Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), 14144-14145 [2021-05182]

Download as PDF 14144 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021 / Notices State and county Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B– 2073). Tarrant (FEMA Docket No.: B– 2073). Virginia: Goochland (FEMA Docket No.: B– 2076). Location and case No. City of Benbrook (20– 06–0768P). City of Fort Worth (20– 06–0768P). Unincorporated areas of Goochland County (20–03–0873P). Henrico (FEMA Docket No.: B– 2076). Loudoun (FEMA Docket No.: B– 2076). Unincorporated areas of Henrico County (20– 03–0873P). Unincorporated areas of Loudoun County (20– 03–1100P). Prince William (FEMA Docket No.: B–2076). City of Manassas (20– 03–0768P). [FR Doc. 2021–05222 Filed 3–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2021–0004; OMB No. 1660–0112] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. 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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on an extension, with change, of a currently approved information collection. Three new forms are added to the collection—FEMA TSGP Public Transit Risk Assessment Methodology (PT–RAM), TSGP PT–RAM Gap Analysis, and TSGP PT–RAM Implementation Plan, as these are new forms to the FEMA 089–4 Collection. TSGP is adding these forms to the collection for project risk analysis connected to the purpose of the grant program. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Mar 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Chief executive officer of community Community map repository Date of modification Community No. The Honorable Jerry Dittrich, Mayor, City of Benbrook, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126. The Honorable Betsy Price, Mayor, City of Fort Worth, 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. City Hall, 911 Winscott Road, Benbrook, TX 76126. Feb. 16, 2021 .... 480586 Transportation and Public Works Department, Engineering Vault, 200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Feb. 16, 2021 .... 480596 The Honorable Susan F. Lascolette, Chair, Goochland County Board of Supervisors, P.O. Box 10, Goochland, VA 23063. Mr. John A. Vithoulkas, Manager, Henrico County, P.O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273. Mr. Tim Hemstreet, Loudoun County Administrator, P.O. Box 7000, Leesburg, VA 20177. Goochland County Environmental and Development Review Department, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063. Henrico County Department of Public Works, 4305 East Parham Road, Henrico, VA 23228. Loudoun County Office of Mapping and Geographic Information, 1 Harrison Street, Southeast, Leesburg, VA 20175. Public Works Department, 8500 Public Works Drive, Manassas, VA 20110. Feb. 8, 2021 ...... 510072 Feb. 8, 2021 ...... 510077 Feb. 16, 2021 .... 510090 Feb. 4, 2021 ...... 510122 The Honorable Harry J. Parrish, II, Mayor, City of Manassas, 9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110. which is a FEMA grant program that focuses on transportation infrastructure protection activities. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 11, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2021–0004. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 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 https://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, Branch Chief, FEMA, 202–786–9461, Laila.Ouhamou@ fema.dhs.gov. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. The TSGP is a FEMA grant program that focuses on transportation infrastructure protection activities. The collection of information for TSGP is mandated by Section 1406, Title XIV of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135), which directs the Secretary to establish a program for making grants to eligible public transportation agencies for security improvements. Additionally, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information is collected in accordance with Section 1406(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(c)) which authorizes the Secretary to determine the requirements for grant recipients, including application requirements. Collection of Information Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP). Type of Information Collection: Modification of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0112. FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089–4, TSGP Investment Justification Background Document 089–4A, TSGP Five-Year Security Capital and Operational Sustainment Plan 089–4B, FEMA Form 089–4 Public Transit Risk Assessment Methodology PT–RAM, FEMA Form 089–4 TSGP PT–RAM Implementation Plan, and the FEMA TSGP PT–RAM Gap Analysis Abstract: The TSGP is an important component of the Department’s effort to enhance the security of the Nation’s critical infrastructure. The program provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, State and local government. Number of Respondents: 123. Number of Responses: 738. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,375. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondent operations and maintenance costs for technical services is E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 47 / Friday, March 12, 2021 / Notices $1,373,353. There are no annual start-up or capital costs.) Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $963,792 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. Millicent L Brown, Senior Manager, Records Management Branch Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–05182 Filed 3–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–78–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2020–0016] Meeting To Implement Pandemic Response Voluntary Agreement Under Section 708 of the Defense Production Act Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Announcement of meetings. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is holding a series of meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic. DATES: The first meeting took place on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The second meeting took place on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. The third meeting took place on SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Mar 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. A fourth meeting will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Glenn, Office of Business, Industry, Infrastructure Integration, via email at OB3I@fema.dhs.gov or via phone at (202) 212–1666. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided as required by section 708(h)(8) of the Defense Production Act (DPA), 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(8), and consistent with 44 CFR part 332. The DPA authorizes the making of ‘‘voluntary agreements and plans of action’’ with, among others, representatives of industry and business to help provide for the national defense.1 The President’s authority to facilitate voluntary agreements was delegated to the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to responding to the spread of COVID–19 within the United States in Executive Order 13911.2 The Secretary of Homeland Security has further delegated this authority to the FEMA Administrator.3 On August 17, 2020, after the appropriate consultations with the Attorney General and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, FEMA completed and published in the Federal Register a ‘‘Voluntary Agreement for the Manufacture and Distribution of Critical Healthcare Resources Necessary to Respond to a Pandemic’’ (Voluntary Agreement).4 Unless terminated prior to that date, the Voluntary Agreement is effective until August 17, 2025, and may be extended subject to additional approval by the Attorney General after consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. The Agreement may be used to prepare for or respond to any pandemic, including COVID–19, during that time. On December 7, 2020, the first plan of action under the Voluntary Agreement—the Plan of Action to Establish a National Strategy for the Manufacture, Allocation, and Distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Respond to COVID– 1 50 U.S.C. 4558(c)(1). FR 18403 (Apr. 1, 2020). 3 DHS Delegation 09052, Rev. 00.1 (Apr. 1, 2020); DHS Delegation Number 09052 Rev. 00 (Jan. 3, 2017). 4 85 FR 50035 (Aug. 17, 2020). The Attorney General, in consultation with the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, made the required finding that the purpose of the voluntary agreement may not reasonably be achieved through an agreement having less anticompetitive effects or without any voluntary agreement and published the finding in the Federal Register on the same day. 85 FR 50049 (Aug. 17, 2020). 2 85 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14145 19 (Plan of Action)—was finalized.5 The Plan of Action established several subcommittees under the Voluntary Agreement, focusing on different aspects of the Plan of Action. These meetings were or will be chaired by the FEMA Administrator or his delegate, and attended by the Attorney General or his delegate and the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission or his delegate. In implementing the Voluntary Agreement, FEMA adheres to all procedural requirements of 50 U.S.C. 4558 and 44 CFR part 332. Meeting Objectives: The objectives of all of the meetings are as follows: 1. Gather committee Participants and Attendees to ask targeted questions for situational awareness. 2. Establish priorities for COVID–19 PPE under the Voluntary Agreement. 3. Identify tasks that should be completed under the appropriate SubCommittee. 4. Identify information gaps and areas that merit sharing (both from FEMA to the private sector and vice versa). Meetings Closed to the Public: By default, the DPA requires meetings held to implement a voluntary agreement or plan of action be open to the public.6 However, attendance may be limited if the Sponsor 7 of the voluntary agreement finds that the matter to be discussed at a meeting falls within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). The Sponsor of the Voluntary Agreement, the FEMA Administrator, found that these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement involve matters which fall within the purview of matters described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) and the meetings will therefore be closed to the public. Specifically, these meetings to implement the Voluntary Agreement may require participants to disclose trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential. Disclosure of such information allows for meetings to be closed pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4). In addition, the success of the Voluntary Agreement depends wholly on the willing and enthusiastic participation of private sector participants. Failure to close these meetings could have a strong chilling effect on participation by the private sector and cause a substantial risk that sensitive information will be prematurely released to the public, 5 See 85 FR 78869 (Dec. 7, 2020). See also 85 FR 79020 (Dec. 8, 2020). 6 See 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). 7 ‘‘[T]he individual designated by the President in subsection (c)(2) [of section 708 of the DPA] to administer the voluntary agreement, or plan of action.’’ 50 U.S.C. 4558(h)(7). E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 47 (Friday, March 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2021-0004; OMB No. 1660-0112]


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

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland 
Security.

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 and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on an extension, with change, of a currently approved 
information collection. Three new forms are added to the collection--
FEMA TSGP Public Transit Risk Assessment Methodology (PT-RAM), TSGP PT-
RAM Gap Analysis, and TSGP PT-RAM Implementation Plan, as these are new 
forms to the FEMA 089-4 Collection. TSGP is adding these forms to the 
collection for project risk analysis connected to the purpose of the 
grant program. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning the Transit Security Grant 
Program (TSGP) which is a FEMA grant program that focuses on 
transportation infrastructure protection activities.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 11, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA-
2021-0004. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    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 https://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, Branch Chief, FEMA, 
202-786-9461, [email protected]. You may contact the Records 
Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TSGP is a FEMA grant program that 
focuses on transportation infrastructure protection activities. The 
collection of information for TSGP is mandated by Section 1406, Title 
XIV of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 
2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135), which directs the Secretary to establish a 
program for making grants to eligible public transportation agencies 
for security improvements. Additionally, information is collected in 
accordance with Section 1406(c) of the Implementing Recommendations of 
the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(c)) which authorizes the 
Secretary to determine the requirements for grant recipients, including 
application requirements.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Transit Security Grant Program 
(TSGP).
    Type of Information Collection: Modification of a currently 
approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0112.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-4, TSGP Investment Justification 
Background Document 089-4A, TSGP Five-Year Security Capital and 
Operational Sustainment Plan 089-4B, FEMA Form 089-4 Public Transit 
Risk Assessment Methodology PT-RAM, FEMA Form 089-4 TSGP PT-RAM 
Implementation Plan, and the FEMA TSGP PT-RAM Gap Analysis
    Abstract: The TSGP is an important component of the Department's 
effort to enhance the security of the Nation's critical infrastructure. 
The program provides funds to owners and operators of transit systems 
to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the 
traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other 
emergencies.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, State and local 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 123.
    Number of Responses: 738.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,375.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: The estimated annual cost 
to respondent operations and maintenance costs for technical services 
is

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$1,373,353. There are no annual start-up or capital costs.)
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $963,792

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.

Millicent L Brown,
Senior Manager, Records Management Branch Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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