Technical Mapping Advisory Council, 34265-34266 [2021-13843]

Download as PDF 34265 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 29, 2021 / Notices State and county Travis ........... Virginia: King and Queen. Location and case No. Chief executive officer of community Unincorporated areas of Travis County (21– 06–0412P). The Honorable Andy Brown, Travis County Judge, P.O. Box 1748, Austin, TX 78767. Unincorporated areas of King and Queen County (21– 03–0727P). Mr. Thomas J. Swartzwelder, Administrator, King and Queen County, P.O. Box 177, King and Queen C.H., VA 23085. [FR Doc. 2021–13862 Filed 6–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2014–0022] Technical Mapping Advisory Council Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Request for applicants for appointment to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Technical Mapping Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and distribution and dissemination of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. The appointments are for 3 years each and applicants will be considered for appointment for the five vacancies on the TMAC. DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of the following methods: • Email: FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov. • Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Brian Koper, 400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW– 1412, Washington, DC 20472–3020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Koper, Designated Federal Officer lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jun 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 Community map repository Travis County Transportation and Natural Resources Department, 700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor, Austin, TX 78701. King and Queen County Administrator’s Office, 242 Allens Circle, Suite L, King and Queen C.H., VA 23085. Online location of letter of map revision Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Community No. https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. Sep. 16, 2021 .... 481026 https://msc.fema.gov/portal/ advanceSearch. Sep. 23, 2021 .... 510082 for the TMAC, FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW, Suite 6NW–1412, Washington, DC 20472–3020, (202) 733–7859, FEMATMAC@fema.dhs.gov. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92–463). The TMAC is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues and activities, including mapping standards and guidelines, performance metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, and funding strategies. In addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of FIRMs and mapping activities to revise and update FIRMs; and (3) a summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA Administrator. Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated knowledge and competence in areas such as surveying, cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes geographic diversity. FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be considered for appointment for five vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of which start in late March 2022. Certain members of the TMAC, as described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government Employees (SGE) PO 00000 Date of modification as defined in title 18 U.S.C. 202(a). Candidates selected for appointment will be subject to the Federal conflict of interest laws and standard of conduct regulations and required to file a New Entrant Confidential Disclosure Report (OGE 450). This form can be obtained by visiting the website of the Office of Government Ethics (http:// www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of the following membership categories with vacancies: (a) One representative of a State government agency that has entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs; (b) One representative of a local government agency that has entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs; (c) One member of a recognized professional surveying association or organization; (d) One member of a recognized regional flood and storm water management organization; and (e) One member of a recognized risk management association or organization. Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for 3 years. There is no application form. However, applications must include the following information: • The applicant’s full name; • home and business phone numbers; • preferred email address; • home and business mailing addresses; • current position title and organization; • resume or curriculum vitae; and • the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a recognized professional association or organization representing flood hazard determination firms). The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and per diem incurred in the performance of their E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 34266 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 29, 2021 / Notices duties as members of the TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other nonmerit factor. DHS strives to achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for SGE appointments. David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–13843 Filed 6–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2021–0018; OMB No. 1660–NW132] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMAAdministered Disaster Case Management Intake Form Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice of new collection 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 new information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning information collected during the intake process for a FEMAadministered Disaster Case Management (DCM) program implemented following a major disaster declaration. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 30, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2021–0018. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID, lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Jun 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://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 and Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebekah Kennedy, Team Lead, Community Services Section, Individual Assistance Division, rebekah.kennedy@ fema.dhs.gov or (202) 212–1175. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-InformationCollections-Management@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 12148, as amended by E.O. 12673 and E.O. 13286, the President of the United States has delegated to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including FEMA, the authority to provide case management services as stated in the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5189d. Under the Stafford Act, FEMA may provide DCM services directly to survivors through financial assistance to state, tribal, or local government agencies or qualified private organizations. DCM services include identifying and addressing disaster-caused unmet needs of survivors through identification of, and referrals to, available resources. A disaster-caused unmet need is an unresourced item, support, or assistance that has been assessed and verified as necessary for a survivor to recover from a disaster. This may include food, clothing, shelter, first aid, emotional and spiritual care, household items, home repair, or rebuilding. When a case manager speaks to a survivor, they will ask the survivor to provide information through a series of questions (data elements), as outlined within the intake form. This will allow the case manager to better understand the survivor’s disaster-caused unmet needs and to then assist them with obtaining the resources needed. The information gathered within this collection tool is used to determine the survivor’s disaster-caused unmet needs, to identify what types of referrals the case manager may provide, and to decide whether there is a need to meet again to address continuing disastercaused unmet needs. Case managers then type the responses to the data elements into their proprietary electronic secured case management database. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection of Information Title: FEMA-Administered Disaster Case Management Intake Form. Type of Information Collection: New information collection. OMB Number: 1660–NW132. FEMA Forms: FF–104–FY–21–146 and FF–104–FY–21–147. Abstract: This collection tool will primarily be used as a guide to support FEMA-administered DCM case managers by outlining the allowable data elements they can collect from survivors on behalf of FEMA. While there will be a paper collection tool, the case managers will primarily be using the tool as a reference of data elements they can collect, and using their own case management database systems to guide the order in which the elements are collected. The elements within the tool are used to assess, screen, and refer disaster survivors to available resources that address their specific disasterrelated unmet needs. Case managers then take the information from the intake form and manually upload the data into their secured case management database. Prior to any data collection, survivors will complete and sign a FEMAadministered DCM Consent Form, authorizing FEMA, or its agent, to collect data from the survivor in order to effectively provide case management services. Affected Public: Survivors of Presidentially declared major disasters where a FEMA-administered Disaster Case Management program is implemented. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 75,000. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 48,000 burden hours. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $1,746,240. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $51,640,374. Comments Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESS 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 E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[FR Doc No: 2021-13843]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2014-0022]


Technical Mapping Advisory Council

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

ACTION: Request for applicants for appointment to the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency's Technical Mapping Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is requesting 
qualified individuals interested in serving on the Technical Mapping 
Advisory Council (TMAC) to apply for appointment. As provided for in 
the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, the TMAC makes 
recommendations to the FEMA Administrator on how to improve, in a cost-
effective manner, the accuracy, general quality, ease of use, and 
distribution and dissemination of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and 
risk data; and performance metrics and milestones required to 
effectively and efficiently map flood risk areas in the United States. 
The appointments are for 3 years each and applicants will be considered 
for appointment for the five vacancies on the TMAC.

DATES: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 30, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Applications for membership should be submitted by one of 
the following methods:
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, Attn: Brian Koper, 400 C 
Street SW, Suite 6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Koper, Designated Federal 
Officer for the TMAC, FEMA, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration, Risk Management Directorate, 400 C Street SW, Suite 
6NW-1412, Washington, DC 20472-3020, (202) 733-7859, [email protected]. The TMAC website is: http://www.fema.gov/TMAC.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TMAC is an advisory committee that was 
established by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, 
42 U.S.C. 4101a, and in accordance with provisions of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. (Pub. L. 92-463). The TMAC 
is required to make recommendations to FEMA on mapping-related issues 
and activities, including mapping standards and guidelines, performance 
metrics and milestones, map maintenance, interagency and 
intergovernmental coordination, map accuracy, and funding strategies. 
In addition, the TMAC is required to submit an annual report to the 
FEMA Administrator that contains: (1) A description of the activities 
of the Council; (2) an evaluation of the status and performance of 
FIRMs and mapping activities to revise and update FIRMs; and (3) a 
summary of recommendations made by the Council to the FEMA 
Administrator.
    Members of the TMAC will be appointed based on their demonstrated 
knowledge and competence in areas such as surveying, cartography, 
remote sensing, geographic information systems, or the technical 
aspects of preparing and using FIRMs. To the maximum extent 
practicable, FEMA will ensure that membership of the TMAC has a balance 
of Federal, State, local, Tribal, and private members, and includes 
geographic diversity.
    FEMA is requesting qualified individuals who are interested in 
serving on the TMAC to apply for appointment. Applicants will be 
considered for appointment for five vacancies on the TMAC, the terms of 
which start in late March 2022. Certain members of the TMAC, as 
described below, will be appointed to serve as Special Government 
Employees (SGE) as defined in title 18 U.S.C. 202(a). Candidates 
selected for appointment will be subject to the Federal conflict of 
interest laws and standard of conduct regulations and required to file 
a New Entrant Confidential Disclosure Report (OGE 450). This form can 
be obtained by visiting the website of the Office of Government Ethics 
(http://www.oge.gov). Please do not submit this form with your 
application. Qualified applicants will be considered for one or more of 
the following membership categories with vacancies:
    (a) One representative of a State government agency that has 
entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator 
and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;
    (b) One representative of a local government agency that has 
entered into cooperating technical partnerships with the Administrator 
and has demonstrated the capability to produce FIRMs;
    (c) One member of a recognized professional surveying association 
or organization;
    (d) One member of a recognized regional flood and storm water 
management organization; and
    (e) One member of a recognized risk management association or 
organization.
    Members of the TMAC serve terms of office for 3 years. There is no 
application form. However, applications must include the following 
information:
     The applicant's full name;
     home and business phone numbers;
     preferred email address;
     home and business mailing addresses;
     current position title and organization;
     resume or curriculum vitae; and
     the membership category of interest (e.g., member of a 
recognized professional association or organization representing flood 
hazard determination firms).
    The TMAC shall meet as often as needed to fulfill its mission, but 
not less than twice a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel and 
per diem incurred in the performance of their

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duties as members of the TMAC. All travel for TMAC business must be 
approved in advance by the Designated Federal Officer.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not discriminate in 
employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, 
political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital 
status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an 
employee organization, or other non-merit factor. DHS strives to 
achieve a widely diverse candidate pool for all its recruitment 
actions. Current DHS and FEMA employees will not be considered for 
membership. Federally registered lobbyists will not be considered for 
SGE appointments.

David I. Maurstad,
Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-13843 Filed 6-28-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110-12-P