[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 89 (Tuesday, May 8, 2012)]
[Page 27076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10996]

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Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2012-0019; OMB No. 1660-0073]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.


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 Urban Search and Rescue 
Response System information collection.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before July 9, 2012.

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-2012-0019. 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 
    (3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.
    (4) Email. Submit comments to [email protected]. Include Docket 
ID FEMA-2012-0019 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 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Deel, Program Specialist, 
Urban Search and Rescue Branch at 202-646-3796. You may contact the 
Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of 
information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 303 of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 
5144, authorizes the President of the United States to form emergency 
support teams of Federal personnel to be deployed to an area affected 
by major disaster or emergency. Section 403(a)(3)(B) of the Stafford 
Act provides that the President may authorize Federal Agencies to 
perform work on public or private lands essential to save lives and 
protect property, including search and rescue and emergency medical 
care, and other essential needs. The Post Katrina Emergency Management 
Reform Act (PKEMRA) codified the Urban Search and Rescue in the 
Homeland Security Act (HAS) of 2002 (as amended), stating ``There is in 
the Agency [FEMA] a system known as the Urban Search and Rescue 
Response System'' (US&R) under these authorities. The information 
collection activity authorized under 44 CFR part 208, 44 CFR part 13, 
and OMB Circular A-110 is the collection of program and administrative 
information from US&R Sponsoring Agencies relating to readiness and 
response cooperative agreement awards.

Collection of Information

    Title: National Urban Search and Rescue Grant Program.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-0-10, Urban Search Rescue Response System 
Narrative Statement; FEMA Form 089-0-11, Urban Search Rescue Response 
System Semi-Annual Performance Report; FEMA Form 089-0-12, Urban Search 
Rescue Response System Budget Change Form; FEMA Form 089-0-14, Urban 
Search Rescue Response System Self Evaluation; and FEMA Form 089-0-15, 
Urban Search Rescue Response System Task Force Deployment Data.
    Abstract: The information collected for the National Urban Search 
and Rescue Grant Program evaluates a grantee's proposed use of funds 
and is required information needed in order to receive Federal funding. 
The forms used in this collection are used by grantees to provide FEMA 
with cooperative agreements and a description of the types of eligible 
activities the grantee will undertake and a plan for expending and 
monitoring funds.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 28.
    Number of Responses: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 476 hours.
    Estimated Cost: There are no record keeping, capital start-up or 
maintenance costs associated with this information collection.


    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 1, 2012.
John G. Jenkins, Jr.,
Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-10996 Filed 5-7-12; 8:45 am]