Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program, 31196-31198 [2020-11081]

Download as PDF 31196 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Ola Mae Zack Howard, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Dr., Room 4192, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–451–4467, howardz@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: May 18, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–11057 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Dated: May 18, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. National Institutes of Health National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meetings Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01). Date: June 16, 2020. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G51, Rockville, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Thomas F. Conway, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G51, Bethesda, MD 20892–9823, 240–507–9685, thomas.conway@nih.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01). Date: June 18, 2020. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G51, Rockville, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Thomas F. Conway, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G51, Bethesda, MD 20892–9823, 240–507–9685, thomas.conway@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) [FR Doc. 2020–11060 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2020–0013; OMB No. 1660–0061] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments. 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 June 22, 2020. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 Brian Thompson, Supervisory Program Specialist, FEMA Recovery Directorate, 540–686–3602. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2020 at 85 FR 14212 with a 60-day public comment period. FEMA received three comments from the public. Comment 1: The commenter suggested that FEMA could minimize the burden for veterans with disabilities by having their patient advocates or service organizations asking if they have any unmet needs. Additionally, the commenter suggested that when a disability hinders someone’s ability to understand things and when those serious needs have continued to not be met can deteriorate a service member’s mental health dramatically. Finally the commenter stated that when service members need to apply to many different organizations and ask for help only to be advised to contact someone else without help can be very discouraging. Rather, a simple phone call from someone that has access to important information and the ability to help that person can really help. FEMA has initiated interrelated projects to increase the communication of the needs of registrants with disabilities across our programs and better support the needs of survivors with disabilities. Recognizing the need for more effective and actionable disability-related questions in the Registration Intake form (covered in OMB collection 1660–0002, Disaster Assistance Registration), FEMA is in the process of submitting a revision to OMB collection 1660–0002 to add a specific reasonable accommodation question, and an additional question capturing disability-related losses. The reasonable accommodation question will ask registrants to indicate if they have a disability-related need to access FEMA’s programs and services. FEMA’s ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices Individual Assistance (IA) Program and Office of Equal Rights (OER) are working to develop a written procedure to arrange for any accommodation/ modification, and to develop training documents/curricula for all FEMA personnel involved in providing accommodations to disaster survivors. The Federal Register Notice for 1660– 0002 which outlines the reasonable accommodation question addition should be posted in the near future for public comment. The reasonable accommodation question was developed through collaboration between the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC), the FEMA OER, the FEMA IA Program, the FEMA Office of External Affairs, and other relevant offices within FEMA. In addition to these offices, ODIC sought input from the National Council on Disability (NCD) to validate the language included in the question. NCD is an independent Federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other Federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. With the addition of the reasonable accommodation question in the registration intake form, FEMA will be better able to identify and assist applicants with completing the forms included in 1660–0061 (request for late application review, submitting appeals, completing the Authorization for the Release of Information form, requesting advance disaster assistance, and stop payment requests). In addition, the policies regarding how and why FEMA can share applicant information are not in place to make it harder for veterans and others with disabilities to receive the help they need, but to protect them from fraud and identity theft by ensuring only those who have appropriate consent from the applicant can access their information. FEMA generally communicates directly with each applicant throughout the IHP process to gather information, inform them of their eligibility for assistance, refer them to other sources of assistance, and guide them on the proper use of IHP funds. FEMA also generally communicates directly with each applicant to protect their private information. The Privacy Act of 1974 regulates how FEMA collects, uses, and discloses an applicant’s personal information in order to protect the privacy of the applicant, and requires FEMA to obtain written consent from the applicant in order to share their disaster assistance records with a third party. For example, FEMA employees and contractors will VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 always verify an applicant’s identity before discussing eligibility or potential assistance. After verifying their identity with FEMA, the applicant can also give verbal permission for FEMA to speak with a third party regarding their case via the FEMA Helpline. FEMA may share applicant information outside FEMA with entities such as States, territorial, Tribal, and local governments, voluntary organizations, and other organizations in accordance with published routine uses identified in DHS/FEMA–008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files System of Records Notice. FEMA shares this information to enable the applicant to receive additional disaster assistance, prevent a duplication of benefits, and prevent future disaster losses. Comment 2: The second comment was not a germane comment. Comment 3: The commenter suggested that it should be made clear whether the Coronavirus pandemic falls within the bounds of a declared disaster or emergency which justifies provision of FEMA assistance of the type discussed after a disaster or emergency to aid in housing, food sources, medical needs, and other forms of aid provided by FEMA after an earthquake or hurricane, which should also be available to those families and persons needing assistance during the coronavirus emergency. At this time, the only declaration provided for Individual Assistance for COVID–19 is specific to Crisis Counseling. The Individuals and Households Program has not been authorized; therefore, FEMA is not accepting disaster assistance registrations for COVID–19 at this time and is not providing assistance under the Individuals and Households Program. News Release HQ–20–091 dated April 9, 2020 on FEMA.gov about rent suspension is only in regard to disaster survivors who were already receiving temporary housing from FEMA in FEMA-provided Temporary Housing Units. For further information regarding FEMA’s response to COVID–19, please visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus. 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: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program. Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0061. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31197 Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 010–0–11, Individuals and Households Program (IHP)—Other Needs Assistance Administrative Option Selection; Development of State/ Tribal Administrative Plan (SAP) for Other Needs Provision of IHP; FEMA Form 010–0–12 (English), Individuals and Households Program Application for Continued Temporary Housing Assistance; FEMA Form 010–0–12S (Spanish), Programa de Individuos y Familias Solicitud Para Continuar La Asistencia de Vivienda Temporera; Request for Approval of Late Registration; Appeal of Program Decision; FEMA Form 009–0–95 (English), Request for Advance Disaster Assistance; FEMA Form 009–0–95S (Spanish), Solicitud de Adelanto de la Asistencia por Desastre; FEMA Form 009–0–96 (English), Request to Stop Payment and Reissue Disaster Assistance Check; FEMA Form 009–0– 96S (Spanish), Solicitud para Detener el Pago y Reemitir el Cheque de Asistencia por Desastre; FEMA Form 140–003d-1— (English), Authorization for the Release of Information Under the Privacy Act; FEMA Form 140–003d-1S—(Spanish), Autorizacio´n para la Divulgacio´n de Informacio´n bajo el Acta de Privacidad. Abstract: The collection provides applicants the ability to request approval of late applications, request continued temporary housing assistance, appeal program decisions, request advance disaster assistance, request assistance checks not received be stopped and reissued, and to authorize the release of information to third parties. It also establishes an agreement between FEMA and States, territories, and Tribal governments regarding the administration of the Other Needs provision of IHP. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,753. Estimated Number of Responses: 185,057. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,828. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $5,692,939. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: NA. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: NA. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $1,089,213. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 31198 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices 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. period of April 12 to April 13, 2020, 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 Tennessee. 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 Individual Assistance and 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, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance under section 408 of the Stafford Act will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration for the approved assistance to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. [FR Doc. 2020–11081 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The time period prescribed for the implementation of section 310(a), Priority to Certain Applications for Public Facility and Public Housing Assistance, 42 U.S.C. 5153, shall be for a period not to exceed six months after the date of this declaration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Administrator, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Myra M. Shird, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this major disaster. The following areas of the State of Tennessee have been designated as adversely affected by this major disaster: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Tennessee resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the Bradley and Hamilton Counties for Individual Assistance. Bradley, Campbell, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Polk, Scott, and Washington Counties for Public Assistance. All areas within the State of Tennessee 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 BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4541– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2020–0001] Tennessee; 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 Tennessee (FEMA–4541–DR), dated April 24, 2020, and related determinations. DATES: The declaration was issued April 24, 2020. 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 April 24, 2020, 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Pete Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2020–11107 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4542– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2020–0001] South Carolina; 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 South Carolina (FEMA–4542–DR), dated May 1, 2020, and related determinations. DATES: The declaration was issued May 1, 2020. 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 May 1, 2020, 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: SUMMARY: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of South Carolina resulting from severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds during the period of April 12 to April 13, 2020, 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 South Carolina. 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 Individual Assistance and 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, Hazard Mitigation, and Other Needs Assistance under section 408 will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 100 (Friday, May 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31196-31198]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2020-0013; OMB No. 1660-0061]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance to Individuals and 
Households Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: 30-Day 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 June 22, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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 
Brian Thompson, Supervisory Program Specialist, FEMA Recovery 
Directorate, 540-686-3602.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection 
previously published in the Federal Register on March 11, 2020 at 85 FR 
14212 with a 60-day public comment period. FEMA received three comments 
from the public.
    Comment 1: The commenter suggested that FEMA could minimize the 
burden for veterans with disabilities by having their patient advocates 
or service organizations asking if they have any unmet needs. 
Additionally, the commenter suggested that when a disability hinders 
someone's ability to understand things and when those serious needs 
have continued to not be met can deteriorate a service member's mental 
health dramatically. Finally the commenter stated that when service 
members need to apply to many different organizations and ask for help 
only to be advised to contact someone else without help can be very 
discouraging. Rather, a simple phone call from someone that has access 
to important information and the ability to help that person can really 
help. FEMA has initiated interrelated projects to increase the 
communication of the needs of registrants with disabilities across our 
programs and better support the needs of survivors with disabilities. 
Recognizing the need for more effective and actionable disability-
related questions in the Registration Intake form (covered in OMB 
collection 1660-0002, Disaster Assistance Registration), FEMA is in the 
process of submitting a revision to OMB collection 1660-0002 to add a 
specific reasonable accommodation question, and an additional question 
capturing disability-related losses. The reasonable accommodation 
question will ask registrants to indicate if they have a disability-
related need to access FEMA's programs and services. FEMA's

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Individual Assistance (IA) Program and Office of Equal Rights (OER) are 
working to develop a written procedure to arrange for any 
accommodation/modification, and to develop training documents/curricula 
for all FEMA personnel involved in providing accommodations to disaster 
survivors. The Federal Register Notice for 1660-0002 which outlines the 
reasonable accommodation question addition should be posted in the near 
future for public comment.
    The reasonable accommodation question was developed through 
collaboration between the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and 
Coordination (ODIC), the FEMA OER, the FEMA IA Program, the FEMA Office 
of External Affairs, and other relevant offices within FEMA. In 
addition to these offices, ODIC sought input from the National Council 
on Disability (NCD) to validate the language included in the question. 
NCD is an independent Federal agency charged with advising the 
President, Congress, and other Federal agencies regarding policies, 
programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with 
disabilities.
    With the addition of the reasonable accommodation question in the 
registration intake form, FEMA will be better able to identify and 
assist applicants with completing the forms included in 1660-0061 
(request for late application review, submitting appeals, completing 
the Authorization for the Release of Information form, requesting 
advance disaster assistance, and stop payment requests).
    In addition, the policies regarding how and why FEMA can share 
applicant information are not in place to make it harder for veterans 
and others with disabilities to receive the help they need, but to 
protect them from fraud and identity theft by ensuring only those who 
have appropriate consent from the applicant can access their 
information. FEMA generally communicates directly with each applicant 
throughout the IHP process to gather information, inform them of their 
eligibility for assistance, refer them to other sources of assistance, 
and guide them on the proper use of IHP funds.
    FEMA also generally communicates directly with each applicant to 
protect their private information. The Privacy Act of 1974 regulates 
how FEMA collects, uses, and discloses an applicant's personal 
information in order to protect the privacy of the applicant, and 
requires FEMA to obtain written consent from the applicant in order to 
share their disaster assistance records with a third party. For 
example, FEMA employees and contractors will always verify an 
applicant's identity before discussing eligibility or potential 
assistance. After verifying their identity with FEMA, the applicant can 
also give verbal permission for FEMA to speak with a third party 
regarding their case via the FEMA Helpline.
    FEMA may share applicant information outside FEMA with entities 
such as States, territorial, Tribal, and local governments, voluntary 
organizations, and other organizations in accordance with published 
routine uses identified in DHS/FEMA-008 Disaster Recovery Assistance 
Files System of Records Notice. FEMA shares this information to enable 
the applicant to receive additional disaster assistance, prevent a 
duplication of benefits, and prevent future disaster losses.
    Comment 2: The second comment was not a germane comment.
    Comment 3: The commenter suggested that it should be made clear 
whether the Coronavirus pandemic falls within the bounds of a declared 
disaster or emergency which justifies provision of FEMA assistance of 
the type discussed after a disaster or emergency to aid in housing, 
food sources, medical needs, and other forms of aid provided by FEMA 
after an earthquake or hurricane, which should also be available to 
those families and persons needing assistance during the coronavirus 
emergency. At this time, the only declaration provided for Individual 
Assistance for COVID-19 is specific to Crisis Counseling. The 
Individuals and Households Program has not been authorized; therefore, 
FEMA is not accepting disaster assistance registrations for COVID-19 at 
this time and is not providing assistance under the Individuals and 
Households Program.
    News Release HQ-20-091 dated April 9, 2020 on FEMA.gov about rent 
suspension is only in regard to disaster survivors who were already 
receiving temporary housing from FEMA in FEMA-provided Temporary 
Housing Units. For further information regarding FEMA's response to 
COVID-19, please visit https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus.
    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: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program.
    Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0061.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 010-0-11, Individuals and 
Households Program (IHP)--Other Needs Assistance Administrative Option 
Selection; Development of State/Tribal Administrative Plan (SAP) for 
Other Needs Provision of IHP; FEMA Form 010-0-12 (English), Individuals 
and Households Program Application for Continued Temporary Housing 
Assistance; FEMA Form 010-0-12S (Spanish), Programa de Individuos y 
Familias Solicitud Para Continuar La Asistencia de Vivienda Temporera; 
Request for Approval of Late Registration; Appeal of Program Decision; 
FEMA Form 009-0-95 (English), Request for Advance Disaster Assistance; 
FEMA Form 009-0-95S (Spanish), Solicitud de Adelanto de la Asistencia 
por Desastre; FEMA Form 009-0-96 (English), Request to Stop Payment and 
Reissue Disaster Assistance Check; FEMA Form 009-0-96S (Spanish), 
Solicitud para Detener el Pago y Reemitir el Cheque de Asistencia por 
Desastre; FEMA Form 140-003d-1--(English), Authorization for the 
Release of Information Under the Privacy Act; FEMA Form 140-003d-1S--
(Spanish), Autorizaci[oacute]n para la Divulgaci[oacute]n de 
Informaci[oacute]n bajo el Acta de Privacidad.
    Abstract: The collection provides applicants the ability to request 
approval of late applications, request continued temporary housing 
assistance, appeal program decisions, request advance disaster 
assistance, request assistance checks not received be stopped and 
reissued, and to authorize the release of information to third parties. 
It also establishes an agreement between FEMA and States, territories, 
and Tribal governments regarding the administration of the Other Needs 
provision of IHP.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households; State, Local, or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,753.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 185,057.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150,828.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $5,692,939.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: NA.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: NA.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $1,089,213.

Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption 
above. Comments are solicited to (a) evaluate whether the proposed data

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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. 2020-11081 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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