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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has submitted the following proposed information collection to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507).

Title: FEMA Grant Administration Forms.

Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

OMB Number: 3067-0206.

Abstract: This collection of information focuses on the standardization and consistent use of standard and FEMA forms associated with grantees requests for disaster and non-disaster Federal assistance, submission of financial and administrative reporting, and recordkeeping. The use of the forms will minimize burden on the respondents and enable FEMA to continue to improve in its grants administration practices.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,775 hours—28,210 hours for non-disaster grants and 3,565 hours for disaster grants. A breakdown of the burden is charted below:

Non-Disasters

FEMA formsNumber of respondents (A)Number of response per respondent (B)Hours per response and recordkeeping (C)Annual burden hours (AxBxC)
SF-424 Application For Federal Assistance56145 minutes42 hours.
FEMA Form 20-10 Financial Status Report56201 hour1120 hours.
FEMA Form 20-15 Budget Information-Construction Program56517.2 hours4816 hours.
FEMA Form 20-16, 20-16A, 20-16B, 20-16C Summary Sheet For Assurances and Certification5611.7 hours95.2 hours.
SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobby Activities56210 minutes11.2 hours.
FEMA Form 20-17 Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement561517.2 hours14448 hours.
FEMA Form 20-18 Report of Government Property5624.2 hours470.4 hours.
FEMA Form 20-19 Reconciliation of Grants and Cooperative Agreements56205 minutes56 hours.
FEMA Form 20-20 Budget Information-Non-Construction Program56109.7 hours5432 hours.
FEMA Form 76-10A Obligating Document For Award/Amendment5621.2 hour134.4 hours.
Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations56130 hours1680 hours.
Total4,42428,210 hours.

Disasters

Fema formsNumber of respondents (A)Number of response per respondent (B)Hours per response and recordkeeping (C)Annual burden hours (AxBxC)
SF-424 Application For Federal Assistance56642 hours128 hours.
FEMA Form 20-10 Financial Status Report5625610.5 hours2688 hours.
FEMA Form 20-16, 20-16A, 20-16B, 20-16C Summary Sheet For Assurances and Certification56641 hour64 hours.
FEMA Form 20-18 Report of Government Property56641 hour64 hours.
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FEMA Form 20-20 Budget Information-Non-Construction Program56649.7 hours621 hours.
Total5123,565 hours.

Estimated Costs to Respondents: $600,547.50.

Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503 within 30 days of the date of this notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Muriel B. Anderson, Chief, Records Management Branch, Program Services Division, Operations Support Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW, Room 316, Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646-2625, FAX number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address: muriel.anderson@fema.gov.

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Dated: November 20, 2000.

Reginald Trujillo,

Director, Program Services Division, Operations Support Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 00-30075 Filed 11-24-00; 8:45 am]

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