Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs, 54402-54403 [2017-24968]

Download as PDF 54402 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices assigned responsibility for Section 106 compliance, must demonstrate to the lead federal agency that it has made a good faith effort to contact such parties prior to removal and disposition of such equipment. Authority: 36 CFR 800.14(e). Dated: November 14, 2017. Kelly Y. Fanizzo, Associate General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–25025 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–K6–P 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; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet via conference call on December 6, 2017. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The TMAC will meet via conference call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Please note that the meeting will close early if the TMAC has completed its business. ADDRESSES: For information on how to access the conference call, information on services for individuals with disabilities, or to request special assistance for the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below as soon as possible. Members of the public who wish to dial in for the meeting must register in advance by sending an email to FEMA–TMAC@fema.dhs.gov (attention Mark Crowell) by 11 a.m. EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by the TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. The Agenda and other associated material will be available for review at www.fema.gov/TMAC by Friday, December 1, 2017. Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be received by Monday, December 4, 2017, identified by Docket ID FEMA– 2014–0022, and submitted by one of the following methods: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Address the email TO: FEMA–RULES@fema.dhs.gov and CC: FEMA–TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. Include name and contact detail in the body of the email. • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For docket access to read background documents or comments received by the TMAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for the Docket ID FEMA– 2014–0022. A public comment period will be held on December 6, 2017, from 1:30–1:50 p.m. EST. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to no more than two minutes. Please note that the public comment periods may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact Mark Crowell, below, to register as a speaker by close of business on Friday, December 1, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Crowell, Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472– 3100, telephone (202) 646–3432, and email mark.crowell@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC Web site is: http:// www.fema.gov/TMAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. As required by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) procedures for delegating mapping PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities to State and local mapping partners; and (5) (a) methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, 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. Agenda: On December 6, 2017, the TMAC will review the final narrative content for the TMAC 2017 Annual Report and conduct a vote on the final content and, if approved, submit the report including the previously approved 2017 recommendations and implementation actions to the FEMA Administrator. Members of the public will be afforded an opportunity to comment (no more than 2 minutes per individual) prior to any votes taken by the TMAC. A more detailed agenda will be posted by November 30, 2017, at http://www.fema.gov/TMAC. Dated: November 3, 2017. Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–24969 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0034; OMB No. 1660–0015] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR–Fs 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices 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 information required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program maps to remove certain property from the 1-percent annual chance floodplain. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2018. 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–2017–0034. 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: Todd Steiner, Program Analyst, FEMA, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, at (202) 679–4061 or Todd.Steiner2@fema.dhs.gov. 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: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the NFIP and maintains the maps that depict flood hazard information. The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the area where the NFIP’s floodplain management regulations must be enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance applies. If a SFHA has been determined to exist for property and the owner or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 lessee of the property believes his/her property has been incorrectly included in a SFHA, information can be provided to support removal of the SFHA designation. NFIP regulations, at 44 CFR parts 65 and 70, outline the data that must be submitted by an owner or lessee of property who believes his/her property has been incorrectly included in a SFHA. In order to remove an area from a SFHA, the owner or lessee of the property must submit scientific or technical data demonstrating that the area is ‘‘reasonably safe from flooding’’ and not in the SFHA. This information collection expired on September 30, 2017. FEMA is requesting a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. Collection of Information Title: Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs. Type of information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: 1660–0015. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086–0–26, Property Information; FEMA Form 086–0–26A, Elevation Form; FEMA Form 086–0–26B, Community Acknowledgement Form; FEMA Form 086–0–22 and FEMA Form 086–0–22A (Spanish), Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps. Abstract: FEMA collects scientific and technical data submissions to determine whether a specific, single-lot property is located within or outside of a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). If the property is determined not to be within a SFHA, FEMA provides a written determination and the appropriate map is modified by a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Revision-Based on Fill (LOMR-F). The owner or lessee of a property uses a LOMA or LOMR-F to show that a property is not located within the SFHA, making it possible for the lending institution to waive the flood insurance requirement. If the policyholder decides to maintain insurance on the property, the new determination should result in lower rates. Affected Public: Individuals and Households; and Business or Other forProfit Institutes. Estimated Number of Respondents: 121,116. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54403 Estimated Number of Responses: 121,116. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,725 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $6,501,379. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $24,099,750. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $268,401. 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. Tammi Hines, Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–24968 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–3394– EM; Docket ID FEMA–2017–0001] Alabama; 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 Alabama (FEMA–3394–EM), dated October 8, 2017, and related determinations. SUMMARY: This amendment was issued October 26, 2017. DATES: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0034; OMB No. 1660-0015]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: 
Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs

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

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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 information required by the Federal Emergency Management 
Agency to amend or revise National Flood Insurance Program maps to 
remove certain property from the 1-percent annual chance floodplain.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 16, 2018.

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-2017-0034. 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: Todd Steiner, Program Analyst, FEMA, 
Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, at (202) 679-4061 or 
Todd.Steiner2@fema.dhs.gov. 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: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
is authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 
42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
administers the NFIP and maintains the maps that depict flood hazard 
information. The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood 
is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the 
area where the NFIP's floodplain management regulations must be 
enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance 
applies. If a SFHA has been determined to exist for property and the 
owner or lessee of the property believes his/her property has been 
incorrectly included in a SFHA, information can be provided to support 
removal of the SFHA designation. NFIP regulations, at 44 CFR parts 65 
and 70, outline the data that must be submitted by an owner or lessee 
of property who believes his/her property has been incorrectly included 
in a SFHA. In order to remove an area from a SFHA, the owner or lessee 
of the property must submit scientific or technical data demonstrating 
that the area is ``reasonably safe from flooding'' and not in the SFHA.
    This information collection expired on September 30, 2017. FEMA is 
requesting a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved 
information collection for which approval has expired.

Collection of Information

    Title: Revisions to National Flood Insurance Program Maps: 
Application Forms and Instructions for (C)LOMAs and (C)LOMR-Fs.
    Type of information collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a 
previously approved information collection for which approval has 
expired.
    OMB Number: 1660-0015.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086-0-26, Property Information; 
FEMA Form 086-0-26A, Elevation Form; FEMA Form 086-0-26B, Community 
Acknowledgement Form; FEMA Form 086-0-22 and FEMA Form 086-0-22A 
(Spanish), Application Form for Single Residential Lot or Structure 
Amendments to National Flood Insurance Program Maps.
    Abstract: FEMA collects scientific and technical data submissions 
to determine whether a specific, single-lot property is located within 
or outside of a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). If the property is 
determined not to be within a SFHA, FEMA provides a written 
determination and the appropriate map is modified by a Letter of Map 
Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Revision-Based on Fill (LOMR-F). 
The owner or lessee of a property uses a LOMA or LOMR-F to show that a 
property is not located within the SFHA, making it possible for the 
lending institution to waive the flood insurance requirement. If the 
policyholder decides to maintain insurance on the property, the new 
determination should result in lower rates.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households; and Business or Other 
for-Profit Institutes.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 121,116.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 121,116.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,725 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $6,501,379.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: 
$24,099,750.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $268,401.

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.

Tammi Hines,
Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-24968 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 9111-52-P