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

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, Department of Homeland Security.


Notice and request for comments.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the following information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and costs, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.

Title: Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program (IHP).

OMB Number: 1660-0061.

Abstract: The Federal Assistance to Individual and Household Program (IHP) enhances applicants' ability to request approval of late applications, request continued assistance, and appeal program decisions. Similarly, it allows States to partner with FEMA for delivery of disaster assistance under the “Other Needs” provision of the IHP through Administrative Option Agreements and Administration Plans addressing the level of managerial and resource support necessary. Start Printed Page 32644

Affected Public: Individuals and households; State, Local or Tribal Governments.

Number of Respondents: 40,072.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 30 to 45 minutes for individual and households respondents; 3 hours for States, local and Tribal governments.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 29,716 hours.

Frequency of Response: Once.

Comments: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, or facsimile number (202) 395-7285. Comments must be submitted on or before July 5, 2005.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to the Section Chief, Records Management, FEMA at 500 C Street, SW., Room 316, Washington, DC 20472, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address

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Dated: May 27, 2005.

George S. Trotter,

Acting Branch Chief, Information Resources Management Branch, Information Technology Services Division.

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[FR Doc. 05-11122 Filed 6-2-05; 8:45 am]