Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees, 49225-49226 [2017-23064]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices [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. 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. 2017–23068 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P [FR Doc. 2017–23071 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILLING CODE 9111–23–P Federal Emergency Management Agency DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0032; OMB No. 1660–0039] Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4338– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Georgia; Amendment No. 1 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 State of Georgia (FEMA–4338–DR), dated September 15, 2017, and related determinations. DATES: This amendment was issued September 18, 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 Georgia 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 September 15, 2017. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Liberty and McIntosh Counties 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). 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Jkt 244001 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the long-term evaluation forms used to evaluate all National Fire Academy resident training. 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–2017–0032. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49225 (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: Dawn Long, Statistician, FEMA, National Fire Academy at (301) 447– 1488. 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 Fire Academy (NFA) is mandated under the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93–498) to provide training and education to the Nation’s fire service and emergency service personnel. The state of-the-art programs offered by the NFA serve as models of excellence and State and local fire service agencies rely heavily on the curriculum to train their personnel. To maintain the quality of these training programs, it is critical that courses be evaluated after students have had the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained from their training. Information collected from the evaluation forms enables the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and NFA staff to monitor and recommend changes in course materials, individual subject selection criteria, and to make curriculum-wide reviews and assessments. FEMA is seeking a revision of a currently approved information collection because we are modifying the two forms. One question was added to each form to better reflect and measure the NFA’s progress toward the USFA’s goals. Two questions were removed from the student/trainee form that are no longer relevant to NFA’s data collection. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Academy LongTerm Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1 49226 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 / Notices OMB Number: 1660–0039. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 078–0–2, National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Supervisors; FEMA Form 078–0–2A, National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees. Abstract: The National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Forms will be used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus resident training courses. Course graduates and their supervisors will be asked to evaluate the impact of the training on both individual job performance and the performance of the fire and emergency response department where the student works. The data provided by students and supervisors is used to update existing NFA course materials and to develop new courses that reflect the emerging issues and needs of the Nation’s fire service. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 405 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $17,154.30. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $44,786.65. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD 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 17:47 Oct 23, 2017 Jkt 244001 Dated: October 16, 2017. Tammi Hines, Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–23064 Filed 10–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6049–N–01] Drafting a New Federal Strategy To Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and Impacts: Request for Information Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Request for information. Through this notice, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which co-chairs the Lead Subcommittee of the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children (Task Force) requests public comment on a new federal lead strategy being developed by the Task Force. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 24, 2017. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments responsive to this request for information. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number, and should be sent, either electronically to the email address of the Task Force for commenting on this federal lead strategy, FedLeadStrategy@nih.gov, or by mail to Warren Friedman, Ph.D., CIH, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Warren Friedman, Ph.D., Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8236, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–402–7698 (this is not a tollfree number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service, 800–877–8339 (toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background President’s Task Force On April 21, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13045,1 establishing the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. The Task Force works to identify children’s environmental health and safety issues, develops federal interagency strategies to protect children’s environmental health and safety, and communicates information to federal, state, and local decision makers to protect children from environmental health risks.2 Among other things, the Task Force is developing a comprehensive strategy to further reduce lead exposure in children’s environments.3 The Task Force has 11 executive agency members and 7 Executive Office of the President agency members.4 Ongoing activities of the Task Force are managed by its Senior Staff Steering Committee, cochaired by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The Senior Staff Steering Committee has established five subcommittees, one of which is the Lead Subcommittee, which is cochaired by HUD, EPA, and HHS staff. Lead Reports by the Task Force In February 2000, the Task Force published ‘‘Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisoning: A Federal Strategy Targeting Lead Paint Hazards.’’ 5 The strategy put forward a set of recommendations aimed at eliminating childhood lead poisoning in the United States as a major public health problem by the year 2010. It focused primarily on expanding efforts to correct lead paint hazards (especially in low-income housing), a major source of lead exposure for children. Addressing lead exposures in the United States, however, requires consideration of sources of lead exposure in addition to lead paint, including, among others, soil, food, drinking water, and consumer products. In November 2016, the Task Force published ‘‘Key Federal Programs to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures and 1 The Executive Order was subsequently published in the Federal Register on April 23, 1997, at 62 FR 19885. 2 The Task Force’s Web site is available at: https://ptfceh.niehs.nih.gov. 3 The Task Force’s Web site’s lead exposures page is available at: https://ptfceh.niehs.nih.gov/ activities/lead-exposures/. 4 The member agencies are listed on the Task Force’s Web site’s ‘‘About’’ page and is available at: https://ptfceh.niehs.nih.gov/about/. 5 The strategy is available at: https:// www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/about/fedstrategy2000.pdf. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49225-49226]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0032; OMB No. 1660-0039]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for 
Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for 
Students/Trainees

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 revision of 
a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
the long-term evaluation forms used to evaluate all National Fire 
Academy resident training.

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-2017-0032. 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: Dawn Long, Statistician, FEMA, 
National Fire Academy at (301) 447-1488. You may contact the Records 
Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Fire Academy (NFA) is mandated 
under the Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-498) to 
provide training and education to the Nation's fire service and 
emergency service personnel. The state of-the-art programs offered by 
the NFA serve as models of excellence and State and local fire service 
agencies rely heavily on the curriculum to train their personnel. To 
maintain the quality of these training programs, it is critical that 
courses be evaluated after students have had the opportunity to apply 
the knowledge and skills gained from their training. Information 
collected from the evaluation forms enables the U.S. Fire 
Administration (USFA) and NFA staff to monitor and recommend changes in 
course materials, individual subject selection criteria, and to make 
curriculum-wide reviews and assessments. FEMA is seeking a revision of 
a currently approved information collection because we are modifying 
the two forms. One question was added to each form to better reflect 
and measure the NFA's progress toward the USFA's goals. Two questions 
were removed from the student/trainee form that are no longer relevant 
to NFA's data collection.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for 
Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for 
Students/Trainees.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.

[[Page 49226]]

    OMB Number: 1660-0039.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 078-0-2, National Fire Academy Long-Term 
Evaluation Form for Supervisors; FEMA Form 078-0-2A, National Fire 
Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees.
    Abstract: The National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Forms will 
be used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus resident 
training courses. Course graduates and their supervisors will be asked 
to evaluate the impact of the training on both individual job 
performance and the performance of the fire and emergency response 
department where the student works. The data provided by students and 
supervisors is used to update existing NFA course materials and to 
develop new courses that reflect the emerging issues and needs of the 
Nation's fire service.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 405 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $17,154.30.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $44,786.65.

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: October 16, 2017.
Tammi Hines,
Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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