Request for Information on the National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Management Standards for Land Management and Use, and an Assessment of the Program's Impact on Threatened and Endangered Species and Their Habitats; Public Meetings

CourtFederal Emergency Management Agency
Citation86 FR 59745
Publication Date28 October 2021
Record Number2021-23440
59745
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86 FR 56713.
(i) Task Statement 21–X9, Sexual
Harassment and Sexual Assault-
Prevention and Culture Change in the
Merchant Marine.
(6) Presentations from the Mariner
Credentialing Program:
(a) Office of Merchant Mariner
Credentialing Update;
(b) National Maritime Center Update;
(7) Presentations from the Work
Group Chairs. The Committee will
review the information presented on
each issue, deliberate on any
recommendations presented by the
Working Groups, approve/formulate
recommendations, and close any
completed tasks. Official action on these
recommendations may be taken on this
date.
(a) Task Statement 21–X4, STCW
Convention and STCW Code Review;
(b) Task Statement 21–X7, Non-
Operating Individuals;
(c) Task Statement 21–X8, Remote
Operator of Maritime Autonomous
Surface Ships.
(8) Public comment period.
(9) Closing remarks/plans for next
meeting.
(10) Adjournment of meeting.
A copy of all meeting documentation
will be available at: https://
homeport.uscg.mil/missions/federal-
advisory-committees/national-
merchant-marine-personnel-advisory-
committee-(nmerpac) by November 4,
2021. Alternatively, you may contact the
individual noted in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section above.
Public comments or questions will be
taken throughout the meeting as the
Committee discusses the issues and
prior to deliberations and voting. There
will also be a public comment period at
the end of the meeting. Speakers are
requested to limit their comments to 2
minutes. Please note that the public
comment period will end following the
last call for comments. Contact the
individual listed in the
FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION CONTACT
section above, to
register as a speaker.
Dated: October 22, 2021.
Jeffrey G. Lantz,
Director of Commercial Regulations and
Standards.
[FR Doc. 2021–23448 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9110–04–P
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
Federal Emergency Management
Agency
[Docket ID FEMA–2021–0024]
Request for Information on the
National Flood Insurance Program
Floodplain Management Standards for
Land Management and Use, and an
Assessment of the Program’s Impact
on Threatened and Endangered
Species and Their Habitats; Public
Meetings
AGENCY
: Federal Emergency
Management Agency, Department of
Homeland Security.
ACTION
: Announcement of public
meetings.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) will hold
two public meetings remotely via web
conference to solicit feedback on the
agency’s request for information on the
National Flood Insurance Program’s
(NFIP) Floodplain Management
Standards for Land Management and
Use, and an Assessment of the
Program’s Impact on Threatened and
Endangered Species and Their Habitat,
published October 12, 2021. The request
for information seeks input from the
public on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
adopt to result in safer, stronger, and
more resilient communities.
Additionally, the request for
information seeks input on how the
NFIP can better promote protection of
and minimize any adverse impact to
threatened and endangered species, and
their habitats.
DATES
: Written comments on the request
for information published at 86 FR
56713 (October 12, 2021) may be
submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
(ET) on December 13, 2021.
FEMA will hold meetings on
Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 2:30
to 4:00 p.m. ET, and Monday, November
15, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. ET.
Depending on the number of speakers,
the meetings may end before the time
indicated, following the last call for
comments.
ADDRESSES
: The public meetings will be
held via web conference. Members of
the public may register to attend a
meeting online at the following link:
https://www.fema.gov/event/public-
comment-period-national-flood-
insurance-programs-minimum-
floodplain-management.
If you would like to speak at a
meeting, please indicate that on the
registration form. If there is time
remaining in a meeting after all
registered speakers have finished,
FEMA will invite comments from others
in attendance.
Reasonable accommodations are
available for people with disabilities. To
request a reasonable accommodation,
contact the person listed in the
FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
section
below as soon as possible. Last minute
requests will be accepted but may not be
possible to fulfill.
Written comments on the request for
information must be submitted via the
Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://
www.regulations.gov. Search for FEMA–
2021–0024–0001 and follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
All written comments received,
including any personal information
provided, may be posted without
alteration at https://
www.regulations.gov. All comments on
the request for information made during
the meetings will be posted to the
rulemaking docket on https://
www.regulations.gov.
For access to the docket and to read
comments received by FEMA, go to
https://www.regulations.gov and search
for Docket ID FEMA–2021–0024.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Rachel Sears, Supervisory Emergency
Management Specialist, Federal
Insurance and Mitigation
Administration, Federal Emergency
Management Agency, fema-regulations@
fema.dhs.gov, 202–646–4105.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On
October 12, 2021, FEMA published a
Request for Information (RFI) on the
National Flood Insurance Program’s
(NFIP) Floodplain Management
Standards for Land Management and
Use, and an Assessment of the
Program’s Impact on Threatened and
Endangered Species and Their
Habitats.
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This RFI asks for public input
on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
adopt to result in safer, stronger, and
more resilient communities. It also
seeks input on how the NFIP can better
promote protection of and minimize any
adverse impact to threatened and
endangered species, and their habitats.
In support of FEMA’s role in setting
the NFIP floodplain management
standards for land management and use
and the agency’s desire to strengthen the
NFIP’s protection of threatened and
endangered species and their habitat,
the agency is seeking input from the
public on the floodplain management
standards that communities should
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See generally ‘‘National Flood Insurance
Program: Evaluation Studies’’ found at http://
www.fema.gov/flood-insurance/rules-legislation/
2006-evaluation (last accessed July 8, 2021) and
‘‘Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study of Loss
Prevention’’ found at http://www.fema.gov/
emergency-managers/risk-management/building-
science/building-codes-save-study (last accessed
July 8, 2021) among others.
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Agencies may submit to the Services, an
evaluation on the likely effects of an action, if listed
species or critical habitat are likely to be affected
by Agency action.
adopt to result in safer, stronger, and
more resilient communities and also to
promote protection of listed species and
their critical habitats. Specifically,
FEMA is seeking input through a series
of questions in the RFI on opportunities
for the agency to improve the minimum
floodplain management standards for
land management and use which better
align the NFIP with the current
understanding of flood risk and flood
risk reduction approaches. Current
FEMA floodplain management
standards for flood-prone area
regulations have not been revised since
they were implemented in 1976. The
agency is considering revision to these
regulations based on its current
understanding of flood risk and flood
risk reduction approaches and is now
taking a thorough review of the
floodplain management standards, along
with prior published studies and
reports, to determine how these
standards can best meet FEMA and
stakeholder needs.
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FEMA also plans to re-evaluate the
implementation of the NFIP under the
Endangered Species Act at the national
level to complete a revised Biological
Evaluation
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re-examining how NFIP
actions influence land development
decisions; the potential for such actions
to have adverse effects on listed species
and critical habitats; and to identify
program changes to mitigate adverse
effects to avoid jeopardy to listed
species and/or critical habitats. Public
feedback will help FEMA with this
process.
The purpose of this request for
information is to seek feedback on the
agency’s request for information on the
National Flood Insurance Program’s
(NFIP) Floodplain Management
Standards for Land Management and
Use, and an Assessment of the
Program’s Impact on Threatened and
Endangered Species and Their Habitat
published October 12, 2021. Individuals
cannot apply for FEMA assistance by
submitting a comment in the Federal
Register or at these public meetings. If
you are an individual who has been
impacted by a disaster and you are
seeking assistance from FEMA, please
visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/
individual or call the FEMA Helpline
(1–800–621–3362/TTY (800) 462–7585)
to apply or receive information on a
pending request.
FEMA will hold public meetings to
ensure all interested parties have
sufficient opportunity to provide
comments on FEMA programs. As the
RFI seeks information regarding a series
of questions, the public may wish to
review the RFI in advance of these
meetings. FEMA will carefully consider
all relevant comments received during
the meetings, and during the rest of the
RFI’s comment period. All comments or
remarks provided on the request for
information during the meeting will be
recorded and posted to the rulemaking
docket on https://www.regulations.gov.
Deanne Criswell,
Administrator, Federal Emergency
Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2021–23440 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 9111–47–P
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
[L19900000.PO0000.LLWO320.20X; OMB
Control No. 1004–0025]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Mineral Surveys, Mineral
Patent Applications, Adverse Claims,
Protests, and Contests
AGENCY
: Bureau of Land Management,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection;
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA), the Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) proposes to renew an information
collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before
December 27, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Send your written
comments on this Information
Collection Request (ICR) by mail to
Darrin King, Information Collection
Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of
the Interior, Bureau of Land
Management, Attention PRA Office, 440
W 200 S #500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101;
or by email to BLM_HQ_PRA_
Comments@blm.gov. Please reference
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) Control Number 1004–0025 in
the subject line of your comments.
Please note that due to COVID–19, the
electronic submission of comments is
recommended.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: To
request additional information about
this ICR, contact Elaine Guenaga by
email at eguenaga@blm.gov, or by
telephone at 775–276–0287. Individuals
who are hearing or speech impaired
may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–
800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. You
may also view the ICR at http://
www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In
accordance with the PRA (44 U.S.C.
3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all
information collections require approval
under the PRA. The BLM may not
conduct or sponsor, and you are not
required to respond to a collection of
information unless it displays a
currently valid OMB control number.
As part of our continuing effort to
reduce paperwork and respondent
burdens, we invite the public and other
Federal agencies to comment on new,
proposed, revised, and continuing
collections of information. This helps us
assess the impact of our information
collection requirements and minimize
the public’s reporting burden. It also
helps the public understand our
information collection requirements and
provide the requested data in the
desired format.
We are especially interested in public
comment addressing the following:
(1) Whether or not the collection of
information is necessary for the proper
performance of the functions of the
agency, including whether or not the
information will have practical utility;
(2) The accuracy of our estimate of the
burden for this collection of
information, including the validity of
the methodology and assumptions used;
(3) Ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and
(4) How might the agency 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 response.
Comments that you submit in
response to this Notice are a matter of
public record. We will include or
summarize each comment in our request
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before
including your address, phone number,
email address, or other personal
identifying information in your
comment, you should be aware that
your entire comment—including your
personal identifying information—may
be made publicly available at any time.
While you can ask us in your comment
to withhold your personal identifying
information from public review, we
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