Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), 65402-65403 [2019-25736]

Download as PDF 65402 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices a myriad of life and property saving uses and benefits. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 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–2019–0026. 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: William Troup, Chief, United States Fire Administration-National Fire Data Center, (301) 447–1231. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Commission on Fire Prevention and Control conducted a comprehensive study of the Nation’s fire problem and recommended to Congress actions to mitigate the fire problem, reduce loss of life and property, and educate the public on fire protection and prevention. As a result of the study, Congress enacted Public Law 93–498, Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, which establishes the U.S. Fire Administration to administer fire prevention and control programs, supplement existing programs of research, training, and education, and encourage new and improved programs and activities by State and local governments. Section 9(a) of the Act authorizes the Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), to operate directly or through contracts or grants, an integrated, comprehensive method to select, analyze, publish, and disseminate information related to prevention, occurrence, control, and results of fires of all types. NFIRS was established in the mid1970s and is mandated by the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. (PL) 93–498, as amended) which authorizes the National Fire Data Center to gather and analyze information such as (1) the frequency, causes, spread, and extinguishment of fires; (2) injuries and deaths resulting from fires; (3) information on injuries sustained by a firefighter; and (4) information on firefighting activities. The act further authorizes USFA to develop uniform data reporting methods, and to encourage and assist Federal, State, local and other agencies in developing and reporting information. NFIRS is a reporting standard that fire departments use to uniformly report on the full range of their activities, from fire to emergency medical services to severe weather and natural disasters. This reporting allows fire departments, as well as many other government and non-government agencies, to quantify their actions and identify incident and response trends. This information collection expired on 04/30/2019. FEMA is requesting a reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. Collection of Information Title: National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0. Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection for which approval has expired. OMB Number: OMB No. 1660–0069. Form Titles and Numbers: The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) v5.0 Modules 1–11. Abstract: NFIRS provides a mechanism using standardized reporting methods to collect and analyze fire incident data at the Federal, State, and local levels. Data analysis helps local fire departments and States to focus on current problems, predict future problems in their communities, and measure whether their programs are working. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal, and Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 23,500. Estimated Number of Responses: 28,059,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12,626,550. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $471,980,439. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $1,974,000. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $1,128,000. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $3,356,189. 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, Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–25735 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–76–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2019–0020 OMB No. 1660–0125] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) 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 the HSGP. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / Notices 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–2019–0020. 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: Laila Ouhamou, Acting Branch Chief, Program Development and Support Brach, Grant Programs Directorate, FEMA, 202–786–9461. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA’s Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) supports State and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States. The HSGP provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of three grant programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). Together, these grant programs fund a range of activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:21 Nov 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 capabilities and mission areas. The authorizing authority of the HSGP is Section 2002 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (Pub. L. 107– 296, as amended) (6 U.S.C. 603). Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0125. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089–1, HSGP Investment Justification (SHSP and UASI); FEMA Form 089–16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA Form 089–20, OPSG Inventory of Operation Orders. Abstract: The HSGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate applicants’ familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into regional/State/ local planning, operations, and investments. The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of three separate grant programs: The SHSP, the UASI, and OPSG. Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration costs. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,209. Estimated Number of Responses: 548,327. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 866,988. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $65,795,719. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $1,503,065. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65403 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, Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2019–25736 Filed 11–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7014–N–30] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NON1.SGM 27NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2019-0020 OMB No. 1660-0125]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant 
Program (HSGP)

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 
the HSGP.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 27, 2020.

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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-2019-0020. 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: Laila Ouhamou, Acting Branch Chief, 
Program Development and Support Brach, Grant Programs Directorate, 
FEMA, 202-786-9461. You may contact the Information Management Division 
for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA's Homeland Security Grant Program 
(HSGP) supports State and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other 
catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and 
hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United 
States. The HSGP provides funding to implement investments that build, 
sustain, and deliver the 32 core capabilities essential to achieving 
the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient 
Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core 
capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, 
organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of 
the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the 
five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and 
Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of three grant 
programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security 
Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). Together, these 
grant programs fund a range of activities, including planning, 
organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management 
and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas. The 
authorizing authority of the HSGP is Section 2002 of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002, as amended (Pub. L. 107-296, as amended) (6 
U.S.C. 603).

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Homeland Security Grant Program 
(HSGP).
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0125.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-1, HSGP Investment Justification (SHSP 
and UASI); FEMA Form 089-16, OPSG Operations Order Report; FEMA Form 
089-20, OPSG Inventory of Operation Orders.
    Abstract: The HSGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set 
of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with 
potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate 
applicants' familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and 
identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into 
regional/State/local planning, operations, and investments.
    The HSGP is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining 
national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of three 
separate grant programs: The SHSP, the UASI, and OPSG. Together, these 
grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, 
organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management 
and administration costs.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,209.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 548,327.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 866,988.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $65,795,719.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $1,503,065.

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,
Acting Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2019-25736 Filed 11-26-19; 8:45 am]
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