[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2011)]
[Pages 13652-13653]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5825]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2011-0007]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, 1660-0104; Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Appeals

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice; 60-day notice and request for comments; extension, 
without change, of a currently approved information collection; OMB No. 
1660-0104; FEMA Form--None.


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 Severe 
Repetitive Loss (SRL) Program appeals process.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 13, 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-2011-0007. Follow the instructions for submitting 
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street, SW., Room 835, Washington, DC 
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) E-mail. Submit comments to [email protected]. Include Docket 
ID FEMA-2011-0007 in the subject line.

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    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: Cecelia Rosenberg, Grants Policy 
Branch Chief, FEMA, Mitigation Directorate, (202) 646-3321 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: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEMA's regulations implementing the SRL 
program appeals process, authorized by the Flood Insurance Act of 1968 
(42 U.S.C. 4102a) are located at 44 CFR 79.7(d). This information 
collection outlines the process by which any owner of a severe 
repetitive loss of property may appeal a FEMA decision that would 
increase the chargeable insurance premium rate on the property. This 
process requires the owner to submit a written appeal, including any 
supporting documentation, to FEMA within 90 days of the notice of the 
insurance increase. Much of the supporting documentation for SRL 
applications is covered under a separate collection, OMB No. 1660-0072, 
Mitigation Grant Programs (e-Grants). Although much of the supporting 
documentation has already been submitted in the original application 
for SRL grant funds, the property owner may submit any additional 
documentation that supports their appeal. Without this required 
information, FEMA will be unable to implement the appeals process for 
the SRL program, and will be in violation of the requirements under the 
Flood Insurance Act of 1968, 42 U.S.C. 4102a.

Collection of Information

    Title: Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Appeals.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0104.
    Form Titles and Numbers: None.
    Abstract: The SRL program provides property owners with the ability 
to appeal an increase in their flood insurance premium rate if they 
refuse an offer of mitigation under this program. The property owner 
must submit information to FEMA to support their appeal.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100 hours.

                                                       Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
                                                                             Number of                Avg. burden     Total                     Total
                                                                Number of    responses    Total No.       per         annual    Avg. hourly     annual
         Type of respondent            Form name/Form number   respondents      per           of        response   burden  (in   wage rate    respondent
                                                                             respondent   responses    (in hours)     hours)                     cost
Individuals or Households...........  Appeals Written Request           10            1           10           10          100       $23.94       $2,394
                                       and Supporting
                                       Documentation/No. Form.
    Total...........................  .......................           10  ...........           10  ...........          100  ...........        2,394

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual operations and maintenance 
costs for SRL appeals is $30,488. There is no annual start-up or 
capital costs.


    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: March 8, 2011.
Lesia M. Banks,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2011-5825 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]