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

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.




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 October 24, 2013.


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, Records Management Division, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or email address

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Collection of Information

Title: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants.

Type of information collection: New Collection.

Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form 080-4, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) (General Questions All Applicants); FEMA Form 080-4a, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Hiring of Firefighters Application (Questions and Narrative); FEMA Form 080-4b, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Application (Questions and Narrative).

Abstract: FEMA uses this information to ensure that FEMA's responsibilities under the legislation can be fulfilled accurately and efficiently. The information will be used to objectively evaluate each of the anticipated applicants to determine which of the applicant's proposalsin each of the activities are the closest to the established program priorities.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government, and Not-for-Profit Institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,200

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 26,190.

Estimated Cost: There are no record keeping, capital, start-up, or maintenance costs associated with this information collection.

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Dated: September 18, 2013.

Charlene D. Myrthil,

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

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[FR Doc. 2013-23156 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]