Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants-Grant Application Supplemental Information

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28067-28068]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12746]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management Agency
[Docket ID FEMA-2019-0013; OMB No. 1660-0054]
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection;
Comment Request; Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and Fire
Prevention and Safety Grants--Grant Application Supplemental
Information
AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
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SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites
the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of
a currently approved information 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
and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program.
DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 16, 2019.
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-2019-0013. 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-
3100.
    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
www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Dunham, Fire Program
Specialist, Grant Program Directorate, 202-786-9813. You may contact
the Information Management Division for
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copies of the proposed collection of information at 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, Semi-Annual
Performance Report, and Final Performance report. 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 programs' applications 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 and Fire Prevention
and Safety Grants-Grant Application Supplemental Information.
    Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved
information collection.
    OMB Number: 1660-0054.
    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form FEMA Form 080-0-2, AFG Application (General
Questions and Narrative); FEMA Form 080-0-2a, Activity Specific
Questions for AFG Vehicle Applicants; FEMA Form 080-0-2b, Activity
Specific Questions for AFG Operations and Safety Applications; FEMA
Form 080-0-3, Activity Specific Questions for Fire Prevention and
Safety Applicants; FEMA Form 080-0-3a, Fire Prevention and Safety; FEMA
Form 080-0-3b, Research and Development; and FEMA Form 080-0-0-13,
Semi-Annual Performance Report; FEMA Form 080-0-0-16, Fire Grants Final
Performance Report.
    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 and FP&S 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.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,220.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 29,830.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 167,290.34.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $9,426,559.74.
    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: N/A.
    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: N/A.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government:
$3,315,334.75.
Comments
    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.
William H. Holzerland,
Sr. Director, Information Management Division, Office of the Chief
Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
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