 
Branch Chief, FIMA, FEMA, 202-557-9488, [email protected]. 
You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the 
proposed collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal lenders and federally regulated or 
sponsored lending institutions may not make, increase, extend, or renew 
any loan secured by improved real property located in a special flood 
hazard area (SFHA) unless the building and any personal property 
securing the loan is covered by flood insurance for the life of the 
loan. See Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (FDPA) Sec.  102 (Pub. 
L. 93-234; 42 U.S.C. 4012a). The Administrator of the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) carries out the National Flood Insurance 
Program (NFIP) to enable interested persons to purchase insurance 
against loss resulting from physical damage to or loss of real or 
personal property arising from flood in the United States. See National 
Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (NFIA) (Pub. L. 90-448, title XIII; 42 
U.S.C. 4001 et seq.).
    In general, individual mortgagees subject to the requirements of 
the FDPA obtain and maintain flood insurance for their individual 
properties. When individual mortgagees to not obtain required flood 
insurance, the NFIP's Mortgage Portfolio Protection program (MPPP) 
allows covered lenders to ensure compliance with the requirements of 
FDPA by selling making available special coverage for the lender's 
entire mortgage portfolio. See 44 CFR 62.23(l). In order sell MPPP 
policies, private insurance companies participating in the NFIP's Write 
Your Own (WYO) Program must apply for and annually renew their election 
to voluntarily participate in the MPPP.
    This information collection expired on December 31, 2016. FEMA is 
requesting a reinstatement, without change.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Flood Insurance Program--Mortgage Portfolio 
Protection Program (MPPP).
    Type of information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a 
previously approved information collection for which approval has 
expired.
    OMB Number: 1660-0086.
    Form Titles and Numbers: None.
    Abstract: FEMA needs the information to ensure that private 
insurance companies that join the NFIP's WYO Program meet all state and 
federal requirements for insurance companies. Requirements include a 
good business record and satisfactory rating in their field. There is 
no other way to obtain this information because it is specific to each 
company that applies to join the NFIP.
    Affected Public: Business or other non-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 341.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 341.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 171 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $9,309.47.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $27,468.05.

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

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technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

    Dated: October 16, 2017.
Tammi Hines,
Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-23063 Filed 10-23-17; 8:45 am]
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