Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), 68084-68086 [2020-23762]

Download as PDF 68084 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3F52, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 761–5444, maggie.morrisfears@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) Dated: October 21, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–23677 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Nicholas Gaiano, Ph.D., Review Branch Chief, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH Neuroscience Center/Room 6150/MSC 9606, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–9606, 301–443–2742, nick.gaiano@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.242, Mental Health Research Grants, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 21, 2020. Patricia B. Hansberger, Supervisory Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–23707 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institutes of Health DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute of Mental Health; Notice of Closed Meetings jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel PAR Review: Silvio O. Conte Centers for Basic Neuroscience or Translational Mental Health Research (P50). Date: November 19, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Nicholas Gaiano, Ph.D., Review Branch Chief, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH Neuroscience Center/Room 6150/MSC 9606, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–9606, 301–443–2742 nick.gaiano@nih.gov. Name of Committee: National Institute of Mental Health Special Emphasis Panel; NRSA Institutional Research Grant Training Review (T32). Date: November 20, 2020. Time: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting 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: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business Hematology. Date: November 19–20, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Bukhtiar H Shah, DVM, Ph.D, Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4120, MSC 7802, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 806– 7314, shahb@csr.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) PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 22, 2020. Ronald J. Livingston, Jr., Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–23732 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2020–0035; OMB No. 1660–0072] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS ACTION: 60 Day Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. While this information collection continues to include the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, it includes updates to (1) introduce the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program; and (2) establish the PreDisaster Mitigation (PDM) program as a legacy program. Under the FEMA’s HMA grant programs, States, local communities, Tribes, and Territories (SLTTs) seek assistance to support disaster mitigation and provide opportunities to reduce or eliminate potential losses to SLTTs. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 28, 2020. SUMMARY: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2020–0035. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID, and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennie Orenstein, Grants Policy Branch Chief, FIMA, FEMA, (202) 212–4071. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. This collection of information is necessary to implement grants for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program. The FMA program is authorized pursuant to Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4104c. The FMA program, under 44 CFR part 79, provides funding for measures taken to reduce or eliminate the longterm risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA was created as part of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994, Public Law 103–325. The BiggertWaters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW–12), Public Law 112–141, consolidated the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive Loss grant (SRL) programs into FMA, and changed the cost-share requirements under FMA to allow more Federal funds for properties with repetitive flood claims. The PDM program was authorized under Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Public Law 93–288, 42 U.S.C. 5133, as amended by Section 102 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106– 390. The PDM program provided grants for cost-effective mitigation actions prior to a disaster event to reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. Section 1234 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) amended Section 203 of the Stafford Act to authorize an updated program. As a result, FEMA is replacing the PDM program with the BRIC program and is establishing PDM as a legacy program. While the last cycle of the PDM program awards were made in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, this information collection will continue through FY 2020–2021 for grant monitoring and closeout. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 The BRIC program is designed to promote a national culture of preparedness and public safety through encouraging investments to protect the Nation’s communities and infrastructure and through strengthening national mitigation capabilities to foster resilience. The BRIC program seeks to fund effective and innovative projects that will reduce risk, increase resilience, and serve as a catalyst to encourage the whole community to invest in and adopt policies related to mitigation. The guiding principles of the BRIC program are to (1) support State and local governments, Tribes, and territories through capability and capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards; (2) encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, consistency, and effectiveness; (3) promote partnerships and enable high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, public safety, public health, and communities; (4) provide a significant opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on the Disaster Relief Fund; and (5) support the adoption and enforcement of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the public, take into account future conditions, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for future disaster costs. The BRIC program will distribute funds annually and apply a Federal/nonFederal cost share. In accordance with 2 CFR 200.203, FEMA requires that all parties interested in receiving FEMA mitigation grants submit an application package for grant assistance. Applications and subapplications for the BRIC and FMA programs are submitted via the FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) system. Information necessary for the ongoing monitoring and closeout of the PDM program for FY 2019 and prior will be collected via the e-Grants system. The FEMA GO and e-Grants systems have been developed to meet the intent of the e-Government initiative, authorized by Public Law 106–107. This initiative requires that all Government agencies both streamline grant application processes and provide for the means to electronically create, review, and submit a grant application via the internet. In order to increase transparency in decision-making while building capability and partnerships, FEMA will convene a National Review Panel to PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68085 score applications and subapplications based on qualitative evaluation criteria. The qualitative criteria are narrative submissions to allow applicants and subapplicants the flexibility to fully explain the strengths of the proposed project. Qualitative evaluation criteria have graded scales of point scoring. The BRIC program will solicit volunteers from SLTTs and Other Federal Agencies (OFAs) to review applications that are routed to the qualitative panel reviews. The volunteers will review and score applications based on a pre-determined scoring criteria. Collection of Information Title: Mitigation Grant Programs. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. OMB Number: 1660–0072. FEMA Forms: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) FY 20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest Form. Abstract: FEMA’s Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities programs use an automated grant application and management system called FEMA GO. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation program uses an automated grant application and management system called e-Grants. These grant programs provide funding for the purpose of reducing or eliminating the risks to life and property from hazards. The FEMA GO and e-Grants systems include all the application information needed to apply for funding under these grant programs. FEMA will use the information to solicit volunteers from SLTTs and Other Federal Agencies (OFAs) to review applications that are routed to the qualitative panel reviews. The volunteers will review and score applications based on a pre-determined scoring criteria. Affected Public: State, Local communities, Tribes and Territories; Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 436. Estimated Number of Responses: 5,364. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,248. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $3,324,211. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: None. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: None. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $7,586,635. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 68086 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 27, 2020 / Notices 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. I. Public Comment Procedures [FR Doc. 2020–23762 Filed 10–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–BW–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0126; FXIA16710900000–201–FF09A30000] Foreign Endangered Species; Wild Bird Conservation Act; Receipt of Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. The ESA also requires that we invite public comment before issuing permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species. DATES: We must receive comments by November 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Obtaining Documents: The applications, application supporting materials, and any comments and other jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:26 Oct 26, 2020 Jkt 253001 materials that we receive will be available for public inspection at https:// www.regulations.gov in Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2020–0126. Submitting Comments: When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Internet: https:// www.regulations.gov. Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2020–0126. • U.S. mail: Public Comments Processing, Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– IA–2020–0126; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, MS: PRB/3W; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. For more information, see Public Comment Procedures under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, by phone at 703–358– 2185, via email at DMAFR@fws.gov, or via the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. How do I comment on submitted applications? We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing any of the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we receive during the public comment period. You may submit your comments and materials by one of the methods in ADDRESSES. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not in ADDRESSES. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES). When submitting comments, please specify the name of the applicant and the permit number at the beginning of your comment. Provide sufficient information to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. B. May I review comments submitted by others? You may view and comment on others’ public comments at https:// PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov, unless our allowing so would violate the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) or Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). C. Who will see my comments? If you submit a comment at https:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment, including any personal identifying information, will be posted on the website. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, such as your address, phone number, or email address, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Moreover, all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and in consideration of section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), we invite public comments on permit applications before final action is taken. With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits certain activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is issued that allows such activities. Permits issued under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA allow otherwise prohibited activities for scientific purposes or to enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species. Service regulations regarding prohibited activities with endangered species, captive-bred wildlife registrations, and permits for any activity otherwise prohibited by the ESA with respect to any endangered species are available in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 17. III. Permit Applications We invite comments on the following applications. A. Endangered Species Applicant: Tufts University, North Grafton, MA; Permit No. 56679D The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples derived from the following species, taken in Peru, for the purpose of scientific research: • Wild Goeldi’s monkeys (Callimico goeldii), • Bald uacari (Cacajao calvus), • Mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata), and E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2020-0035; OMB No. 1660-0072]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Building Resilient 
Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC); Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS

ACTION: 60 Day Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. While this 
information collection continues to include the Flood Mitigation 
Assistance (FMA) program, it includes updates to (1) introduce the 
Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program; and 
(2) establish the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program as a legacy 
program. Under the FEMA's HMA grant programs, States, local 
communities, Tribes, and Territories (SLTTs) seek assistance to support 
disaster mitigation and provide opportunities to reduce or eliminate 
potential losses to SLTTs.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 28, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA-
2020-0035. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket 
ID, and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal 
information you provide. Therefore, submitting this

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information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and 
Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of 
www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennie Orenstein, Grants Policy Branch 
Chief, FIMA, FEMA, (202) 212-4071. You may contact the Records 
Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This collection of information is necessary 
to implement grants for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program, 
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Building Resilient Infrastructure 
and Communities (BRIC) program.
    The FMA program is authorized pursuant to Section 1366 of the 
National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4104c. The FMA program, 
under 44 CFR part 79, provides funding for measures taken to reduce or 
eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured 
homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance 
Program (NFIP). FMA was created as part of the National Flood Insurance 
Reform Act (NFIRA) of 1994, Public Law 103-325. The Biggert-Waters 
Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12), Public Law 112-141, 
consolidated the Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) and Severe Repetitive 
Loss grant (SRL) programs into FMA, and changed the cost-share 
requirements under FMA to allow more Federal funds for properties with 
repetitive flood claims.
    The PDM program was authorized under Section 203 of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 
Public Law 93-288, 42 U.S.C. 5133, as amended by Section 102 of the 
Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Public Law 106-390. The PDM program 
provided grants for cost-effective mitigation actions prior to a 
disaster event to reduce overall risks to the population and 
structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual 
disaster declarations. Section 1234 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act 
of 2018 (DRRA) amended Section 203 of the Stafford Act to authorize an 
updated program. As a result, FEMA is replacing the PDM program with 
the BRIC program and is establishing PDM as a legacy program. While the 
last cycle of the PDM program awards were made in Fiscal Year (FY) 
2019, this information collection will continue through FY 2020-2021 
for grant monitoring and closeout.
    The BRIC program is designed to promote a national culture of 
preparedness and public safety through encouraging investments to 
protect the Nation's communities and infrastructure and through 
strengthening national mitigation capabilities to foster resilience. 
The BRIC program seeks to fund effective and innovative projects that 
will reduce risk, increase resilience, and serve as a catalyst to 
encourage the whole community to invest in and adopt policies related 
to mitigation.
    The guiding principles of the BRIC program are to (1) support State 
and local governments, Tribes, and territories through capability and 
capacity-building to enable them to identify mitigation actions and 
implement projects that reduce risks posed by natural hazards; (2) 
encourage and enable innovation while allowing flexibility, 
consistency, and effectiveness; (3) promote partnerships and enable 
high-impact investments to reduce risk from natural hazards with a 
focus on critical services and facilities, public infrastructure, 
public safety, public health, and communities; (4) provide a 
significant opportunity to reduce future losses and minimize impacts on 
the Disaster Relief Fund; and (5) support the adoption and enforcement 
of building codes, standards, and policies that will protect the 
health, safety, and general welfare of the public, take into account 
future conditions, and have long-lasting impacts on community risk 
reduction, including for critical services and facilities and for 
future disaster costs. The BRIC program will distribute funds annually 
and apply a Federal/non-Federal cost share.
    In accordance with 2 CFR 200.203, FEMA requires that all parties 
interested in receiving FEMA mitigation grants submit an application 
package for grant assistance. Applications and subapplications for the 
BRIC and FMA programs are submitted via the FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA 
GO) system. Information necessary for the ongoing monitoring and 
closeout of the PDM program for FY 2019 and prior will be collected via 
the e-Grants system. The FEMA GO and e-Grants systems have been 
developed to meet the intent of the e-Government initiative, authorized 
by Public Law 106-107. This initiative requires that all Government 
agencies both streamline grant application processes and provide for 
the means to electronically create, review, and submit a grant 
application via the internet.
    In order to increase transparency in decision-making while building 
capability and partnerships, FEMA will convene a National Review Panel 
to score applications and subapplications based on qualitative 
evaluation criteria. The qualitative criteria are narrative submissions 
to allow applicants and subapplicants the flexibility to fully explain 
the strengths of the proposed project. Qualitative evaluation criteria 
have graded scales of point scoring.
    The BRIC program will solicit volunteers from SLTTs and Other 
Federal Agencies (OFAs) to review applications that are routed to the 
qualitative panel reviews. The volunteers will review and score 
applications based on a pre-determined scoring criteria.

Collection of Information

    Title: Mitigation Grant Programs.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0072.
    FEMA Forms: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities 
(BRIC) FY 20 National Competition Panel Review Expression of Interest 
Form.
    Abstract: FEMA's Flood Mitigation Assistance and Building Resilient 
Infrastructure and Communities programs use an automated grant 
application and management system called FEMA GO. The Pre-Disaster 
Mitigation program uses an automated grant application and management 
system called e-Grants. These grant programs provide funding for the 
purpose of reducing or eliminating the risks to life and property from 
hazards. The FEMA GO and e-Grants systems include all the application 
information needed to apply for funding under these grant programs. 
FEMA will use the information to solicit volunteers from SLTTs and 
Other Federal Agencies (OFAs) to review applications that are routed to 
the qualitative panel reviews. The volunteers will review and score 
applications based on a pre-determined scoring criteria.
    Affected Public: State, Local communities, Tribes and Territories; 
Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 436.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 5,364.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 58,248.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $3,324,211.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: None.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: None.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $7,586,635.

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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. 2020-23762 Filed 10-26-20; 8:45 am]
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