Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 58631-58632 [2017-26815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices Community 58631 Community map repository address Cherokee County, Georgia and Incorporated Areas Project: 13–04–8403S Preliminary Date: June 15, 2017 City of Canton ........................................................................................... City of Holly Springs ................................................................................. City of Waleska ........................................................................................ City of Woodstock .................................................................................... Unincorporated Areas of Cherokee County ............................................. City Hall, 151 Elizabeth Street, Canton, GA 30114. City Hall, 3237 Holly Springs Parkway, Holly Springs, GA 30115. City Hall, 8891 Fincher Road, Waleska, GA 30183. City Hall, 12453 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188. Cherokee County Administrative Center, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114. Marion County, West Virginia and Incorporated Areas Project: 14–03–2356S Preliminary Date: July 31, 2017 City of Fairmont ........................................................................................ Unincorporated Areas of Marion County .................................................. J. Harper Meredith Building, 200 Jackson Street, 3rd Floor—Planning, Fairmont, WV 26554. Marion County J. Harper Meredith Building, 200 Jackson Street, Room 403, Fairmont, WV 26554. Monongalia County, West Virginia and Incorporated Areas Project: 14–03–2356S Preliminary Date: July 24, 2017 City of Morgantown .................................................................................. City of Westover ....................................................................................... Town of Granville ..................................................................................... Town of Star City ...................................................................................... Unincorporated Areas of Monongalia County .......................................... BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2017–0022; OMB No. 1660–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 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 collection of information under which communities submit information to FEMA for application and continued participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 Comments must be submitted on or before February 12, 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–2017–0022. 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. DATES: [FR Doc. 2017–26803 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: City Hall, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. City Hall, 500 Dupont Road, Westover, WV 26501. Town Hall, 1245 Main Street, Granville, WV 26534. Municipal Building, 370 Broadway Avenue, Star City, WV 26505. Monongalia County Floodplain Permit Office, 243 High Street, Courthouse Room 110, Morgantown, WV 26505. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrienne L. Sheldon, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, Floodplain Management Division (202) 212–3966. 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 Flood Insurance Program PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (NFIP), codified at 42 U.S.C. 4001, et seq., requires all flood prone communities throughout the country to apply for participation in the NFIP one year after their flood prone status is identified or submit to the prohibition of certain types of federal and federallyrelated financial assistance for use in their floodplains. Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 59.2 authorizes previously unavailable flood insurance protection to property owners in flood-prone areas, and 44 CFR 59.22 identifies the information that communities are required to submit to FEMA for application into the NFIP. 44 CFR 59.22 and 59.24 identify the information a community is required to submit to FEMA for continued participation in the program. 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: Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: 1660–0004. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086–0–30, Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 58632 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 13, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to the communities that apply for participation and make a commitment to protect against future flood damages. The application form and supporting documentation will enable FEMA to continue to rapidly process new community applications and to thereby more quickly provide flood insurance protection to the residents in communities. To qualify for the NFIP, a participating community must adopt certain minimum standards in accordance with FEMA’s regulations at 44 CFR 60.3, 60.4, and 60.5. In order to verify whether communities maintain such standards, the NFIP requires participating communities to retain documentation on development taking place in the flood hazard areas within the community. 44 CFR 59.22. Such information will be made available to FEMA upon request. This information assists FEMA in evaluating the effectiveness of a community’s floodplain management program and participating property owners’ eligibility for flood insurance. This reinstatement does not propose any change in the information solicited from respondents through this information collection; however, the number of burden hours has been updated to reflect changing number of respondents and responses received through this collection over time. These changes have occurred naturally, and do not result from specific action taken by FEMA. The ‘‘Application for Participation in the NFIP’’ and the ‘‘NFIP and the Community Development Permit Process’’ are separate actions documented under the same collection. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,367. Estimated Number of Responses: 97,724. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 244,418. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $20,946,623. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $ 83,041. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Dec 12, 2017 Jkt 244001 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: December 5, 2017. William Holzerland, Director, Information Management Division Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2017–26815 Filed 12–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–52–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1765] Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice lists communities where the addition or modification of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or the regulatory floodway (hereinafter referred to as flood hazard determinations), as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for each community, is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. The FIRM, and where applicable, portions of the FIS report, have been revised to reflect these flood hazard determinations through issuance of a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR), in accordance with Title 44, Part 65 of the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR part 65). The LOMR will be used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for new buildings and the contents of those buildings. For rating purposes, the currently effective community number is shown in the table below and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 must be used for all new policies and renewals. These flood hazard determinations will be finalized on the dates listed in the table below and revise the FIRM panels and FIS report in effect prior to this determination for the listed communities. From the date of the second publication of notification of these changes in a newspaper of local circulation, any person has 90 days in which to request through the community that the Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation reconsider the changes. The flood hazard determination information may be changed during the 90-day period. DATES: The affected communities are listed in the table below. Revised flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at both the online location and the respective community map repository address listed in the table below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. Submit comments and/or appeals to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) online at https:// www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. ADDRESSES: The specific flood hazard determinations are not described for each community in this notice. However, the online location and local community map repository address where the flood hazard determination information is available for inspection is provided. Any request for reconsideration of flood hazard determinations must be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer of the community as listed in the table below. The modifications are made pursuant to section 201 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4105, and are in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4001 et seq., and with 44 CFR part 65. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 238 (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2017-0022; OMB No. 1660-0004]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP)

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 collection of information under which communities submit 
information to FEMA for application and continued participation in the 
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 12, 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-2017-0022. 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: Adrienne L. Sheldon, Supervisory 
Emergency Management Specialist, Floodplain Management Division (202) 
212-3966. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of 
the proposed collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 
codified at 42 U.S.C. 4001, et seq., requires all flood prone 
communities throughout the country to apply for participation in the 
NFIP one year after their flood prone status is identified or submit to 
the prohibition of certain types of federal and federally-related 
financial assistance for use in their floodplains. Title 44 Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) section 59.2 authorizes previously 
unavailable flood insurance protection to property owners in flood-
prone areas, and 44 CFR 59.22 identifies the information that 
communities are required to submit to FEMA for application into the 
NFIP. 44 CFR 59.22 and 59.24 identify the information a community is 
required to submit to FEMA for continued participation in the program.
    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: Application for Participation in the National Flood 
Insurance Program (NFIP).
    Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, without change, of a 
previously approved collection for which approval has expired.
    OMB Number: 1660-0004.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 086-0-30, Application for 
Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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    Abstract: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides 
flood insurance to the communities that apply for participation and 
make a commitment to protect against future flood damages. The 
application form and supporting documentation will enable FEMA to 
continue to rapidly process new community applications and to thereby 
more quickly provide flood insurance protection to the residents in 
communities.
    To qualify for the NFIP, a participating community must adopt 
certain minimum standards in accordance with FEMA's regulations at 44 
CFR 60.3, 60.4, and 60.5. In order to verify whether communities 
maintain such standards, the NFIP requires participating communities to 
retain documentation on development taking place in the flood hazard 
areas within the community. 44 CFR 59.22. Such information will be made 
available to FEMA upon request. This information assists FEMA in 
evaluating the effectiveness of a community's floodplain management 
program and participating property owners' eligibility for flood 
insurance.
    This reinstatement does not propose any change in the information 
solicited from respondents through this information collection; 
however, the number of burden hours has been updated to reflect 
changing number of respondents and responses received through this 
collection over time. These changes have occurred naturally, and do not 
result from specific action taken by FEMA.
    The ``Application for Participation in the NFIP'' and the ``NFIP 
and the Community Development Permit Process'' are separate actions 
documented under the same collection.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,367.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 97,724.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 244,418.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $20,946,623.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $ 83,041.

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: December 5, 2017.
William Holzerland,
Director, Information Management Division Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2017-26815 Filed 12-12-17; 8:45 am]
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