Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant Program 2.0 Reporting Requirements, 43337-43338 [2017-19679]

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Nies, Executive Director, at 978–465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 12, 2017. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant Program 2.0 Reporting Requirements National Telecommunications and Information Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, 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 the proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6612, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instruments and instructions should be sent to Michael Dame, Program Director, State and Local Implementation Grant Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at mdame@ntia.doc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract In February 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Act) was enacted.1 The Act meets a long-standing national priority and infrastructure need to create a single, interoperable, nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) that allows law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service professionals, and other public safety officials to effectively communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. Public safety responders have long been hindered in their ability to respond in a crisis situation because 1 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112–96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012) (Act) (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.). BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 of incompatible communications networks and often outdated communications equipment. Therefore, the design and deployment of this NPSBN established by the Act is critical to provide emergency responders the ability to communicate on a secure, reliable, and dedicated interoperable network during emergencies and to use technology to improve response time, keep communities safe, and save lives. The Act established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and authorized it to take all actions necessary to ensure the design, construction, and operation of a nationwide NPSBN, based on a single, national network architecture.2 FirstNet’s responsibilities are, at a minimum, to ensure nationwide standards for the use of and access to the network; issue open, transparent, and competitive requests for proposals (RFPs) to build, operate, and maintain the network; encourage these RFPs to leverage, to the maximum extent economically desirable, existing commercial wireless infrastructure to speed deployment of the network; and oversee contracts with non-federal entities to build, operate, and maintain the network.3 The Act also charged NTIA with establishing a grant program, the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP), to assist state, regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions with identifying, planning, and implementing the most efficient and effective means to use and integrate the infrastructure, equipment, and other architecture associated with the NPSBN to satisfy the wireless broadband and data services needs of their jurisdictions.4 NTIA awarded an initial $116.5 million in grant funds to 54 state and territorial recipients between July 2013 and June 2014. The Act’s framework contemplates that FirstNet closely coordinates its activities with state, regional, tribal, and local governments and imposed a statutory requirement that FirstNet consult with these entities as it takes all actions necessary to build, deploy, and operate the NPSBN.5 Specifically, the Act requires FirstNet to consult with state, regional, tribal, and local governments about the distribution and expenditure of any amounts required to carry out its responsibilities to plan, 2 47 [FR Doc. 2017–19645 Filed 9–14–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43337 U.S.C. 1424, 1426(b)(1). U.S.C. 1426(b)(1)(A)–(D). 4 47 U.S.C. 1442(a). 5 47 U.S.C. 1422(b)(2)(B). 3 47 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 43338 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 178 / Friday, September 15, 2017 / Notices build, operate, and maintain the NPSBN. Additionally, the Act specifies that these required consultations occur between FirstNet and the single point of contact (SPOC) that the state designated in its original SLIGP grant application.6 The original SLIGP award provided recipients needed funding to support their engagement in consultations as required of FirstNet under the Act. SLIGP 2.0 With an available balance of up to $43.4 million from the original SLIGP fund of $116.5 million, NTIA will continue to provide funding through SLIGP 2.0 grants to assist State, regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions to engage effectively with FirstNet and provide it with information needed to continue with planning the NPSBN and the deployment of the Radio Access Network (RAN) in an effective and timely manner, as required by the Act. To ensure effective grant oversight and management, SLIGP developed a quarterly performance progress report (PPR) form for recipients to complete as part of post-award monitoring throughout the period of performance of the SLIGP 2.0 grant. The PPRs are critical to the success of the program and provide key insights into how grant funds are being used. Recipients are asked to report on progress toward program priority areas, which include, individuals sent to broadband conferences, staff hired, contracts executed, governance meetings held, and stakeholder events convened, as well as financial expenditures by cost category. NTIA seeks Office of Management Budget (OMB) approval of this form. NTIA will use the collection of information to ensure that SLIGP 2.0 grant recipients are effectively monitored and evaluated against the core purposes of the program established by the Act. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Paper format. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, regional, local and tribal government organizations. Frequency: Quarterly. Number of Respondents: 56. Average Time per Response: 12.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,800. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $121,212. 6 47 U.S.C. 1426(c)(2)(B); 47 U.S.C. 1442(d). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–19679 Filed 9–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds services to the Procurement List that will be provided by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes product(s) and/or service(s) from the Procurement List previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Date added to and deleted from the Procurement List: October 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Jensen, Telephone: (703) 603– 7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Additions On 5/26/2017 (82 FR 24308–24309) and 6/30/2017 (82 FR 29852), the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notices of proposed additions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the material presented to it concerning capability of qualified nonprofit agencies to provide the services and impact of the additions on the current or most recent contractors, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 8501–8506 and 41 CFR 51–2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will provide the services to the Government. 2. The action will result in authorizing small entities to provide the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 8501–8506) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are added to the Procurement List: Service Type: Janitorial Service Mandatory for: U.S. Census Bureau, National Processing Center, 1201 E 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: Rauch, Inc., New Albany, IN Contracting Activity: Dept of Commerce/ Bureau of the Census Service Type: Mail Management Support Service Mandatory for: U.S. Navy, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Naval Support Activity, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA U.S. Navy, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, Naval Support Activity, 5450 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA Mandatory Source(s) of Supply: NewView Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK Contracting Activity: Dept of the Navy, NAVSUP Flt Log Ctr Norfolk Deletions On 8/11/2017 (83 FR 37577), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed deletions from the Procurement List. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Information 
Collection; Comment Request; State and Local Implementation Grant 
Program 2.0 Reporting Requirements

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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 the 
proposed information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 14, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, (202) 482-0336, 
Department of Commerce, Room 6612, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230 (or via email at PRAcomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instruments and instructions 
should be sent to Michael Dame, Program Director, State and Local 
Implementation Grant Program, National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4078, Washington, DC 20230 (or via email 
at mdame@ntia.doc.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    In February 2012, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act 
of 2012 (Act) was enacted.\1\ The Act meets a long-standing national 
priority and infrastructure need to create a single, interoperable, 
nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) that allows law 
enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service 
professionals, and other public safety officials to effectively 
communicate with each other across agencies and jurisdictions. Public 
safety responders have long been hindered in their ability to respond 
in a crisis situation because of incompatible communications networks 
and often outdated communications equipment. Therefore, the design and 
deployment of this NPSBN established by the Act is critical to provide 
emergency responders the ability to communicate on a secure, reliable, 
and dedicated interoperable network during emergencies and to use 
technology to improve response time, keep communities safe, and save 
lives.
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    \1\ Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public 
Law 112-96, 126 Stat. 156 (2012) (Act) (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 
et seq.).
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    The Act established the First Responder Network Authority 
(FirstNet) as an independent authority within the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and authorized 
it to take all actions necessary to ensure the design, construction, 
and operation of a nationwide NPSBN, based on a single, national 
network architecture.\2\ FirstNet's responsibilities are, at a minimum, 
to ensure nationwide standards for the use of and access to the 
network; issue open, transparent, and competitive requests for 
proposals (RFPs) to build, operate, and maintain the network; encourage 
these RFPs to leverage, to the maximum extent economically desirable, 
existing commercial wireless infrastructure to speed deployment of the 
network; and oversee contracts with non-federal entities to build, 
operate, and maintain the network.\3\
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    \2\ 47 U.S.C. 1424, 1426(b)(1).
    \3\ 47 U.S.C. 1426(b)(1)(A)-(D).
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    The Act also charged NTIA with establishing a grant program, the 
State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP), to assist state, 
regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions with identifying, planning, 
and implementing the most efficient and effective means to use and 
integrate the infrastructure, equipment, and other architecture 
associated with the NPSBN to satisfy the wireless broadband and data 
services needs of their jurisdictions.\4\ NTIA awarded an initial 
$116.5 million in grant funds to 54 state and territorial recipients 
between July 2013 and June 2014.
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    \4\ 47 U.S.C. 1442(a).
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    The Act's framework contemplates that FirstNet closely coordinates 
its activities with state, regional, tribal, and local governments and 
imposed a statutory requirement that FirstNet consult with these 
entities as it takes all actions necessary to build, deploy, and 
operate the NPSBN.\5\ Specifically, the Act requires FirstNet to 
consult with state, regional, tribal, and local governments about the 
distribution and expenditure of any amounts required to carry out its 
responsibilities to plan,

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build, operate, and maintain the NPSBN.
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    \5\ 47 U.S.C. 1422(b)(2)(B).
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    Additionally, the Act specifies that these required consultations 
occur between FirstNet and the single point of contact (SPOC) that the 
state designated in its original SLIGP grant application.\6\ The 
original SLIGP award provided recipients needed funding to support 
their engagement in consultations as required of FirstNet under the 
Act.
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    \6\ 47 U.S.C. 1426(c)(2)(B); 47 U.S.C. 1442(d).
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SLIGP 2.0

    With an available balance of up to $43.4 million from the original 
SLIGP fund of $116.5 million, NTIA will continue to provide funding 
through SLIGP 2.0 grants to assist State, regional, tribal, and local 
jurisdictions to engage effectively with FirstNet and provide it with 
information needed to continue with planning the NPSBN and the 
deployment of the Radio Access Network (RAN) in an effective and timely 
manner, as required by the Act.
    To ensure effective grant oversight and management, SLIGP developed 
a quarterly performance progress report (PPR) form for recipients to 
complete as part of post-award monitoring throughout the period of 
performance of the SLIGP 2.0 grant. The PPRs are critical to the 
success of the program and provide key insights into how grant funds 
are being used. Recipients are asked to report on progress toward 
program priority areas, which include, individuals sent to broadband 
conferences, staff hired, contracts executed, governance meetings held, 
and stakeholder events convened, as well as financial expenditures by 
cost category. NTIA seeks Office of Management Budget (OMB) approval of 
this form. NTIA will use the collection of information to ensure that 
SLIGP 2.0 grant recipients are effectively monitored and evaluated 
against the core purposes of the program established by the Act.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper format.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, regional, local and tribal government 
organizations.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Average Time per Response: 12.5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,800.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $121,212.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental PRA Lead, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-19679 Filed 9-14-17; 8:45 am]
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