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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; new information; OMB No. 1660-NEW; FEMA Form—None.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget 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 the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.


Comments must be submitted on or before April 5, 2010.


Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Office of Records Management, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address

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Collection of Information

Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG). The title has changed since publication of the 60-Day Federal Register Notice at 74 FR 59237, Nov. 17, 2009.

Type of information collection: New information collection.

OMB Number: 1660-NEW.

Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form—None.

Abstract: The Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) assist State and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. The EMPG Work Plan narrative must demonstrate how proposed projects address gaps, deficiencies, and capabilities in current programs and the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by FEMA. FEMA uses the information to provide details, timelines, and milestones on proposed projects. Start Printed Page 9917

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 58.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: 3 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 174 hours.

Estimated Cost: There is no annual reporting or recordkeeping costs associated with this collection.

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Larry Gray,

Director, Office of Records Management, Office of Management, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2010-4444 Filed 3-3-10; 8:45 am]