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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; FEMA Preparedness Grants: Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)

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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 information collection activities required to administer the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).


Comments must be submitted on or before December 12, 2016.


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- 2016-0027. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

(2) Mail. Submit written comments to Docket Manager, Office of Chief Counsel, DHS/FEMA, 500 C Street SW., 8NE., Washington, DC 20472-3100.

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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Duane Davis, Section Chief, FEMA, Grant Programs Directorate, 202-680-4060, You may contact the Records Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address:

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Section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, as amended (46 U.S.C. 70107), established the PSGP to provide for the establishment of a grant program for a risk-based allocation of funds to implement Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and State and local government agencies required to provide port security services. Before awarding a grant under the program, the Secretary shall provide for review and comment by the appropriate Federal Maritime Security Coordinators and the Maritime Administrator. In administering the grant program, the Secretary shall take into account national economic and strategic defense concerns based upon the most current risk assessments available.” In addition, any information collected by FEMA for this program is in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 70107(g), as amended by section 112(c) of the Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-347), which states: “Any entity subject to an Area Maritime Transportation Security Plan may submit an application for a grant under this section, at such time, in such form, and containing such information and assurances as the Secretary may require.”

Collection of Information

Title: FEMA Preparedness Grants: Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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

OMB Number: 1660-0114.

FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 089-5, PSGP Investment Justification.

Abstract: The previous version of FEMA Form 089-5 is outdated and has become cumbersome with subsequent program explanations within the notice of funding opportunity explaining the type of information required. The revised form consolidates the requested information and provides easy to follow drop-down boxes to minimize confusion among applicants, reducing time needed to collect the information for both applicants and FEMA, and reducing the review time by FEMA and federal partners.Start Printed Page 70432

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 597.

Number of Responses: 1,223.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,154 hours.

Estimated Cost: The estimated annual cost to respondents for the hour burden is $1,094,112.60. There are no annual costs to respondents' operations and maintenance costs for technical services. There are no annual start-up or capital costs. The cost to the Federal Government is $770,401.

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: October 5, 2016.

Richard W. Mattison,

Records Management Program Chief, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2016-24624 Filed 10-11-16; 8:45 am]