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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: Community Rating System (CRS) Program—Application Worksheets and Commentary.

Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 3067-0195.

Abstract: The CRS Program establishes a system for FEMA to grade communities' floodplain management activities that exceed Federal minimum standards and to qualify for lower insurance rates. The January 2002 edition of the NFIP CRS Coordinator's Manual contains instructions for preparing the application worksheets that will be used to apply for activity points leading up to a CRS rating and commensurate flood insurance premium discounts. The schedule describes the floodplain management and insurance activities available to qualifying communities that undertake the selected additional activities that will reduce flood losses. Annually, all CRS participating communities must certify they are maintaining activities for which they receive credit.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 940.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 29 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,260.

Frequency of Response: Annual upate.

Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to Start Printed Page 740the Desk Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 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 Section, Program Services and Systems Branch, Facilities and Services Management Division, Administration and Resource Planning Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW, Room 316, Washington, DC 20472, telephone number (202) 646-2625 or facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail muriel.anderson@fema.gov.

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Dated: December 21, 2001.

Muriel B. Anderson,

Acting Branch Chief, Program Services and Systems Branch, Facilities and Services Management Division, Administration and Resource Planning Directorate.

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[FR Doc. 02-324 Filed 1-4-02; 8:45 am]

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