Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies; Public Meetings; Extension of Comment Period, 30326-30327 [2021-11932]

Download as PDF 30326 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 107 / Monday, June 7, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance. Federal Emergency Management Agency Collection of Information Title: National Fire Academy LongTerm Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees. Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0039. Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 078–0–2, National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Supervisors; FEMA Form 078–0–2A, National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees. Abstract: The National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Forms will be used to evaluate all National Fire Academy (NFA) on-campus resident training courses. Course graduates and their supervisors will be asked to evaluate the impact of the training on both individual job performance and the performance of the fire and emergency response department where the student works. The data provided by students and supervisors is used to update existing NFA course materials and to develop new courses that reflect the emerging issues and needs of the Nation’s fire service. Affected Public: State, local or Tribal governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 405. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $20,741. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $46,643. [Docket ID: FEMA–2021–0010; OMB No. 1660–0039] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Supervisors and National Fire Academy Long-Term Evaluation Form for Students/Trainees Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice of renewal 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 July 7, 2021. 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 FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov or Dawn Long, Statistician, FEMA, National Fire Academy at (301) 447–1488. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on March 15, 2021, at 86 FR 14335 with a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that FEMA will submit the information collection abstracted below khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–11838 Filed 6–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2021–0011] RIN 1660–AB08 Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies; Public Meetings; Extension of Comment Period Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Announcement of public meetings; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending the public comment period for its request for information published April 22, 2021, and will hold two public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit feedback on the request for information. The request for information seeks input from the public on specific FEMA programs, regulations, collections of information, and policies for the agency to consider modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing in light of recent Executive orders. DATES: The comment period for the request for information published at 86 FR 21325 (Apr. 22, 2021) is extended. Written comments may be submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. FEMA will hold meetings on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The public meeting on June 15 will be for a general audience, and the meeting on June 16 will be focused on issues specific to Indian Tribal governments. Depending on the number of speakers, the meetings may end before the time indicated, following the last call for comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 107 / Monday, June 7, 2021 / Notices The public meetings will be held via web conference. Members of the public may register to attend the meetings online at the following links: For the June 15 meeting: https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 8344630664422138128. For the June 16 Tribal meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/ register/4077004924087852814. If you would like to speak at a meeting, please indicate that on the registration form. For the June 16 meeting, FEMA will be prioritizing comments from representatives and members of Indian Tribal governments. If there is time remaining in a meeting after all registered speakers have finished, FEMA will invite comments from others in attendance. Reasonable accommodations are available for people with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill. Written comments on the request for information must be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. Search for FEMA– 2021–0011–0001 and follow the instructions for submitting comments. All written comments received, including any personal information provided, may be posted without alteration at https:// www.regulations.gov. All comments on the request for information made during the meetings will be posted to the rulemaking docket on https:// www.regulations.gov. For access to the docket and to read comments received by FEMA, go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID FEMA–2021–0011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Shedd, Acting Deputy Chief Counsel, General Law, via email at FEMA-regulations@fema.dhs.gov or via phone at (202) 646–4105. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 22, 2021, FEMA published a Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies.1 FEMA is seeking public input on specific FEMA programs, regulations, collections of information, and policies for the agency to consider modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing in light of recent Executive orders. These efforts aim to help FEMA ensure that its programs, regulations, and policies contain necessary, properly tailored, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: 1 86 FR 21325. Commenters may reference the Request for Information for a general description of FEMA’s programs. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 and up-to-date requirements that effectively achieve FEMA’s mission in a manner that furthers the goals of advancing equity for all, including those in underserved communities; bolstering resilience from the impacts of climate change, particularly for those disproportionately impacted by climate change; and environmental justice. Specifically, FEMA seeks this input pursuant to the processes required by Executive Orders 13985, 13990, and 14008 that require agencies to assess existing programs and policies to determine if: (1) Agency programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved groups; (2) additional agency actions are required to bolster resilience to climate change; and (3) agency programs, policies, and activities address the disproportionately high and adverse climate-related impacts on disadvantaged communities. Consistent with Executive Order 13563 and Executive Order 13707, FEMA further seeks this input to ensure that it is implementing its programs in a manner that builds disaster readiness and closes national capability gaps through data-driven approaches and risk-informed preparedness and mitigation investments as well as in delivering the Agency’s response and recovery mission sets. The purpose of the request for information is to seek general feedback on FEMA’s programs. Individuals cannot apply for FEMA assistance by submitting a comment in the Federal Register. If you are an individual who has been impacted by a disaster and you are seeking assistance from FEMA, please visit https://www.fema.gov/ assistance/individual or call the FEMA Helpline (1–800–621–3362/TTY (800) 462–7585) to apply or receive information on a pending request. FEMA is holding public meetings and extending the comment period to ensure all interested parties have sufficient opportunity to provide comments on FEMA’s programs. FEMA will carefully consider all relevant comments received during the meetings, and during the rest of the comment period. All comments or remarks provided on the request for information during the meeting will be recorded and posted to the rulemaking docket on https://www.regulations.gov. Meeting Agendas The agenda for both meetings is as follows: 1. (3 min.) Introduction to Technology 2. (10 min.) Welcome Remarks by FEMA Leadership 3. (75 min.) Public Comment PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30327 4. (2 min.) Closing Remarks Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–11932 Filed 6–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2021–0005; OMB No. 1660–0130] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. 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 July 7, 2021. 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 FEMA-Information-CollectionsManagement@fema.dhs.gov or Millicent Brown, Sr. Manager, FEMA Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Information Management Division, at (202) 304–2291 for further information. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 107 (Monday, June 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30326-30327]
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-2021-0011]
RIN 1660-AB08


Request for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and 
Policies; Public Meetings; Extension of Comment Period

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

ACTION: Announcement of public meetings; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is extending 
the public comment period for its request for information published 
April 22, 2021, and will hold two public meetings remotely via web 
conference to solicit feedback on the request for information. The 
request for information seeks input from the public on specific FEMA 
programs, regulations, collections of information, and policies for the 
agency to consider modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing in 
light of recent Executive orders.

DATES: The comment period for the request for information published at 
86 FR 21325 (Apr. 22, 2021) is extended. Written comments may be 
submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Wednesday, July 21, 
2021.
    FEMA will hold meetings on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 
3:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
ET. The public meeting on June 15 will be for a general audience, and 
the meeting on June 16 will be focused on issues specific to Indian 
Tribal governments. Depending on the number of speakers, the meetings 
may end before the time indicated, following the last call for 
comments.

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ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held via web conference. Members 
of the public may register to attend the meetings online at the 
following links:
    For the June 15 meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8344630664422138128.
    For the June 16 Tribal meeting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4077004924087852814.
    If you would like to speak at a meeting, please indicate that on 
the registration form. For the June 16 meeting, FEMA will be 
prioritizing comments from representatives and members of Indian Tribal 
governments. If there is time remaining in a meeting after all 
registered speakers have finished, FEMA will invite comments from 
others in attendance.
    Reasonable accommodations are available for people with 
disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the person 
listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below as soon as 
possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible 
to fulfill.
    Written comments on the request for information must be submitted 
via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. 
Search for FEMA-2021-0011-0001 and follow the instructions for 
submitting comments.
    All written comments received, including any personal information 
provided, may be posted without alteration at https://www.regulations.gov. All comments on the request for information made 
during the meetings will be posted to the rulemaking docket on https://www.regulations.gov.
    For access to the docket and to read comments received by FEMA, go 
to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID FEMA-2021-0011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Shedd, Acting Deputy Chief 
Counsel, General Law, via email at [email protected] or via 
phone at (202) 646-4105.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 22, 2021, FEMA published a Request 
for Information on FEMA Programs, Regulations, and Policies.\1\ FEMA is 
seeking public input on specific FEMA programs, regulations, 
collections of information, and policies for the agency to consider 
modifying, streamlining, expanding, or repealing in light of recent 
Executive orders. These efforts aim to help FEMA ensure that its 
programs, regulations, and policies contain necessary, properly 
tailored, and up-to-date requirements that effectively achieve FEMA's 
mission in a manner that furthers the goals of advancing equity for 
all, including those in underserved communities; bolstering resilience 
from the impacts of climate change, particularly for those 
disproportionately impacted by climate change; and environmental 
justice.
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    \1\ 86 FR 21325. Commenters may reference the Request for 
Information for a general description of FEMA's programs.
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    Specifically, FEMA seeks this input pursuant to the processes 
required by Executive Orders 13985, 13990, and 14008 that require 
agencies to assess existing programs and policies to determine if: (1) 
Agency programs and policies perpetuate systemic barriers to 
opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved 
groups; (2) additional agency actions are required to bolster 
resilience to climate change; and (3) agency programs, policies, and 
activities address the disproportionately high and adverse climate-
related impacts on disadvantaged communities. Consistent with Executive 
Order 13563 and Executive Order 13707, FEMA further seeks this input to 
ensure that it is implementing its programs in a manner that builds 
disaster readiness and closes national capability gaps through data-
driven approaches and risk-informed preparedness and mitigation 
investments as well as in delivering the Agency's response and recovery 
mission sets.
    The purpose of the request for information is to seek general 
feedback on FEMA's programs. Individuals cannot apply for FEMA 
assistance by submitting a comment in the Federal Register. If you are 
an individual who has been impacted by a disaster and you are seeking 
assistance from FEMA, please visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual or call the FEMA Helpline (1-800-621-3362/TTY (800) 462-
7585) to apply or receive information on a pending request.
    FEMA is holding public meetings and extending the comment period to 
ensure all interested parties have sufficient opportunity to provide 
comments on FEMA's programs. FEMA will carefully consider all relevant 
comments received during the meetings, and during the rest of the 
comment period. All comments or remarks provided on the request for 
information during the meeting will be recorded and posted to the 
rulemaking docket on https://www.regulations.gov.

Meeting Agendas

    The agenda for both meetings is as follows:

1. (3 min.) Introduction to Technology
2. (10 min.) Welcome Remarks by FEMA Leadership
3. (75 min.) Public Comment
4. (2 min.) Closing Remarks

Deanne Criswell,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2021-11932 Filed 6-4-21; 8:45 am]
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