Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Public Assistance Program, 61922-61923 [2019-24719]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 61922 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices addition, charge(s) to the committee will be presented. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 35A, Room 620/630, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892. Name of Committee: Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee. Date: December 6, 2019. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Agenda: The Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee (NExTRAC) will discuss (1) pathways for responsible innovation in emerging biotechnologies; (2) characteristics of emerging biotechnologies, including presentations on horizon scanning, gene editing in the clinic, gene drives, neurotechnology, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology; and (3) proactively addressing scientific and societal implications of emerging biotechnologies. In addition, charge(s) to the committee will be presented. 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Livingston, Jr., Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–24673 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2019–0025; OMB No. 1660–0017] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Public Assistance Program 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 to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collected for the Public Assistance (PA) program eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with Federal laws and regulations. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2020. 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–2019–0025. 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Hildebrand, Process Improvement Section Chief, Public Assistance Program Delivery Branch, 202–646–3484. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA- PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5207 (the Stafford Act), authorizes grants to assist State, Tribal, and local governments and certain Private NonProfit entities with the response to and recovery from disasters following Presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies. 44 CFR part 206 specifies the information collections necessary to facilitate the provision of assistance under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. 44 CFR 206.202 describes the general application procedures for the PA Program. FEMA is seeking a revision to the already existing collection of information, OMB Control Number 1660–0017, because FEMA proposes changing the title from ‘‘Request for Appeals and Recommendation/No Forms’’ to ‘‘Request for Appeals or Arbitrations and Recommendations/No Forms.’’ Section 1219 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, which amended Section 423(d) of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5189a), provides a right of arbitration to certain applicants of the PA Program that have a dispute concerning the eligibility for assistance or repayment of assistance. Plus, the annual cost to the Federal Government is increasing from $805,311.96 to $1,891,473. Finally, there has been a change in the annual burden hours due to a correction of errors in burden estimates. For example, in the past, FEMA incorrectly used 1.3 hours to represent 1.5 hours for FEMA Form 009–0–91. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Collection of Information Title: Public Assistance Program. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0017. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form–009–0–49 Request for Public Assistance; FEMA Form 009–0–91 Project Worksheet (PW); FEMA Form 009–0–91A Project Worksheet (PW)—Damage Description and Scope of Work Continuation Sheet; FEMA Form 009–0–91B Project Worksheet (PW)—Cost Estimate Continuation Sheet; FEMA Form 009– 0–91C Project Worksheet (PW)—Maps and Sketches Sheet; FEMA Form 009– 0–91D Project Worksheet (PW)—Photo Sheet; FEMA Form 009–0–120 Special Considerations Questions; FEMA Form 009–0–121 PNP Facility Questionnaire; FEMA Form 009–0–123 Force Account Labor Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0–124 Materials Summary Record; E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 220 / Thursday, November 14, 2019 / Notices FEMA Form 009–0–125 Rented Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0–126 Contract Work Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0– 127 Force Account Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009–0– 128 Applicant’s Benefits Calculation Worksheet; FEMA Form 009–0–111, Quarterly Progress Report; FEMA Form 009–0–141, FAC–TRAX System. Abstract: The information collected is utilized by FEMA to make determinations for Public Assistance grants based on the information supplied by the respondents. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,012. Estimated Number of Responses: 398,068. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 466,025. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $29,601,921. 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: $1,891,473. Comments khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. Maile Arthur, Deputy Director, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–24719 Filed 11–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Nov 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Vulnerability Assessments Infrastructure Security Division (ISD), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; revision, 1670–0035. AGENCY: DHS CISA ISD will submit the following information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. CISA previously published this ICR for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by CISA. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. DATES: Comments are due by December 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. All submissions must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the OMB Control Number 1670– 0035. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant websites. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricky Morgan, 866–844–8163, IPGatewayHelpDesk@hq.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Presidential Policy Directive-21 and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan highlight the need for a centrally managed repository of infrastructure SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61923 attributes capable of assessing risks and facilitating data sharing. To support this mission need, the DHS CISA ISD has developed a data collection system that contains several capabilities which support the homeland security mission in the area of critical infrastructure (CI) protection. Protective Security Advisors (PSAs) and Cyber Security Advisors (CSAs) conduct voluntary assessments on CI facilities. These assessments are webbased and are used to collect an organization’s basic, high-level information, and its dependencies. This data is then used to determine a Protective Measures Index (PMI) and a Resilience Measures Index (RMI) for the assessed organization. This information allows an organization to see how it compares to other organizations within the same sector as well as allows them to see how adjusting certain aspects would change their score. This allows the organization to then determine where best to allocate funding and perform other high-level decisionmaking processes pertaining to the security and resiliency of the organization. The information will be gathered by site visits, arranged between the organization owners and DHS PSAs or CSAs. The PSA or CSA will then visit the site and perform the assessment, as requested. They then return to complete the vulnerability assessment and input the data into the system where the data is then accessible to system users. Once available, the organization and other relevant system users can then review the data and use it for planning, risk identification, mitigation and decision making. All data is captured electronically by the PSA, CSA or by the organization as a self-assessment. Participation in the vulnerability assessments is voluntary, but full completion of the assessment data collection is required if the organization desires to receive a complete evaluation of their security posture. After assessments are input into the system, the user is prompted to participate in a feedback questionnaire. Every user is prompted to participate in the Post Assessment questionnaire after entering an assessment. Participation in the Post Assessment questionnaire is voluntary. The Post Assessment Questionnaires are designed to capture feedback about a vulnerability assessment and the system. There are three different questionnaires correlated and prompted after entering a particular assessment into the database. The results are used internally within DHS to make programmatic improvements. E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2019-0025; OMB No. 1660-0017]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Public Assistance Program

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 to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of 
a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
information collected for the Public Assistance (PA) program 
eligibility determinations, grants management, and compliance with 
Federal laws and regulations.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 13, 2020.

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-2019-0025. 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: Rachel Hildebrand, Process Improvement 
Section Chief, Public Assistance Program Delivery Branch, 202-646-3484. 
You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the 
proposed collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the Stafford Act), 
authorizes grants to assist State, Tribal, and local governments and 
certain Private Non-Profit entities with the response to and recovery 
from disasters following Presidentially declared major disasters and 
emergencies. 44 CFR part 206 specifies the information collections 
necessary to facilitate the provision of assistance under the Public 
Assistance (PA) Program. 44 CFR 206.202 describes the general 
application procedures for the PA Program.
    FEMA is seeking a revision to the already existing collection of 
information, OMB Control Number 1660-0017, because FEMA proposes 
changing the title from ``Request for Appeals and Recommendation/No 
Forms'' to ``Request for Appeals or Arbitrations and Recommendations/No 
Forms.'' Section 1219 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, 
which amended Section 423(d) of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5189a), 
provides a right of arbitration to certain applicants of the PA Program 
that have a dispute concerning the eligibility for assistance or 
repayment of assistance. Plus, the annual cost to the Federal 
Government is increasing from $805,311.96 to $1,891,473. Finally, there 
has been a change in the annual burden hours due to a correction of 
errors in burden estimates. For example, in the past, FEMA incorrectly 
used 1.3 hours to represent 1.5 hours for FEMA Form 009-0-91.

Collection of Information

    Title: Public Assistance Program.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0017.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form-009-0-49 Request for Public Assistance; FEMA 
Form 009-0-91 Project Worksheet (PW); FEMA Form 009-0-91A Project 
Worksheet (PW)--Damage Description and Scope of Work Continuation 
Sheet; FEMA Form 009-0-91B Project Worksheet (PW)--Cost Estimate 
Continuation Sheet; FEMA Form 009-0-91C Project Worksheet (PW)--Maps 
and Sketches Sheet; FEMA Form 009-0-91D Project Worksheet (PW)--Photo 
Sheet; FEMA Form 009-0-120 Special Considerations Questions; FEMA Form 
009-0-121 PNP Facility Questionnaire; FEMA Form 009-0-123 Force Account 
Labor Summary Record; FEMA Form 009-0-124 Materials Summary Record;

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FEMA Form 009-0-125 Rented Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009-0-
126 Contract Work Summary Record; FEMA Form 009-0-127 Force Account 
Equipment Summary Record; FEMA Form 009-0-128 Applicant's Benefits 
Calculation Worksheet; FEMA Form 009-0-111, Quarterly Progress Report; 
FEMA Form 009-0-141, FAC-TRAX System.
    Abstract: The information collected is utilized by FEMA to make 
determinations for Public Assistance grants based on the information 
supplied by the respondents.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,012.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 398,068.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 466,025.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $29,601,921.
    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: $1,891,473.

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.

Maile Arthur,
Deputy Director, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2019-24719 Filed 11-13-19; 8:45 am]
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