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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID FEMA-2011-0005]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1660-0062; State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans

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. 1660-0062.
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 State, Local and Tribal mitigation plan requirements to support administration of hazard mitigation assistance programs.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before May 9, 2011.
ADDRESSES: (1)Online.Submit comments athttp://www.regulations.govunder Docket ID FEMA-2011-0005. 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 20472-3100.

(3)Facsimile.Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.

(4)E-mail.Submit comments toFEMA-POLICY@dhs.gov.Include Docket ID FEMA-2011-0005 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 athttp://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 ofhttp://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Sharrocks, Branch Chief, Assessment and Planning Branch, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, (202) 646-2796 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:FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@dhs.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 322 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5165, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), Public Law 106-390, provides new and revitalized approaches to mitigation planning. The Stafford Act provides a framework for linking pre-and post-disaster mitigation planning and initiatives with public and private interests to ensure an integrated, comprehensive approach to disaster loss reduction. Title 44 CFR part 201 provides the mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian Tribal governments to identify the natural hazards that impact them, to identify actions and activities to reduce any losses from hazards, and to establish a coordinated process to implement the plan, taking advantage of a wide-range of resources.

Collection of Information

Title:State/Local/Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plans.

Type of Information Collection:Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection.

OMB Number:1660-0062.

Form Titles and Numbers:None.

Abstract:The purpose of State, Local and Tribal Hazard Mitigation Plan requirements is to support the administration of FEMA Mitigation grant programs, and contemplate a significant State, Local and Tribal commitment to mitigation activities, comprehensive mitigation planning, and strong program management. Implementation of plans, pre-identified cost-effective mitigation measures will streamline the disaster recovery process. Mitigation plans are the demonstration of the goals, priorities to reduce risks from natural hazards.

Affected Public:State, local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:768,320 hours.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs Type of respondent Form name/form number Number of
  • respondents
  • Number of
  • responses per
  • respondent
  • Total
  • Number of
  • responses
  • Avg. burden per
  • response
  • (in hours)
  • Total annual burden
  • (in hours)
  • Avg. hourly wage rate Total annual
  • respondent cost
  • State, Local or Tribal Government New Plan Development (includes local and Tribal) 56 5 280 2080 582,400 $43.54 $25,357,696 State, Local or Tribal Government Mitigation Plan Updates (includes local and Tribal) 56 10 560 320 179,200 43.54 7,802,368 State, Local or Tribal Government Mitigation Plans Review by States (includes local and Tribal) 56 15 840 8 6,720 43.54 292,588 Total 56 1680 768,320 33,452,652

    Estimated Cost:There are no operation and maintenance, or capital and start-up costs associated with this collection of information.

    Comments

    Comments may be submitted as indicated in theADDRESSEScaption 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, andclarity 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 3, 2011. Lesia M. Banks, Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.