[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32981-32982]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13140]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0014; OMB No. 1660-0020]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, Write Your Own (WYO) Program

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity 
to comment on a proposed extension, without change, of a currently 
approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning private 
sector insurance companies' authorization to offer flood insurance to 
eligible property owners under the FEMA National Flood Insurance 
Program and to meet the requirements of the WYO Transaction Record 
Reporting and Processing Plan.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 8, 2011.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID FEMA-2011-0014. Follow the instructions for submitting 
comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 
20472-3100.
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) E-mail. Submit comments to FEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov. Include Docket 
ID FEMA-2011-0014 in the subject line.
    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 Act 
notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Montgomery, Financial Management 
Analyst, Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, (202) 212-2324 
for additional information. You may contact the Records Management 
Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at 
facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or e-mail address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Write Your Own (WYO) Program, FEMA 
regulation 44 CFR 62.23 authorizes the Federal Insurance Administrator 
to enter into arrangements with individual private sector insurance 
companies that are licensed to engage in the business of property 
insurance. These companies may offer flood insurance coverage to 
eligible property owners utilizing their customary business practices. 
To facilitate the marketing of flood insurance, the Federal Government 
will be a grantor of flood insurance coverage for WYO Company policies 
issued under the WYO arrangement. To ensure that any policyholders' 
monies are accounted for and appropriately expended, the Federal 
Insurance Administrator implemented a Financial Control Plan (FCP) 
under FEMA regulation 44 CFR 62.23(f). This plan requires that each WYO 
Company submit financial data on a monthly basis into the National 
Flood Insurance Program's Transaction Record Reporting and Processing 
Plan (TRRPP) system, as referenced in 44 CFR 62.23(h)(4). The 
regulation explains the operational and financial control procedures 
governing the issuance of flood insurance coverage under the National 
Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by private sector property insurance 
companies under the WYO Program.

Collection of Information

    Title: Write Your Own (WYO) Program.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0020.
    Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 129-1, National Flood Insurance 
Program's Transaction Record Reporting and Processing Plan (TRRPP).
    Abstract: FEMA enter into arrangements with individual private 
sector insurance companies that are licensed to engage in the business 
of property insurance. These companies may offer flood insurance 
coverage to eligible property owners utilizing their

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customary business practices. WYO Companies are expected to meet the 
recording and reporting requirements of the WYO Transaction Record 
Reporting and Processing Plan.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 88.
    Number of Responses: 1059.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 623.04.
    Estimated Cost: There is no annual start-up or capital costs.

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.

    Dated: May 19, 2011.
Lesia M. Banks,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-13140 Filed 6-6-11; 8:45 am]
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