[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-3230]

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[Federal Register: February 11, 1994]




Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to OMB for 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted 
to the Office of Management and Budget the following public information 
collection requirements for review and clearance in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35.

DATES: Comments on this information collection must be submitted on or 
before April 12, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Direct comments regarding the burden estimate or any aspect 
of this information collection, including suggestions for reducing this 
burden, to: the FEMA Information Collections Clearance Officer at the 
address below; and to Gary Waxman, Office of Management and Budget, 
3235 New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-
7340, within 60 days of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Copies of the above information 
collection request and supporting documentation can be obtained by 
calling or writing Linda Borror, FEMA Information Collections Clearance 
Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-2624.
    Type: Extension of 3067-0113.
    Title: The Declaration Process: Requests for Damage Assessment, 
Federal Disaster Assistance, Cost Share Adjustments, and Loans.
    Abstract: Supplemental Federal assistance under the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-
288, as amended, is authorized when damage caused by an incident is of 
such severity and magnitude that the resources and efforts of the State 
and its local governments are inadequate for recovery. When evidence 
supports this fact, the Governor of an affected State may request a 
major disaster or emergency declaration by the President in accordance 
with the requirements of section 401 of the Act which stipulates 
specific information the Governor must submit with a request for any 
major disaster declaration and section 501(a) of the Act which 
stipulates specific information the Governor must submit with a request 
for any emergency declaration. Section 403(c) of the Act authorizes 
emergency assistance, without a Presidential declaration, through the 
utilization of Department of Defense personnel and resources. 
Information needed to process the request from the Governor is set 
forth in 44 CFR 206.34.
    Certain aspects of disaster recovery must be cost shared between 
Federal, State, and local governments. When it is impossible for the 
State or eligible local governments to immediately assume their share, 
section 319 of the Act permits the Federal government to loan the non-
Federal share to the State.
    In the event a Governor's request for a major disaster declaration 
or emergency declaration is denied, the Governor may appeal the 
decision. The appeal must be made within 30 days after the date of the 
letter denying the request. In extreme cases, and only after a 
determination that a loan is not feasible, a cost-share adjustment/
waiver can be authorized. Cost share adjustments for the Public 
Assistance program, while not specifically addressed in our regulations 
or any other guidance, are implied under section 406(b) of the Act.
    Type of Respondents: Individuals and households, State and local 
governments, and non-profit institutions.
    Estimate of Total Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden: 944 
    Number of Respondents: 59.
    Estimated Average Burden Time per Response: 8 hours.
    Frequency of Response: As required.

    Dated: February 3, 1994.
Wesley C. Moore,
Director, Office of Administrative Support.
[FR Doc. 94-3230 Filed 2-10-94; 8:45 am]