Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research Survey, 56976 [2021-22216]

Download as PDF 56976 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 195 / Wednesday, October 13, 2021 / Notices Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. Deanne Criswell, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2021–22428 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2021–0023; OMB No. 1660–0146] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research Survey Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-day notice of revision 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 a collection to obtain information from recent disaster survivors while they have current memories of their experience to better provide necessary direction, coordination, and guidance for emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA–2021–0023. 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 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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Oct 12, 2021 Jkt 256001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christi Collins, Individual and Community Preparedness Branch Chief, Federal Emergency Management Agency, at (202) 646–2500 or FEMAPrepare@fema.dhs.gov. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMAInformation-Collections-Management@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Stafford Act, Title VI, Emergency Preparedness (42 U.S.C. 5195–5195(a)) identifies the purpose of emergency preparedness ‘‘for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards.’’ It directs that the Federal Government ‘‘provide necessary direction, coordination, and guidance’’ as authorized for a comprehensive emergency preparedness system for all hazards. Emergency preparedness is defined as all ‘‘activities and measures designed or undertaken to prepare or minimize the effects of a hazard upon the civilian population. . .’’ The ‘‘conduct of research’’ is among the measures to be undertaken in preparation for hazards. Collection of Information Title: Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research Survey. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0146 FEMA Forms: FEMA Form FF–008– FY–21–112 (formerly FEMA Form 519– 0–54), Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research: Instruments Abstract: The economic and human toll of major disasters in the United States is increasing and historically underserved communities are disproportionately impacted. Poverty, race, limited English proficiency, age, and other demographic, cultural, and socio-economic variables can significantly inhibit people’s ability to take steps to prepare. To reverse this trend, emergency managers must ensure historically undeserved communities receive critical information that helps each person take steps to prepare themselves, their families, and their communities. To achieve equity in opportunities to prepare for disasters, FEMA proposes a series of qualitative focus groups, cognitive interviews, and targeted surveys to better understand individual experiences within historically underserved communities during recent disasters. FEMA Form 519–0–54 is a combined instrument that contains the script and question bank for conducting the focus groups, cognitive interviews, and surveys. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,120 respondents. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,120 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 740. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $29,045. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.00. Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.00. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $434,943. 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, Acting, Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2021–22216 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–27–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4587– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2021–0001] Oklahoma; Amendment No. 2 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA–4587–DR), SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2021-0023; OMB No. 1660-0146]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research Survey

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

ACTION: 60-day notice of revision 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 
a collection to obtain information from recent disaster survivors while 
they have current memories of their experience to better provide 
necessary direction, coordination, and guidance for emergency 
preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United 
States from hazards.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA-
2021-0023. 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 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: Christi Collins, Individual and 
Community Preparedness Branch Chief, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, at (202) 646-2500 or [email protected]. You may contact 
the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Stafford Act, Title VI, Emergency 
Preparedness (42 U.S.C. 5195-5195(a)) identifies the purpose of 
emergency preparedness ``for the protection of life and property in the 
United States from hazards.'' It directs that the Federal Government 
``provide necessary direction, coordination, and guidance'' as 
authorized for a comprehensive emergency preparedness system for all 
hazards. Emergency preparedness is defined as all ``activities and 
measures designed or undertaken to prepare or minimize the effects of a 
hazard upon the civilian population. . .'' The ``conduct of research'' 
is among the measures to be undertaken in preparation for hazards.

Collection of Information

    Title: Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research Survey.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0146
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form FF-008-FY-21-112 (formerly FEMA Form 519-0-
54), Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research: Instruments
    Abstract: The economic and human toll of major disasters in the 
United States is increasing and historically underserved communities 
are disproportionately impacted. Poverty, race, limited English 
proficiency, age, and other demographic, cultural, and socio-economic 
variables can significantly inhibit people's ability to take steps to 
prepare. To reverse this trend, emergency managers must ensure 
historically undeserved communities receive critical information that 
helps each person take steps to prepare themselves, their families, and 
their communities. To achieve equity in opportunities to prepare for 
disasters, FEMA proposes a series of qualitative focus groups, 
cognitive interviews, and targeted surveys to better understand 
individual experiences within historically underserved communities 
during recent disasters. FEMA Form 519-0-54 is a combined instrument 
that contains the script and question bank for conducting the focus 
groups, cognitive interviews, and surveys.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,120 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3,120 responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 740.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $29,045.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.00.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.00.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $434,943.

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,
Acting, Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2021-22216 Filed 10-12-21; 8:45 am]
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