2018-14078. Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program  

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    AGENCY:

    Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

    ACTION:

    Notice and request for comments.

    SUMMARY:

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 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 Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program. This collection allows the government to make loans to communities that have suffered economic problems due to disasters.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before August 28, 2018.

    ADDRESSES:

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

    (1) Online. Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA-2018-0028. 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 http://www.regulations.gov, 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 www.regulations.gov.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Martha Polanco, Assistant Program Manager, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Public Assistance Division, (202) 212-5761. You may contact the Information Management Division for copies of the proposed collection of information at email address: FEMA-Information-Collections-Management@fema.dhs.gov.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

    The Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program is authorized by Section 417 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5184, and implementing regulations at 44 CFR subpart K. The Assistant Administrator may make a CDL to any local government which has suffered a substantial loss of tax or other revenues as a result of a major disaster or emergency and which demonstrates a need for Federal financial assistance in order to perform its governmental functions. Local governments may indicate interest in acquiring a Community Disaster Loan by contacting their Governor's Authorized Representative. The Governor's Authorized Representative submits a letter to FEMA requesting the Community Disaster Loan Program for their State.

    Collection of Information

    Title: Application for Community Disaster Loan (CDL) Program.

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

    OMB Number: 1660-0083.

    FEMA Forms: FEMA Form 090-0-1, Certification Of Eligibility For Community Disaster Loans; FEMA Form 116-0-1, Promissory Note; FEMA Form 116-0-1A, Promissory Note; FEMA Form 116-0-1B, Promissory Note; FEMA Form 116-0-1C, Promissory Note; FEMA Form 085-0-1, Local Government Resolution—Collateral Security; FEMA Form 112-0-3C, Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; And Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; FEMA Form 090-0-4, Letter of Application through the GAR.

    Abstract: The loan package for the CDL Program provides Local and Tribal governments that have suffered substantial loss of tax or other revenues Start Printed Page 30760as a result of a major disaster or emergency, the opportunity to obtain financial assistance in order to perform their governmental functions. The loan must be justified on the basis of need and actual expenses.

    Affected Public: State, local or Tribal Government.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 144.

    Estimated Number of Responses: 144.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 518.13.

    Estimated Total Annual Respondent Cost: $27,761.41.

    Estimated Respondents' Operation and Maintenance Costs: 0.

    Estimated Respondents' Capital and Start-Up Costs: 0.

    Estimated Total Annual Cost to the Federal Government: $1,012,699.66.

    Comments

    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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    Rachel Frier,

    Records Management Branch Chief, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, Mission Support, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-14078 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
06/29/2018
Department:
Homeland Security Department
Agency:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice and request for comments.
Document Number:
2018-14078
Dates:
Comments must be submitted on or before August 28, 2018.
Pages:
30759-30760 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket ID: FEMA-2018-0028, OMB No. 1660-0083
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-14078.pdf