Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate, 10510 [2018-04706]

Download as PDF 10510 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 47 / Friday, March 9, 2018 / Notices [FR Doc. 2018–04780 Filed 3–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2018–0013; OMB No. 1660–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate 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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Elevation Certificate and the Floodproofing Certificate for NonResidential Structures. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 8, 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–2018–0013. 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. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joycelyn Collins, Program Analyst, Flood Insurance Directorate, (202) 212– 4716. You may contact the Information VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Mar 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are required to adopt a floodplain management ordinance that meets or exceeds the minimum floodplain management requirements of the NFIP. In accordance with FEMA’s minimum floodplain management criteria, communities must require that all new construction and substantial improvement of residential structures and non-residential structures have the lowest floor (including basement) elevated to above the base flood elevation, unless, for residential structures, the community is granted an exception by FEMA for the allowance of basements under 44 CFR 60.6(b) or (c). 44 CFR 60.3(c)(2) and (3)(i). New construction and substantial improvement of non-residential structures, together with attendant utility and sanitary facilities, can also be designed and floodproofed so that below the base flood level, the structure is watertight with walls substantially impermeable to the passage of water and with structural components having the capability to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and effects of buoyancy. 44 CFR 60.3(c)(3)(ii). Use of the Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate is one convenient way for a community to document building compliance. Title 44 CFR 61.7 and 61.8 require proper investigation to estimate the risk premium rates necessary to provide flood insurance. Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 12,359. Number of Responses: 12,359. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,345.75. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $2,065,214.10. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $4,325,650.00. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: 0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $68,061.00. 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: March 1, 2018. William H. Holzerland, Sr. Director for Information Management, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 47 (Friday, March 9, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2018-0013; OMB No. 1660-0008]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate

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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved 
information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Elevation 
Certificate and the Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential 
Structures.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 8, 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-2018-0013. 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: Joycelyn Collins, Program Analyst, 
Flood Insurance Directorate, (202) 212-4716. You may contact the 
Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection 
of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Communities participating in the National 
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are required to adopt a floodplain 
management ordinance that meets or exceeds the minimum floodplain 
management requirements of the NFIP. In accordance with FEMA's minimum 
floodplain management criteria, communities must require that all new 
construction and substantial improvement of residential structures and 
non-residential structures have the lowest floor (including basement) 
elevated to above the base flood elevation, unless, for residential 
structures, the community is granted an exception by FEMA for the 
allowance of basements under 44 CFR 60.6(b) or (c). 44 CFR 60.3(c)(2) 
and (3)(i). New construction and substantial improvement of non-
residential structures, together with attendant utility and sanitary 
facilities, can also be designed and floodproofed so that below the 
base flood level, the structure is watertight with walls substantially 
impermeable to the passage of water and with structural components 
having the capability to resist hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and 
effects of buoyancy. 44 CFR 60.3(c)(3)(ii). Use of the Elevation 
Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate is one convenient way for a 
community to document building compliance. Title 44 CFR 61.7 and 61.8 
require proper investigation to estimate the risk premium rates 
necessary to provide flood insurance.

Collection of Information

    Title: Elevation Certificate/Floodproofing Certificate.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0008.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-33, Elevation Certificate and FEMA Form 
086-0-34, Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures.
    Abstract: The Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate 
are used in conjunction with the Flood Insurance Application to rate 
Post-Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) buildings in Special Flood Hazard 
Areas. These forms are used for buildings constructed on or after the 
effective date of the initial FIRM for the community or after December 
1, 1974, whichever is later.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-
profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 12,359.
    Number of Responses: 12,359.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,345.75.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $2,065,214.10.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: 
$4,325,650.00.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: 0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $68,061.00.

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: March 1, 2018.
William H. Holzerland,
Sr. Director for Information Management, Mission Support, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-04706 Filed 3-8-18; 8:45 am]
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