Notice and request for comments.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 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 an existing information collection in use without OMB approval. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(C)(2)(A), this notice seeks comments on hotels and motels and other places of public accommodations meeting the fire safety requirements as identified in Public Law 101-391, Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Public Law 101-391 requires FEMA to establish and maintain a National Master List (NML) of fire safe hotels, motels and other places of public accommodation (property). This public law was enacted as a result of a number of major life-loss fires occurring in the late 1970's and 1980's. The purpose of this public law is to assure the traveling public of fire safe accommodations. Under Public Law 101-391, Federal employees on official travel are required to stay in properties approved and listed on the NML.
Collection of Information
Title: Federal Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Declaration Form.
Type of Information Collection: Existing collection in use without OMB approval.
Form Number: No number issued at this time.
Abstract: Public Law 101-391 requires FEMA to establish and maintain a National Master List (NML) of fire safe places of public accommodation. The information collected will be available electronically to the general public identifying properties meeting the specified level of fire safety equipment as required in the public law. It is also available to Federal employees required by Public Law 101-391 to stay at properties on the NML when on official travel. Start Printed Page 50884
Affected Public: Business or other for-Profit, Not-For-Profit Institutions, and the Federal Government.
No. of Respondents: 2,000.
Frequency of Response: On Occasion.
Hours Per Response: 0.25.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 500.
Estimated Cost: $10,000.00 per year. Rate of first level manager at $20.00 × 0.25 hour × 2,000 respondents.
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.
Interested persons should submit written comments to Muriel B. Anderson, Chief, Records Management Section, Program Services Systems Branch, Facilities Management and Services Division, Administration and Resource Planning Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Contact Timothy B. Ganley, Fire Program Specialist, United States Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency at 301-447-1358 for additional information. Contact Ms. Anderson at telephone number (202) 646-2625, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. for copies of the proposed collection of information.Start Signature
Dated: July 30, 2002.
Branch Chief, Program Services and Systems Branch, Facilities Management and Services Division, Administration and Resource Planning Directorate.
[FR Doc. 02-19757 Filed 8-5-02; 8:45 am]
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