Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)-Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting Tool, 33237-33238 [2018-15219]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Notices State and county Location and case No. Ellis (FEMA Docket No.: B–1816). Ellis (FEMA Docket No.: B–1816). City of Waxahachie (17–06–1666P). Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B–1816). Williamson (FEMA Docket No.: B– 1816). Virginia: Stafford (FEMA Docket No.: B–1810). Wise (FEMA Docket No.: B–1816). Wise (FEMA Docket No.: B–1816). Unincorporated areas of Ellis County (17–06– 1666P). Town of Westlake (17–06–3364P). City of Leander (17– 06–3902P). Unincorporated areas of Stafford County (17–03– 2308P). City of Norton (18– 03–0175P). Unincorporated areas of Wise County (18–03– 0175P). Chief executive officer of community Date of modification Public Works Department, 401 South Rogers Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165. Ellis County Courthouse, 101 West Main Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165. May 31, 2018 ................. 480211 May 31, 2018 ................. 480798 The Honorable Laura Wheat, Mayor, Town of Westlake, 1500 Solana Boulevard, Building 7, Suite 7200, Westlake, TX 76262. The Honorable Christopher Fielder, Mayor, City of Leander, P.O. Box 319, Leander, TX 78646. Planning and Development Department, 1500 Solana Boulevard, Building 7, Suite 7200, Westlake, TX 76262. City Hall, 200 West Willis Street, Leander, TX 78641. May 31, 2018 ................. 480614 June 8, 2018 .................. 481536 Mr. Thomas C. Foley, Stafford County Administrator, P.O. Box 339, Stafford, VA 22555. Stafford County Department of May 31, 2018 ................. Planning and Zoning, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. City Hall, 618 Virginia Avenue June 6, 2018 .................. Northwest, Norton, VA 24273. 510154 The Honorable Kevin Strength, City of Waxahachie, 401 South Street, Waxahachie, TX 75165. The Honorable Carol Bush, Ellis Judge, 101 West Main Waxahachie, TX 75165. [Docket ID FEMA–2018–0018; OMB No. 1660–0131] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)—Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting Tool Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Wise County Building and Zoning Department, 206 East Main Street, Room 210, Wise, VA 24293. 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. Federal Emergency Management 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 August 16, 2018. Jkt 244001 County Street, ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 17:07 Jul 16, 2018 Mayor, Rogers The Honorable William J. Mays, Mayor, City of Norton, P.O. Box 618, Norton, VA 24273. Mr. Shannon C. Scott, Wise County Administrator, P.O. Box 570, Wise, VA 24293. BILLING CODE 9110–12–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 Community No. Community map repository [FR Doc. 2018–15211 Filed 7–16–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: 33237 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 Dante Randazzo, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA, National Preparedness Assessment Division, Dante.Randazzo@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2018 at 83 FR 10864 with a 60 day public comment period. FEMA received a total of 17 public comments, 11 were anonymous public comments that were not relevant to the information collection. Three commenters suggested that FEMA use the Tribal Consultation process for information collection 1660– 0131. Two commenters stated that FEMA should not be placing additional unfunded requirements for Tribes to participate in the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP). One commenter stated that a Tribe should PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 June 6, 2018 .................. 510108 510174 not be charged for FEMA’s help and should be able to obtain help without any penalties. Two commenters stated that the Federal Government has a trust responsibility to meet its treaty obligations to all Tribes by providing for base level capability and capacities. FEMA’s Response: The information collection was not revised because of the comments as in 2017, FEMA involved Tribal partners in our discussions about the Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA)-Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) methodology (ultimately FEMA received feedback from over 150 State, local, Tribal, and territorial representatives), and used their input to update the process. On April 10, 2018 and April 12, 2018, FEMA provided an overview of the updated THIRA/SPR methodology that included a detailed walkthrough of the specific requirements for THSGP recipients. Tribal participants had an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns about the updated methodology. On June 4, 2018, FEMA released a fact sheet outlining the requirements for THSGP recipients. While THSGP recipients, generally 24 Tribes each year, will now have to complete the SPR in addition to the THIRA, FEMA has determined that the new Tribal requirements will not only likely decrease their reporting burden, but produce more useful information Tribes can use to support other emergency management activities. FEMA will also be able to use this information to improve the support it offers to Tribes. Previously, when E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 33238 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES THSGP recipients were required to complete only the THIRA, they had to address all 32 core capabilities. This year, as they complete the THIRA and SPR, THSGP recipients will only be required to address 8 of the 32 core capabilities. Therefore, Tribal Governments’ estimated average burden per response (in hours) has decreased from 408 to 290 hours. Only THSGP recipients are required to complete the THIRA/SPR, but FEMA encourages other Tribes to do so as well. FEMA is hosting three in-person technical assistance sessions this year to help communities understand and complete the THIRA/SPR, and offered invitational travel for grantees required to complete the THIRA/SPR. The technical assistance sessions themselves are free for communities to attend, with no admission fee, nor are there any penalties for obtaining FEMA’s help. FEMA is also developing tools, materials, and guidance to help communities learn and complete the new methodology. Communities requiring assistance with their THIRA/ SPR can also reach out to their Regional Preparedness Analysts and Planning Officers or the THIRA/SPR helpdesk at FEMA-SPR@fema.dhs.gov. These materials and services are provided at no cost to Tribes or other communities. It is also important to note that completing the THIRA and SPR are allowable expenses under the grant award. FEMA acknowledges the inherent sovereignty of Tribal governments, the trust responsibility of the Federal Government, and the nationto-nation relationship between the U.S. government and Tribal governments as established by the U.S. Constitution, statutes, treaties, court decisions, executive orders, regulations, and policies as a foundation of the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program. 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: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)—Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting Tool. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0131. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 008–0–19 (THIRA), Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Reporting Tool; FEMA Form 008–0–20 (SPR), Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Jul 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Reporting Tool; FEMA Form 008–0–23, THIRA/SPR After-Action Call Questions. Abstract: The assessment is structured by the 32 core capabilities from the 2015 National Preparedness Goal. States, Territories, urban areas, and Tribes provide information on capability targets, their current capability levels and capability gaps for each core capability. Respondent States, Territories, Tribes and urban areas gather the information and complete the THIRA and SPR following the ‘‘Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Third Edition.’’ Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 113. Estimated Number of Responses: 113. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,414. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $4,328,749.92. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $12,404,962. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $2,648,063.63. 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. Tammi Hines, Privacy Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–15219 Filed 7–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–46–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4372– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2018–0001] Massachusetts; Major Disaster and Related Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This is a notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (FEMA–4372–DR), dated June 25, 2018, and related determinations. SUMMARY: The declaration was issued June 25, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated June 25, 2018, the President issued a major disaster declaration under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’), as follows: DATES: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts resulting from a severe winter storm and flooding during the period of March 2–3, 2018, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq. (the ‘‘Stafford Act’’). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the Commonwealth. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance also will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs, with the exception of projects that meet the eligibility criteria for a higher Federal cost-sharing percentage under the Public Assistance Alternative Procedures Pilot Program for Debris Removal implemented pursuant to section 428 of the Stafford Act. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33237-33238]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15219]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2018-0018; OMB No. 1660-0131]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk 
Assessment (THIRA)--Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting 
Tool

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 August 16, 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 
Dante Randazzo, Supervisory Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA, 
National Preparedness Assessment Division, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection 
previously published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2018 at 83 FR 
10864 with a 60 day public comment period. FEMA received a total of 17 
public comments, 11 were anonymous public comments that were not 
relevant to the information collection.
    Three commenters suggested that FEMA use the Tribal Consultation 
process for information collection 1660-0131. Two commenters stated 
that FEMA should not be placing additional unfunded requirements for 
Tribes to participate in the Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program 
(THSGP). One commenter stated that a Tribe should not be charged for 
FEMA's help and should be able to obtain help without any penalties. 
Two commenters stated that the Federal Government has a trust 
responsibility to meet its treaty obligations to all Tribes by 
providing for base level capability and capacities.
    FEMA's Response: The information collection was not revised because 
of the comments as in 2017, FEMA involved Tribal partners in our 
discussions about the Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment 
(THIRA)-Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) methodology (ultimately 
FEMA received feedback from over 150 State, local, Tribal, and 
territorial representatives), and used their input to update the 
process. On April 10, 2018 and April 12, 2018, FEMA provided an 
overview of the updated THIRA/SPR methodology that included a detailed 
walkthrough of the specific requirements for THSGP recipients. Tribal 
participants had an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns 
about the updated methodology. On June 4, 2018, FEMA released a fact 
sheet outlining the requirements for THSGP recipients.
    While THSGP recipients, generally 24 Tribes each year, will now 
have to complete the SPR in addition to the THIRA, FEMA has determined 
that the new Tribal requirements will not only likely decrease their 
reporting burden, but produce more useful information Tribes can use to 
support other emergency management activities. FEMA will also be able 
to use this information to improve the support it offers to Tribes. 
Previously, when

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THSGP recipients were required to complete only the THIRA, they had to 
address all 32 core capabilities. This year, as they complete the THIRA 
and SPR, THSGP recipients will only be required to address 8 of the 32 
core capabilities. Therefore, Tribal Governments' estimated average 
burden per response (in hours) has decreased from 408 to 290 hours. 
Only THSGP recipients are required to complete the THIRA/SPR, but FEMA 
encourages other Tribes to do so as well.
    FEMA is hosting three in-person technical assistance sessions this 
year to help communities understand and complete the THIRA/SPR, and 
offered invitational travel for grantees required to complete the 
THIRA/SPR. The technical assistance sessions themselves are free for 
communities to attend, with no admission fee, nor are there any 
penalties for obtaining FEMA's help.
    FEMA is also developing tools, materials, and guidance to help 
communities learn and complete the new methodology. Communities 
requiring assistance with their THIRA/SPR can also reach out to their 
Regional Preparedness Analysts and Planning Officers or the THIRA/SPR 
helpdesk at [email protected]. These materials and services are 
provided at no cost to Tribes or other communities. It is also 
important to note that completing the THIRA and SPR are allowable 
expenses under the grant award. FEMA acknowledges the inherent 
sovereignty of Tribal governments, the trust responsibility of the 
Federal Government, and the nation-to-nation relationship between the 
U.S. government and Tribal governments as established by the U.S. 
Constitution, statutes, treaties, court decisions, executive orders, 
regulations, and policies as a foundation of the Tribal Homeland 
Security Grant Program.
    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: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 
(THIRA)--Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting Tool.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0131.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 008-0-19 (THIRA), Threat and 
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Reporting Tool; FEMA 
Form 008-0-20 (SPR), Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Reporting 
Tool; FEMA Form 008-0-23, THIRA/SPR After-Action Call Questions.
    Abstract: The assessment is structured by the 32 core capabilities 
from the 2015 National Preparedness Goal. States, Territories, urban 
areas, and Tribes provide information on capability targets, their 
current capability levels and capability gaps for each core capability. 
Respondent States, Territories, Tribes and urban areas gather the 
information and complete the THIRA and SPR following the 
``Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Third Edition.''
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 113.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 113.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,414.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $4,328,749.92.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: 
$12,404,962.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: 
$2,648,063.63.

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.

Tammi Hines,
Privacy Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, 
Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-15219 Filed 7-16-18; 8:45 am]
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