Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, 7570-7571 [2020-02528]

Download as PDF 7570 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices Dated: February 4, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–02519 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4472– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2019–0001] New York; 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 State of New York (FEMA–4472–DR), dated December 19, 2019, and related determinations. DATES: The declaration was issued December 19, 2019. 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 December 19, 2019, 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: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of New York resulting from severe storms, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of October 31 to November 1, 2019, 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 State of New York. 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 State. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Robert Little III, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of New York have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: Chautauqua, Chenango, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Saratoga, Tioga, and Warren Counties for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of New York are eligible for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Pete Gaynor, Acting Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–02509 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Docket No. DHS–2019–0057] Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection; Request for comment. AGENCY: S&T 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. The survey, called ‘‘Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Systems (UAS)’’, requests information about the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency medical missions. Comments are encouraged and accepted until April 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS– 2019–0057, at: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Please follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail and hand delivery or commercial delivery: Science and Technology Directorate, ATTN: Chief Information Office—Michele ZelandoBailey, 245 Murray Drive, Mail Stop 0202, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number DHS–2019–0057. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DHS/S&T/OCIO Program Manager: Kathleen Deloughery, Kathleen.Deloughery@hq.dhs.gov or 202–254–5894 (Not a toll free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this survey is to understand the public perception of and identify concerns with current and potential uses of UAS technology by first responders. The survey will ask respondents to report their demographic characteristics, their knowledge of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), their knowledge of the use of UAS by first responders, their overall trust in the use of new technologies by the government and first responders, their general attitudes about such use, and their opinions about the use of UAS by first responders for specific applications like search-and-rescue. The survey will also ask respondents to evaluate the effectiveness of different test messages that we have created to deliver information to the public about first responder UAS applications. S&T collects this information pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 182(6) and 193(b)(4). DHS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., provides the general public with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2020 / Notices collections of information. DHS is soliciting comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) that is described below. DHS is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Prior OMB Control Number: N/A. Type of Review: New information collection. Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Frequency of Collection: One per Request. Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes or under. Number of Respondents: 2,000. Total Burden Hours: 660. Dated: January 28, 2020. Gregg Piermarini, Director, Chief Information Office, Science and Technology Directorate. [FR Doc. 2020–02528 Filed 2–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Certain Information on Immigration and Foreign Travel Forms Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; new collection, 1601–NEW. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment upon this proposed new collection of information. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the information collection notice is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments regarding proposed modifications to certain DHS immigration and foreign travel forms. This collection of information is jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 necessary to comply with Section 5 of the Executive Order (E.O.) 13780, ‘‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’’ to establish screening and vetting standards and procedures to enable DHS to assess an alien’s eligibility to travel to or be admitted to the United States or to receive an immigration-related benefit from DHS. This data collection also is used to validate an applicant’s identity information and to determine whether such travel or grant of a benefit poses a law enforcement or national security risk to the United States. DHS previously published this information collection request (ICR) in the Federal Register on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 for a 60-day public comment period. Two (2) comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this notice is to allow additional 30-days for public comments. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until March 11, 2020. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to 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 OMB Desk Officer, Department of Homeland Security and sent via electronic mail to dhsdeskofficer@ omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Executive Order (E.O.) 13780, ‘‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’’ requires the implementation of uniform vetting standards and the proper collection of all information necessary for a rigorous evaluation of all grounds of inadmissibility or bases for the denial of immigration-related benefits. See 82 FR 13209 (Mar. 9, 2017). The E.O. requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect standard data on immigration and foreign traveler forms and/or information collection systems. This data will be collected from certain populations on applications for entrance into the United States or immigration-related benefits and is necessary for identity verification, vetting and national security screening and inspection conducted by DHS. This collection of information is necessary to comply with Section 5 of the E.O. to establish screening and vetting standards and procedures to enable DHS to assess an alien’s eligibility to travel to or be admitted to PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7571 the United States or to receive an immigration-related benefit from DHS. This data collection also is used to validate an applicant’s identity information and to determine whether such travel or grant of a benefit poses a law enforcement or national security risk to the United States. DHS will collect biographic information on immigration and foreign traveler information collection instruments and systems. DHS will update its forms and systems to collect information from individuals who seek admissibility or other benefits when that information is not already collected. New Information To Be Collected U.S. Government departments and agencies involved in screening and vetting, to include DHS, identified 15 data elements that would constitute a new baseline threshold of data to be collected for identity verification and national security vetting. For DHS, these data elements will be added to certain immigration benefit request or traveler forms where the information was not already collected. The 15 core data elements are as follows: The following six (6) data elements are biographic identifiers used to confirm both a subject’s identity as it relates to the submitted application and to DHS historic records. These biographic identifiers are also used internally by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and screening partners to confirm or disprove an association between an applicant and information of interest and the strength of that association in the context of the underlying information. 1. Name 2. Sex/Gender 3. Date of Birth 4. City/Region and Country of Birth 5. Country/Countries of Citizenship 6. Country of Residence The following data element is a unique numeric identifier issued to a single individual that DHS uses to confirm both a person’s identity and for DHS records. It is also used internally by CBP, USCIS, and screening partners to find, confirm, or disprove an association between an applicant, the strength of that association, or to provide other information about the person that may be important in the adjudication. Applicants will be asked to provide current passport/travel/ national identity document information, country of issuance; issue date and expiration date, as applicable. Other DHS forms request more information on E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

[Docket No. DHS-2019-0057]


Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First 
Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AGENCY: Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Department of 
Homeland Security (DHS).

ACTION: 60-Day Notice of Information Collection; Request for comment.

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SUMMARY: S&T 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. The 
survey, called ``Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of 
First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)'', requests 
information about the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by 
firefighting, law enforcement, and emergency medical missions.

DATES: Comments are encouraged and accepted until April 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number DHS-
2019-0057, at:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Please follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail and hand delivery or commercial delivery: Science and 
Technology Directorate, ATTN: Chief Information Office--Michele 
Zelando-Bailey, 245 Murray Drive, Mail Stop 0202, Washington, DC 20528.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket number DHS-2019-0057. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided. Please note that comments submitted by fax or 
email and those submitted after the comment period will not be 
accepted.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DHS/S&T/OCIO Program Manager: Kathleen 
Deloughery, [email protected] or 202-254-5894 (Not a toll 
free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this survey is to 
understand the public perception of and identify concerns with current 
and potential uses of UAS technology by first responders. The survey 
will ask respondents to report their demographic characteristics, their 
knowledge of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), their knowledge of the 
use of UAS by first responders, their overall trust in the use of new 
technologies by the government and first responders, their general 
attitudes about such use, and their opinions about the use of UAS by 
first responders for specific applications like search-and-rescue. The 
survey will also ask respondents to evaluate the effectiveness of 
different test messages that we have created to deliver information to 
the public about first responder UAS applications.
    S&T collects this information pursuant to 6 U.S.C. 182(6) and 
193(b)(4). DHS, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), 
44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., provides the general public with an opportunity 
to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing

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collections of information. DHS is soliciting comments on the proposed 
Information Collection Request (ICR) that is described below. DHS is 
especially interested in public comment addressing the following 
issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the 
Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely 
manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the 
Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden 
of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of 
information technology. Please note that written comments received in 
response to this notice will be considered public records.
    Title of Collection: Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance 
of First Responders Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
    Prior OMB Control Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and Households.
    Frequency of Collection: One per Request.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 20 minutes or under.
    Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Total Burden Hours: 660.

    Dated: January 28, 2020.
Gregg Piermarini,
Director, Chief Information Office, Science and Technology Directorate.
[FR Doc. 2020-02528 Filed 2-7-20; 8:45 am]
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