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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed continuing information collections. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), this notice seeks comments concerning the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy Long-term Course Evaluation Forms.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The data collection from the long-term evaluation forms—one for students and one for the student's supervisor—will obtain course specific feedback regarding the impact of course content on job performance. This data is needed to improve instructional delivery and curriculum design. Demographic data are needed to identify differentials in course impact. The information collection also supports the Government Performance and Results Act.

Collection of Information

Title: National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Supervisors, National Fire Academy Long-term Evaluation Form for Students.

Type of Information Collection: Renewal of existing collection in use with OMB approval.

OMB Number: 3067-0260.

Form Numbers: Form F-8872-NETC; F-8873-NETC.

Abstract: The National Fire Academy's long-term evaluation forms—one for students and one for the student's supervisor—will obtain course specific feedback regarding impact of course content on job performance. The information is needed to improve instruction and content. Demographic data are needed to identify differentials in course impact.

Affected Public: Individuals.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375.

FEMA FormsNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseHours per responseAnnual burden hours
(A)(B)(C)(A × B × C)
Student7501.33247.50
Superv7501.17127.50
Total1,500375

Estimated Cost: $105,000.

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 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. Comments should be received within 60 days of the date of this notice.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons should submit written comments 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Terry Gladhill, Program Analyst, National Fire Academy, (301) 447-1239 for additional information. You may contact Ms. Anderson for copies of the proposed collection of information at telephone number (202) 646-2625 or facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or e-mail muriel.Anderson@fema.gov.

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Dated: March 18, 2002.

Reginald Trujillo,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-7173 Filed 3-25-02; 8:45 am]

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