[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76493-76494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31219]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0033; OMB No. 1660-0082]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Application for Community Disaster Loan Cancellation; Comment Request

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 an extension of a currently approved collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning Community Disaster Loans (CDLs) offered to local 
governments that have suffered substantial losses of taxes or other 
revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency. FEMA shall 
cancel repayment of all or part of a Community Disaster Loan if, as a 
result of the disaster, the revenues of the local government during the 
full three fiscal year period following the disaster are insufficient 
to meet the local government's operating budget.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use 
only one of the following means to submit comments:
    (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID 
FEMA-2010-0033. 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.
    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 on the homepage of www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Kurz, Program Manager, 
Community Disaster Loans, Technology and Support Branch, Public 
Assistance Program, Recovery Directorate, 202-646-7947. You may contact 
the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection 
of information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or email address: 
FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program is 
authorized by section 417 of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 
93-288), as amended by the Robert T.

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Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-707), 
and implemented by FEMA regulation 44 CFR, subpart K, Community 
Disaster Loans. Community Disaster Loans, section 206.366. The CDL 
Program offers loans to local governments that have suffered a 
substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major 
disaster or emergency and demonstrates a need for Federal financial 
assistance in order to perform their governmental functions.

Collection of Information

    Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan Cancellation.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 009-0-15.
    Abstract: Local governments may submit an Application for Loan 
Cancellation through the Governor's Authorized Representative to the 
FEMA Regional Administrator prior to the expiration date of the loan. 
FEMA has the authority to cancel repayment of all or part of a 
Community Disaster Loan or a Special Community Disaster Loan to the 
extent that a determination is made that revenues of the local 
government during the three fiscal years following the disaster are 
insufficient to meet the operating budget of that local government 
because of disaster related revenue losses and additional non-
reimbursable disaster-related municipal operating expenses. Operating 
budget means actual revenues and expenditures of the local government 
as published in the official financial statements of the local 
government.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 27.
    Number of Responses: 27.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1 hour.
    Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or 
maintenance costs associated with this information collection.

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: December 17, 2012.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-31219 Filed 12-27-12; 8:45 am]
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