Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application for Participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), 11233-11234 [2018-05178]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2017–0022; OMB No. 1660–0004] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. 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 April 13, 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. SUMMARY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Information Management Division, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, email address FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov or Adrienne L. Sheldon, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, Floodplain Management Division, (202) 212–3966. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 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 proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2017 at 82 FR 58631 with a 60 day public comment period. No comments were received. 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. 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: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11233 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 Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: N/A. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: N/A. 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. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 11234 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 50 / Wednesday, March 14, 2018 / Notices Dated: March 7, 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. [FR Doc. 2018–05178 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0002] Final Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Final notice. AGENCY: Flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of Base Flood Elevations (BFEs), base flood depths, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundaries or zone designations, or regulatory floodways on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports have been made final for the communities listed in the table below. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that a community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain SUMMARY: qualified for participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In addition, the FIRM and FIS report are used by insurance agents and others to calculate appropriate flood insurance premium rates for buildings and the contents of those buildings. DATES: The date of August 2, 2018 has been established for the FIRM and, where applicable, the supporting FIS report showing the new or modified flood hazard information for each community. ADDRESSES: The FIRM, and if applicable, the FIS report containing the final flood hazard information for each community is available for inspection at the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below and will be available online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https://msc.fema.gov by the date indicated above. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency Community (FEMA) makes the final determinations listed below for the new or modified flood hazard information for each community listed. Notification of these changes has been published in newspapers of local circulation and 90 days have elapsed since that publication. The Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation has resolved any appeals resulting from this notification. This final notice is issued in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR part 67. FEMA has developed criteria for floodplain management in floodprone areas in accordance with 44 CFR part 60. Interested lessees and owners of real property are encouraged to review the new or revised FIRM and FIS report available at the address cited below for each community or online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov. The flood hazard determinations are made final in the watersheds and/or communities listed in the table below. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: March 8, 2018. Roy E. Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. Community map repository address Gladwin County, Michigan (All Jurisdictions) Docket No.: FEMA–B–1610 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES City of Beaverton ...................................................................................... City of Gladwin ......................................................................................... Township of Beaverton ............................................................................. Township of Billings .................................................................................. Township of Bourret ................................................................................. Township of Buckeye ............................................................................... Township of Butman ................................................................................. Township of Clement ................................................................................ Township of Gladwin ................................................................................ Township of Grout .................................................................................... Township of Hay ....................................................................................... Township of Sage ..................................................................................... Township of Secord .................................................................................. Township of Sherman .............................................................................. Township of Tobacco ............................................................................... 124 West Brown Street, Beaverton, MI 48612. 1000 West Cedar Avenue, Gladwin, MI 48624. 4496 Dale Road, Beaverton, MI 48612. 1050 Estey Road, Beaverton, MI 48612. 2749 School Road, Alger, MI 48610. 1498 South Hockaday Road, Beaverton, MI 48624. 5005 North Hockaday Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1497 E M–30, Alger, MI 48610. 2001 Wagarville Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1490 South Grout Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1220 East Highwood Road, Beaverton, MI 48612. 1831 North Pratt Lake Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1507 Secord Dam Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 4013 Oberlin Road, Gladwin, MI 48624. 1826 Dale Road, Beaverton, MI 48612. [FR Doc. 2018–05187 Filed 3–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Mar 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11233-11234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05178]



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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: Submission for OMB 
Review; 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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved 
information collection for which approval has expired. 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 April 13, 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 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection should be made to Director, 
Information Management Division, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, 
email address [email protected] or 
Adrienne L. Sheldon, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, 
Floodplain Management Division, (202) 212-3966.

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 proposed information collection previously published in the 
Federal Register on December 13, 2017 at 82 FR 58631 with a 60 day 
public comment period. No comments were received. 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. 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.

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.
    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 Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: N/A.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: N/A.
    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.


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    Dated: March 7, 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.
[FR Doc. 2018-05178 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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