Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget, 48417-48419 [2016-17503]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices regarding violations of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN–SPAM Act). This information is used to help wireless subscribers stop receiving unwanted commercial mobile services messages. On August 12, 2004, the Commission released an Order, Rules and Regulations Implementing the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003, CG Docket No. 04–53, FCC 04–194, published at 69 FR 55765, September 16, 2004, adopting rules to prohibit the sending of commercial messages to any address referencing an Internet domain name associated with wireless subscribers’ messaging services, unless the individual addressee has given the sender express prior authorization. The information collection requirements consist § 64.3100(a)(4), (d), (e) and (f) of the Commission’s rules. Federal Communications Commission. Gloria J. Miles, Federal Register Liaison Officer, Office of the Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–17426 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION [OMB 3060–0742, 3060–0207] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before August 24, 2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0742. Title: Sections 52.21 through 52.36, Telephone Number Portability, 47 CFR part 52, subpart (C) and CC Docket No. 95–116. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,631 respondents; 10,002,005 responses. PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48417 Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes—10 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion and one time reporting requirements, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure requirement. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 201–205, 215, 251(b)(2), 251(e)(2) and 332 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 673,460 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact. Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the respondents wish confidential treatment of their information, they may request confidential treatment under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: Section 251(b)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, requires LECs to ‘‘provide, to the extent technically feasible, number portability in accordance with requirements prescribed by the Commission.’’ Through the LNP process, consumers have the ability to retain their phone number when switching telecommunications service providers, enabling them to choose a provider that best suits their needs and enhancing competition. In the Porting Interval Order and Further Notice, the Commission mandated a one business day porting interval for simple wirelineto-wireline and intermodal port requests. The information collected in the standard local service request data fields is necessary to complete simple wireline-to-wireline and intermodal ports within the one business day porting interval mandated by the Commission and will be used to comply with Section 251 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. OMB Control Number: 3060–0207. Title: Part 11—Emergency Alert System (EAS), Order, FCC 16–32. Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents and Responses: 63,080 respondents; 3,596,546 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour (EAS Participants); 20 hours (SECCs). Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement and recordkeeping requirement. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 48418 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Obligation to Respond: Obligatory for all entities required to participate in EAS. Statutory authority for this collection of information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 606 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 110,476 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No Impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for confidentiality. Needs and Uses: Part 11 contains rules and regulations addressing the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS provides the President with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public at the national, state and local area level during periods of national emergency. The EAS also provides state and local governments and the National Weather Service with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public concerning emergency situations posing a threat to life and property. State and local use of the EAS is required to be described in State EAS Plans that are administered by State Emergency Communications Committees (SECC) and submitted to the FCC for approval. In the Third Report and Order in EB Docket No. 04–296, FCC 11–12, the Commission adopted rules establishing a regulatory structure for a national test of the EAS. In order for the Commission to determine the extent to which the test, and by extension the EAS, was successful, the FCC adopted rules requiring EAS Participants, within forty five (45) days of the date of the first national EAS test, to record and submit to the Commission the following testrelated diagnostic information for each alert received from each message source monitored at the time of the national test: • Whether they received the alert message during the designated test; • whether they retransmitted the alert; • if they were not able to receive and/ or transmit the alert, their ‘best effort’ diagnostic analysis regarding the cause(s) for such failure; • a description of their station identification and level of designation (PEP, LP–1, etc.); • the date/time of receipt of the EAN message by all stations; the date/time of PEP station acknowledgement of receipt of the EAN message to FOC; • the date/time of initiation of actual broadcast of the Presidential message; • the date/time of receipt of the EAT message by all stations; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 • who they were monitoring at the time of the test, and the make and • model number of the EAS equipment that they utilized. The Third Report and Order indicates that the national tests of EAS, and related information collections will likely be carried out on an annual basis. On March 10, 2010, OMB approved the collection as indicated by the related Notice of Office of Management and Budget Action notification. The FCC is submitting this information collection to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a revision of the previously approved information collection that established the mandatory Electronic Test Reporting System (ETRS) that EAS Participants must utilize to file identifying and test result data as part of their participation in nationwide EAS testing. Specifically, the Order adopted in EB Docket No. 04– 296, FCC 16–32, amends the State EAS Plan filing requirements set forth at Section 11.21 of the Commission’s rules to require EAS Participants (i.e., the broadcasters, cable systems, and other service providers subject to the FCC’s EAS rules) to provide the following information to their respective SECC, who in turn will include such information in the State EAS Plan submitted to the Commission for approval: • A description of any actions taken by the EAS Participant (acting individually, in conjunction with other EAS Participants in the geographic area, and/or in consultation with state and local emergency authorities), to make EAS alert content available in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audience(s); • A description of any future actions planned by the EAS Participant, in consultation with state and local emergency authorities, to provide EAS alert content in languages other than English to its non-English speaking audience(s), along with an explanation for the EAS Participant’s decision to plan or not plan such actions; and • Any other relevant information that the EAS Participant may wish to provide. In addition, in the event that there is a material change to any of the information that EAS Participants are required to furnish their respective SECCs, EAS Participants must, within 60 days of the occurrence of such material change, submit aa letter to their respective SECCs, copying the Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) that describe such change. The SECCs are required to incorporate the information in such letters as PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amendments to the State EAS Plans on file with the Bureau. This information will be used by FCC staff to gauge the effectiveness of the EAS’s capacity to disseminate inlanguage EAS emergency alert content to persons who communicate in a language other than English or may have a limited understanding of the English language; to determine whether private and local efforts to disseminate EAS multilingual content might be incorporated into the overall national EAS structure; and to confirm that private and local EAS multilingual operations are consistent with national plans, FCC regulations, and EAS operation. The Commission expects that the costs to EAS Participants to comply with these reporting requirements will be minimal, and largely limited to internal administrative charges associated with drafting a brief statement, and submitting that statement, and any other relevant information that the EAS Participant may wish to provide to their SECC for inclusion into the State EAS Plan for the state in which the EAS Participant operates. The Commission further expects that the vast majority of EAS Participants are not engaged in multilingual EAS activities and therefore will need to submit nothing more than a very brief statement to their SECC explaining their decision to plan or not plan future actions to provide EAS alert content in languages other than English to their non-English speaking audience(s). For the presumably small percentage of EAS Participants that actually are engaged in multilingual EAS activities, the filing will merely require that they supply a summary of actions they already have taken in this regard. Accordingly, the FCC estimates that complying with the reporting requirement will take EAS Participants, on average, approximately one hour. The FCC estimates that compiling the EAS Participant summaries of multilingual EAS activities and incorporating such information into the State EAS Plan will take SECCs, on average, approximately 20 hours. The following information collection contained in Part 11 may be impacted by these rule amendments: Section 11.21 requires that state and local EAS plans be reviewed and approved by the Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security, prior to implementation to ensure that they are consistent with national plans, FCC regulations, and EAS operation. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary, Office of the Secretary. to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via email PRA@ fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. [FR Doc. 2016–17503 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P [OMB 3060–0298, 3060–0400, 3060–0819] Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval to the Office of Management and Budget Federal Communications Commission. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collections. Comments are requested concerning: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the Commission’s burden estimate; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before August 24, 2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 For additional information or copies of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418–2991. To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page <http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain>, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ‘‘Currently Under Review,’’ (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box below the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ heading, (4) select ‘‘Federal Communications Commission’’ from the list of agencies presented in the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (5) click the ‘‘Submit’’ button to the right of the ‘‘Select Agency’’ box, (6) when the list of FCC ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC submission to OMB will be displayed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 3060–0298. Title: Part 61, Tariffs (Other than Tariff Review Plan). Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,840 respondents; 4,277 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 30 hours–50 hours. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 151–155, 201– 205, 208, 251–271, 403, 502, and 503 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual, biennial, and one-time reporting requirements. Total Annual Burden: 156,080 hours. Total Annual Cost: $1,307,670. Privacy Act Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not requesting that the respondents submit confidential information to the FCC. Respondents may, however, request confidential treatment for information they believe to be confidential under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: On March 23, 2016, the Commission adopted a Report and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48419 Order, FCC 16–33, which reformed universal service for rate-of-return local exchange carriers (LECs). These reforms require approximately 95 rate-of-return LECs to make one-time tariff filings and NECA to make two tariff filings with the necessary support materials outside the normal annual filing period. We note that we are removing the requirement that competitive and incumbent LECs make a one-time intrastate tariff filing to establish Voice over Internet Protocol rates at intrastate levels, as this requirement has been met. Part 61 of the Commission’s Rules, 47 CFR part 61, prescribes the framework for the initial establishment of and subsequent revisions to tariffs. The information collected through the carriers’ tariffs and supporting documentation is used by the Commission and state commissions to determine whether the services are offered in a just and reasonable manner. OMB Control Number: 3060–0400. Title: Part 61, Tariff Review Plan (TRP). Form Number: N/A. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities. Number of Respondents and Responses: 2,840 respondents; 5,437 responses. Estimated Time per Response: 0.5 hours–53 hours. Frequency of Response: On occasion, annual, biennial, and one-time reporting requirements. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 U.S.C. 201, 202, 203, and 251(b)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended. Total Annual Burden: 66,000 hours. Total Annual Cost: No cost. Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact(s). Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: Respondents are not being asked to submit confidential information to the Commission. If the Commission requests respondents to submit information which respondents believe are confidential, respondents may request confidential treatment of such information under 47 CFR 0.459 of the Commission’s rules. Needs and Uses: On March 23, 2016, the Commission adopted the Rate-ofReturn Order, FCC 16–33, which reformed universal service for rate-ofreturn local exchange carriers (LECs). These reforms require rate-of-return LECs to make tariff filings with the necessary support materials outside the normal tariff filing period. We note that E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

[OMB 3060-0742, 3060-0207]


Information Collections Being Submitted for Review and Approval 
to the Office of Management and Budget

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, 
and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) 
invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this 
opportunity to comment on the following information collections. 
Comments are requested concerning: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology; and ways to further reduce the 
information collection burden on small business concerns with fewer 
than 25 employees. The FCC may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) control number. No person shall be subject to any 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject 
to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted on or before August 24, 
2016. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find 
it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, 
you should advise the contacts below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Direct all PRA comments to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB, via 
email Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov; and to Nicole Ongele, FCC, via 
email PRA@fcc.gov and to Nicole.Ongele@fcc.gov. Include in the comments 
the OMB control number as shown in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or copies 
of the information collection, contact Nicole Ongele at (202) 418-2991. 
To view a copy of this information collection request (ICR) submitted 
to OMB: (1) Go to the Web page http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, (2) look for the section of the Web page called ``Currently 
Under Review,'' (3) click on the downward-pointing arrow in the 
``Select Agency'' box below the ``Currently Under Review'' heading, (4) 
select ``Federal Communications Commission'' from the list of agencies 
presented in the ``Select Agency'' box, (5) click the ``Submit'' button 
to the right of the ``Select Agency'' box, (6) when the list of FCC 
ICRs currently under review appears, look for the OMB control number of 
this ICR and then click on the ICR Reference Number. A copy of the FCC 
submission to OMB will be displayed.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 3060-0742.
    Title: Sections 52.21 through 52.36, Telephone Number Portability, 
47 CFR part 52, subpart (C) and CC Docket No. 95-116.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 3,631 respondents; 10,002,005 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 4 minutes--10 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion and one time reporting 
requirements, recordkeeping requirement and third party disclosure 
requirement.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 
Statutory authority for this information collection is contained in 47 
U.S.C. 151, 152, 154(i), 201-205, 215, 251(b)(2), 251(e)(2) and 332 of 
the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 673,460 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No impact.
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: The Commission is not 
requesting respondents to submit confidential information to the 
Commission. If the respondents wish confidential treatment of their 
information, they may request confidential treatment under 47 CFR 0.459 
of the Commission's rules.
    Needs and Uses: Section 251(b)(2) of the Communications Act of 
1934, as amended, requires LECs to ``provide, to the extent technically 
feasible, number portability in accordance with requirements prescribed 
by the Commission.'' Through the LNP process, consumers have the 
ability to retain their phone number when switching telecommunications 
service providers, enabling them to choose a provider that best suits 
their needs and enhancing competition. In the Porting Interval Order 
and Further Notice, the Commission mandated a one business day porting 
interval for simple wireline-to-wireline and intermodal port requests. 
The information collected in the standard local service request data 
fields is necessary to complete simple wireline-to-wireline and 
intermodal ports within the one business day porting interval mandated 
by the Commission and will be used to comply with Section 251 of the 
Telecommunications Act of 1996.

    OMB Control Number: 3060-0207.
    Title: Part 11--Emergency Alert System (EAS), Order, FCC 16-32.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents: Business or other for-profit entities, not-for-profit 
institutions, and state, local or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents and Responses: 63,080 respondents; 3,596,546 
responses.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour (EAS Participants); 20 hours 
(SECCs).
    Frequency of Response: One-time reporting requirement and 
recordkeeping requirement.

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    Obligation to Respond: Obligatory for all entities required to 
participate in EAS. Statutory authority for this collection of 
information is contained in 47 U.S.C. 154(i) and 606 of the 
Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
    Total Annual Burden: 110,476 hours.
    Total Annual Cost: No cost.
    Privacy Impact Assessment: No Impact(s).
    Nature and Extent of Confidentiality: There is no need for 
confidentiality.
    Needs and Uses: Part 11 contains rules and regulations addressing 
the nation's Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS provides the 
President with the capability to provide immediate communications and 
information to the general public at the national, state and local area 
level during periods of national emergency. The EAS also provides state 
and local governments and the National Weather Service with the 
capability to provide immediate communications and information to the 
general public concerning emergency situations posing a threat to life 
and property. State and local use of the EAS is required to be 
described in State EAS Plans that are administered by State Emergency 
Communications Committees (SECC) and submitted to the FCC for approval.
    In the Third Report and Order in EB Docket No. 04-296, FCC 11-12, 
the Commission adopted rules establishing a regulatory structure for a 
national test of the EAS. In order for the Commission to determine the 
extent to which the test, and by extension the EAS, was successful, the 
FCC adopted rules requiring EAS Participants, within forty five (45) 
days of the date of the first national EAS test, to record and submit 
to the Commission the following test-related diagnostic information for 
each alert received from each message source monitored at the time of 
the national test:
     Whether they received the alert message during the 
designated test;
     whether they retransmitted the alert;
     if they were not able to receive and/or transmit the 
alert, their `best effort' diagnostic analysis regarding the cause(s) 
for such failure;
     a description of their station identification and level of 
designation (PEP, LP-1, etc.);
     the date/time of receipt of the EAN message by all 
stations; the date/time of PEP station acknowledgement of receipt of 
the EAN message to FOC;
     the date/time of initiation of actual broadcast of the 
Presidential message;
     the date/time of receipt of the EAT message by all 
stations;
     who they were monitoring at the time of the test, and the 
make and
     model number of the EAS equipment that they utilized.
    The Third Report and Order indicates that the national tests of 
EAS, and related information collections will likely be carried out on 
an annual basis. On March 10, 2010, OMB approved the collection as 
indicated by the related Notice of Office of Management and Budget 
Action notification.
    The FCC is submitting this information collection to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) as a revision of the previously approved 
information collection that established the mandatory Electronic Test 
Reporting System (ETRS) that EAS Participants must utilize to file 
identifying and test result data as part of their participation in 
nationwide EAS testing. Specifically, the Order adopted in EB Docket 
No. 04-296, FCC 16-32, amends the State EAS Plan filing requirements 
set forth at Section 11.21 of the Commission's rules to require EAS 
Participants (i.e., the broadcasters, cable systems, and other service 
providers subject to the FCC's EAS rules) to provide the following 
information to their respective SECC, who in turn will include such 
information in the State EAS Plan submitted to the Commission for 
approval:
     A description of any actions taken by the EAS Participant 
(acting individually, in conjunction with other EAS Participants in the 
geographic area, and/or in consultation with state and local emergency 
authorities), to make EAS alert content available in languages other 
than English to its non-English speaking audience(s);
     A description of any future actions planned by the EAS 
Participant, in consultation with state and local emergency 
authorities, to provide EAS alert content in languages other than 
English to its non-English speaking audience(s), along with an 
explanation for the EAS Participant's decision to plan or not plan such 
actions; and
     Any other relevant information that the EAS Participant 
may wish to provide.
    In addition, in the event that there is a material change to any of 
the information that EAS Participants are required to furnish their 
respective SECCs, EAS Participants must, within 60 days of the 
occurrence of such material change, submit aa letter to their 
respective SECCs, copying the Commission's Public Safety and Homeland 
Security Bureau (Bureau) that describe such change. The SECCs are 
required to incorporate the information in such letters as amendments 
to the State EAS Plans on file with the Bureau.
    This information will be used by FCC staff to gauge the 
effectiveness of the EAS's capacity to disseminate in-language EAS 
emergency alert content to persons who communicate in a language other 
than English or may have a limited understanding of the English 
language; to determine whether private and local efforts to disseminate 
EAS multilingual content might be incorporated into the overall 
national EAS structure; and to confirm that private and local EAS 
multilingual operations are consistent with national plans, FCC 
regulations, and EAS operation.
    The Commission expects that the costs to EAS Participants to comply 
with these reporting requirements will be minimal, and largely limited 
to internal administrative charges associated with drafting a brief 
statement, and submitting that statement, and any other relevant 
information that the EAS Participant may wish to provide to their SECC 
for inclusion into the State EAS Plan for the state in which the EAS 
Participant operates. The Commission further expects that the vast 
majority of EAS Participants are not engaged in multilingual EAS 
activities and therefore will need to submit nothing more than a very 
brief statement to their SECC explaining their decision to plan or not 
plan future actions to provide EAS alert content in languages other 
than English to their non-English speaking audience(s). For the 
presumably small percentage of EAS Participants that actually are 
engaged in multilingual EAS activities, the filing will merely require 
that they supply a summary of actions they already have taken in this 
regard. Accordingly, the FCC estimates that complying with the 
reporting requirement will take EAS Participants, on average, 
approximately one hour. The FCC estimates that compiling the EAS 
Participant summaries of multilingual EAS activities and incorporating 
such information into the State EAS Plan will take SECCs, on average, 
approximately 20 hours.
    The following information collection contained in Part 11 may be 
impacted by these rule amendments:
    Section 11.21 requires that state and local EAS plans be reviewed 
and approved by the Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security, prior 
to implementation to ensure that they are consistent with national 
plans, FCC regulations, and EAS operation.


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Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, Office of the Secretary.
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