[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Pages 6611-6612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03073]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2018-0011; OMB No. 1660--NEW]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 new information collection. In accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning 
post disaster research on the impacts on survivors of disasters 
including historically underserved communities in disasters such as the 
2017 Hurricanes: Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 16, 2018.

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-2018-0011. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    (2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of 
Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW, 8NE, Washington, DC 20472-
    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: Jacqueline Snelling, Senior Advisor, 
U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA/National Preparedness 
Directorate, Individual and Community Preparedness Division, 
Washington, DC 20472-3630, [email protected]. You may 
contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed 
collection of information at email address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Stafford Act, Title VI, Emergency 
Preparedness (42 U.S.C. 5195-5195(a)) identifies the purpose of 
emergency preparedness ``for the protection of life and property in the 
United States from hazards.'' It directs that the Federal Government 
``provide necessary direction, coordination, and guidance'' as 
authorized for a comprehensive emergency preparedness system for all 
hazards. Emergency preparedness is defined as all ``activities and 
measures designed or undertaken to prepare or minimize the effects of a 
hazard upon the civilian population . . . .'' The ``conduct of 
research'' is among the measures to be undertaken in preparation for 
    The FEMA Strategic Plan 2014-2018 references FEMA priorities for 
preparing individuals in Priority #1, to achieve a survivor-centric 
mission where ``Individuals and communities know the steps to take, 
have the tools required, and take appropriate actions, before, during, 
and after disasters, and in Priority #3, to better prepare survivors 
and bystanders.
    Presidential Policy Directive--8 (PPD-8) directs the Secretary of 
Homeland Security to ``coordinate a comprehensive campaign to build and 
sustain national preparedness, including public outreach and community-
based and private sector programs to enhance national resilience, the 
provision of Federal financial assistance, preparedness efforts by the 
Federal Government, and national research and development efforts.''

Collection of Information

    Title: Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness Research.
    Type of Information Collection: New information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660--NEW.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 519-0-54, Post Disaster Survivor Preparedness 
    Abstract: Through improved understanding of the relationship 
between an individual's preparedness knowledge, actions, and perception 
and self-efficacy, FEMA will be able to draw some conclusions as to how 
these factors contribute to and/or hinder life-saving responses and 
short and long-term recovery, with a focus on historically underserved 
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,120.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3,120.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 740.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $19,240.00.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: $0.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: $0.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $186,573.45.


    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

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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: February 8, 2018.
William H. Holzerland,
Senior Director for Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management 
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
[FR Doc. 2018-03073 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]