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

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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. 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 cost, and includes the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use. Start Printed Page 18110

Title: National Urban Search and Rescue Grant Program.

OMB Number: 1660-0073.

Abstract: This information collection activity is for financial, program and administrative information for US&R Sponsoring Organizations relating to preparedness and response grant awards. This information includes a narrative statement that FEMA uses to evaluate a grantee's proposed use of funds, progress reports to monitor overall progress on managing FEMA grant program, extension or change requested to consider changing or extending the time or the performance period of the preparedness or response cooperative agreement and a Memorandum of Agreement between DHS/FEMA and the Sponsoring Organizations of US&R task forces.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 28.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 19 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 461 hours.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

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 May 10, 2006.

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

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Dated: March 30, 2006.

Darcy Bingham,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-5166 Filed 4-7-06; 8:45 am]