Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency-008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files System of Records
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue a current Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency008 Disaster Recovery Assistance Files System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency to collect and maintain records on applicants for its Disaster Assistance programs that provide financial and other tangible assistance to survivors of Presidentially-declared disasters. As a result of a biennial review of this system, this system of records notice has been updated as follows: Legal authorities have been added to account for all assistance that applicants may be eligible for and receive from FEMA; categories of records and record source categories reference and reflect new FEMA form numbers and account for all relevant records of assistance received from FEMA and other entities; categories of individuals more accurately reflect the individuals covered by the various programs covered by this system and explain that, although anyone may apply for the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) assistance, there are citizenship requirements tied to IHP eligibility; the purpose has been clarified to include other assistance programs in addition to IHP and to also include customer satisfaction assessments; routine uses have been revised to name tribal government agencies as potential recipients to comport with section 1110 of the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2); ensure recipients of information are identified in a consistent manner; expand the universe of potential recipients identified in current routine uses; incorporate congressionally mandated routine uses per 42 U.S.C. 5714(f)(2) as to sharing information with the States; and to delete the requirement that all routine use requests be made in writing; changes have been made to the retention and disposal of the records; and the record source categories have been updated to reflect housing forms not previously listed. Additionally, this notice includes non-substantive changes to simplify the formatting and text of the previously published notice. This updated system will be included in the Department of Homeland Security's inventory of record systems.
Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy Teleconference
The Board of Visitors for the National Fire Academy (Board) will meet via teleconference on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The meeting will be open to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FEMA requests review and approval of this collection of information under the emergency processing procedures. FEMA is requesting that this information collection be approved by April 30, 2013. The approval will authorize FEMA to use the collection through September 30, 2013. FEMA plans to follow this emergency request with a request for a 3-year approval. The request will be processed under OMB's normal clearance procedures. FEMA invites the general public to comment on the proposed collection of information.