[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 150 (Monday, August 5, 2013)]
[Pages 47329-47330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18791]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2013-0033; OMB No. 1660-0123]

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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved 
information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the Regional 
Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP).

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 4, 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-2013-0033. 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 840, Washington, DC 
    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: Contact Nicholas Sleptzoff, Program 
Specialist, FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate, 202-212-3794 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 email address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Regional Catastrophic 
Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) is to enhance catastrophic incident 
preparedness in Tier 1 and selected Tier 2 Urban Areas. RCPGP is 
intended to support coordination of regional all-hazard planning for 
catastrophic events, including the development of integrated planning 
communities, plans, protocols, and procedures to manage a catastrophic 
event. The RCPGP is authorized by Title III of the Department of 
Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-6).
    The RCPGP information is to be used to produce improved 
catastrophic plans and planning processes by the states and local 
jurisdictions involved. Specifically, the plans and planning must 
address shortcomings in existing plans to address regional catastrophic 
planning issues, including the establishment of a regional network of 
plans to address catastrophic events. Plans will include a process for 
establishing an incident command structure and will also identify roles 
and responsibilities for each organization. Additionally, plans will 
identify detailed resource, personnel, and asset allocations in order 
to execute strategic objectives and translate strategic priorities into 
operational execution. These plans should apply existing capabilities 
and assist in assessing gaps in needed capabilities.

Collection of Information

    Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Regional Catastrophic Preparedness 
Grant Program (RCPGP).
    OMB Number: 1660-0123.
    Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a 
currently approved information collection.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-19, RCPGP Investment Justification 
Template; FEMA Form 089-26, RCGCP (Sample) Detailed Project Plan 
Template; FEMA Form 089-17, RCPT Membership List.
    Abstract: The RCPGP is an important tool among a comprehensive set 
of measures to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with 
potential terrorist attacks. DHS/FEMA uses the information to evaluate 
applicants' familiarity with the national preparedness architecture and 
identify how elements of this architecture have been incorporated into 
regional/state/local planning, operations, and investments.
    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Number of Responses: 40.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,762 hours.

                                                       Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs
                                                                             Number of                  Average       Total       Average       Total
                                                                Number of    responses      Total      burden per     annual       hourly       annual
         Type of respondent            Form name/form number   respondents      per       number of     response   burden  (in   wage rate    respondent
                                                                             respondent   responses    (in hours)     hours)        ($)       cost  ($)
State, Local or Tribal Government...  RCPGP Investment                  10            1           10          120        1,200       $50.08   $60,096.00
                                       Justification Template/
                                       FEMA Form 089-19.
State, Local or Tribal Government...  RCPGP (Sample) Detailed           10            1           10           40          400        50.08    20,032.00
                                       Project Plan Template/
                                       FEMA Form 089-26.
State, Local or Tribal Government...  Regional Catastrophic             10            1           10           16          160        50.08     8,012.80
                                       Planning Team (RCPT)
                                       Charter Guidelines.

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State, Local or Tribal Government...  RCPT Membership List/             10            1           10          0.2            2        50.08       100.16
                                       FEMA Form 089-17.
    Total...........................  .......................           10  ...........           40  ...........        1,762  ...........    88,240.96

    Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the 
hour burden is $88,240.96. 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 


    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: July 29, 2013.
Loretta Cassatt,
Chief, Records Branch, Records Management Division, Mission Support 
Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland 
[FR Doc. 2013-18791 Filed 8-2-13; 8:45 am]