Title:Community Rating System (CRS) Program-Application Worksheets and Commentary.
Type of Information Collection:Revision of a currently approved information collection.
Form Titles and Numbers:FEMA Form 086-0-35, Community Rating System Application Letter of Interest and Quick Check Instructional; FEMA086-0-35A, Community Rating System Community Certifications; FEMA form 086-0-35B, Environmental and Historic Preservation Certifications.
Abstract:The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary are used by communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) to document the activities that communities have undertaken to mitigate against future flood losses. The CRS Application Worksheet and Commentary provide a step-by-step process for communities to follow in their effort to achieve the maximum amount of discount on flood insurance premiums. Community participation in CRS allows flood insurance costs to be reduced as a result of implementing floodplain management practices, such as building codes and public education activities. These practices reduce risks of flooding and promote purchase of flood insurance.
Affected Public:State, Local or Tribal Government.
Estimated Number of Respondents:1,274.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours:16,748.
Estimated Cost:There are no recordkeeping, capital, start-up or maintenance costs associated with this information collection.
Frequency of Response:Annually.
Comments:Written 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 information collection, 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 technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Submit comments to OMB within 30 days of the date of this notice. To ensure that FEMA is fully aware of any comments or concerns that you share with OMB, please provide us with a copy of your comments. FEMA will continue to accept comments from interested persons through January 28, 2013. Submit comments to the FEMA address listed in theFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTcaption.
Chief Administration Officer, Office of the Chief Administration Office, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.