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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Follow-Up Program Effectiveness and Recovery Surveys

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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 a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning the collection of Individual Assistance Follow-Up Program Effectiveness & Recovery Survey responses and information for assessment and improvement of the delivery of disaster assistance to individuals and households.


Comments must be submitted on or before April 29, 2014.


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-2014-0008. 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 8NE, 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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Maggie Billing, Program Analyst, Customer Satisfaction Analysis Section of the National Processing Service Center Division, Recovery Directorate, (940) 891-8709. 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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This collection is in accordance with Executive Orders 12862 and 13571 requiring all Federal agencies to survey customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing services. The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires Federal agencies to set missions and goals and to measure agency performance against them. The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 requires quarterly performance assessments of government programs for the purposes of assessing agency performance and improvement. The Federal Emergency Management Agency fulfills these requirements by collecting customer satisfaction program information through surveys of individuals and households who are disaster survivors.

Collection of Information

Title: Federal Emergency Management Agency Individual Assistance Follow-Up Program Effectiveness & Recovery Survey.

Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved information collection.

FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 007-0-14 Follow-Up Program Effectiveness & Recovery Survey.

Abstract: Federal agencies are required to survey their customers to determine the kind and quality of services customers want and their level of satisfaction with those services. FEMA managers use the survey results to measure performance against standards for performance and customer service, measure achievement of strategic planning objectives, and generally gauge and make improvements to disaster service that increase customer satisfaction.Start Printed Page 11457

Affected Public: Individuals and Households.

Number of Respondents: 1,536.

Number of Responses: 1,536.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 307.

Estimated Cost: There is no annual cost burden to respondents or record-keepers for this Information Collection.


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 accuracy 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: February 20, 2014.

Charlene D. Myrthil,

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

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[FR Doc. 2014-04413 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]