Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Indicator for Recommending a Cost Share Adjustment, 5449-5450 [2018-02377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / Notices The meeting will be held at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 400 C St SW, Washington, DC 20472 in Conference Room A on the ground floor. It is recommended that attendees register with FEMA prior to the meeting by providing their name, telephone number, email address, title, and organization to the person listed in ADDRESSES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below by February 16, 2018. For information on facilities or services for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, or to request assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT below as soon as possible. To facilitate public participation, members of the public are invited to provide written comments on the issues to be considered by the NAC. The ‘‘Agenda’’ section below outlines these issues. 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FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deana Platt, Designated Federal Officer, Office of the National Advisory Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472–3184, telephone (202) 646– 2700, fax (540) 504–2331, and email FEMA-NAC@fema.dhs.gov. The NAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/ national-advisory-council. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The NAC advises the FEMA Administrator on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates state, local, and tribal government, and private sector input in the development and revision of FEMA plans and strategies. The NAC includes a cross-section of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations. Agenda: On Friday, February 23, 2018, the NAC will consider RESPONSE Act Subcommittee recommendations made at the previous meeting in November 2017. Members of the NAC may also make and vote on other recommendations to the full group based on the Administrator’s guidance given during the November 2017 meeting. The full agenda and any related documents for this meeting will be posted by Friday, February 16, 2018, on the NAC website at http:// www.fema.gov/national-advisorycouncil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 30, 2018. William B. ‘‘Brock’’ Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2018–02378 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0001] Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Indicator for Recommending a Cost Share Adjustment Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita indicator for recommending cost share adjustments for major disasters declared on or after January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, is $143. DATES: This notice applies to major disasters declared on or after January 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Logan, Recovery Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–3834. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 44 CFR 206.47, the statewide per capita indicator that is used to recommend an increase of the Federal cost share from seventy-five percent (75%) to not more than ninety percent (90%) of the eligible cost of permanent work under section 406 and emergency work under section 403 and section 407 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is adjusted annually. The adjustment to the indicator is based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published annually by the U.S. Department of Labor. For disasters declared on January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, the qualifying indicator is $143 per capita of state or tribal population. This adjustment is based on an increase of 2.1 percent in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the 12-month period that ended December 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released the information on January 12, 2018. SUMMARY: (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— BILLING CODE 9111–48–P PO 00000 5449 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 5450 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 7, 2018 / Notices 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. This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2017 at 82 FR 43035 with a 60 day public comment period. FEMA received 4 anonymous public comments that were not relevant to the information collection. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2018–02377 Filed 2–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0029; OMB No. 1660–0130] Collection of Information Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission will describe the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, email address VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Feb 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov or Sherina Greene, Management and Program Analyst, FEMA Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Information Management Division, at (202) 646– 4343. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Type of information collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0130. Form Titles and Numbers: None. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,075,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,075,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 181,995 hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $6,340,705.80. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: None. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: None. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $2,079,000.95. 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: January 26, 2018. William H. Holzerland, Senior Director for Information Management, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5449-5450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02377]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2018-0001]


Notice of Adjustment of Statewide Per Capita Indicator for 
Recommending a Cost Share Adjustment

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: FEMA gives notice that the statewide per capita indicator for 
recommending cost share adjustments for major disasters declared on or 
after January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, is $143.

DATES: This notice applies to major disasters declared on or after 
January 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Logan, Recovery 
Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-3834.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 44 CFR 206.47, the statewide per 
capita indicator that is used to recommend an increase of the Federal 
cost share from seventy-five percent (75%) to not more than ninety 
percent (90%) of the eligible cost of permanent work under section 406 
and emergency work under section 403 and section 407 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is adjusted 
annually. The adjustment to the indicator is based on the Consumer 
Price Index for All Urban Consumers published annually by the U.S. 
Department of Labor. For disasters declared on January 1, 2018, through 
December 31, 2018, the qualifying indicator is $143 per capita of state 
or tribal population.
    This adjustment is based on an increase of 2.1 percent in the 
Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the 12-month period 
that ended December 2017. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. 
Department of Labor released the information on January 12, 2018.

(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--

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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. 2018-02377 Filed 2-6-18; 8:45 am]
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