Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form, 56983-56984 [2017-25934]

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[FR Doc. 2017–25871 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0036; OMB No. 1660–0068] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form 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 revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 accommodations meeting minimum fire-safety requirements. The information collected is voluntary; if approved for listing, the lodging establishment may be used by Federal employees on government related travel and for Federal agency conferences. As the list is open to use by the public, non-government travelers may use the list to identify lodging meeting minimum life-safety criteria from fire. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 30, 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–2017–0036. 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: Teressa Kaas, Fire Program Specialist, FEMA/U.S. Fire Administration, 301– 447–1263 for additional information. 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: Public Law 101–391 requires FEMA to establish and maintain a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public accommodation meeting minimum requirements for protection of life from fire; the list is known as the National Master List (NML). This law resulted from a series of deadly fires in hotels PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and motels, occurring in the late 70’s and 80’s, with high loss of life. The legislative intent of this public law is to provide all travelers the assurance of fire-safety in accommodations identified on the National Master List. Public Law 101–391 further stipulates that Federal employees on official travel stay in properties approved by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and listed on the current NML. For statutory reference see Title 15 U.S.C. 2224–26. Collection of Information Title: Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0068. FEMA Form: FEMA Form 516–0–1, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form. Abstract: FEMA Form 516–0–1 collects basic information on life-safety systems related directly to fire-safety in hotels, motels, and similar places of accommodations applying for inclusion on the National Master List in compliance with the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101– 391). Information is published in the National Master List and is publicly available. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,330. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,897. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 523 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $22,116.82. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $67,971.47. 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 E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 56984 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 230 / Friday, December 1, 2017 / Notices 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: November 27, 2017. Tammi Hines, Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–25934 Filed 11–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–4512–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0035 ] Notice of Utilization of Streamlined Procedures for Environmental Assessments Associated With Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate Federal Emergency Management Agency; Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As a result of recent unprecedented hurricanes, disasters have been declared for areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate. Due to the catastrophic damages caused by these hurricanes, FEMA must have a more efficient and streamlined procedure for achieving compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) during multiple, simultaneous, recovery missions for the provision of disaster assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, including Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Assistance. After assessing the scale of current recovery operations, and identifying the critical need for timely rebuilding of the affected communities, FEMA, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, determined that exigent circumstances sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Nov 30, 2017 Jkt 244001 exist. As a result of these exigent circumstances, FEMA may utilize the streamlined procedures outlined in this notice for those activities that require an Environmental Assessment. ADDRESSES: For access to the docket to read background documents, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov and search for the docket ID. Documents may also be inspected at FEMA, Office of Chief Counsel, Room 8NE, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Katherine Zeringue, Katherine.zeringue@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As a result of unprecedented damages from 2017 Hurricane Season, federal disasters were declared for multiple areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Due to the catastrophic damages caused by these hurricanes, it is critical that FEMA create a more efficient and streamlined procedure for NEPA compliance for multiple, simultaneous, recovery missions and the provision of disaster assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 4121 et seq., including Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation Assistance. After assessing the scale of the recovery operations, and the need for the timely rebuilding of all of the affected communities, FEMA, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), determined that exigent circumstances exist. As a result of these exigent circumstances, FEMA may utilize streamlined procedures for those activities that require an Environmental Assessment (EA) under NEPA. The streamlined NEPA procedures may include any or all of the following: (1) The public involvement process for EAs associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate may be condensed to more efficiently complete NEPA review [DHS Instruction Manual 023–01–001–01, Rev 1 Section V.C (7)]. Public review and comment periods may vary depending upon the urgency of the action. FEMA may provide for a 3-day comment period for the following actions: • Group Housing Sites • Interim and/or temporary facilities for: Æ Hospitals and health care facilities; Æ schools and day care centers; Æ utilities and wastewater treatment plants; Æ police and fire stations; Æ government and court facilities; Æ detention centers and jailhouses; and PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Æ transportation facilities. FEMA may provide for a 14-day comment period for all other actions associated with Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate. Public comments to the EAs can be submitted via phone or email. Specific contact information will be provided in each individual EA. (2) FEMA may favor electronic media rather than other forms of media for notifications to the public because traditional media may no longer be available to affected communities, take longer to prepare, or add additional cost. Electronic notifications may reach a broader audience, since affected communities may be displaced or away from their traditional access points for local information (such as the U.S. Postal Service or local libraries that may be affected by the disaster). FEMA will continue use of the Unified Federal Review for notification to Other Federal Agencies that may have an interest in a relevant project. (3) Unless other action alternatives are readily available, FEMA may focus EA level analysis and documentation on the ‘‘No Action’’ and ‘‘Proposed Action’’ alternatives (40 CFR 1508.9, Sec. 102; 42 U.S.C. 4332). FEMA’s action is often to approve or deny requests for federal disaster assistance, from affected communities. This means that FEMA’s ‘‘Proposal’’ or proposed action occurs when FEMA is considering a grant application or application for assistance. (4) FEMA may discuss resource areas in detail only if it determines that there is a potential impact to the resources, rather than following the procedure outlined in FEMA Instruction 108–1 Section 3.4(C)(4) that requires FEMA to address in detail the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Executive Order 11988, Executive Order 11990, and Executive Order 12898 in its EAs regardless of the potential for impact to these resources. These streamlined procedures will supersede the requirement in FEMA’s Instruction and allow FEMA to identify, and eliminate from detailed study, the issues that are not significant (40 CFR 1501.7). The above changes, along with other internal efficiencies that FEMA may employ to comply with NEPA, such as document templates and analysis and reference tools, will allow FEMA to balance concise environmental reviews with open communication and the opportunity for meaningful public input in the decision making process. It also allows the public the opportunity to participate in FEMA’s NEPA process and receive timely assistance and grants. FEMA acknowledges that the E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0036; OMB No. 1660-0068]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form

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 
a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of public accommodations 
meeting minimum fire-safety requirements. The information collected is 
voluntary; if approved for listing, the lodging establishment may be 
used by Federal employees on government related travel and for Federal 
agency conferences. As the list is open to use by the public, non-
government travelers may use the list to identify lodging meeting 
minimum life-safety criteria from fire.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 30, 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-2017-0036. 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: Teressa Kaas, Fire Program Specialist, 
FEMA/U.S. Fire Administration, 301-447-1263 for additional information. 
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: Public Law 101-391 requires FEMA to 
establish and maintain a list of hotels, motels, and similar places of 
public accommodation meeting minimum requirements for protection of 
life from fire; the list is known as the National Master List (NML). 
This law resulted from a series of deadly fires in hotels and motels, 
occurring in the late 70's and 80's, with high loss of life. The 
legislative intent of this public law is to provide all travelers the 
assurance of fire-safety in accommodations identified on the National 
Master List. Public Law 101-391 further stipulates that Federal 
employees on official travel stay in properties approved by the 
authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) and listed on the current NML. For 
statutory reference see Title 15 U.S.C. 2224-26.

Collection of Information

    Title: Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0068.
    FEMA Form: FEMA Form 516-0-1, Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety 
Declaration Form.
    Abstract: FEMA Form 516-0-1 collects basic information on life-
safety systems related directly to fire-safety in hotels, motels, and 
similar places of accommodations applying for inclusion on the National 
Master List in compliance with the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 
1990 (Pub. L. 101-391). Information is published in the National Master 
List and is publicly available.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, Local or 
Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,330.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 1,897.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 523 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $22,116.82.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $67,971.47.

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

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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: November 27, 2017.
Tammi Hines,
Acting Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-25934 Filed 11-30-17; 8:45 am]
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