Technical Mapping Advisory Council, 41096-41097 [2018-17813]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 41096 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices with UL 12402–5 as equivalent to PFDs meeting the requirements in 46 CFR 160.064 and 160.076, with certain exceptions. The adoption of this policy marks the culmination of over a decade of dedicated work across the lifejacket and recreational boating safety community and supports National Boating Safety Advisory Council Resolution 2009–83– 01, which is available in the docket.2 This policy also responds to a comment submitted by the Lifejacket Association in response to the Coast Guard’s request for public input on ‘‘Evaluation of Existing Coast Guard Regulations, Guidance Documents, Interpretive Documents, and Collections of Information,’’ 3 recommending the Coast Guard consider full adoption of UL 12402–5 and UL 12402–9. In order to provide the maximum benefit to the public with minimum delay, the Coast Guard evaluated which elements of the new standards could be implemented without a change to the regulations. Those elements are being adopted by this policy. The remaining elements of the standards that cannot be adopted without a change to the regulations are being considered for possible future regulatory action. This policy letter allows manufacturers to have their products certified to the new bi-national standard, in lieu of the legacy standards codified in title 46 CFR. This allowance is intended to reduce the burden of maintaining approvals in U.S. and Canadian markets and to make additional types of PFDs available to U.S. and Canadian boaters. This policy does not impact existing PFD approvals, and does not require any action on the part of boaters or mariners who have approved PFDs onboard. An existing approved PFD will continue to meet the same carriage requirements, as long as it remains in good and serviceable condition. The Coast Guard has prepared a Deregulatory Savings Analysis for the policy letter that identifies and examines the potential costs and savings associated with implementing the new standards plan and is available in the docket. We request your comments on any concerns that you may have related to the policy changes. This notice is issued under authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). 2 The Resolution requested the U.S. Coast Guard work cooperatively with stakeholders to devise and implement within 3 years an improved regulatory approach to the testing and approval of personal flotation devices, including life jackets. 3 82 FR 26632 (June 8, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: August 9, 2018. J.G. Lantz, Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2018–17799 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, and Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Reston, Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public. DATES: The TMAC will meet on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting will close early if the TMAC has completed its business. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Headquarters at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must register in advance by sending an email to FEMATMAC@fema.dhs.gov (Attention: Michael Nakagaki) by 11:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Members of the public must follow signs for the Visitor’s Entrance on the U.S. Geological Survey Drive entrance of the USGS; once you pull into the Visitor’s Entrance, facility security will direct you to parking and where to check in at the front desk of the visitor’s entrance at the USGS. Photo identification is required. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact the person listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Associated meeting materials will be available at www.fema.gov/TMAC for review by Wednesday, September 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments to be considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be submitted and received by Friday, September 21, 2018, identified by Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022, and submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: Address the email TO: FEMA-RULES@fema.dhs.gov and CC: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. Include Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022 in the subject line of the message. Include name and contact information in the body of the email. • Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW, Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Federal Emergency Management Agency’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For docket access to read background documents or comments received by the TMAC, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for the Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022. A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public comment period will not exceed 30 minutes. Please note that the public comment period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker by close of business on Friday, September 21, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nakagaki, Designated Federal Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 212–2148, and email michael.nakagaki@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 160 / Friday, August 17, 2018 / Notices flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for (a) flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping partners; and (5)(a) methods for improving interagency and intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. Agenda: During the two-day meeting, TMAC members will discuss and conduct a review of the final draft TMAC 2018 Annual Report. The TMAC will also receive public input on the report recommendations and content; the recommendations and summary of content will be posted to the FEMA TMAC website at http://www.fema.gov/ TMAC prior to the meeting to provide the public an opportunity to review the materials. A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT and will occur prior to any vote. The full agenda and related meeting materials will be posted by Friday, September 21, 2018, at http:// www.fema.gov/TMAC. David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [FR Doc. 2018–17813 Filed 8–16–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7005–N–15] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: October 16, 2018. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. ADDRESSES: John Olmstead, Housing Program Specialist, Office of Housing Counseling, Office of Policy and Grant Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email john.olmstead@hud.gov or telephone (802) 951–6290. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 16, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41097 A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Application for Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counselor Roster and Certificate of HECM Counseling. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0586. Type of Request: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection for which approval will expire. (OMB Expiration Date: August 31, 2018). Form Numbers: HUD–92902 and HUD–92904. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The HECM Counselor examination and Roster application assists HUD in evaluating the knowledge and capacity of individuals interested in providing HECM counseling to potential HECM borrowers thereby reducing the risk to the insurance fund. The collection of information assists HUD in providing and maintaining a current roster of HUD-approved HECM counselors to the general public and interested customers. The transfer of the Certificate of HECM Counseling, form HUD 92900, from OMB Collection 2502–0524 to this collection is needed since the Office of Housing Counseling is responsible for all services offered by HUD-approved housing counselors which includes HECM Roster Counselors. OMB Collection 2502–0524 was recently approved by OMB and has an expiration date of March 31, 2021. Respondents (i.e. affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,055. Estimated Number of Responses: 80,058.50. Frequency of Response: HUD– 92902—Certificate of HECM Counseling: Once HUD 92904—HECM Counseling Roster: 94.11. Average Hours per Response: 2 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 120,841.25. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 160 (Friday, August 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41096-41097]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Technical 
Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) will meet in person on Tuesday, 
September 25, 2018, and Wednesday, September 26, 2018, in Reston, 
Virginia. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: The TMAC will meet on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 8:00 
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and Wednesday, September 
26, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting 
will close early if the TMAC has completed its business.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Geological 
Survey (USGS) Headquarters at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 
20192. Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting must 
register in advance by sending an email to [email protected] 
(Attention: Michael Nakagaki) by 11:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 
19, 2018. Members of the public must follow signs for the Visitor's 
Entrance on the U.S. Geological Survey Drive entrance of the USGS; once 
you pull into the Visitor's Entrance, facility security will direct you 
to parking and where to check in at the front desk of the visitor's 
entrance at the USGS. Photo identification is required.
    For information on facilities or services for individuals with 
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact 
the person listed below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 TMAC, as listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. 
Associated meeting materials will be available at www.fema.gov/TMAC for 
review by Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Written comments to be 
considered by the committee at the time of the meeting must be 
submitted and received by Friday, September 21, 2018, identified by 
Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022, and submitted by one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: Address the email TO: [email protected] and 
CC: [email protected]. Include Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022 in the 
subject line of the message. Include name and contact information in 
the body of the email.
     Mail: Regulatory Affairs Division, Office of Chief 
Counsel, FEMA, 500 C Street SW, Room 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-3100.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Federal Emergency Management Agency'' and the docket number for this 
action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For docket access to read background documents or comments 
received by the TMAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for 
the Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022.
    A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 
2018, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, September 
26, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. Speakers are requested to 
limit their comments to no more than three minutes. The public comment 
period will not exceed 30 minutes. Please note that the public comment 
period may end before the time indicated, following the last call for 
comments. Contact the individual listed below to register as a speaker 
by close of business on Friday, September 21, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Nakagaki, Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, 
telephone (202) 212-2148, and email [email protected]. The 
TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix.
    In accordance with the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 
2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on: (1) 
How to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the (a) accuracy, general 
quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of

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flood insurance rate maps and risk data; and (b) performance metrics 
and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk 
areas in the United States; (2) mapping standards and guidelines for 
(a) flood insurance rate maps, and (b) data accuracy, data quality, 
data currency, and data eligibility; (3) how to maintain, on an ongoing 
basis, flood insurance rate maps and flood risk identification; (4) 
procedures for delegating mapping activities to State and local mapping 
partners; and (5)(a) methods for improving interagency and 
intergovernmental coordination on flood mapping and flood risk 
determination, and (b) a funding strategy to leverage and coordinate 
budgets and expenditures across Federal agencies. Furthermore, the TMAC 
is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that 
contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an 
evaluation of the status and performance of flood insurance rate maps 
and mapping activities to revise and update Flood Insurance Rate Maps; 
and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA 
Administrator.
    Agenda: During the two-day meeting, TMAC members will discuss and 
conduct a review of the final draft TMAC 2018 Annual Report. The TMAC 
will also receive public input on the report recommendations and 
content; the recommendations and summary of content will be posted to 
the FEMA TMAC website at http://www.fema.gov/TMAC prior to the meeting 
to provide the public an opportunity to review the materials. A public 
comment period will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 4:00 
p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT and again on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT and will occur prior to any vote. The full 
agenda and related meeting materials will be posted by Friday, 
September 21, 2018, at http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

David I. Maurstad,
Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2018-17813 Filed 8-16-18; 8:45 am]
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