Request for Information: Nationally Uniform 911 Data System, 42786-42787 [2016-15368]

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[FR Doc. 2016–15427 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7040–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2016–0069] Request for Information: Nationally Uniform 911 Data System National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice; request for information. AGENCY: The development of a nationally uniform 911 data system, containing uniform data elements for all Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) data, data associated with the operation of local and State 911 systems, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) schema (or technical equivalent) that would enable the collection, analysis and sharing of standardized administrative data, operational data, cost data and all Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) data received, collected, processed, and transmitted during 911 calls; that would be developed and made available to all 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and 911 Authorities at the state and local levels. This nationally uniform 911 data system, once developed, would provide essential information to assist strategic planning, governance decisions, and improvements to the 911 system and its operation at all levels of government. These data would also be useful to private sector companies providing support services to local and state 911 agencies. DATES: It is requested that comments on this announcement be submitted by September 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. NHTSA– 2016–0069] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Flaherty, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services, (202) 366– 2705, LaurieFlaherty@dot.gov, located at the United States Department of Transportation; 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NPD–400, Room W44–322, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOT/ NHTSA, on behalf of the National 911 Program, is seeking comments from all sources (public, private, governmental, academic, professional, associations, public interest groups, and other interested parties) on the idea of establishing a nationally uniform data system, to document PSAP 911 call data and the data related to the operation of 911 systems at all levels of government within the 911 community. A nationally uniform 911 data system was identified as a need by the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA), in its final report, released January 29, 2016: ‘‘A National system enabling the collection and analysis of standardized administrative data, operational data, cost data and CAD data should be developed and made available to PSAPS and 911 Authorities, to provide essential information to substantiate planning decisions and improvements to assist in the migration towards NG911.’’ Models for a nationally uniform data system exist in other disciplines, for example, the National Fire Operations Reporting System (N– FORS), http://911perform.org and the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), http://nemsis.org. There are elements of these existing systems, in terms of their content and the processes used for their development, implementation, and operation, that could be adopted or adapted for use by the 911 community, in developing an analogous data system. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments and ideas on all aspects of the development, implementation and operation of a nationally uniform 911 data system from the broad 911 stakeholder community, including CAD vendors, CAD interface developers, PSAP managers, local and State 911 authorities and agencies, national E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES professional 911 associations, other Federal agencies, academia, public interest groups, and any other interested parties; and to request responses to specific questions provided below. This is neither a request for proposals nor an invitation for bids. Background In January 2016, in partnership with the PSAP community, national professional 911 associations, all levels of government, and the private sector, the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA) delivered its final report to the FCC. This document contains a collaborative vision for the future of optimal PSAPs and 911 systems in the United States. The document includes a section (5.9.2) entitled, ‘‘Findings and Considerations’’ recommending that, ‘‘a National system enabling the collection and analysis of standardized administrative data, operational data, cost data and CAD data should be developed and made available to PSAPS and 911 Authorities, to provide essential information to substantiate planning decisions and improvements to assist in the migration towards NG911.’’ This RFI request directly relates to this recommendation by seeking comment on specific potential components of a nationally uniform 911 data system that would be implemented and operated to bridge this identified gap, and the process that would be used to develop, implement and operate this data system. Responses to the following questions are requested to help plan the development and creation of a nationally uniform 911 data system that would enable the collection and analysis of standardized PSAP data and operational 911 system data. Please provide references as appropriate. 1. What significant changes have occurred in 911 and PSAP related data systems at the national, State and local levels during the last ten years? 2. As a 911 stakeholder, how might the implementation of a nationally uniform 911 data system be most useful to you (i.e. planning, funding justification, strategic planning etc.)? 3. What are the most critical issues facing current use and future interconnection of PSAP CAD systems that could be addressed in the development of the nationally uniform 911 data system? Please be as specific as possible. 4. What CAD and/or PSAP and/or 911 system data do you presently collect and what additional data would be beneficial to assist with staffing, budgeting, testing, contract compliance, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 performance metrics, planning, governance, or quality improvement activities? 5. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data related to information handled by telecommunicators and by CAD systems, in receiving and processing 911 calls, and transmitting information to emergency responders? Please be as specific as possible in listing examples. 6. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data related to the administration and operation of a PSAP? Please be as specific as possible in listing examples. 7. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data related to the administration and operation of a local/state 911 system? Please be as specific as possible in listing examples. 8. How could a nationally uniform 911 data system enhance collaboration among CAD/Records Management Systems (RMS), 911 authorities, the first responder community, and others? 9. How could the proposed data system promote community preparedness and resilience? 10. How could this proposed data system contribute to improved coordination at the local, regional, state and national levels? 11. What are your suggestions for the process that should be used in developing, implementing and/or operating a nationally uniform 911 data collection system? Please be as specific as possible. 12. What specific agencies/ organizations/entities are essential to involve, as part of a collaborative group that develops, implements, and/or operates this data system? 13. In your opinion, what are the challenges that would have to be overcome, in implementing a nationally uniform 911 data system? 14. In your opinion, how would the existence of a nationally uniform 911 data system be beneficial in implementing Next Generation 911? Please be as specific as possible in providing examples. 15. Do you have any additional comments regarding this subject? Issued on: June 23, 2016. Jeffrey P. Michael, Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development. [FR Doc. 2016–15368 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P PO 00000 Frm 00159 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42787 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure; Solicitation for Committee Member Nominations Department of Transportation. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Transportation seeks member nomination for our National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI). DATES: All nominations for NACTTI membership must be received on or before July 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: All nomination material should be emailed to the Office of the Secretary at: NACTTI@dot.gov, or mailed to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Attn: National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure, Room W86–483, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mailed applications must be postmarked by July 13, 2016. Any person requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the Office of the Secretary at (202) 366–5903 or email the NACTTI Designated Federal Official at NACTTI@dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NACTTI Designated Federal Official, at NACTTI@dot.gov or (202) 366–5903. Also visit the NACTTI Internet Web site at www.transportation.gov/NACTTI. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background Pursuant to Section 1431 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the Secretary of Transportation established NACTTI on June 1, 2016, to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to the role of intermodal transportation in facilitating mobility related to travel and tourism activities. NACTTI will— a. Advise the Secretary on current and emerging priorities, issues, projects, and funding needs related to the use of the intermodal transportation network of the United States to facilitate travel and tourism, taking into consideration existing data and recommendations on the U.S. transportation network including, but not limited, to DOT’s 30year Beyond Traffic framework. b. Serve as a forum for discussion for travel and tourism stakeholders on transportation issues affecting interstate and interregional mobility of passengers; E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

[Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0069]


Request for Information: Nationally Uniform 911 Data System

AGENCY: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice; request for information.

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SUMMARY: The development of a nationally uniform 911 data system, 
containing uniform data elements for all Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) 
data, data associated with the operation of local and State 911 
systems, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) schema (or technical 
equivalent) that would enable the collection, analysis and sharing of 
standardized administrative data, operational data, cost data and all 
Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) data received, collected, processed, and 
transmitted during 911 calls; that would be developed and made 
available to all 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and 911 
Authorities at the state and local levels. This nationally uniform 911 
data system, once developed, would provide essential information to 
assist strategic planning, governance decisions, and improvements to 
the 911 system and its operation at all levels of government. These 
data would also be useful to private sector companies providing support 
services to local and state 911 agencies.

DATES: It is requested that comments on this announcement be submitted 
by September 28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. NHTSA-
2016-0069] through one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Flaherty, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Emergency Medical Services, 
(202) 366-2705, LaurieFlaherty@dot.gov, located at the United States 
Department of Transportation; 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., NPD-400, Room 
W44-322, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOT/NHTSA, on behalf of the National 911 
Program, is seeking comments from all sources (public, private, 
governmental, academic, professional, associations, public interest 
groups, and other interested parties) on the idea of establishing a 
nationally uniform data system, to document PSAP 911 call data and the 
data related to the operation of 911 systems at all levels of 
government within the 911 community. A nationally uniform 911 data 
system was identified as a need by the Federal Communication 
Commission's (FCC's) Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA), 
in its final report, released January 29, 2016: ``A National system 
enabling the collection and analysis of standardized administrative 
data, operational data, cost data and CAD data should be developed and 
made available to PSAPS and 911 Authorities, to provide essential 
information to substantiate planning decisions and improvements to 
assist in the migration towards NG911.'' Models for a nationally 
uniform data system exist in other disciplines, for example, the 
National Fire Operations Reporting System (N-FORS), http://911perform.org and the National EMS Information System (NEMSIS), http://nemsis.org. There are elements of these existing systems, in terms of 
their content and the processes used for their development, 
implementation, and operation, that could be adopted or adapted for use 
by the 911 community, in developing an analogous data system.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments and ideas on all 
aspects of the development, implementation and operation of a 
nationally uniform 911 data system from the broad 911 stakeholder 
community, including CAD vendors, CAD interface developers, PSAP 
managers, local and State 911 authorities and agencies, national

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professional 911 associations, other Federal agencies, academia, public 
interest groups, and any other interested parties; and to request 
responses to specific questions provided below. This is neither a 
request for proposals nor an invitation for bids.

Background

    In January 2016, in partnership with the PSAP community, national 
professional 911 associations, all levels of government, and the 
private sector, the Task Force on Optimal PSAP Architecture (TFOPA) 
delivered its final report to the FCC. This document contains a 
collaborative vision for the future of optimal PSAPs and 911 systems in 
the United States. The document includes a section (5.9.2) entitled, 
``Findings and Considerations'' recommending that, ``a National system 
enabling the collection and analysis of standardized administrative 
data, operational data, cost data and CAD data should be developed and 
made available to PSAPS and 911 Authorities, to provide essential 
information to substantiate planning decisions and improvements to 
assist in the migration towards NG911.''
    This RFI request directly relates to this recommendation by seeking 
comment on specific potential components of a nationally uniform 911 
data system that would be implemented and operated to bridge this 
identified gap, and the process that would be used to develop, 
implement and operate this data system.
    Responses to the following questions are requested to help plan the 
development and creation of a nationally uniform 911 data system that 
would enable the collection and analysis of standardized PSAP data and 
operational 911 system data. Please provide references as appropriate.
    1. What significant changes have occurred in 911 and PSAP related 
data systems at the national, State and local levels during the last 
ten years?
    2. As a 911 stakeholder, how might the implementation of a 
nationally uniform 911 data system be most useful to you (i.e. 
planning, funding justification, strategic planning etc.)?
    3. What are the most critical issues facing current use and future 
interconnection of PSAP CAD systems that could be addressed in the 
development of the nationally uniform 911 data system? Please be as 
specific as possible.
    4. What CAD and/or PSAP and/or 911 system data do you presently 
collect and what additional data would be beneficial to assist with 
staffing, budgeting, testing, contract compliance, performance metrics, 
planning, governance, or quality improvement activities?
    5. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data 
related to information handled by telecommunicators and by CAD systems, 
in receiving and processing 911 calls, and transmitting information to 
emergency responders? Please be as specific as possible in listing 
examples.
    6. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data 
related to the administration and operation of a PSAP? Please be as 
specific as possible in listing examples.
    7. What kind of data elements would you consider as essential data 
related to the administration and operation of a local/state 911 
system? Please be as specific as possible in listing examples.
    8. How could a nationally uniform 911 data system enhance 
collaboration among CAD/Records Management Systems (RMS), 911 
authorities, the first responder community, and others?
    9. How could the proposed data system promote community 
preparedness and resilience?
    10. How could this proposed data system contribute to improved 
coordination at the local, regional, state and national levels?
    11. What are your suggestions for the process that should be used 
in developing, implementing and/or operating a nationally uniform 911 
data collection system? Please be as specific as possible.
    12. What specific agencies/organizations/entities are essential to 
involve, as part of a collaborative group that develops, implements, 
and/or operates this data system?
    13. In your opinion, what are the challenges that would have to be 
overcome, in implementing a nationally uniform 911 data system?
    14. In your opinion, how would the existence of a nationally 
uniform 911 data system be beneficial in implementing Next Generation 
911? Please be as specific as possible in providing examples.
    15. Do you have any additional comments regarding this subject?

    Issued on: June 23, 2016.
Jeffrey P. Michael,
Associate Administrator, Research and Program Development.
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