[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 161 (Tuesday, August 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51198-51199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20304]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0037; OMB No. 1660-0023]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Effectiveness of a Community's Implementation of the 
NFIP Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports

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 revision of a currently approved information 
collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
this notice seeks comments concerning the effectiveness of a 
community's implementation of the NFIP Community Assistance Program 
Community Assistance Contact (CAC) and Community Assistance Visit (CAV) 
Reports.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 21, 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 http://www.regulations.gov under 
Docket ID FEMA-2013-0037. 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 840, 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 via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bret Gates, Program Specialist, Risk 
Reduction Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, (202) 646-
4133. 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 Federal Emergency Management Agency 
(FEMA) administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 
(codified at 42 U.S.C. 4001, et seq.), and a major objective of the 
NFIP is to assure that participating communities are achieving the 
flood loss reduction objectives through implementation and enforcement 
of adequate land use and control measures. FEMA's authority to collect 
information that will allow for the evaluation of how well communities 
are implementing their floodplain management programs is found at 42 
U.S.C. 4022 and 42 U.S.C. 4102. FEMA's regulations, at 44 CFR 59.22, 
direct respondents to submit evidence of the corrective and preventive 
measures taken to meet the flood loss reduction objectives.

Collection of Information

    Title: Effectiveness of a Community's Implementation of the NFIP 
Community Assistance Program CAC and CAV Reports.
    OMB Number: 1660-0023.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-28(E), Community Visit Report; FEMA 
Form 086-0-29(E), Community Contact Report.
    Abstract: Through the use of a Community Assistance Contact (CAC) 
or Community Assistance Visit (CAV), FEMA can make a comprehensive 
assessment of a community's floodplain management program. Through this 
assessment, FEMA can assist the community to understand the NFIP's 
requirements, and implement effective

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flood loss reductions measures. Communities can achieve cost savings 
through flood mitigation actions by way of insurance premium discounts 
and reduced property damage.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Number of Responses: 3,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,000 hours.

                                                                           Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
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                                                                                                      No. of                        Avg. burden    Total annual                    Total annual
              Type of respondent                       Form name/form No.             No. of       responses per   Total No. of    per response     burden (in      Avg. hourly     respondent
                                                                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)        hours)         wage rate         cost
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State, local or Tribal Government.............  FEMA Form 086-0-28 (E)/Community           1,000               1           1,000               2           2,000          $35.39         $70,780
                                                 Visit Report.
State, local or Tribal Government.............  FEMA Form 086-0-29 (E)/Community           2,000               1           2,000               1           2,000           35.39          70,780
                                                 Contact Report.
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    Total.....................................  ................................           3,000  ..............           3,000  ..............           4,000  ..............         141,560
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 Note: The ``Avg. Hourly Wage Rate'' for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate.

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $141,560.00. There are no annual costs to respondents 
operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no 
annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is 
$213,096.00.

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: August 9, 2013.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2013-20304 Filed 8-19-13; 8:45 am]
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