[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
[Page 55855]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22303]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2012-0027; OMB No. 1660-0054]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request, Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program-Grant 
Application Supplemental Information

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 collection. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks 
comments concerning grant application information necessary to assess 
the needs and benefits of applicants for the Assistance to Firefighters 
Grant Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 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-2012-0027. 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.
    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: Sabrina R. Vaughn, Management/Program 
Analyst, Grant Program Directorate, 202-786-9793. 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: Information sought under this submission 
will comprise of applications for Assistance to Firefighters Grant 
Program (AFG) and Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) grants. The 
authorizing legislation allows FEMA to fund fire department activities. 
The authority for AFG and FPS is derived from the Federal Fire 
Protection and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229 et seq.), as 
amended. The information collected through the program's application is 
the minimum necessary to evaluate grant applications and is necessary 
for FEMA to comply with mandates delineated in AFG laws.

Collection of Information

    Title: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program-Grant Application 
Supplemental Information.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved 
    OMB Number: OMB No. 1660-0054.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 080-2, AFG Application (General Questions and 
Narrative); FEMA Form 080-2a, Activity Specific Questions for AFG 
Vehicle Applicants; FEMA Form 080-2b, Activity Specific Questions for 
AFG Operations and Safety Applications; FEMA Form 080-3, Activity 
Specific Questions for Fire Prevention and Safety Applicants; FEMA Form 
080-3a, Fire Prevention and Safety; and FEMA Form 080-3b, Research and 
    Abstract: The FEMA forms for this collection are used to 
objectively evaluate each of the anticipated applicants to determine 
which applicants' submission in each of the AFG activities are close to 
the established program priorities. FEMA also uses the information to 
determine eligibility and whether the proposed use of funds meets the 
requirements and intent of AFG legislation.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government, and Not-for-
profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 48,500.
    Number of Responses: 48,500.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212,975.
    Estimated Cost: There are no recordkeeping, 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: September 5, 2012.
Charlene D. Myrthil,
Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-22303 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]