Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Planning, 59110-59111 [2022-21165]

Download as PDF 59110 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Amended; Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Special Emphasis Panel, October 18, 2022, 9 a.m. to October 19, 2022, 6 p.m., Marriott North Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852 which was published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2022, FR Doc 2022–20094 87 FR 56967. The meeting location has changed from the Marriott North Conference Center at 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852 to Tysons Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22182. The meeting date and time remains the same. The meeting is closed to the public. Dated: September 23, 2022. David W. Freeman, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2022–21112 Filed 9–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID: FEMA–2022–0018; OMB No. 1660–0024] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Planning Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice of revision 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 (PRA). In accordance with the PRA, this notice seeks comments concerning all information collections related to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program requirements. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2022. 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 Renae Connell, Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA/NPD/THD, at (202) 212–7913 or Renae.Connell@ fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA’s Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program coordinates the National effort to provide State, Tribal and local governments with relevant and executable planning, training, technical assistance, exercise guidance, and policies necessary to ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants (NPPs). The REP Program assists State, Tribal and local governments in the development and conduct of off-site emergency planning and preparedness activities within the emergency planning zones (EPZs) of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)licensed commercial nuclear power facilities. Sec. 109 of the NRC Authorization Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96–295) directed the NRC to establish emergency preparedness as a criterion for licensing commercial NPPs. Specifically, Public Law 96–295 § 109 directed the NRC to establish through rulemaking, (a) standards, developed with FEMA, for the evaluation of State and local government radiological emergency planning and preparedness; and (b) a requirement that the NRC will issue operating licenses. Before issuing a license, the NRC must determine that there is (i) a State or local emergency response plan compliant with the standards developed with FEMA or (ii) in the absence of such a plan, a State, local, or utility emergency response plan that provides reasonable assurance that public health and safety is not endangered by the NPP’s operation. See PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Law 96–295, 109 (b)(1)(A)–(B)). The NRC revised its regulations in Part 50 of Title 10 of the CFR to incorporate additional emergency preparedness requirements, including 16 planning standards for onsite and offsite emergency plans as required by Public Law 96–295. FEMA mirrors these 16 planning standards in part 350, specifically at 44 CFR 350.5. In the communities surrounding commercial NPP, 44 CFR 350.5(b) directs FEMA’s REP Program to review offsite radiological emergency plans and preparedness. In addition, 44 CFR 350.9 describes the exercise process and requirements that States, together with all appropriate local governments, must conduct a joint exercise of that State plan, involving full participation of appropriate local government entities, the State and the appropriate licensee of the NRC. Approved plans and preparedness ‘‘must be determined to adequately protect the public health and safety by providing reasonable assurance that appropriate protective measures can be taken offsite in the event of a radiological emergency.’’ FEMA defines reasonable assurance as a determination that State, Tribal, local, and utility offsite plans and preparedness are adequate to protect public health and safety in the EPZ of commercial NPP. FEMA will consider plans, procedures, personnel, training, facilities, equipment, drills, and exercises, which in its professional judgment are critical for effective implementation of protective measures offsite in the event of any incident at a commercial NPP. FEMA will make its adequacy determination, supported by other Federal agencies, as necessary, by conducting inspections, providing Staff Assistance Visits (SAVs), organizing, conducting and reviewing training, participating in, observing and evaluating drills and exercises, and by being an engaged partner with Federal, State, Tribal, and local government officials and industry stakeholders. State, Tribal, or local government participation in offsite radiological emergency planning and preparedness is voluntary. However, participation in the REP planning and preparedness process necessitates adherence to the program requirements as set forth in 44 CFR part 350, the joint NRC/FEMA document NUREG–0654/FEMA–REP–1, Rev. 2, ‘‘Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants’’ and supplements, (See 84 FR 70399, December 23, 2019), and the REP Program Manual (RPM). The RPM consolidates many of the REP Program’s E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES operative guidance and policy documents into one location and provides guidance that interprets the planning standards and evaluation criteria contained in NUREG–0654 and 44 CFR part 350. See FEMA P–1028, December 2019. As part of our collection to fulfill one of FEMA’s missions, each instrument is required for the performance of duties related to the mission. Therefore, due to the maturity of the program and the opportunity to reduce burden cost, there is an opportunity to consolidate, improve, or remove collection instruments. Consequently, the collection instrument in 44 CFR 350.9(c) was added to collect information and relieve requests from the exercise schedule outlined in 44 CFR 350.9. Additionally, to further reduce burden cost, the collection in 44 CFR 352.4 has been removed as it currently does not require approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act, with FEMA only receiving one or no responses in a given year. This proposed information collection previously published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2022, at 87 FR 34699 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 to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance. Collection of Information Title: Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Planning. Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection. OMB Number: 1660–0024. FEMA Forms: There are no forms for this collection; rather the regulatory text details the content in which information is transmitted to FEMA. Abstract: The intent of this request is the collection of comments on an extension, with change, of a currently approved information collection an OMB control number representing all information collections related to FEMA REP Program requirements described in 44 CFR parts 350 and 352. Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 104. Estimated Number of Responses: 104. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,400. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $223,176. Estimated Respondents’ Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 Estimated Respondents’ Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0. Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $652,598. 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 Brown Wilson, Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2022–21165 Filed 9–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–21–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket ID FEMA–2022–0002; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–2276] Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Comments are requested on proposed flood hazard determinations, which may include additions or modifications of any Base Flood Elevation (BFE), base flood depth, Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and where applicable, in the supporting Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports for the communities listed in the table below. The purpose of this notice is to seek general information and comment regarding the preliminary FIRM, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59111 where applicable, the FIS report that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has provided to the affected communities. The FIRM and FIS report are the basis of the floodplain management measures that the community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). DATES: Comments are to be submitted on or before December 28, 2022. ADDRESSES: The Preliminary FIRM, and where applicable, the FIS report for each community are available for inspection at both the online location https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/ prelimdownload and the respective Community Map Repository address listed in the tables below. Additionally, the current effective FIRM and FIS report for each community are accessible online through the FEMA Map Service Center at https:// msc.fema.gov for comparison. You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B–2276, to Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Sacbibit, Chief, Engineering Services Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, FEMA, 400 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–7659, or (email) patrick.sacbibit@fema.dhs.gov; or visit the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) online at https:// www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/fmx_ main.html. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA proposes to make flood hazard determinations for each community listed below, in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed flood hazard determinations, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are the minimum that are required. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain management requirements. The community may at any time enact stricter requirements of its own or pursuant to policies established by other Federal, State, or regional entities. These flood hazard determinations are used to meet the floodplain management requirements of the NFIP. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2022-0018; OMB No. 1660-0024]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological 
Emergency Preparedness and Planning

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

ACTION: 30-Day notice of revision and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 (PRA). In accordance with the PRA, 
this notice seeks comments concerning all information collections 
related to FEMA's Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program 
requirements.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 31, 2022.

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 [email protected] or 
Renae Connell, Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA/NPD/THD, at (202) 
212-7913 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA's Radiological Emergency Preparedness 
(REP) Program coordinates the National effort to provide State, Tribal 
and local governments with relevant and executable planning, training, 
technical assistance, exercise guidance, and policies necessary to 
ensure that adequate capabilities exist to prepare for, respond to, and 
recover from incidents involving commercial nuclear power plants 
(NPPs). The REP Program assists State, Tribal and local governments in 
the development and conduct of off-site emergency planning and 
preparedness activities within the emergency planning zones (EPZs) of 
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-licensed commercial nuclear power 
facilities.
    Sec. 109 of the NRC Authorization Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-295) 
directed the NRC to establish emergency preparedness as a criterion for 
licensing commercial NPPs. Specifically, Public Law 96-295 Sec.  109 
directed the NRC to establish through rulemaking, (a) standards, 
developed with FEMA, for the evaluation of State and local government 
radiological emergency planning and preparedness; and (b) a requirement 
that the NRC will issue operating licenses. Before issuing a license, 
the NRC must determine that there is (i) a State or local emergency 
response plan compliant with the standards developed with FEMA or (ii) 
in the absence of such a plan, a State, local, or utility emergency 
response plan that provides reasonable assurance that public health and 
safety is not endangered by the NPP's operation. See Public Law 96-295, 
109 (b)(1)(A)-(B)). The NRC revised its regulations in Part 50 of Title 
10 of the CFR to incorporate additional emergency preparedness 
requirements, including 16 planning standards for onsite and offsite 
emergency plans as required by Public Law 96-295. FEMA mirrors these 16 
planning standards in part 350, specifically at 44 CFR 350.5.
    In the communities surrounding commercial NPP, 44 CFR 350.5(b) 
directs FEMA's REP Program to review offsite radiological emergency 
plans and preparedness. In addition, 44 CFR 350.9 describes the 
exercise process and requirements that States, together with all 
appropriate local governments, must conduct a joint exercise of that 
State plan, involving full participation of appropriate local 
government entities, the State and the appropriate licensee of the NRC. 
Approved plans and preparedness ``must be determined to adequately 
protect the public health and safety by providing reasonable assurance 
that appropriate protective measures can be taken offsite in the event 
of a radiological emergency.''
    FEMA defines reasonable assurance as a determination that State, 
Tribal, local, and utility offsite plans and preparedness are adequate 
to protect public health and safety in the EPZ of commercial NPP. FEMA 
will consider plans, procedures, personnel, training, facilities, 
equipment, drills, and exercises, which in its professional judgment 
are critical for effective implementation of protective measures 
offsite in the event of any incident at a commercial NPP. FEMA will 
make its adequacy determination, supported by other Federal agencies, 
as necessary, by conducting inspections, providing Staff Assistance 
Visits (SAVs), organizing, conducting and reviewing training, 
participating in, observing and evaluating drills and exercises, and by 
being an engaged partner with Federal, State, Tribal, and local 
government officials and industry stakeholders.
    State, Tribal, or local government participation in offsite 
radiological emergency planning and preparedness is voluntary. However, 
participation in the REP planning and preparedness process necessitates 
adherence to the program requirements as set forth in 44 CFR part 350, 
the joint NRC/FEMA document NUREG-0654/FEMA-REP-1, Rev. 2, ``Criteria 
for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans 
and Preparedness in Support of Nuclear Power Plants'' and supplements, 
(See 84 FR 70399, December 23, 2019), and the REP Program Manual (RPM). 
The RPM consolidates many of the REP Program's

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operative guidance and policy documents into one location and provides 
guidance that interprets the planning standards and evaluation criteria 
contained in NUREG-0654 and 44 CFR part 350. See FEMA P-1028, December 
2019.
    As part of our collection to fulfill one of FEMA's missions, each 
instrument is required for the performance of duties related to the 
mission. Therefore, due to the maturity of the program and the 
opportunity to reduce burden cost, there is an opportunity to 
consolidate, improve, or remove collection instruments. Consequently, 
the collection instrument in 44 CFR 350.9(c) was added to collect 
information and relieve requests from the exercise schedule outlined in 
44 CFR 350.9. Additionally, to further reduce burden cost, the 
collection in 44 CFR 352.4 has been removed as it currently does not 
require approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act, with FEMA only 
receiving one or no responses in a given year.
    This proposed information collection previously published in the 
Federal Register on June 7, 2022, at 87 FR 34699 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 to the Office of Management and Budget for 
review and clearance.

Collection of Information

    Title: Federal Assistance for Offsite Radiological Emergency 
Preparedness and Planning.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0024.
    FEMA Forms: There are no forms for this collection; rather the 
regulatory text details the content in which information is transmitted 
to FEMA.
    Abstract: The intent of this request is the collection of comments 
on an extension, with change, of a currently approved information 
collection an OMB control number representing all information 
collections related to FEMA REP Program requirements described in 44 
CFR parts 350 and 352.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 104.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 104.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,400.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $223,176.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $652,598.

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 Brown Wilson,
Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 
Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2022-21165 Filed 9-28-22; 8:45 am]
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