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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.




The Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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 extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the documenting of the experiences of those persons affected by mitigation efforts. The information describes successful mitigation and flood insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide and provides a method to promote the Federal programs available that make available funding for mitigation activities.


Comments must be submitted on or before October 18, 2013.


To avoid duplicate submissions to the docket, please use only one of the following means to submit comments:

(1) Online. Submit comments at under Docket ID FEMA-2013-0035. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

(2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Room 840, Washington, DC 20472-3100.

(3) Facsimile. Submit comments to (703) 483-2999.

All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of

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Contact Eugene Luke, Emergency Management Specialist, FEMA Mitigation, (202) 646-7902 for additional information. You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at facsimile number (202) 646-3347 or email address:

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Consistent with performance-based management practices mandated by the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) (Pub. L. 103.62 Section 2) FEMA has established the FEMA Mitigation Best Practices success story process to collect and disseminate information describing successful mitigation and flood insurance practices occurring in communities nationwide. Title 44 CFR Part 2 institutes the process whereby FEMA will promote mitigation activities through the collection of information. By making this type of detail available, FEMA can translate hazard data into useable information for community risk management. The stories incorporate mitigation strategies that have been successfully implemented and provide real-world evidence of the ability to protect against all hazards.

Collection of Information

Title: FEMA Mitigation Success Story Database.

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

OMB Number: 1660-0089.

FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 086-0-25, Mitigation Best Practice Submission Worksheet.

Abstract: FEMA uses the information provided through success stories to document and disseminate first-hand experiences of mitigation activities that result in benefits to individuals. By sharing information, communities and individuals can learn about available Federal programs to support the implementation of noteworthy local activities that lessen the chance of a catastrophic event causing damage or possibly loss of life.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Number of Responses: 50.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 88 hours.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours and Costs

Type of respondentForm name/Form No.Number of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal number of responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total annual burden (in hours)Average hourly wage rateTotal annual respondent cost
Individual or households; State, local or Tribal GovernmentInformal Interviews/No Form515420$30.81$616.20
Individual or households; State, local or Tribal GovernmentMitigation Best Practice Submission Worksheet/086-0-25451451.56830.812,095.08
• Note: The “Avg. Hourly Wage Rate” for each respondent includes a 1.4 multiplier to reflect a fully-loaded wage rate.

Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $2,711.28. 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 $75,190.00.


Comments may be submitted as indicated in the ADDRESSES caption above. 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 Start Printed Page 50436accuracy 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.

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Dated: August 12, 2013.

Loretta Cassatt,

Chief, Records Branch, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2013-20072 Filed 8-16-13; 8:45 am]