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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, Write Your Own (WYO) Company Participation Criteria; New Applicant

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will submit 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 will describe 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 February 23, 2012.


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.


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


Collection of Information

Title: Write Your Own (WYO) Company Participation Criteria; New Applicant.

Type of Information Collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection.

OMB Number: 1660-0038.

Form Titles and Numbers: None.

Abstract: New insurance companies that seek to participate in the WYO program, as well as former WYO companies seeking to return, must meet standards for WYO Financial Control Plan (approved under OMB Control #1660-0020). Private Insurance Companies and/or public entity risk-sharing organizations wishing to enter or reenter the WYO program must demonstrate the ability to meet the financial requirements. The information allows FEMA to determine the applicant's capability of meeting program goals including marketing of flood insurance, training agents and staff in the program rules, and its capabilities for claims handling and disaster response.

Affected Public: Business of other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.

Frequency of Response: Once.

Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: Application Process, 7 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35 hours.

Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $2,223.55. There are no annual costs to respondents operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There is no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $1,204.

John G. Jenkins, Jr.,

Acting Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

[FR Doc. 2012-1313 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]