[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 132 (Monday, July 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40738-40739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17361]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0017]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; extension, 
without change, of a currently approved information collection; FEMA 
Form 086-0-32 (previously FEMA Form 81-93), Standard Flood Hazard 
Determination Form (SFHDF).

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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 the 
renewal of the Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form which is used 
by federally regulated lending institutions.

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DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 9, 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-2010-0017. 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-2010-0017 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: Susan Bernstein, Insurance Examiner, 
Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), 202-212-2113 
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: On September 23, 1994, Section 303 (a) of 
the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 
was signed into law. Section 303 (a) of this Act requires the Federal 
bank and thrift regulatory agencies to conduct a systematic review of 
their regulation and written policies in order to improve efficiency, 
reduce unnecessary costs, and eliminate inconsistencies and outmoded 
and duplicative requirements. Title V of this Act is the National Flood 
Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA). Section 528 of the NFIRA requires that 
FEMA develop a standard hazard determination form for recording the 
determination of whether a structure is located within an identified 
Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and whether flood insurance is 
available. Section 528 of the NFIRA also requires the use of this form 
by regulated lending institutions, federal agency lenders, the Federal 
National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage 
Corporation, and the Government National Mortgage Association for any 
loan made, increased, extended, renewed or purchased by these entities.
    The requirement for federally regulated lending institutions to 
determine whether a building or mobile home securing a loan is located 
in an area having special flood hazards and whether flood insurance is 
available, has been in effect since the enactment of the Flood Disaster 
Protection Act of 1973, although the use of a standard form was not 
required until the enactment of the Riegle Community Development and 
Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994. The establishment of the Standard 
Flood Hazard Determination form has enabled lenders to provide 
consistent information.

Collection of Information

    Title: Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0040.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-32 (previously FEMA Form 81-93), 
Standard Flood Hazard Determination Form (SFHDF).
    Abstract: FEMA Form 086-0-32 (previously FEMA Form 81-93), SFHDF is 
used by regulated lending institutions, federal agency lenders, related 
lenders/regulators, and the Government. Federally regulated lending 
institutions complete this form when making, increasing, extending, 
renewing or purchasing each loan for the purpose is of determining 
whether flood insurance is required and available. The form may also be 
used by property owner, insurance agents, realtors, community officials 
for flood insurance related documentation.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 46,456,460.
    Number of Responses: 46,456,460.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,330,632 hours.
    Estimated Cost: There are no operation and maintenance, or capital 
and start-up costs associated with this collection of information.

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: June 29, 2011.
Lesia M. Banks,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-17361 Filed 7-8-11; 8:45 am]
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